The Rapides Area Planning Commission is developing a stormwater study as well as a hydraulic and
hydrologic model for the Metropolitan Planning Area to assist in improving the resiliency of our transportation
network. As a supplement to the ongoing effort, RAPC seeks to contract with a firm to provide high-resolution,
street-level imagery with LiDAR overlay capability. The purpose of this supplement is to provide excellent visual
representation of water levels on and adjacent to the entirety of the federal-aid eligible network within the
Metropolitan Planning Area. This “flood depiction” will be beneficial in evaluating stormwater effects on and
around our roadways as well as providing visuals for public outreach efforts.
The consultant effort for this supplement will include imagery and data capture for the entirety of the federal-aid
eligible network within the Alexandria Metropolitan Planning Area. The MPA boundary and eligible roadways
(~370 centerline miles) can be viewed here:
Eligible roadways include all classifications excluding local and Minor Rural Collector. Additionally, the
consultant effort will include a platform to access the captured data and training for RAPC staff. Finally, as an
addendum, the consultant may provide the captured data for integration into the RAPC GIS database – the price
for this portion of the scope should be listed separately, if additional costs are expected.
Interested firms shall furnish sufficient technical and supervisory personnel to ensure expeditious completion of
the work. Firms with demonstrated relevant experience pertinent to the above project are preferred. Socially and
economically disadvantaged firms are encouraged to submit qualifications for undertaking the above-mentioned
Proposals are to be submitted on MPO Standard Submittal Form which is available on our website with this RFP.
Submit your proposal on a USB Flash Drive as a single PDF file along with one hard (paper) copy of the
completed form. Evaluation Criteria will include firm experience, quality of imagery capture, integration of
LiDAR relative to the project purpose, platform for imagery and data visualization, timeline for completion from
Notice to Proceed, and price. Failure to submit all information required on the MPO Standard Submittal Form for
the prime and each sub-consultant will constitute a non-response.
Letters of interest and proposals are to be identified by Project Title and State Project Number and are to be
submitted prior to the 12:00 noon deadline on Friday, May 7, 2020 by hand or mail addressed as follows:
Rapides Area Planning Commission
Attn: Kimberly Boyd
Hazard Mitigation Planner
803 Johnston Street
Alexandria, LA 71301