One (1) original, ten (hard copies), and one (1) CD containing the proposal in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (.pdf) must be received by the
Lake Charles Urbanized Area Metropolitan Planning Organization,
c/o Cheri Soileau, MPO Director,
at 4310 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA 70605
no later than 12 noon C.S.T. on July 21, 2017. Proposals received after this date and time will not be considered.
The purpose of this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is to solicit responses from qualified consulting firms interested in the respective services, as described herein the proposal for the purposes of preparing a comprehensive multi-modal, 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for the LCMPO, Metropolitan Planning Area (Appendix A) that complies with Federal Regulations such as the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st. Century Act (MAP-21), and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), as well as a Regional Long Range Transportation Plan for Calcasieu Parish. These will be two separate documents. The MTP will consider transportation issues to the year 2045.
The local transportation planning staff lacks the personnel, time and resources to prepare the MTP. Therefore, the Lake Charles Urbanized Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (LCMPO) is issuing this RFQ to retain a consultant to perform specific components of the work as detailed in this RFQ.