October 2023

Request for Proposals: Air Service Development Services

Sealed proposals will be accepted until 2:00 PM MT, November 24, 2023, by the Rapid City Regional Airport (Airport), 4550 Terminal Road, Suite 102, Rapid City, SD 57703, to provide the Airport with Air Service Development Services in accordance with the conditions stated in the Request for Proposals (RFP) package.

Proposals may be submitted to the above address and are to be marked: “AIR SERVICE DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL”.

The Rapid City Regional Airport is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) organization which does not discriminate against any prospective Proposer on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability in the consideration of contract award. Successful Proposer will be required to comply with all EEO, federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

Title VI Solicitation Notice - The Rapid City Regional Airport, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 USC §§ 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders or offerors that it will affirmatively ensure that for any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and no businesses will be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), creed, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), age, or disability in consideration for an award.

Since the Rapid City Regional Airport is a non-hub primary airport, it is required to have a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the US Department of Transportation 49 CFR Part 26. All DBE firms and small businesses qualifying under this solicitation are encouraged to submit proposals. Additional information on the DBE program is available upon request.

The Rapid City Regional Airport (Airport) is seeking Proposals to establish a contract with a qualified Air Service Development Consultant to provide Air Service Development Services for the Airport for the next three years commencing on February 1, 2024, and ending on January 31, 2027. This document outlines the prerequisites, selection process, and documentation necessary to submit a Proposal for the requested services. Please carefully read the entire package before submitting your Proposals.

The proposed time schedule as related to this procurement is as follows:

October 31, 2023 RFP Posted on Airport’s website, RFP Advertised

November 2, 2023 RFP Advertised

November 17, 2023 Final Date for Written Questions

November 24, 2023 Proposals Due

November 27-30, 2023 Finalist Interviews (if needed)

December 19, 2023 Anticipated Board Approval & Contract Execution

February 1, 2024 Agreement Commencement Date