Public Notice
Kittitas County, Ellensburg, WA

Notice of request for qualifications for Consulting Services Relating to Upper County Task Force Planning Services.

For Consulting Services Relating to Upper County Task Force Planning Services


Kittitas County is requesting Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) from qualified professionals for planning services relating to the Upper County Task Force and I-90 traffic modeling. The consultant(s) will provide an analysis and stimulation of current and future traffic conditions along the I-90 corridor and local network. The on-call contract will be for one year (1) with an opportunity for one one-year extension if mutually agreed upon.  The County will likely select one consultant to provide these services.

The County will need the services of hired consultants with expertise in the following areas:

  • Outreach and public involvement activities
  • GIS support
  • Transportation Planning
  • Traffic Modeling
  • Traffic Simulation Tools
  • Travel Demand Models
  • INRIX Traffic Data
  • Previous Kittitas County Projects
  • Previous Kittitas County Plans
  • Infographics


If interested in providing on-call services to the County, submit a sealed envelope to Taylor Gustafson, Planner III, Kittitas County Public Works, at 411 N. Ruby St. Suite 1, Ellensburg WA 98926 by 10:00 am on February 21, 2019 indicating your interest and which services, or any combination thereof which you would like to be considered for. Submittals shall include a one page cover letter, contact information, and list of the services you’d like to provide. Submittals shall also include three copies of your Statement of Qualifications describing the firm’s or team’s ability to professionally provide the aforementioned services.

For your records, the County will provide a confirmation email to the contacts provided in the submittal confirming receipt of your interest in the proposal. Submittals received after 10:00 AM on February 21, 2019 will be disregarded.

Kittitas County will build an internal interview committee, invite up to four firms to interview for the services as listed in this SOQ, and then provide recommendations to the Public Works Director for firm selections.  Kittitas County encourages disadvantaged, minority and women owned consultant firms to respond.

The County reserves the right to reject any and all submittals.


Copies of the full statement of qualifications may be obtained from Kittitas County as follows:

Digital Documents may be obtained at the Kittitas County website:

Physical Documents may be obtained by contacting: Ms. Taylor Gustafson, Planner III at:

Statement of Qualifications may be submitted until 10:00 am, Thursday, February 21, 2019 to Kittitas County Public Works, 411 North Ruby Street, Suite 1, Ellensburg, WA 98926.


More information is online at

For more information, contact Public Works

Kittitas County shall evaluate statements of qualifications and performance data submitted by firms regarding the proposed project. Following the evaluation, the county may invite one or more firms to meet with county officials to discuss the project and the relative benefits of various methods of providing the desired services. The county then selects from among those firms the one "most highly qualified" to provide the required services. County procedures and guidelines are to include a plan to ensure that women, minority, and veteran-owned firms have the maximum opportunity to compete for the contract. The level of firm participation should be consistent with their availability within the relevant professional community.

After choosing the most qualified firm, the county then negotiates with that firm for a contract at a price the county determines is fair and reasonable, considering the estimated value of the services to be rendered, as well as the scope and complexity of the project. If a satisfactory contract cannot be negotiated, the county formally terminates the negotiations with that firm and attempts to negotiate a contract with the next most qualified firm. The process continues until an agreement is reached or the search is terminated.

In emergency situations, the process outlined above for procuring services maybe dispensed with upon a finding by the county that an emergency requires the immediate execution of the work involved.

All submittals shall become the property of Kittitas County.

Kittitas County reserves the right to reject all submittals and re-advertise if necessary.

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Daily Record: 02/07/2019; 02/14/2019
Daily Journal of Commerce: 02/07/2019; 02/14/2019

Posted: 2/7/2019, Closes: 2/21/2019