Jan 31
Bid ended

RFQ/P Flight School Operator At Stennis International Airport & Airpark (KHSA)

Kiln, MS (G)


Bidding Closed

Bid Date1/31/20 5:00 pm

Company & Contacts

Hancock County Port & Harbor Commission

Chanse P. Watson   cwatson@hcphc.ms

Notice is hereby given that the Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission (HCPHC) is requesting qualifications and proposals from those operators interested in basing and operating a FAA approved Federal Aviation Regulation (“FAR”) Part 61 and Part 141 school out of Stennis International Airport & Airpark (KHSA).Upon review of the qualifications and proposals, HCPHC will pursue negotiations with one or more respondents for a long-term contract. HCPHC reserves the right to discontinue the process at any time and/or to proceed with the implementation of a flight school through an alternative process.
HCPHC functions as the county’s Economic Development Authorityas well as owns and operates Port Bienville Industrial Park, Port Bienville Railroad and Stennis International Airport & Airpark (KHSA). HCPHC is aware of the demand of professional pilots and aircraft mechanics, and with a focus on workforce development, it is imperative that the HCPHC provide students of Hancock County and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Region with a pathway to meet the demands of the forecasted shortages in the aviation industry.

Each proposal shall specify each item as set forth in the SELECTION CRITERIA. Any and all exceptions must be clearly stated in the proposal. Failure to set forth any item in the specifications without taking exception may be grounds for rejection. HCPHC reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive any irregularity or informality in any proposal or in the Request for Qualification/Proposal (RFQ/P) process, as long as, in the judgment of HCPHC, such action will not negate fair competition and will permit proper comparative evaluation of the proposals submitted.

This Request for Qualification/Proposal is posted on the HCPHC website at www.portairspacework.com. Any changes, additions, or deletions to this Request for Qualification/Proposal will be in the
form of written addenda issued by the HCPHC.

Any addenda will be posted on the website. Responses to requests for information (“RFI”) from
potential respondents will also be posted on the
website. Prospective respondents must register at
the website to receive notices of addenda, responses to RFI, or other relevant new information during the response period.

HCPHC is not responsible for the failure of any
prospective proposer to receive such addenda. All
addenda so issued shall become a part of this
Request for Qualifications/Proposal. If your entity
is interested and qualified, please submit three (3)
hard copies and one (1) electronic copy (on CD/DVD
or jump drive) of your response by January 31, 2020 at 5:00 PM CST to:

Attn: Flight School Proposal
14054 Fred and Al Key Road
Kiln, MS 39556

If you have any questions about the proposal process, or for technical questions and information contact Mr. Chanse Watson at (228) 467-9231 × 101, or cwatson@hcphc.ms .