Airport

Caribou Municipal Airport
12 Airport Drive
Caribou, Maine 04736
E-mail: Airport Manager
Phone: (207) 493-5962
Fax: (207) 498-3954
 

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE STATEMENTS
AIRPORT PLANNING AND ENGINEERING SERVICES

The CITY OF CARIBOU is seeking to retain the services of a consultant, experienced in the practice of airport planning and engineering advisory services in the State of Maine, as a multiyear Airport Engineer. The CITY OF CARIBOU must receive qualification and experience statements no later than 2:00 p.m. local time on October 12, 2021 to be eligible for consideration. Statements shall be submitted in a single sealed envelope/package, clearly marked “Request for Qualifications for Engineering Services at the Caribou Municipal Airport.” E-mailed or faxed submittals will be considered as unresponsive. Complete packages must be delivered to:
Penny Thompson, Interim City Manager
City of Caribou
25 High Street
Caribou, Maine 04736
Phone: (207) 493-3324 Ext. 217
Submittals delivered after the deadline will not be considered. All questions shall be directed in writing to Penny Thompson (e-mail pthompson@cariboumaine.org) and must be received by 2:00 p.m. local time on September 24, 2021. All questions will be answered by 2:00 p.m. local time on September 30, 2021 and will be posted on the City’s website at http://www.cariboumaine.org/ under Departments then Airport. It will be the proposer’s responsibility to check the referenced websites for any new amendments.

2021 Caribou RFQ Airport

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The City of Caribou owns the Caribou Municipal Airport. It is located on approximately 220 acres in the north end of the City, approximately half a mile north of the City center. The airport dates back to the 1930’s, when it consisted of two turf strips. The airport currently has two asphalt paved runways: one is 4,000 feet long and 100 feet wide; and the other is 3,000 feet long and 75 feet wide. Both runways have pilot-controlled lighting.

Caribou Municipal is a general aviation airport supporting flying activities conducted by private and business interests. The airport is designated as an Airport of Entry (AOE) by the US Customs Service due to its proximity to the Canadian border. Permission to land from the US Customs Service is not necessary, but one hour advance notice is required. It is designed to serve small aircraft (12,500 lbs. or less) (reference code ARC B-11 aircraft). It will handle approach Category B aircraft with approach speeds of less than 121 knots.

There are two instrument approaches available in poor weather conditions, which provide lateral guidance only. The first is a straight in Global Positioning Satellite approach to Runway 19. It has ceiling and visibility minimums of 600 feet and one mile. The second is a circling approach using the Presque Isle Very High Frequency Omni-Directional Range (VOR) or GPS. Ceiling and visibility minimums for this approach are 700 feet and one mile.

The FBO terminal is located in the eastern portion of the airport property. A new 7,300 square foot hangar was constructed in 2000. Aircraft charter, maintenance, rental and flight training is available. Aircraft fuel (100 LL avgas) and oil is available. The terminal is open during daylight hours and after dark by appointment only.

The airport location is N46.52.59 latitude and W68.01.07 longitude with a field elevation of 626′. The traffic pattern is a standard left hand.