PUBLIC NOTICE: The Brooke County Commission seeks qualified vendors to conduct a broadband feasibility study

The Brooke County Commission seeks qualified vendors to conduct a broadband feasibility study. Broadband is a high-speed Internet that achieves a minimum of 25 Mbps download speed and 3Mbps upload speed. This project is funded through a CDBG grant, under HUD regulations for Planning and Capacity Building, 24 CFR 570.205. The selected firm will be required to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246, Section 109 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1974, Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, Conflict of Interest Statement and Access to Records provisions and all other requirements as related to HUD-funded projects. All project activities must be completed no later than June 30, 2020.

This project will result in broadband development plan to support future infrastructure/ implementation project(s) with a clear strategy and preliminary funding application(s). The Scope of Work includes: Technical Analysis, Market Analysis, Assessment of Current Use, Connectivity Solutions, Broadband Development Strategies, Preliminary Design and Cost Estimates, Network Operation Options, Technical Broadband Development Plan, Gap Analysis, Preliminary Infrastructure Application(s), and Collaboration with Belomar Regional Council Broadband Consultant for Ohio, Marshall, and Wetzel Counties. Letters of Interest will be evaluated based on Team Approach, Experience, and Project Approach.

Vendors should review the complete LOI from the Brooke County Commission for instructions and specifications. The complete LOI is available here www.bhjmpc.org/broadband or by contacting:

Adrienne Ward

Office Manager

124 North Fourth Street

Steubenville, OH 43952

740-282-3685 ext. 209

award@bhjmpc.org

Brooke Hancock Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission will not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, low-income status, or limited English proficiency in the selection and retention of contractors and consultants, including in the procurement of materials and leases of equipment.

It is the policy of the Brooke Hancock Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission that disadvantaged businesses, as defined by 49 CFR, Part 26, shall have an opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts in nondiscriminatory environment.

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