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Request for Proposals: Regional Trail Connectors Feasibility Study

Updated: Aug 4, 2021

The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (Tri-County) is issuing a Request for Proposal(s) for the preparation of a feasibility study for three proposed, accessible, non-motorized connector trails in the tri-county region of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties.

Tri-County invites the submission of proposals from qualified professional consulting firms with experience in trail routing guidance, preliminary engineering concepts, high level environmental review, possible permitting requirements, basic cost estimates, non-traditional funding sources and other observed best practices based upon experience with similar efforts. Tri-County is also partnering with staff from the U.S. National Park Service to complete this planning effort and expect the consultant to provide the necessary expertise to fill the gaps in our knowledge base and personnel capacity. Interested candidates’ submissions should include a concise statement of the consultant's approach to the project and a summary of the consultant's ability to provide the required services.

See the full RFP and detailed submission requirements here. Interested candidates must submit complete proposals to by 4:30 p.m. EST (COB) on Friday, May 28th, 2021. All questions pertaining to this RFP must be submitted electronically to by Friday, May 14th, 2021 (COB). All submitted queries and formal responses will be shared publicly and made available on Tri-County's website on Friday, May 17th, 2021. No verbal requests for information or contact with Tri-County, its staff, or selection committee members will be accepted, and may result in disqualification.

Updated May 17, 2021: All responses to submitted questions are available to view here.

This RFP is not an offer to contract. Issuance of this RFP and the receipt of responses by Tri-County do not commit Tri-County to award a contract to any vendor.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, and Minority and Women-owned business enterprises, will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration for an award in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A full statement of Tri-County’s Non-Discriminatory Practices may be found in the RFP.


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