The Appalachian Council of Governments (ACOG) is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to provide professional services in the development of a Regional Freight Mobility Plan for the Appalachian Region of South Carolina, which includes the cities of Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson. 

Responses to this RFP must be received by 5:00 pm EDT on Monday, April 22, 2019** (no exceptions).

**NOTICE: The date to submit a proposal for the RFP has been extended one business day to reflect the Good Friday holiday. The old deadline was April 19, 2019...we have extended that deadline to April 22, 2019.**



ACOG Freight Study RFP

ACOG LPA Agreement with SCDOT

Notice to Proceed with RFP from SCDOT


Tentative Schedule

NOTE: Per ACOG’s LPA Agreement with SCDOT, any project intending to utilize federal funds for planning activities must obtain notices to proceed from SCDOT prior to consultant selection and project initiation. Delays in the proposed project schedule should be anticipated by all parties involved. 

RFP Advertised March 22, 2019
RFP (Written only) Questions Accepted April 9, 2019 by 5:00 pm EDT
RFP Answers Posted on the ACOG Website April 16, 2019 by 5:00 pm EDT
Proposal Deadline April 22, 2019 by 5:00 pm EDT
Review Team Evaluations Week of April 29, 2019
Consultant Interviews Week of May 6, 2019
Consultant Selection and Notification Week of May 6, 2019
Post Selection Meeting with Consultant Week of May 13, 2019
ACOG/Consultant Contract Negotiations By May 24, 2019
Award of Contract or Letter of Intent By May 24, 2019
Anticipated Services Begin June 3, 2019



Questions and answers will be posted in this section as they are addressed. Questions will be accepted until 5:00 pm EDT on April 9, 2019. To submit questions, please email Lance Estep at

Q: Can we submit our project schedule on 11x17 sized paper?

A: Yes, a z-fold 11x17 of your proposed project schedule is completely acceptable.


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