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Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG)

On-call Consulting Services for FY 2020-2021 Emerging Technologies Field Pilots, Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG)


The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is seeking a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) from qualified consultants capable of providing professional services for the FY 2020-2021 Emerging Technologies Field Pilots to form an On-Call list of consultants to provide services to MAG.

To support the development of the regional transportation plan and provide information for future infrastructure investments in the region, MAG is seeking SOQs from qualified vendors and consultants to deploy pilot tests of innovative smart region technologies.

RFP Summary

The purpose of this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is to solicit Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) from consultants to participate in forming an On-Call list to provide the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) with specialized services for Emerging Technologies Field Pilots. The duration of the On-Call list will be sixty (60) months from the effective date of the contract with selected consultants.

This project is aimed at supporting development of the regional transportation plan and providing information for future infrastructure investments in the region. The On-Call task orders will identify relevant
technologies that support the smart region initiatives, facilitate limited-scale field pilots through project funding and technical support, and evaluate pilot deployment results. The field pilots will be conducted with interested MAG member agencies and technology vendors. MAG, involved member agencies, and recently established Public Universities Task Force will cooperatively identify technologies for possible pilot deployment, and evaluate field pilot results.

The total budgeted amount available for this project in FY 2020-2021 is $800,000. The total amount available under each Task Order issued to qualified, approved consultants under this RFQ will vary depending on the desired services.


The goal is to leverage smart technologies, policies and strategies to enhance or even replace outdated systems and infrastructure, making government agencies more efficient and effective.

Tangible Work Products / Scope of Work

The overall goal is to conduct limited-scale emerging technologies field pilots. The following list provides a sample of the types of Task Orders that may be issued under this project for limited-scale pilot tests. The list is by no means mutually exclusive or collectively exhaustive. Other Task Orders related to the project goal may be issued as will be appropriate for accomplishment of the project goals. Consultants are encouraged to suggest innovative solutions and techniques that are relevant to the On-call’s objective. Application domains most relevant to the regional transportation planning processes will be given a priority.

Smart Region:
• Smart transportation
• Smart mobility solutions
• Smart lighting
• Smart curbside design
• Smart parking
• Smart freight
• Smart assets management
• Smart transportation security
• Smart energy
• Smart buildings
• Smart governance
• Smart Information and communications technology (ICT)
• Smart water management
• Smart waste management
• Smart health care
• Smart education systems

Transportation Systems Management and Operations:
• Freeway management
• Intersection management
• Adaptive traffic signal system
• Emergency vehicle preemption (EVP)
• Transit signal priority (TSP)
• Wrong-way vehicle detection and warning
• Traveler information

 Transportation Safety:
• Identification of potential risky vehicle maneuvers affecting pedestrian safety by analyzing conflicts (where crash data is not adequate to implement proactive pedestrian safety countermeasures but significant pedestrian population exists).
• Providing speed feedback to pedestrians at mid-block locations for different classes of vehicles
• Smartphone-based pedestrian-to-infrastructure (P2I) application to identify true location of crosswalk for mobility-impaired pedestrian.
• Explore the effectiveness of the FHWA smartphone-based mid-block pedestrian in vehicle warning application (P2V)
• Pedestrian detection at intersections for active traffic management and enforcement

Transportation Data Collection, Management, and Analysis:
• GPS-based travel survey data collection and management
• Origin-destination data collection
• Non-motorized travel data collection
• Transit data collection
• Freight data collection

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