RFP: Herkimer-Oneida Counties Transportation Study Long Range Transportation Plan

The Herkimer-Oneida Counties Transportation Study (HOCTS), as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), is charged with carrying out the federally required continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive performance-based multimodal transportation planning process for Oneida and Herkimer counties. As such, HOCTS is required to maintain a Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for the twenty (20) year vision of the transportation network with periodic updates every five (5) years.

The objective is to complete an LRTP update that: (i) meets the minimum requirements, and is prepared in the manner, set forth in 49 U.S.C 5303, (ii) is compliant with MAP-21, the FAST Act, and all applicable Federal, State laws, rules, regulations, and guidance, (iii) is cost feasible, and (iv) can be implemented by the appropriate local and State transportation agencies. Due to timing consideration, the next update must be approved/accepted prior to December 31, 2019. To facilitate meeting this deadline, the project will be split into two phases.

For Phase I – LRTP Update: all deliverables are to be at the final draft stage no later than October 1, 2019, to allow time for review, public hearing, revision, and review by the committee prior to December 31, 2019. The updated document may be restructured, including rearranging content, merging chapters, separating sections, modifying format, and adding content. The LRTP Update must be comprehensive and include pedestrian facilities, bicycle facilities, transit, and highway modes of transportation. It must include short- and long-term strategies and actions that lead to the development of an integrated intermodal transportation system that facilitates the movement of people and goods.

For Phase II – Transportation Atlas: all deliverables are to be completed by June 30, 2020 (or within 12 months from the contract start date, whichever comes first), including a presentation to and review by the committee. The atlas document will reflect all information from Phase I. The Transportation Atlas will convey the data in a way that is user-friendly, interesting, and useful in discussions regarding the future of the two-county transportation system.

The LRTP Update and Transportation Atlas shall be graphically rich and user-friendly. The LRTP Update shall incorporate best practices of long-range transportation planning and the Transportation Atlas should serve to illustrate the best practices identified in the LRTP Update. The quality of the LRTP Update and Transportation Atlas shall be comparable to award-winning plans.

Herkimer-Oneida Counties Transportation Study (HOCTS)/ Oneida County Planning reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, and right not to award the bid.

The County of Oneida, in order to promote its established Affirmative Action Plan, invites sealed bids from minority groups. This policy regarding sealed bids and contracts applies to all persons without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap.

Copies of the described RFP may be examined or picked up at no expense at HOCTS, Boehlert Center at Union Station, 321 Main Street, 3rd floor, Utica, NY 13501 or can be downloaded here.