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Weather Services RFP Kent Mayer Assistant Chief Maintenance Engineer Nevada Department of Transportation Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) 2006.

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1 Weather Services RFP Kent Mayer Assistant Chief Maintenance Engineer Nevada Department of Transportation Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) 2006 Annual Stakeholder Meeting Falls Church, Virginia August 10-11, 2006

2 If this is a partly cloudy forecast what is going to happen when they predict snow

3 History Informal Contract with Northwest Weathernet, Inc. for last 15± years. Informal Contract with Northwest Weathernet, Inc. for last 15± years. North Western Region of Nevada including Sierra Nevada Mountain areas North Western Region of Nevada including Sierra Nevada Mountain areas Regional Weather Forecasts Regional Weather Forecasts DTN Satellite Services from 1996 most of State DTN Satellite Services from 1996 most of State

4 History Cont. Agreement with Meteologix in 2003 for Weather Sentry Upgrade Agreement with Meteologix in 2003 for Weather Sentry Upgrade Trial on Web based System Winter and Spring Trial on Web based System Winter and Spring Both Sole Source Both Sole Source

5 Request for Proposals Request for proposals advertised on July 17, 2006 Request for proposals advertised on July 17, 2006 Proposals due back by August 22, 2006 Proposals due back by August 22, 2006 Depending on number of proposals committee to review and invite vendors for formal presentation, and rank proposals. weeks. Depending on number of proposals committee to review and invite vendors for formal presentation, and rank proposals. weeks. Goal to have services in-place for the winter season. Goal to have services in-place for the winter season.

6 Scope of Services Weather Forecast Weather Forecast General characteristics of the weather event General characteristics of the weather event Precipitation Precipitation Near surface wind gusts Near surface wind gusts Near surface air temperature Near surface air temperature Near surface relative humidity Near surface relative humidity

7 Scope of Services Cont. Near surface dew points Near surface dew points Mesoscale phenomenon Mesoscale phenomenon Severe weather conditions Severe weather conditions Pavement Temperature Forecasts Pavement Temperature Forecasts

8 Meteorological Management Services Requirements Specific forecasts for maintenance Service areas (80)-may combine if similar. Specific forecasts for maintenance Service areas (80)-may combine if similar. Concern level rating Concern level rating Spring & Summer specific construction or Maintenance Projects Spring & Summer specific construction or Maintenance Projects Defined microclimates on a route specific basis Defined microclimates on a route specific basis Annual and quarterly meetings Annual and quarterly meetings

9 Consultant Services 24 hour personalized statewide meteorological support via telephone 24 hour personalized statewide meteorological support via telephone Management telephone conferences when potential sever weather conditions are forecast. Management telephone conferences when potential sever weather conditions are forecast.

10 Miscellaneous Provisions forecasts twice daily forecasts twice daily Web posted Web posted Unscheduled updates when conditions change from original forecasts. Unscheduled updates when conditions change from original forecasts. Statistical analysis for forecast verification rates. Statistical analysis for forecast verification rates. Option of vendors to propose alternative or new technology from items identified in RFP. Option of vendors to propose alternative or new technology from items identified in RFP.


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