Notice to Airport Consultants

April 9, 2019

The North Platte Airport Authority (Sponsor) is hereby soliciting Statements of Qualifications from consultants for an airfield planning & development project that is anticipated to occur within the next five years at North Platte Regional Airport (LBF) located in North Platte, Nebraska. Subject to receipt of Federal funding, State funding and/or local funding, this project is subject to change:

1.   Master Plan & Airport Layout Plan — Estimated total cost $250,000

The services to be provided may include, but are not limited to the research, surveying and forecasting required to provide an accurate Master Plan (MP), including the Airport Layout Plan (ALP), that would project 20 years out. The MP/ALP must meet federal standards and be approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

A qualification-based selection process conforming to FAA Advisory Circular 150/5100-14E Architectural, Engineering, and Planning Consultant Services for Airport Grant Projects will be utilized to select a consultant. Fee information will not be considered in the selection process and shall not be submitted with the Statement. Fees will be negotiated for projects as federal funds become available. The agreement(s) between the Sponsor and the selected consultant will be subject to all applicable Federal Rules and Regulations as identified in AC 150/5100-14E.

Consultants will be rated by a selection committee according to the following selection criteria and the weight given to each:

1.   Capability to perform all aspects of the projects (15%) – qualifications of prime firm (and subconsultant, if any);

2.   Relevant experience of key personnel from prime firm (and subconsultants, if any) and role (20%);

3.   Knowledge of FAA standards, policies, and procedures (20%);

4.   Recent experience with comparable projects at similarly-sized airports (20%);

5.   History of meeting schedules and staying within budget (15%); and

6.   Understanding of the project’s potential challenges and Sponsor’s concerns (10%).

The Sponsor intends to short list up to three of the highest rated firms based on the submittals and conduct phone, informal, and/or formal interviews.

All statements must be received by 12:00 P.M. on May 10th, 2019. Statements received after this deadline will not be considered. The Sponsor reserves the right to reject any and/or all Statements. Submittals will become property of the Sponsor.

Statements must be concise and contain no more than twenty-eight (28) pages of material (14 sheets of paper, double sided). This excludes the front and back covers, the two-page cover letter (1 sheet of paper, double sided), table of contents, section dividers, and resumes. Consultants must submit six (6) hard copies of their Statement and a PDF of their Statement (submitted via email) to the following person:

Sam Seafeldt, Airport Manager
North Platte Airport Authority
5400 East Lee Bird Drive
P.O. Box 1517
North Platte, NE 69103
308-532-1900
LBFmanager@outlook.com