The Board Meet­ing of the Pana­ma City-Bay Coun­ty Air­port and Indus­tri­al Dis­trict was called to order at 2:00 p.m., May 29, 2018 by Vice Chair­man Lee.

The Invo­ca­tion was giv­en by Mrs. Rhon­da Marchman.

The Pledge of Alle­giance was led by Vice Chair­man Del Lee.

The Inter­im Exec­u­tive Sec­re­tary called the roll and indi­cat­ed that all Board Mem­bers were present except Chair­man Russ Math­is and Sandy Sims.

Busi­ness Items:

  1. Mas­ter Plan Update Ser­vices Consultant

This item pro­vides for Board accep­tance and approval of the rank­ing by the Selec­tion Com­mit­tee for the Mas­ter Plan Update Ser­vices Consultant.

Pre­vi­ous­ly, the Board approved and autho­rized Staff to dis­trib­ute a Request for Qual­i­fi­ca­tions to select a firm to devel­op a Mas­ter Plan Update for the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port. As a result, State­ments of Qual­i­fi­ca­tions were received from the fol­low­ing four firms:

  • Jacobsen/​Daniels
  • RS&H
  • CHA

A Selec­tion Com­mit­tee was estab­lished to review the sub­mit­tals, and includ­ed the fol­low­ing per­sons: Glen McDon­ald, Park­er McClel­lan, Richard McConnell, Dar­lene Nel­son and Rick Mellin. The Selec­tion Com­mit­tee met on May 23, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Airport.

The Selec­tion Com­mit­tee mem­bers were pro­vid­ed a copy of each firm’s sub­mit­tal for review and com­ment. The com­ments includ­ed dis­cus­sion of indi­vid­ual team mem­bers, local team par­tic­i­pa­tion, pre­vi­ous project expe­ri­ence, expe­ri­ence with com­plex issues, and oth­er relat­ed items. Each mem­ber was giv­en the oppor­tu­ni­ty to pro­vide their thoughts about each submittal.

Fol­low­ing review and dis­cus­sion by the Selec­tion Com­mit­tee, each firm was ranked, in descending

order they were:

  • RS&H
  • CHA

The top three were invit­ed to pro­vide pre­sen­ta­tions to the Board dur­ing this Board Meet­ing regard­ing their firm’s abil­i­ty to pro­vide mas­ter plan­ning update ser­vices for the Airport.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from all firms were present at the meet­ing and giv­en approx­i­mate­ly 40 min­utes each for team mem­bers to address the Board and answer fol­low up ques­tions. All of the firms dis­cussed the scope of work need­ed and the antic­i­pat­ed time­line for com­ple­tion of the Mas­ter Plan Update, as well as the ben­e­fits of their team. In addi­tion, they dis­cussed the need to expand rev­enue sources, devel­op­ing a cap­i­tal improve­ment plan for poten­tial air­side and land­side devel­op­ment and growth, and poten­tial fund­ing sources.

Fol­low­ing pre­sen­ta­tions, the Board dis­cussed each firm and the expec­ta­tions they all have for the Mas­ter Plan Update and the future of ECP. The Board ranked the firms in the fol­low­ing order:

  • CHA
  • RS&H

Mr. Nel­son made a motion to autho­rize staff to begin nego­ti­a­tions with the top ranked firm, CHA. Mr. Tusa sec­ond­ed the motion. The vote was tak­en and the motion passed four to one, with Mr.

McDon­ald vot­ing against it.

Pub­lic Comments:

There were no pub­lic comments.


The meet­ing was adjourned at approx­i­mate­ly 3:50 p.m.

Tal­isa Price, Board Sec­re­tary Russ