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Support for Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Looking Ahead 2050

One of the APO’s primary products is the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)[1]. The plan is mostly produced by APO staff, but we need assistance with specific tasks and elements of the plan for which we do not have the time and/or expertise to complete.

The APO has a regional travel demand model (TDM) in CUBE.

In 2022, the TDM was recalibrated to base year 2020; forecasts of population, households, jobs, etc. in the year 2050 were developed; and a 2050 “no build” model was completed using the TDM.

In 2023, we are seeking consultant assistance with the following tasks:

  1. Develop planning-level cost estimates for an initial list of surface transportation projects selected for potential inclusion in the MTP. APO staff will use these cost estimates to fiscally constrain the MTP. The list of projects will be provided to the consultant by APO staff. The consultant will only need to develop the planning-level cost estimates.
  2. Specifying, running, and analyzing the results of the TDM for the following scenarios:
    1. 2050 initial MTP scenario and comparing the output to the 2050 no-build scenario (completed in 2022).
      1. The APO’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will review the initial MTP scenario model output and the comparison to the 2050 no-build scenario to assess the impacts of the initial MTP project list and potentially change the projects. After this set of revisions, the consultant will specify the 2050 refined MTP network.
    2. 2050 refined MTP scenario vs. 2050 no-build scenario.
    3. 2050 refined MTP + beltline corridor scenario vs. 2050 no-build scenario.
    4. 2050 refined MTP + beltline corridor scenario vs. 2050 refined MTP scenario (without the segments of the beltline corridor that are within the fiscally constrained refined scenario).
  3. Estimation of the potential 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the 2050 refined MTP scenario at a regional level and compare to the 2020 GHG emissions.

4. Developing and executing a one-day on-site workshop to train the APO staff in the use and operation of the TDM.

[1] See 23 CFR §450.324


Nov. 10, 2022 RFP posted
Dec. 6, 2022 Deadline for questions by email only (noon Central time)
Dec. 8, 2022 Deadline for APO responses to questions to be posted at (noon Central time)
Dec. 22, 2022 Deadline for RFP submittals (noon Central time)
Dec. 29, 2022 Evaluation and scoring of RFP submittals
Dec. 29, 2022 Notification of Awardee OR of Firms in “Competitive Range” (if necessary)
Jan. 6, 2022 Contract Negotiations with Awardee OR Negotiations with
Firms in “Competitive Range” (if necessary)
Jan. 20, 2022 MnDOT contract approval deadline
Jan. 23, 2023 Notice to proceed (pending execution of Contract documents)
Dec. 31, 2023 Deadline for all work on this contract to be completed

Request for Proposals

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Questions and Answers Regarding the RFP

  • Q: The cover page lists a response date by Noon, December 22, 2022; however, on page 6, it says “All responses must be received no later than noon Central time on December 21, 2022.”  Could you please confirm the correct proposal due date?
  • A: I apologize for the inconsistency. The due date for proposals is noon central time on Thursday, December 22nd.



  • Q: Could you also please clarify what forms need to be filled out by subconsultants vs. prime consultants?
  • A: For the prime contractor, we are looking for the following forms:
    • DBE Bidders List (if any DBE firms were asked to supply bids or quotes)
    • Affidavit of Non-Collusion
    • Immigration Status Certification
    • Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest
    • Assurances for Non-Construction Programs
    • Certificate of Insurance


    • For sub-contractors, we are looking for the following forms
      • Immigration Status Certification
      • Assurances for Non-Construction Programs
  • Q: Could you please clarify if the APO needs a certificate of insurance (COI) specific to this project or just a sample COI (attached) from our insurer?  If you need a COI specific to this bid, can you please provide what information you would like in the Certificate Holder box?
  • A: No, the COI does not need to be specific to this project. As a steward of public dollars, it is the desire of the APO and the State of Minnesota to not to expose taxpayers to potential liability which occurs through no fault of the public agency. As such, we expect contractors to maintain adequate liability, worker’s compensation, and professional/technical errors-and-omissions insurance. Most often, contractors maintain this insurance anyway (regardless of the project) as a matter of good business practice.