The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) is now accepting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) for professional services to perform a transit on-to-off passenger count survey, and an on-board origin and destination (O-D) interview survey. OKI, as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky metropolitan area, will serve as the project manager and contract directly with the selected firm resulting from this RFQ.

If the Proposer is a team, the team must be led by a firm that has the managerial and technical resources to communicate and coordinate directly with OKI and manage the work of the entire team. The team lead will function as the “Prime” and will be expected to assist and advise OKI in managing the project.

This RFQ contains detailed submission guidelines and SOQ specifications.

Submittal: All items requested as part of the RFQ must be completed in their entirety by November 7, 2023, 2 p.m. Failure to do so can result in the submittal being declared unresponsive and will be automatically DISQUALIFIED. OKI must be in receipt of all SOQs by the date identified in Section 2.1.1 at the following address. One (1) original and five (5) copies of the SOQ are required.

Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments
Attn: Finance Department
TRANSIT ON-BOARD Survey– Statement of Qualifications
720 E. Pete Rose Way, Suite 420; Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

The SOQ should be placed in a sealed envelope and clearly marked “TRANSIT ON-BOARD SURVEY – Statement of Qualifications”. Submissions not marked clearly will not be opened. Submissions received after the deadline will not be evaluated. No exceptions.

Interested firms’ questions and inquiries on the specifications of this SOQ shall be submitted in writing via email to Ting Zuo at Questions will be accepted until date identified in Section 2.1.1. The responses to all questions will be posted on within two (2) business days of receipt.

Reminder: A pre-qualification certification for conducting transit on-board surveys from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is REQUIRED. The certification application and detailed instructions can be found at Furthermore, should the conditions outlined in RFQ Section 2.3.2 be applicable, an approved overhead rate from Ohio Department of Transportation will also be a requisite. For further details, kindly visit