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Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO) in association with ignite cda, Kootenai Health, City of Coeur d’ Alene, and the Idaho Transportation Department are requesting proposals for Transportation Planning and Traffic Analysis Services from qualified firms and or individuals. It is KMPO’s intent to award a single lump sum fixed fee contract to conduct transportation planning and traffic flow analysis, resulting in specific recommendations on ways to optimize mobility while balancing access into, through and around the recently approved Health Corridor urban renewal district located in Coeur d’ Alene, ID. KMPO reserves the right to terminate this selection process at any time.

Please use the tabs below to view the Publication Notice, Request for Proposal (RFP), and Questions and Answers.

UPDATES:

  • ANNOUNCEMENT: The SEALED COST PROPOSAL ENVELOPES MUST BE POSTMARKED ON OR BEFORE APRIL 9, 2020.  This announcement was posted April 8, 2020, at 11:29 a.m.

  • ANNOUNCEMENT:  Due to Idaho’s “Stay-Home” order declared by Governor Brad Little effective March 25, KMPO staff will be working from home through the April 9 RFP deadline. ALL PROPOSALS ARE REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED TO KMPO DIGITALLY.  To submit your proposal, please provide to us a link to a secure Dropbox location where we can download the proposal.  THE PORTION OF THE PROPOSAL OUTLINING THE PROPOSED COSTS WILL NEED TO BE MAILED to 250 Northwest Blvd., Suite 209, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814 by the deadline.  This announcement was posted March 25, 2020, at 4:50 p.m.

  • ANNOUNCEMENT: In light of the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, as well as the recommendations from both the Panhandle Health District and Center for Disease Control, the Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO) has cancelled the published March 19, 2020 Coeur d’ Alene Health Corridor RFP Optional Meeting at the Idaho Transportation Department, District 1 Office in Coeur d’ Alene, ID.  While there have been no confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Kootenai County, there may have been the potential for individuals representing consulting firms desiring to attend the meeting traveling from areas with confirmed community transmission of the virus.  As a result, based on the published guidelines, KMPO encourages those firms or individuals interested in obtaining additional information or having questions answered, are encouraged to go on the KMPO website at www.kmpo.net. Documents related to the Coeur d’Alene Health Corridor District are posted on the Public Notices & News page.  KMPO will be posting the questions and the answers to the questions on a regular basis through April 6, 2020. Please refer to the Request for Proposal for further contact information.  This announcement was posted March 16, 2020, at 11:53 a.m.

Request for Proposal
Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization

Request for Proposal
for
Transportation Planning and Traffic Analysis Services
Coeur d’ Alene Health Corridor
3/9/2020

Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO) in association with ignite cda, Kootenai Health, City of Coeur d’ Alene, and the Idaho Transportation Department are requesting proposals for Transportation Planning and Traffic Analysis Services from qualified firms and or individuals. It is KMPO’s intent to award a single lump sum fixed fee contract to conduct transportation planning and traffic flow analysis, resulting in specific recommendations on ways to optimize mobility while balancing access into, through and around the recently approved Health Corridor urban renewal district located in Coeur d’ Alene, ID.

It is anticipated that the successful firm or individual will have access to KMPO, State, City, and local governmental staff and resource information necessary to fulfill the study.  The KMPO will be the project administrator and custodian of any and all information and work products as a result of the planning study.

Prospective respondents may obtain a copy of the entire Request for Proposal through the Internet at the following site:

http://www.kmpo.net  or by email to:  KMPO@kmpo.net.

Proposals must conform to the instructions contained in the RFP to be considered.  Six (6) bound and on (1) unbound copies of each proposal submitted must be received by 5:00 p.m., April 9, 2020.  Faxed copies will not be accepted. Proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope or package with the project name, and the Proposer’s name and address clearly indicated on the envelope or package.  Proposals must be in the possession of KMPO on or prior to the above noted time and date, and at the location indicated below.

