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RFP Advertisement Request for Proposals to Complete Environmental Assessment PROPOSALS DUE: OCTOBER 25, 2022 The Logan County Commission seeks qualified vendors to conduct a Complete Environmental Assessment for the Logan and Mingo Counties Fiber to the Premises Project. The project is funded by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Broadband Infrastructure Program (BIP). The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) created an environmental protection program that requires federal agencies to consider the effects of their actions on the environment, identify reasonable alternatives, and consider the input of interested parties and the public. The NEPA process is intended to help agencies make informed decisions that are based on an understanding of environmental consequences and take actions that protect, restore, and enhance the environment. To comply with NEPA, NTIA utilizes the Department of Commerce’s categorical exclusions (CATEX or CE). A CE does not exempt a project from NEPA review, rather it is one form of environmental review under NEPA. A CE may be applied to a proposed project after NTIA has carefully reviewed and determined that the project fits within the category of action encompassed by the CE. Therefore, environmental information and consultation are required. The Scope of Work includes: Project Purpose, Description of Construction Methods, Appropriate Mapping, Long-Term Operation and Maintenance Activities, and Environmental Considerations per NTIA guidelines (i.e. Endangered or Threatened Species, Tribal Land, Floodplains etlands, Historic ultural Site Impact, etc.). Proposals will be evaluated according to and must include the following: Demonstrated Understanding of Scope of Work; Qualifications and Experience; Approach, Methodology and Timeline for Achieving Scope of Work; Company Resources and Project Team; Relevant Experience; Vendor Qualifications; Fee Schedule and Cost Proposal. All project activities must be completed no later than December 15, 2022. The complete RFP can be made available by contacting: Name: Lisa Wells Agency: Region 2 Planning and Development Council Address: 400 Third Avenue Huntington, WV 25712 Phone: 304-529-3357 Email: lwells@region2pdc.org LC-138028 10-04;2022