Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission
PO Box 127, 115 E. 4th St., Monon, IN 47959 ·
(219) 253-6658

KIRPC Safe Streets for All

KIRPC has been awarded a Safe Streets For All Grant to develop a Comprehensive Safety Action Plan for the eight county region. The Action Plan will develop a holistic, well-defined strategy to prevent roadway fatalities and serious injuries within the KIRPC Region. 

KIRPC is currently accepting proposals from firms interested in providing consulting services for the development of the plan.  Below is the Request for Proposals.


Request for Proposals

Title: Kankakee Iroquois Regional Planning Commission Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Action Plan

RFP Issued: May 2nd, 2024

Proposal Due Date and Time: June 3, 2024 at 1:00pm EDT

Project Description: The Kankakee Iroquois Regional Planning Commission is seeking qualified firms to create a Comprehensive Safety Action Plan for the eight county KIRPC Region and complete a road safety audit for one location in each of the 8 counties. The Action Plan must develop a holistic, well-defined strategy to prevent roadway fatalities and serious injuries within the KIRPC Region. The Safety Action Plan must include all the components laid out by the U. S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) in the SS4A grant.  Components of the SS4A action plan can be found on Table 1 in the SS4A 2023 NOFO. The Action Plan must include each of the eight counties in the region including Benton, Carroll, Jasper, Newton, Pulaski, Starke, Warren, and White.

This project utilizes federal aid funding from the SS4A 2023 Grant program and is subject to federalrequirements as described in the Project Grant Agreement and 2 CFR 200. The Terms and Conditions and Exhibits for the Project Grant Agreement contain applicable federal regulations and can be found at:


Contact for Questions:  

Edwin Buswell, AICP

Executive Director

PO Box 127

Monon, IN 47959



Requirements for Letters of Interest (LOI)

  1. Provide the firm name, address of the responsible office from which the work will be performed, the name and email address of the contact person authorized to negotiate for the associated work.
  2. List firm’s qualifications and experience that they have in making Safety Action Plans or similar planning efforts.
  3. List the Project manager and other key staff members who will be working on this project, if selected. Include staff qualification and key experience related to this project and breakdown of estimated percentage of work each staff member will perform.
  4. Provide unique ways your firm will approach this project and how they will approach the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.
  5. Proposed schedule on when components of the action plan will be completed.
  6. LOI’s shall be limited to twelve (12) pages.

Submission: LOI’s shall be submitted electronically (pdf) to Edwin Buswell at email address elb@kirpc.net LOI’s must be received no later than the “Proposals Due Date and Time” listed above. Responses received after this deadline will not be considered.

Project Fee: If selected, the firm will be paid through cost reimbursement with an agreed upon maximum cost.

Project Schedule: If selected, the proposed completion date for the Action Plan will be March 1, 2026.

Selection Procedures: Consultants will be selected for work based on the evaluation of the LOI and interviews. The Consultant Selection Rating Form used to evaluate and score the proposals is included for your reference.   Selection ranking for interviews will be determined by the weighted score totals with the highest score being the top-ranked firm. Three or more firms will be selected for interviews.  Scoring of the interviews will be based on technical approach, project understanding, innovative concepts or alternatives, quality control procedures, and quality of the interview.  

Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion

  1. The Consultant certifies, by submission of the proposal, that neither it nor its principals is presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from participating in covered transactions by a federal department or agency.
  2. Where the Consultant is unable to certify to any of the statement in this certification, such prospective participant shall attach an explanation to this proposal.

Title VI Assurance

The Recipient, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42U.S.C. §§ 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that for any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.

RFP Schedule:

Proposals due: 6/3/2024

Shortlisted firms notified by: 6/10/2024

Interviews week of: 6/17/2024

Final Selection notification: 6/28/2024

pdf SS4A Region Map (2.26 MB)

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It is the policy of KIRPC not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin in its programs or employment policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title II, Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. ” Questions and concerns should be directed to: Edwin Buswell, Executive Director c/o KIRPC, PO Box 127, 115 E. 4th St., Monon, IN 47959 Phone:  (219) 253-6658