Yuma International Airport intends to engage a Professional Planning Firm for the development of a "Shared-Use" Airfield Master Plan for the Yuma International Airport and Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma. Funding for the project is expected from the FAA and the Arizona Department of Transportation / Aeronautics Division. This Master Plan will generally be conducted in accordance with FAA Advisory Circular 150/5070-6B, "Airport Master Plans," the FAA Phoenix ADO and ADOT, Airport Master Plan/ALP checklist and NavAir guidelines.
The Airport will solicit and receive proposals for professional engineering planning services as described in the project scope. This RFQ Package is available by calling the Airport Administration Office at 928-726-5882 ext 2223, or by visiting the RFQ Opportunities page of our website at https://flyyuma.com/rfq.html.
Questions related to the RFQ are due no later than January 18, 2019. Responses to the RFQ must be submitted as described in the RFQ package and be received no later than 4pm local time February 4, 2019. The Yuma County Airport Authority is not currently seeking project qualification/proposals at this time. Please check back for updates.
Q1: Are there any specific proposal requirements, such as page limit, firm experience, etc?
A1: No. A professional document addressing Criteria for Evaluating Engineering Proposals is sought.
Q2: Will the Airport require the use of the RIMS II model or could we use a similar input-output model such as IMPLAN?
A2: The qualified selected firm can use a modeling program with similar input-output modeling such as when RIMS II is used.
Q3: Will the economic analysis include the impact of MCAS?
A3: The economic analysis is NOT eligible for funding and if this is included, it will include the impact of MCAS. This will have to be a separate line item and not paid for through entitlements.
Q4: For economic impact of the airport, what service area or region does the airport want to consider – Yuma County, the Yuma region (which may include LaPaz and Imperial counties in addition to Yuma county), and/or the State of Arizona?
A4: If an economic analysis were to be completed it would consider all of the Yuma Region.
Q5: Does the Airport have any survey of airport employers, tenants, aircraft owners, and travelers/tourists? If so, what surveys have been conducted?
A5: Not that would pertain to this project.
Q6: The Criteria for Evaluating Engineering Proposals seems to be missing criteria numbers 8 and 10. Is there additional criteria, or is this a typo?
A6: The numbering on the list was not updated, typo. Our apologies.
Q7: There are no directions regarding format of the Statement of Qualifications to be submitted. Is there a specific structure you would like to see to better compare the responses to the evaluation criteria and other firms' submittals? Is there a page limit? Are there any forms or appendices you need in the Statement of Qualifications?
A7: A professional document addressing Criteria for Evaluating Engineering Proposals is sought.
Q8: Having reserved the right to interview firms, is there a date reserved for those interviews?
A8: No. However, interviews may be conducted within a week of formal review. It is highly likely interviews will be completed.
Q9: Has the selection committee been formed? If so, can you identify them by the organizations they represent, if not by name, also?
A9: The selection committee will consist of aviation professionals familiar with the airfield.