Request for Proposals on Transportation Study or Plan

Request for Proposal

Click here to read full details of the OVRDC Transportation Study/Plan RFP Issued January 10, 2022.

The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC), a twelve-county regional planning commission in Southern Ohio, is issuing a request for proposals for transportation studies/plans. Selected studies/plans will be conducted by OVRDC or consultants contracted by OVRDC or in conjunction with ODOT. This Request for Proposal (RFP) is being issued by OVRDC, which is the sole point of contact during the selection process. The person(s) responsible for managing the procurement process is Stephanie Gilbert, Transportation Planning Coordinator.

Interested entities will submit a proposal for a transportation study or plan. Proposals should be limited in scope so that the estimated study cost is less than $20,000. Consideration will be given to studies over $20,000 if an immediate safety concern is identified. The OVRDC Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) webpage includes information on previous studies that have been awarded funding to give applicants an idea of previous projects.

Two recent transportation projects started with this program to leverage the initial plan as a foundation to secure larger grant dollars and complete projects with significant impact on their communities. The Highland County Transit Feasibility Study was used as a preliminary study to help secure a $1.1 million grant award to fund a public transit project serving Highland and Adams Counties, and the Scioto County Active Transportation Plan was used as a preliminary study to help secure a $400,000 grant award for an ODOT Safe Routes to Schools grant.

Proposals need to be transportation-focused and should be directly related to a specific transportation-related project that focuses on safety, active transportation, school travel plans, thoroughfare plans, economic impact, collecting traffic count/analysis of data, complete streets, or transit.

Keep in mind, studies cannot include engineering (i.e. final plans, final specifications, construction, etc.) and proposals will only be accepted from public entities located within the OVRDC RTPO region – Adams, Brown, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence (rural area), Pike, Ross, Scioto, and Vinton.

Please submit any questions concerning this RFP to:
Stephanie Gilbert, Transportation Planning Coordinator
Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission
73 Progress Drive
Waverly, Ohio 45690

Proposals should be limited to no more than 5 pages and should include the following:
• Study location
• Purpose of study/clearly defined scope
• Supporting Documentation (i.e. crash statistics or other description)
• Estimated cost of the study (does not need to be an engineer estimate, just your own estimate of what you think it may cost)
• Point of contact

Entities must submit all materials required for acceptance of their proposal by 3:00 PM on February 11, 2022 to:
Transportation Study RFP
Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission
73 Progress Drive
Waverly, OH 45690

One copy of the proposal must be mailed via US postal service or courier service (i.e. UPS, FedEx) and time-stamped in by the OVRDC. Proposals not stamped will not be accepted. No proposals will be accepted by fax or email. There will be no public opening. Late proposals will not be opened.

For more information contact Stephanie Gilbert, Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission Transportation Coordinator, Phone: (740) 947-2853 or (800) 223-7491.