Thursday, April 26, 2012

City RFQ issued for military-grade pavement

The City of Cincinnati Department of Transportation and Engineering has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the installation and maintenance of a MicroPaver computerized pavement management system.

The RFQ would include the determination of a pavement condition index (PCI) for every segment of public street within the City, using the MicroPaver software. A digital photograph of each street segment will also be required.

MicroPaver, also known as the Pavement Maintenance Management System, was developed in the late 1970s to help the Department of Defense manage its vast inventory of pavements. The program utilizes multiple levels of analysis to show where to best allocate dollars.

The technology is strongly supported by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Federal Aviation Administration, and the Federal Highway Administration.

RFQ submissions are due by noon on May 11.

Questions should be submitted to Christopher M. Ertel, Supervising Engineer, at