Requests for Proposals Submit an RFP
MetroCOG envisions a planning firm and/or team will provide technical services related to preparation, completion, submittal and approval of an updated Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan . The plan development process and plan content should align with the Scope of Services outlined in Attachment A of this RFP, and more importantly with FEMA’s Community Rating System Activity 510 (Floodplain Management Planning) to maximize activities eligible for CRS credits under this activity.
The Plan Update will be funded through the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection’s (DESPP) Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (Award # PDMC-PL-01-CT-2017-022) via the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) FY 2017 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (“PDM) Grant Program (Competitive Fed Grant No. EMB-2018-PC-0005). The PDM Program is authorized by Section 203 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Pub. L. No. 93-288 (1974) (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. §5133).
The ﬁnal work product for this project will be a design (with all appropriate engineering
drawings and documents) as well as all speciﬁcations for materials and products and all
required documents for the project to go out for construction bids. The Consultant shall
deliver to the City of Albany the trail design plans (with all appropriate engineering drawings
and bid-ready documents) within 180 days from the Notice to Proceed.
The City of Mount Vernon seeks a qualified consultant to complete a Nomination study for an approximately 29-acre area to provide an in-depth and thorough description and analysis of existing conditions, opportunities, and reuse of potential properties located in the Brownfield Opportunity Area with an emphasis on attracting and creating commercial enterprise that are catalysts for revitalization. For more Information:
The Land Use Bureau, City of Stamford, Connecticut, has issued a Request for Qualifications (the “RFQ”) for professional services for On-Call Planning, Architectural and Technical Design Services; in compliance with City Ordinance Number 1236 Supplemental “Prescribing the Engagement of Experts by the Land Use Bureau Chief or the Land Use Boards.” RFQ documents will be available for download at Stamfordct.gov/Purchasing.
A Pre-Submittal Meeting will be held Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. EST, in Mayor’s Conference Room, 10th Floor, Government Center, 888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford, CT 06904. Interested individuals and firms are encouraged to attend. Submitters are responsible for any information conveyed at this meeting.
A link to the RFQ on eBid can be found below:
Link to register on eBid:
May 17, 2018
Re: Request for Proposals
Town of Weston 2020 Plan of Conservation & Development
The Town of Weston Planning & Zoning Commission is seeking Requests for Proposals from qualified professional planning consultants and consulting firms to update the Town’s 2010 Plan of Conservation and Development. Weston is a single family dwelling community with a small commercial center and a centrally located public school campus and town offices. The community is zoned for residences on 2 acre lots and over 25% of the Town’s land is preserved open space. It is the intent of the Town to enter into a contract with the selected consultant to assist in the update of the Town Plan to be adopted prior to June 30, 2020.
The RFP and the 2010 Town Plan of Conservation and Development are available for download at http://westonct.gov/townhall/27652/28677/29272
Proposals should be delivered to Jonathan Luiz, Town Administrator, Town of Weston, 56 Norfield Road, Weston, CT 06883 by 4:00 pm on Monday June 4, 2018.
Tracy D. Kulikowski, JD, AICP
Land Use Director, Town of Weston, CT
The City of Norwalk is seeking the services of a consulting firm or firms qualified to
undertake a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) study for the East Avenue Railroad
Stations. The City is currently preparing its 2018 Plan of Conservation and Development
(Citywide Plan) as well as undertaking several other planning initiatives throughout the
The City of Peekskill (“City”) seeks a qualified consultant (“Consultant”) meeting all of the requirements listed herein and experienced in construction administration and/or inspection services for a grant-funded project awarded by the State of New York. This Request for Proposals (“RFP”) is specific to the Charles Point Trail construction project (“Project”), a segment of the Southern Waterfront Trail system. The Project consists of the construction of a multi-use asphalt trailway with accompanying amenities, including trashcans, bicycle racks, benches, stone screening, grading and stabilization, public gazebos, and the installation of site utilities including lighting from Charles Point Park (northern terminus) in the City of Peekskill to the Village of Buchanan municipal boundary (southern terminus).
This Project is funded by Title 11 of the New York State Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the New York State Department of State (Contract number C1000729).
The full set of construction documents and related materials is available for purchase at City Hall. More information can be found here: https://www.cityofpeekskill.com/sites/peekskillny/files/uploads/charles_pt_trail_construction_project_-_front_end_-_bid_2018-003_-_city_of_peekskill.pdf
Questions must be made in writing and submitted to Jesica Youngblood, City Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 11 AM, May 8, 2018.
For more information on this RFP, please visit https://www.cityofpeekskill.com/sites/peekskillny/files/uploads/rfp_-_construction_inspector_-_charles_point_multi-use_trail.pdf
Fort Hill Park is located west of Decatur Avenue and north of Paulding Street, and the donated land is located between Fort Hill Park and the Chateau Rive Apartments (see full RFP here for maps).
