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Shelby County Government, Tennessee, an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer, seeks to retain the services of an engineering consulting firm to provide professional services related to the following:


By order of








In compliance with federal regulations (23 CFR 450), the Memphis Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is hereby giving notice that the Draft I-269 TN Regional Vision Study will be available for review, beginning on November 13, 2012, from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM Monday through Friday in the offices of the Memphis MPO located at 125 N. Main Street, Room 450, Memphis, TN 38103 or for download from the Internet at: www. ­memphismpo.org. The English and Spanish language copies are also available for public review in the library systems of Shelby, Fayette, and DeSoto counties. Written public comments on the draft study will be accepted through Wednesday, December 12, 2012. Comments may be submitted to Pragati Srivastava, Memphis MPO, 125 N. Main Street, Room 450, Memphis, TN 38103 or via email at Pragati. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Memphis MPO will hold the first public meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, from 5:30 until 7:30 PM, at the Holiday Inn & Suites, Wolfchase Galleria, 2751 New Brunswick Road, Memphis, Tennessee, 38133 to accept comments on the draft study. A second public meeting will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012, from 5:30 until 7:30 PM, at the Holiday Inn & Suites, Wolfchase Galleria, 2751 New Brunswick Road, Memphis, Tennessee, 38133 to review the final study.

It is the policy of the Memphis MPO not to discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin or disability in its hiring or employment practices, or in its admissions to or operations of its program, services, or activities. All inquiries for Title VI and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or for persons with disabilities that require aids or services to participate either in the review of these documents or at the meeting may contact Carlos McCloud at 901-576-7156, fax (901) 576-7272; or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make accessibility arrangements no less than five days prior to any meeting.

This notice is funded (in part) under an agreement with the State of TN Department of Transportation.





Proposals will be received by the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) at its Purchasing Offices, 1330 Levee Road, Memphis, TN 38108, until 11:00 a.m., local time on December 20, 2012, for furnishing the following:

Central Station Redevelopment Phase 2

MATA hereby notifies all Proposers that in regard to any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit Proposals in response to this advertisement and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, political affiliation or national origin in consideration of an award.

Any name appearing on the Comptroller General's list of ineligible contractors is not an eligible Proposer. The contractor will be required to comply with all applicable Equal Employment Laws and Regulations.

Further information and proposal requirements may be obtained by contacting, Shelia Maclin, Manager of Purchasing at 901-722-7102.

Award of the contract will be made on the basis of the lowest and best proposal as selected by the Authority, provided it is in their best interest to do so.

The Memphis Area Transit Authority reserves the right to reject any and all Proposals, and to waive any informality in proposals.







November 8, 2012

The City of Memphis is requesting qualifications for professional services involving existing conditions analysis, design, contract documents and construction administration for SEGMENTS 1, 2, 3,and parts of SEGMENT 4(Parts A., B., and C.) of the Main Street to Main Street Multi Modal Connector Project (M2M). M2M is a partnership among the states of Tennessee and Arkansas and the municipalities of Memphis, Tennessee, West Memphis Arkansas, and the Counties of Shelby in Tennessee and Crittenden in Arkansas. The purpose of the M2M is to establish a twelve mile regional multimodal corridor that will increase and improve alternative transportation options in the Memphis metro area.

To undertake and complete the design services for SEGMENTS 1, 2, 3, and parts of SEGMENT 4 (Parts A., B., and C.) of the M2M, the City Of Memphis, seeks to retain the services of a professional design consulting firm to provide various design services related to the following;

Segment 1 - Uptown / Henry Ave to Main Street Mall

This segment is comprised of four components of design with construction beginning just north of downtown and extending to the Main Street Mall.

A. Main Street from Henry to A.W. Willis: This 0.6 mile phase will include curb, gutter, & sidewalk repairs along certain blocks as needed and the elimination of trip hazards and ADA barriers. The Uptown Hope VI/St. Jude Hospital Connector will incorporate bike accommodations on the existing roadways.

B. Front Street from Looney to A.W. Willis: This 0.4 mile phase will include the installation of pavement, curb, gutter, & sidewalks as needed, pavement markings (on-street bikeways), signage, and the elimination of trip hazards and ADA barriers.

C. Uptown Hope VI/St. Jude Hospital Connector: This 0.7 mile connector will provide bike accommodations on A.W. Willis between Front St and Danny Thomas and link to the Uptown Hope VI project (funded by HUD) as well as St. Jude Children's Hospital using pavement markings, signage and elimination of trip hazards The route has an existing complete sidewalk system.

