Countywide Information

Posted on: August 2, 2017



Madison County is soliciting statements of qualifications and experience (SOQ) to be used in selecting a Principal Consultant to provide Environmental Planning Services for Madison County’s Airports. Services are outlined in FAA Advisory Circular 150/5100-14E, Change 1, Section 1.4.1 including planning services, for the following project:

Standalone single project to prepare an Environmental Assessment in accordance with FAA Orders 5050.4 and 1050.1 for the Ennis/Big Sky Airport.  Draft Master Plan Update will be posted on the Madison County Website at

Selection criteria contained in the FAA Advisory Circular 150/5100-14E, will be applied in the following order of importance:

Degree of interest shown in undertaking the project and familiarity with and proximity to the geographic location of the project.

Recent experience in similar projects and airports.

Quality of previous projects

Qualifications of key personnel.

Capability of performing the projects.

Capability of meeting deadlines, schedules, and budgets.

Reputation and reference.

Meeting the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) contract goal, evidence documenting that the consultant met the DBE goal, or by documenting that it made adequate good faith efforts to meet the DBE goal. (See 49 CFR, § 26.53)

Upon review of the submitted material, Madison County may select a consultant based on the submitted material, or reduce the list of applicants to approximately three (3) for oral presentation. A detailed scope of work will be developed with the selected consultant.  Firm consulting fees will be negotiated, utilizing an independent cost estimate as necessary, for the services to be performed under an FAA grant as approved by the FAA. This contract is subject to the provisions of Executive Order 11246 (Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Employment Opportunity) and to the provisions of Department of transportation Regulations 49 CFR Part 26 (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation). DBE firms are encouraged to submit. To be considered for these services, please provide five (5) copies, plus one (1) unbound copy of a Statement of Qualification (SOQ) no later than 1:00 p.m. on or before August 29, 2017. All responses must be submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked "Statement of Qualifications - Airport Engineering and Planning Services." The Statement of Qualifications should not exceed 30 pages. Questions or comments, and submittals should be addressed to Madison County Commissioners, P.O. Box 278, Virginia City, Montana 59755-0278. Phone 406-843-4277.

/s/ James P. Hart, Chairman, Madison County Commission

Draft Master Plan Update (PDF) ...  
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