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The City of Ashland (City) is seeking a professional engineering, planning and consulting services for development of Project 2016-31 Public Transportation Expansion Feasibility Study.
This purpose of this project is to evaluate options for publicly-available transportation modes as a means for addressing the City’s future multimodal transportation system needs and to update the Transportation System Plan.  The project is not intended to produce a complete re-write or change to the City’s Transportation System Plan or to the methodology of the Transit section of the Plan.  The project will include but is not specifically limited to the following tasks:
·       Collaborate with the City and the Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD) to develop the comprehensive project scope and timeline for this project
·       Assess objectives and the use of alternate bus propulsion technology for Ashland
·       Determine current and future demand for publicly available transportation in Ashland, including projected demand for transportation services for elderly and disabled persons
·       Assess current and proposed transit and other publicly-available transportation services in Ashland and recommend improvement and expansion initiatives
·       Assess existing provisions for access to current and proposed fixed transit routes in Ashland and recommend access improvement initiatives
·       Assess the need for a transit hub within Ashland and recommend optimal locations and functions, including connections with car-share and bike-share services
·       Provide preliminary estimates of the capital costs and operating and maintenance costs for recommended changes to meet current and future needs for publicly-available transportation services and facilities
·       Incorporate Climate Energy Action Plan and Downtown Parking Plan into analysis and decision making process
·       Develop and maintain a project website, or page on the City’s website, with routine updates throughout the duration of the project
·       Present to and manage Advisory Committee meetings and various community forums
·       Prepare for and make presentations to the Transportation Commission, Planning Commission and to the City Council
·       Provide final report and presentation materials
Proposals must be physically received by 2:00 PM (main lobby clock), Thursday, November 30, 2017, in the City of Ashland Engineering Office located at 51 Winburn Way, Ashland OR 97520 or by mail at 20 E. Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520.  For further information, contact Scott Fleury, Deputy Public Works Director at 541/488-5587 or by email at scott.fleury@ashland.or.us. Consultant selection is anticipated to result in the issuance of a contract for engineering services in the form provided in this RFP.
This is an informational Request for Proposal that will be solicited from six (6) firms.  Any addenda that may be issued, relating to this proposal will be sent to each of the listed potential proposers.  
All proposals must be submitted as set forth in Section 1 - Instructions to Proposers.  The City is not responsible for proposals submitted in any manner, format or to any delivery point other than as required by the Solicitation Document.  Proposals are limited to 10 pages and must be from an Oregon Professional Engineer.
Consultant selection will be based upon weighted criteria as set forth in the Solicitation Document and will include criteria such as (but not limited to): special project experiences, general experience, staffing availability, schedule and response time.
The City of Ashland reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive informalities or to accept any proposal which appears to serve the best interest of the City of Ashland. 

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