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22-01 Request for Qualifications, Professional Airport Consulting Services

The Capital Region Airport Authority (CRAA) intends to select a consultant to assist in airport development projects. Interested consulting firms are requested to provide four (4) copies of a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) to Mr. Robert Benstein, Vice-President & COO, Capital Region Airport Authority, 4100 Capital City Boulevard, Lansing, MI 48906 no later than 3:00 PM on April 14, 2022. The SOQ should demonstrate the consultants’ interest in providing airport planning, architectural/engineering design, and construction administration services focused on the CRAA’s current Airport Capital Improvement Program. Services will include general consulting and advisement on airport development issues including assistance on the following projects at the Capital Region International Airport:

  • Cargo Ramp Expansion, Phases 2 & 3
  • Construct De-icing Containment Facility

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.

This is a Quality Based Selection process, and services for each project will be negotiated independently. SOQ submittals shall exclude fees or cost. Not all of the services or development items listed in this advertisement may be contracted nor eventually required. The CRAA 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 the airport needs; corporate history and background in aviation consulting; demonstrated experience with similar projects; key personnel professional qualifications; firm’s 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 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 CRAA.
Projects are anticipated to be initiated between 2022-2026. 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.

SOQ submittals shall be organized as follows:

  • Tab 1 - Cover letter (2-page maximum)
  • Tab 2 - Organization chart
  • Tab 3 - Resumes of key personnel (3-page limit per person)
  • Tab 4 - Summaries of example projects (5 projects, 4-page limit per project)
  • Tab 5 - Additional information including corporate history, knowledge of FAA/MDOT regulations, success of recent projects, awards, etc. (7-page maximum)
  • Tab 6 - References

Questions can be directed to: Robert Benstein, Vice-President & COO, at (517) 886-3716 or
RFQ 22-01 pdf