August 15-- More than 100 industry representatives attended a pre-Request for Qualifications (RFQ) procurement briefing today –an initial step by Georgia DOT to introduce industry consultants interested in submitting qualifications for the Request for Proposals (RFP) short list. The hour long briefing highlighted general roles and responsibilities of the agencies involved and upcoming steps in the process.
On July 31st, voters in three regions – Central Savannah River Area, Heart of Georgia and River Valley – successfully passed the largest transportation tax initiative in Georgia. Estimated revenue collections are in excess of $1.8 billion in these regions and will fund 871 transportation projects for local citizens. Nearly one-third of the state’s counties will benefit from much needed investments in transportation infrastructure.
“This is a great day for the residents of these three areas,” said Commissioner Keith Golden. “It is really the first big step towards project reality. We have a plan as a Department, and we know that we have a set of projects that can be completed for the citizens on time and on budget. I think we have an opportunity to show how much can be accomplished with just one-cent more,” concluded Golden.
GA DOT is responsible for ultimate project delivery of all 871 projects, and is working to secure an overall program management consultant to specifically focus on TIA-related projects in the three regions. Today’s briefing session was designed to share information on the procurement process. The Department is scheduled to issue the RFQ on Friday, August 22nd.