LFT Seeks Qualified Construction Firms For New Terminal Work

For Immediate Release
May 18, 2017
For More Information, Contact:
Robert Callahan, 337-233-6473, ext. 113

Plans for the construction of the new terminal at Lafayette Regional Airport are moving forward as attention has turned toward selecting a construction firm to build the project.  The Lafayette Airport Commission (LAC) is seeking Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) for Construction Management at Risk (CMAR) services for the airport terminal and supporting infrastructure project. The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) can be found on the Projects and Programs page of the airport website – lftairport.com. Interested firms have until June 9, 2017 at 2 pm CDT to submit their SOQ to the LAC at the following address:

Steven L. Picou, A.A.E, Executive Director
Lafayette Airport Commission
Lafayette Regional Airport
222 Jet Ranger X Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70508

The LAC’s objective in issuing this RFQ is for the construction of a new terminal building and associated improvements, including roadways, parking facilities, airfield improvements, and other work at Lafayette Regional Airport. This facility will serve the commercial air service needs of Lafayette and the Acadiana region by providing a safe, secure, and efficient passenger terminal complex which will serve the region into the future.

Once the SOQs have been submitted, the selection process is as follows: a mandatory pre-proposal meeting will be held on June 1, 2017 at 2 pm CDT in the airport terminal in the Commission Meeting Room on the second floor. All submitting SOQ firms must be in attendance. Any questions about the RFQ must be received by Project Management and Construction Management contractor Heery International before 2 pm on June 5, 2017.

The submitted SOQ will be reviewed by a Selection Review Committee, appointed by the LAC, that will evaluate and score each submission and the selected shortlist firms will be notified by July 7, 2017. A subsequent interview with the Selection Review Committee will be conducted between July 17 and 21, 2017. The Selection Review Committee will make its recommendation to the LAC by July 28, 2017 and the full LAC will act on their recommendation at their August 7, 2017 monthly meeting.

“The beginning of construction that leads to a New LFT Terminal will be here sooner than any of us realizes,” said Valerie Garrett, Chairperson of the Lafayette Airport Commission. “The first step toward that important milestone is the selection of the last group of professional firms to be selected for our new airport project.  The airport commission has worked diligently to be inclusive of our community throughout the process of the creation of the New LFT Terminal. We value the community’s participation and the confidence in the commission.”

The estimated $100 million project includes designing and building a new commercial service passenger terminal at the Lafayette Regional Airport. The terminal is designed for approximately 120,000 SQ FT of space on two levels. The first level will house airline check-in and office facilities, TSA baggage screening and airline make-up systems, two baggage claim units, rental car offices, and building infrastructure. The second level will house the airport administration and TSA offices, a TSA security screening checkpoint, concessions, five airline gates with passenger boarding bridges and holding room seating, and supporting infrastructure.

The terminal complex will include a separate utility building, aircraft parking ramp and taxiways, frontage and circulating roadways, and surface parking for approximately 1,000 vehicles. The new facility is designed for future expansion, and will be constructed adjacent to the existing terminal, which will be demolished upon the new terminal becoming operational. Air carrier operations will continue uninterrupted in the existing facility, which is directly adjacent to the project site, throughout the project duration and the safety, security and protection of the traveling public and general community will be of paramount importance.

Selection of the construction contractor will complete the third and final piece of the New LFT Terminal project delivery team. The first two contracts were awarded to Heery International of Atlanta for Program Management and Construction Management and RS&H Architecture, Engineering and Consulting for airport design. The Heery International team includes: Royal Engineers (New Orleans and Lafayette); Sellers & Associates (Lafayette); Kutchins & Groh (New Orleans); Metro-Source (New Orleans) and Eustis Engineering (Metairie and Scott). Subcontractors on the RS&H team include: Domingue, Szabo, and Associates (Lafayette); MBSB Group (Lafayette); CK Associates Air Environmental Services (Baton Rouge); Allain and Associates (Lafayette); Avant Acoustics (Lexana, KS); BNP Associates (Brookfield, CT); Devonian Group (Lafayette); EnviroAire (Lafayette); Eustis Engineering Services (Scott); Ghosa Research (Lafayette); Louisiana Testing and Inspection (Scott); M&E Consulting (Lafayette); Marrero Couvillon and Associates (Baton Rouge); Ragland, Aderman & Associates (Baton Rouge); Southern Earth Sciences (Baton Rouge); Valancourt International (Atlanta, GA); Viator and Associates (Lafayette); and Walker Parking Consultants (Tampa, FL).


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