Fort Hill Park and adjacent lands contain overgrown unmarked trails in need of repair. Upgrades to existing trails and the blazing of new trails are necessary to enhance user experience. Trail designs must cater to a variety of skill levels and users of all abilities.
Minor landscaping at the entrances and in the cemetery area, if any, will use native/non-invasive and require little to no maintenance. No lighting is proposed.
The City has a conceptual park plan completed in 2017 in partnership with the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (see full RFP here).
Scope of Work:
General services included in the RFP involve the preparation of a site and topographic survey (a subdivision plan will be available for selected Consultant’s use); layout of proposed trails; re-routing of existing trails; interpretive signage design and placement; and trail amenities design and placement (e.g. benches, walkways). Included will be a minimum of one (1) public workshop and one (1) public presentation to stakeholders. The selected Consultant is also responsible for delivering construction documents with technical specifications (if needed) for subsequent biding of the Project and producing a viable Project cost estimate. Finally, if the City bids the project during the Consultant’s contract period, then the Consultant will assist the City in providing assistance during the bidding process and conduct inspection services during construction.
A full posting of the RFP is located on the City’s website on the ‘Bids/RFPs’ tab.
Scope of Work:
I. Demographic Trends
• Review and interpret demographic trends and characteristics of the City of Central Falls using data compiled by city staff for the City of Central Falls Comprehensive Plan and other regional and local sources
II. Existing and Future Facilities-Analysis
• Compile an inventory and assessment of the existing parks, trails, open space and recreation facilities within the city, as well as nearby regional parks, trails, open space and recreation facilities. This assessment will include a comparative analysis to communities of similar size and density regionally using nationally accepted standards. The analysis should consider the capacity of each amenity found within the system (playgrounds, ball fields, trails, natural areas, special facilities, etc.), as well as functionality, accessibility, condition, comfort and convenience. Each amenity should be evaluated regarding its service from both a resident and visitor perspective. Evaluation criteria should be based on the expressed values of the community, provided through concurrent work by city staff. The analysis will also include identification of best possible providers of community and recreation services and recommendations for minimizing duplication and enhancing possibilities for partnerships, where appropriate.
III. Rank and Prioritize Demand and Opportunities
• Provide an assessment and analysis of the Parks and Recreation Department’s current level of recreation programs, services, maintenance and staffing in relation to present and future goals, objectives and directives
• Provide a user fee analysis for facilities, programs and services
• Provide an analysis of the best possible providers for programs and services. Identify and discern any unnecessary duplication of services through public and private program providers
• The consultant and the City’s Project Manager shall hold progress meetings twice per month until the Master Plan is completed. The consultant shall supply the Project Manager with a digital copy of all completed or partially completed reports, studies, forecasts, maps or plans as deemed necessary by the Project Manager at least three (3) working days before each progress meeting. The Project Manager shall schedule the meetings, as necessary, at key times during the development of the Master Plan.
V. Action Plan
• Collect and analyze demographic information for the community
• Collect and analyze information on participation, needs, desires, operations, programming and land use trends and make Level of Service recommendations
• Identify areas of service shortfalls and projected impact of future trends • Provide usable and workable definitions and recommendations for designated park and open space with acreages and parameters defined as appropriate
• Develop recommendations for operations, staffing, maintenance, programming, and funding needs
• Provide a clear plan for development of programming direction based on standards and demands analysis
• Develop a definitive program for acquisition and development of parkland, recreational facilities, open space, trails and parks maintenance and administration of facilities for the future • Provide a maintenance and operation analysis • Identify opportunities for available funding and acquisition alternatives
• Develop an action plan which includes strategies, priorities and an analysis of budget support and funding mechanisms for the short-term, mid-term, and long- term for the parks system, open space, trails, and recreation programs and services
VI. Development of Final Plan and Supporting Materials
• The Master Plan must include written goals, plans, objectives, and policy statements that articulate a clear vision and “road map” and model for the Parks and Recreation Department’s future
• A summary of existing conditions, inventories and Level of Service analysis • Charts, graphs, maps and other data as needed to support the plan and its presentation to the appropriate audiences
• An Action Plan
• A digital copy of the Final Master Plan, in PDF and original editable (i.e. .docx or .indd) format.
Resources Available: A representative from the City of Central Falls will be available throughout the study to answer questions and provide information required to complete the study. Individuals from the City will be available throughout this study to provide available information, current records, history, and contacts to discuss items as the study progresses.
Find the complete RFP at: http://www.centralfallsri.us/purchasing
The Town of Smithtown is seeking a professional planning firm to prepare a new comprehensive plan and the associated Generic Environmental Impact Statement.