Proposals shall be sent to:

Ms. Kelly Lund
Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization
250 Northwest Blvd., Suite 209
Coeur d’ Alene, ID 83814

KMPO will assume no obligation of any kind for costs, fees or expenses incurred by any respondent in responding to this solicitation for proposals and specifically reserves the right to reject any or all proposals for any reason in the sole discretion of KMPO.

All questions concerning this Request for Proposal’s content, should be directed in writing, no later than March 31, 2020 to: Ms. Ali Marienau, KMPO, 250 Northwest Blvd, Suite 209 Coeur d’ Alene, ID 83814, or email:  amarienau@kmpo.net.

NOTE:  A pdf of the RFP Publication Notice is provided below:

Publication Notice

Health Corridor District Objectives Summary:  The recently completed Master Plan for the Health Corridor by ignite cda (the urban renewal agency for the City of Coeur d’ Alene) provides a long-range vision for development of the Health Corridor Urban Renewal District (URD). The Master Plan focuses on establishing a strong urban framework of publicly beneficial projects that are expected to be funded in part through Tax Increment Financing (TIF) produced by the URD… 

Please use the link below to read more.

Request for Proposal for Transportation Planning and Traffic Analysis Services

The Q & A content will be updated as new questions are submitted, vetted by stakeholders, and answered accordingly.  Please check back regularly as this content will likely expand.  If you have any questions, please refer to the RFP  for instruction on submitting the question(s).

  1. How will the costs included in the separate envelope be used during the subsequent evaluation phase of the top three proposers?

    As this is a planning study, the cost of proposed services will be considered. Specifically, the proposed costs will be compared to the proposal’s scope and evaluated to ensure that the cost is reasonable for the services to be provided.

  2. Evaluation criterion #3 limits projects to those completed within the past three years. Would KMPO be willing to extend that limit to five years?
    We would be willing to extend the time-frame out to 5 years.

  3. Will interview scores be cumulative with the written proposal, or will the interview be scored independently (i.e. proposal scores discarded after selecting top three firms)?
    It has not been determined if a score sheet will be developed specifically for the interview. We see the interview as an opportunity to further inform us on the information provided in the proposal.

  4. The Points Max given for three evaluation subsections (pages 11-12) do not equal the total number of points available in those subsections (e.g. Understanding of the Transportation Issues has a 25 point max but points available in that subsection actually totals 30.). Was this intentional?

    Yes, this was intentional. The reason for doing so is to encourage the scoring team to adequately consider the score for each item within the section rather than using an “all-or-nothing” approach to scoring the proposals.

  5. There appear to be subjects requested in 1-11 of the evaluation criteria on pages 8-9 (e.g. questions #5, 9, 10) that are not explicitly scored on the score sheet (pages 11-12). Should we assume these will be scored under the 25 points allocated to “Request for Proposal Format and Content” on page 11?

    Yes, those criteria will be evaluated under “Request for Proposal Format Content” and considered as part of the completeness of the submitted proposal.

  6. Given that section 8 accounts for a considerable amount of the points available, would KMPO consider adding 1-2 pages to allow for graphics and photos, and/or consider allowing a limited number of the pages to be 11”x17”?

    Yes, we would allow for additional pages for photos and graphics, as we do not consider them to be a part of the “narrative”. We would discourage the use of 11×17 pages, if possible.

KMPO Board and KCATT Meeting Dates Calendar

2020 KMPO Board and KCATT Meeting Dates

For special accommodation/translation services, call 208.930.4164, 48 hours in advance.  KMPO assures non-discrimination in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.O. 100.259), and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Maps Designed to Assist Our Community

KMPO Online Construction Map
KMPO Online Construction Map

Recognizing roadway construction projects impact motorists, KMPO member jurisdictions and local utilities have participated in putting together an online construction map which identifies area projects through 2021. The map includes descriptions and time-frame for each project.  Explore the Online Construction Map to view numerous projects throughout Kootenai County that may impact you.

KMPO Online Roadway Information Map
KMPO Roadway Information Map

The KMPO Roadway Information Map provides quick links to our local jurisdictions’ websites, road restriction and closure information, project updates, and contact information.