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                                                                              REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS


Ford Airport – Kingsford, MI


Dickinson County, Ford Airport (Sponsor) intends to select a consultant to assist in airport development projects. Interested consulting firms are requested to submit four (4) Statements of Qualifications to Mr. Tim Howen, Ford Airport Manager, 500 River Hills Road, Kingsford, MI 49802 no later than 4:30 pm, Tuesday, October 22, 2019. The SOQ should demonstrate the consultants’ interest in providing airport planning, architectural/engineering design and construction administration services focused on Ford Airport’s current Five-Year Airport Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP). Services will include general consulting and advisement, airport development issues including assistance in the following projects:


· Acquire Aircraft and Fire Fighting Vehicle * Conduct Terminal Building Study

· Rehabilitate Taxiway A & E * Improve Terminal Building Including

· Install Lighting & Signage Taxiways A & E Holdroom & Baggage Area

· Taxiway H & SE Apron Reconstruction/Rehabilitation * Crack Seal & Remark Pavements

and Drainage Improvements * RPZ Land Acquisition

· Rehabilitate 13/31 * Obstruction Removal for All Runways

· Rehabilitate 13/31 Lighting Cabling, MIRL Signage * Acquire Snow Removal Equipment

Services associated with the above project list, such as minor ALP Updates, programming, drainage improvements, environmental review, approach clearing, paint marking, crack sealing, NAVAID/electrical, land acquisition, and/or planning/user survey studies may be performed in association with the listed projects as funding and constructability allow. From time to time projects develop as a result of airport inspections, letters of correction and/or emergency circumstances. The selected consultant may be asked to perform said additional work as part of this procurement action.

Land acquisition consultant services necessary to acquire easements for approach clearing of existing approaches as depicted in the approved airport layout plan (ALP) is included in this advertisement provided the work is completed by a qualified and properly licensed land acquisition consultant. Land acquisition consultant services necessary for any new development project or new approaches not specifically described in this advertisement shall not be performed by the consultant selected under this advertisement and will require the sponsor to advertise for and select a separate qualified and properly licensed land acquisition consultant.

This is a Quality Based Selection process, and services for each project will be negotiated independently. SOQ submittals shall exclude fees or costs. Not all of the services or development items listed in this advertisement may be contracted nor eventually required. The Sponsor reserves the right to initiate additional procurement action for any services included in this procurement, but not under contract.


Firms will be ranked in areas such as: familiarity and understanding of airport needs; corporate history and background in aviation consulting; demonstrated experience with similar projects; key personnel professional qualifications; firms ability to provide contact person with demonstrated aviation experience and overall project coordination; knowledge/familiarity with FAA and State regulations, policies and procedures; and success of recent projects. Awards or special recognition achieved by the firm should be highlighted.


Firms should demonstrate their reputation with other airports, by providing at least three (3) airport references within the State of Michigan. Additional information may be requested from the top selected firm or firms. Interviews may be conducted at the discretion of the Sponsor.


Projects are anticipated to be initiated between 2020-2024. Projects are expected to be completed over several years and funded in full or in part with funds and/or multiple grants from the Federal Aviation Administration, State of Michigan, and /or local sources. The selected firm will be subject to all state and federal requirements.

Questions can be directed to: Tim Howen, Airport Manager (906) 774-4870