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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 Qualifications - Operation Green Light Regional Project
Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), the metropolitan planning organization for the bistate Kansas City metropolitan area, is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide PS&E services. MARC is leading Operation Green Light, an effort that develops and implements a regional traffic signal coordination system involving local governments and the State Departments of Transportation in Kansas and Missouri. As part of this work, Operation Green Light has the responsibility to operate signals on all the individual intersections in the system. MARC is seeking services to enhance the OGL program with the addition of  an estimated ten (10) additional traffic signals to the OGL program in the cities of Blue Springs and Grandview. This would entail developing design plans from the OGL concepts. The traffic signals will be added with the addition of wireless communication. Additionally, approximately 35 CCTV cameras will be designed at high priority intersections in Kansas City, Missouri, to allow response to traffic signal problems in real time for daily operations and incident management. Also in Kansas City, Missouri, a short run of fiber optic communications will be provided by the city for inclusion into the plans. The services are primarily focused on assembling design drawings, bidding services and assistance with construction oversight. This Request for Qualifications seeks proposals from qualified organizations to furnish the described services to Mid-America Regional Council, and the deadline for all letters to be received is noon (12 p.m.) on Thursday, March 16, 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. A Question and Answer page regarding the projects is provided to disseminate all received questions.

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 pre-bid workshop will be offered on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. in the MARC Board Room at the MARC offices at:
                600 Broadway
                Suite 200
                Kansas City, MO  64105
Additionally the pre-bid workshop will be available as a GoToMeeting, details can be found in the RFP document.
All five RFPs will be due no later than 3 p.m. prevailing local time on Friday, March 31, 2017.

Notice is hereby given that the Mid‑America Regional Council (MARC) will release Request for Proposal (RFP) documents for the provision of the following services in the Missouri counties of Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte, and Ray for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2018 (July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018):


  • Site Transportation ‑ Persons
  • Site Transportation ‑ Meals
  • Special Transportation ‑ Reserved
  • Special Transportation ‑ Lift/Ramp
  • Coordinated Non-Urban Transportation
  • Catering
  • Frozen Meal Services – Medicaid
  • Frozen Meal Services – Title IIIC2 Clay
  • Frozen Meal Services – Title IIIC2 Jackson
  • Homemaker/Personal Care
  • Mental Health Services
  • Case Management Services
  • National Family Caregiver Support Programs
  • Evidence-Based Disease Prevention/Health Promotion Programs
  • Home Delivered Meals Assessors (RFQ)

These documents will be released on Friday, January 27, 2017. There will be several conferences focusing on the various services being requested. All conference dates, times and locations can be obtained by contacting Ms. Tonya Boston at (816) 701-8290, or by email at Questions relating to proposal procedures, requirements and evaluation will be answered at these conferences. Sealed proposals will be accepted at the MARC office no later than Monday, 12:00 noon, March 6, 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.