Request for Qualifications

2040 Transportation Plan Socioeconomic Data Study

Southern Georgia Regional Commission

Valdosta, GA

Posted: 04/16/2013
Submittal Deadline: 05/17/2013


The Southern Georgia Regional Commission as the designated Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) invites the submission of qualifications and proposals for the preparation of the “2040 Transportation Plan Socioeconomic Data Study” for the Valdosta-Lowndes MPO Metropolitan Planning Area. The Southern Georgia Regional Commission, under contract with the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration, seeks to complete a socioeconomic data study for the development of the 2040 Transportation Plan soon to be undertaken by the Valdosta-Lowndes MPO. The primary goal of this study is to develop social and economic forecasts for future and interim years that will be used in the development of a Travel Demand Forecasting Model, Metropolitan Transportation Plan and local Comprehensive Plans.

Sealed submittals from firms will be received by the SGRC at 327 W Savannah Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601 until 4:00 pm, legally prevailing time on May 17, 2013 for: “Request for Qualifications/Proposal for Valdosta-Lowndes MPO 2040 Transportation Plan Socioeconomic Data Study.”

After submittals have been received, in the lobby of the SGRC, the names of the Companies submitting proposals will be publicly read. No further information will be read, discussed or provided until the evaluation of all submittals is completed. No extension of the bidding period will be made other than by a formal written addendum.

Proposal documents may be obtained at no charge on our website at, then click on Procurement. This is the only official release site for this request for qualifications/proposals or any addenda that may be issued for the same.

All proposals will be evaluated in accordance with applicable procurement policies of the VLMPO and applicable state and federal laws and regulations. This bid will be evaluated using a multi-step process. The first step is to evaluate the submitted proposals. Factors to be considered in the evaluation include: ability of the professional staff, approach to project, experience on similar projects, performance on past projects and references for same services. This step will result in a “shortlist of qualified firms”. Once the “short list” is compiled, the second step, if needed, will be to evaluate the firms in an interview with the evaluation committee, which will be scheduled for May 31, 2013 at the SGRC offices in Valdosta, GA (firms will be notified by email of exact time no later than May 24, 2013). The final step is to evaluate the “cost proposal” which should have been submitted at the same time as the original proposal in a separate sealed envelope, and identified as such.

All correspondence pertaining to this proposal should be directed to the attention of Corey Hull, MPO Coordinator at