IMS Engineers Selected as Program Manager for Year 1 Projects in Infrastructure Improvement PlanIMS Engineers has been selected as the program manager for projects in the 1 Percent Sales-Tax Funded Infrastructure Improvement Plan.
As program manager, IMS Engineers will fast-track Year 1 projects, help with CIP development, provide interactive GIS mapping for the City and the public to use, and coordinate public information and outreach. The company also will assist with training and internal capacity building of City crews.
A Request for Proposals was advertised in June 2015 after the 1 Percent Commission approved the Year 1 budget in May 2015. The City received six proposals and from those proposals IMS Engineers was chosen to be the program manager.
IMS has experience as the Hinds County Engineer and has managed federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant-funded projects. The City will initiate the company’s contract by year’s end.
The City’s Infrastructure Improvement Program is a 20-year blueprint for a comprehensive overhaul of the city’s infrastructure system, from roads to water and sewer to drainage and bridges.