Posted: 12/7/2018

Responses due: 1/3/2019

Purpose of Request

The intent of this RFP is to obtain professional consultant services to study the feasibility, financial
implications, and possible governance structures that would be necessary in order to evaluate
whether MATBUS should form a transit authority. The study would be a collaborative effort
between Fargo and Moorhead (and possibly other regional jurisdictions) to explore funding
options for MATBUS operations. The consultant would be an objective third party expert who
would educate city leadership on the costs/benefits of various funding options, gain consensus
among the jurisdictions involved, and walk MATBUS through the process of implementing the
recommendations of the plan.

Project Objectives

The objective of the MATBUS Transit Authority Study is to balance the needs of each of the
participating jurisdictions, educate leaders on MATBUS’s needs, collaborate/negotiate with
agencies involved, identify additional funding opportunities, provide a risk based assessment of
those funding opportunities, and prepare an implementation strategy for the desired course of
action, which should include all necessary documents needed set forth the recommendations.

The consultant will work toward reaching consensus among participating agencies, clearly
delineate MATBUS’s financial shortfalls, provide an analysis of available methods of meeting its
future financial obligations, explore various governance structures, and help MATBUS to
implement the recommendation of the analysis.



**Note: this RFP was re-released 12/7/18**

Project Contact Information


Michael Maddox



Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments
Case Plaza, Suite 232
1 - 2nd Street North
Fargo, ND 58102