SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 3/15/2012
INTRODUCTION AND PROJECT BACKGROUND
The Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA), hereinafter called the “Owner”, requests written
statements of qualifications from consultants who have demonstrated recent experience in providing complete
architectural and engineering professional services for the planning, design, and construction services for ATCT’s participating in the FAA’s Federal Contract Tower Program. Said services will be performed for the Rickenbacker Airport Air Traffic Control Tower (the “Project”), located at Rickenbacker International Airport located in Columbus, Ohio.
Owner has conducted preliminary site planning for the Project and has identified a preferred location, subject
to FAA site approvals. Consultant will have the benefit of this information in preparing necessary planning
documents to secure required final FAA site approvals.
The airport consists of approximately 5,000 acres with two (2) 12,000’ runways and full parallel taxiway system. In June 2011, the Owner submitted a request to be accepted into the Federal Contract Tower Program. Anticipating acceptance into the Contract Tower Program, the Owner is interested in preparing a complete Siting Study in accordance with FAA Order 6480.4A for the development of an ATCT at Rickenbacker International Airport. The Owner anticipates using the FAA approved Alternative Siting Process (ASP) to fulfill all FAA siting requirements for an FAA Contract Airport Traffic Control Tower.
The successful Proposer will oversee this project from conception to final closeout. Required services may include final site selection to include necessary safety risk management processes and ultimate FAA approval, design of site utilities, total ATCT design, instrumentation specification, and construction administration.
The Owner is committed to site and design this facility to ensure that all systems function properly upon occupancy in accordance with applicable Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards and for its intended purpose. The Project design shall ensure Owner’s maintenance staff has adequate system access, control, monitoring capabilities, documentation and training to properly monitor, manage and maintain the facility.