D. Main Street from A.W. Willis to Exchange: Infrastructure improvements along this 0. 4 mile phase will involve the demolition of deteriorated sidewalks and alleys; construction of new curbs, gutters, sidewalks; ADA compliant access ramps at street corners; and, installation of new street lighting and streetscape where appropriate. Utility upgrades will also be made in tandem with these construction projects. New lighting will also improve the I-40 underpass, which is presently a deterrent to pedestrian travel.

Segment 2 – Main Street Mall

This segment is one component, which includes substantial work primarily targeted to improve drainage, ADA accessibility, and streetscape conditions.

A. Main & Exchange to Main & Peabody: The scope of work along the 0.75 mile long Main Street Mall will include repair and/or replacement of the trench drains and grates along the full length of the mall, re-grading of areas for proper slopes to drain, creation of an ADA accessible route with crosswalks, replacement of damaged hardscape, signage, street lighting repairs, landscaping and repair and replacement of street furnishings. Civic Center Plaza, which is split by this section of Main Street, will require paver removal, drain replacement, waterproofing to prevent leakage into an underground parking garage, paver replacement, and capture system for the plaza fountains to improve water quality and unnecessary water loss into storm drains.

Segment 3– S Main & AMTRAK Central Station

This segment is comprised of two components of design and construction on South Main Street from Peabody Place to Carolina and the Cleaborn & Foote Homes Hope VI Bike Loop.

A. South Main Street from Peabody Place to Carolina: This component is 0.9 miles in length and will include repaving along the South Main Street trolley corridor and replace sidewalks from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue (formally Linden Avenue) to Carolina with scored concrete and landscaped curb extensions. Benches, trash receptacles, handicap access ramps will be installed along the route. Bike accommodations will be incorporated on Main St south of G.E. Patterson to create additional accessibility to Central Station.

B. Front & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue to South Main & G.E. Patterson: This 1.3 mile component is the Cleaborn & Foote Homes Hope VI loop that will incorporate bike accommodations including street markings and signage on the existing roadways via Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Fourth Street, G.E. Patterson to Front Street.

Segment 4 – Harahan Bridge & Connections

This segment is comprised of five components of design and construction that include the Harahan Bridge and the roadway connections on either side.

A. S. Main & G.E. Patterson to Front & Georgia: This component is 0.3 miles and will include curb, gutter and sidewalk repairs. It will eliminate ADA barriers and trip hazards. This will connect the end of the trolley line with the Cleaborn & Foote Bike Loop.

B. Front & Georgia to Florida & East Carolina: This component is 900 ft. of curb, gutter & sidewalk repairs and will include streetscaping.

C. Florida & East Carolina to Harahan Bridge: At 0.7 miles this is the longest stretch of roadway in this segment and ends at the East entrance to the Harahan Bridge. This component will include curb, gutter, & sidewalks repairs on certain blocks as needed and the elimination of trip hazards and ADA barriers.



Firms may request consideration by submitting 7 copies of a statement of qualifications no later than 4:00 pm CDT, November 29, 2012 to:

The City of Memphis

C/O Mike Carpenter

125 N. Main Street, City Hall, Suite 308

Memphis, TN    38103

Late submittals will not be accepted

The letter of interest and qualifications shall indicate the scope of services to be completed by any sub-consultants.  Sufficient information on qualifications should be attached so that the factors that will be considered in evaluation, listed below, can be properly judged

The factors that will be considered in evaluation of submittals are:

a. Past construction experience on similar projects specific to streetscape improvements in a dense urban condition, while maintaining access to existing businesses.

b. Past experience working with Federal Highway Administration and/or the Tennessee Department of Transportation on federal aid projects

c. Qualification and availability of staff.

d. Demonstrated ability to meet schedules without compromising sound design practices.

e. Evaluations on prior projects if available.

f. Size of previous projects.

g. Strength of Equal Business Opportunity submission

Submittals will be reviewed by a Consultant Evaluation Committee who will make recommendations to the City Engineer of several firms who would make viable candidates from which to make a selection or invite more detailed proposals and/or presentations. All submitters will be advised when a selection has been made.

Persons with questions or comments concerning this Request for qualifications should contact Mike Carpenter, Project Manager, Main Street to Main Street, at 901.636.6596. Questions can also be submitted in writing via email to Michael. ­This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least five calendar days prior to the submission deadline. Faxed or mailed questions may not be received in time for a response.

Evaluations will be conducted within established guidelines regarding equal employment opportunity and nondiscriminatory action based upon the grounds of race, color, sex, creed or national origin. Interested certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms as well as other minority/women-owned firms are encouraged to respond to all advertisements by City of Memphis

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