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Requests for Proposals

Before bidding or responding to our RFPs and bids, please review the background information for vendors.

For RFPs that allow/require electronic submittal of proposals it is the responsibility of the submittor to ensure that the proposal has been received by the appropriate MARC staff, and not blocked by a spam filter or rejected due to file size. To confirm receipt, you may contact us at or 816/474-4240, or contact the staff member named in the RFP.

Documents are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.

MARC’s RFPs are also posted on

Click here for a list of local governments' bids and proposals webpages in the MARC region»

Current requests

Request for Proposals - Blue River Watershed Integrated Planning Feasibility Study
The Mid-America Regional Council, in partnership with the City of Kansas City, Missouri and Johnson County, Kansas, is seeking a consultant who specializes in water quality regulations and permit requirements to work with staff and stakeholders to develop an integrated plan for the Blue River watershed. The study will explore the feasibility of developing an integrated plan, using the integrated planning framework described in the June 5, 2012 memo from EPA ( The memo includes guidance for developing an integrated plan to address municipal stormwater and wastewater water quality regulations by developing priorities and implementation scenarios. The integrated plan would prioritize water quality protection investments in ways that create new community assets that enhance quality of life. The consultant must have the ability to communicate effectively with staff and facilitate planning and stakeholder meetings; have in-depth knowledge of the impairments, opportunities and challenges facing the Blue River; possess a strong understanding of and ability to analyze water quality data; frame potential alternative strategies using engineering, ecological, community and economic criteria; and, be able to make recommendations from that data based on stakeholder goals. Proposal deadline is 4 p.m. CST on Friday, April 7, 2017.


Request for Proposals – Planning Sustainable Places program
The Mid-America Regional Council’s (MARC) Planning Sustainable Places (PSP) Program provides local governments with financial support to advance detailed local planning and project development activities in support of Creating Sustainable Places, Transportation Outlook 2040’s Activity Centers and Corridors framework, and the Mid-America Regional Council’s adopted policy statement on regional land use direction. The PSP Program will seek consulting services to complete nineteen Planning Sustainable Places projects. The anticipated release schedule for the projects can be found here.

Please see each specific project request below for more information:

RFP – Edgerton, Kan. – Downtown Edgerton Plan
RFP – Kansas City Area Transportation Authority  – Leavenworth County & Southwest Johnson County Transit Plans
RFP – Kansas City Area Transportation Authority – 75th & Metcalf Transit and Pedestrian Access Improvement Plan
RFP – Lenexa, Kan. – Quivira Road Corridor Study
RFP – Louisburg, Kan. – Louisburg Master Trail Plan

A Question and Answer document regarding the projects is provided to disseminate all received questions>>
A pre-bid workshop was offered on Thursday, March 2, 2017. The materials are below:
Round Five Pre-Bid Workshop Presentation
Round Five Pre-Bid Workshop Sign-In Sheet
All five RFPs will be due no later than 3 p.m. prevailing local time on Friday, March 31, 2017.

MARC hereby notifies all interested parties that it affirmatively ensures that all respondents to this notice are afforded full opportunity to submit proposals and that no respondent will be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, disability, sex or veteran status in consideration of an award.