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Current Procurements

Find all information regarding Request for Proposals (RFPs) on this page. Submissions must include all required forms, which can be downloaded from the left side menu. Deadlines for questions and final submission will be strictly adhered to and incomplete proposals will not be reviewed.

Education and Engagement Services

The Indianapolis MPO has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for education and engagement services. The IMPO initiates several planning processes throughout each year, including programming over $50M in regional transportation projects annually. The Education & Engagement (E&E) Services vendor will coordinate public messaging and other communication tasks for these processes. Services may include (as appropriate for each project): strategic public messaging and communications planning for each project, press releases, media communications, media buys, suggestions for or direct assistance with social media marketing, formation of and engagement with topical focus groups, organizational assistance for major events as needed, etc. The selected vendor will function as an extension of IMPO staff, representing the IMPO, working closely with the Executive Director, Deputy Director, Engagement Coordinator, and Project Managers as applicable.

Responses Due: October 14, 2022 at 3:00pm ET. Deadlines for questions and final submissions are within the RFP document and will be strictly adhered to. Responses to questions will be posted no later than end-of-day Friday, October 10. If interested, please review and submit questions to procurement@indympo.org in accordance with the deadlines listed in this RFP.

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Central Indiana Housing Study

The Indianapolis MPO has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Central Indiana Housing Study. The study will assess housing pricing, availability by type, quantify how that compares to what the population wants and can afford, and propose policy solutions for identified issues. It will also integrate previous work done by the IMPO and external organizations and provide a cohesive picture of the importance of diverse housing options in supporting Central Indiana’s continued growth and vibrancy. Notably, this process will emphasize engagement with various stakeholders throughout the region to gain an understanding of differing perspectives and strive to create consensus in long-term goals related to housing.

Responses Due: October 19, 2022 at 3:00pm ET. Deadlines for questions and final submissions are within the RFP document and will be strictly adhered to. Responses to questions will be posted no later than end-of-day Friday, October 11. If interested, please review and submit questions to procurement@indympo.org in accordance with the deadlines listed in this RFP.

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Future Opportunities

The IMPO anticpates the following procurement opportunities to become available in the near future.

Trail Oriented Development Plan

On October 17, 2022 the IMPO will release a RFP for a Trail Oriented Development Plan for Central Indiana. The intention of this plan is to identify success factors for Trail Oriented Development (TrOD), potential nodes on the existing/planned trail network, potential development guidelines, and potential tools for overcoming identified obstacles to success. Proposing new trails is not anticipated and will be part of other projects by the IMPO and local communities. If you have questions about the project, please contact IMPO project manager Rose Scovel (Rose.Scovel@indympo.org) before October 17.

Intersection Safety Studies

The Indianapolis MPO will soon issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Intersection Safety Studies. These Intersection Safety Studies will consist of Road Safety Audits performed at high crash intersections in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Area. The Request for Proposals will be released on October 10, 2022 at 10am ET with the final proposal package due on October 28th, 2022 at 3pm ET. For preliminary questions please contact project manager Jennifer Dunn at Jennifer.dunn@indymo.org before the release date.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do the cover page, table of contents, or questions addendum count towards the 20-page limit?

No, these do not count towards the page limit.

Is there a particular format that is required for the quote submissions?

At this time, there is not a specific format that is required.

Shall the password-protected PDF be separate from the proposal?

Yes, the proposal should not be password protected. The quote should be a different document with the password set as stipulated in the RFP document.

Is there a specific order of pages for submissions to follow?

No, page order does not matter, as long as everything is included.

Does the IMPO have a procurement policy?

The IMPO procurement policy document applies to all purchases and/or procurements by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization without regard to the source of funds, including local funds, State, and Federal assistance funding, except as provided by law. All procurement transactions will be conducted in a manner providing full and open competition consistent with the standards outlined in United States Code and Indiana Code


For a register of RFP proposals, please send an e-mail to procurement@indympo.org. Only RFPs since December 2020 are available for this request.