RFPs and RFQs

To have an RFP/RPQ posted on AEP, please contact Candace Bynder at membership@califaep.org

Solicitation Notice - Delta Stewardship Council & U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Delta Science Proposal Solicitation Notice November 2020 - Solicitation #21000

Link to the solicitation: https://caseagrant.ucsd.edu/sites/default/files/2021%20Science%20PSN%20Nov9.pdf

This Solicitation seeks research with direct management implications, thus the 2017-2021 Science Action Agenda (SAA) is the key source of focus areas for scientific studies in this Solicitation. As called for in the 2019 Delta Science Plan (https://deltacouncil.ca.gov/pdf/2019- delta-science-plan.pdf), the Science Action Agenda (SAA) prioritizes and aligns science actions to fill gaps in knowledge and build science capacity to address current and anticipated management needs. For more information about the SAA, please visit http://scienceactionagenda.deltacouncil.ca.gov/. USBR supports the SAA and the critical science that: advances ongoing efforts to modernize data collection and sharing; develops tools and associated data to evaluate the ecologic and hydrologic effects of existing and alternative water operations in the Sacramento and San Joaquin watershed; improves scientific understanding of measures and opportunities to restore native species; and collaboratively synthesizes available information regarding fish, wildlife, and wetland habitat restoration opportunities in the Delta


RFP - Coachella Valley Conservation Commission - DEVELOPMENT OF DRAFT RESTORATION PLAN FOR ENHANCEMENT OF WETLANDS HABITAT IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY STORMWATER CHANNEL AND DELTA CONSERVATION AREA, RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

The Coachella Valley Conservation Commission is seeking proposals for development of a draft wetlands restoration plan to enhance habitat for endangered wildlife species at the North Shore Ranch property near Mecca, California.  

Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2020 at 5 pm

A pre-proposal site visit will be held November 17, 2020 at 9am. Please RSVP if you are interested in attending. See the RFP for more information.

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RFP - COUNTY OF INYO - Preparation of a 6th Cycle Housing Element Update to the County of Inyo‘s General Plan (Deadline Extended to October 15, 2020)

The County of Inyo, through its Planning Department, is seeking to obtain an independent contractor/consultant, with expertise in the State of California‘s mandatory Housing Elements and more specifically changes for the 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) updates; General Plan policy; and public outreach, to prepare a proposal for the preparation of the County‘s 6th Cycle RHNA Housing Element update.

Inyo County‘s Housing Element is due for a mandatory update to be completed by August 2021. The County has obtained LEAP grant funding in the amount of $65,000 to hire a consultant to update its Housing Element, under the 6th Cycle RHNA. The unincorporated County‘s RHNA is 205 total units, which is 70 units more than the 5th Cycle. Less than 2 percent of the land in the County is privately owned; therefore, the update will focus on finding appropriately zoned sites with appropriate characteristics to meet the allocation within all of the income categories as required by the State. The County has also secured SB-2 Planning Grant Funding to evaluate its vacant private lands and identify land that would be available for up-zoning to meet its affordable housing needs. The proposed update to allowed densities and zoning/land use changes will be used to analyze the inventory of land suitable for residential development at each income level as identified by the RHNA in the Housing Element update. This work will be closely coordinated with the Housing Element update work.

Submittal Deadline: Deadline Extended to October 15, 2020

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RFP - CITY OF GARDENA - ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING SERVICES for work relating to the Sixth Cycle Housing Element

The City of Gardena (City) is in the process of updating its Housing Element for the Sixth Cycle which is due October 15, 2021. The City has hired Veronica Tam and Associates, Inc. to prepare the Housing Element. Because of the delay in the release of the RHNA numbers by SCAG, the City will be proceeding in two overlapping phases. The City will adopt the Housing Element in accordance with the statutory deadline. At some point while the Housing Element is in process, the City will begin the process of amending the land use portion of the General Plan and the City’s zoning map and ordinances to correspond to the Sixth Cycle Housing Element Update.

The City is seeking the services of a qualified environmental planning firm (Consultant) to provide an Initial Study/Negative Declaration or Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/ND) for Phase 1 - the City’s adoption of the Sixth Cycle Housing Element and a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) and associated documents for the General Plan land use amendments and zone changes (Phase 2) (collectively, the Project). The selected Consultant will enter into an Agreement for Professional Consultant Services with the City to prepare the required environmental documents. The Consultant will work closely with staff in the Community Development Department, Lisa Kranitz, the Assistant City Attorney, and Veronica Tam and Associates.

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RFP – San Joaquin Council of Governments, EIR for Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy

The San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) is seeking proposals from qualified firms for professional services to prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) for San Joaquin County in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The EIR will evaluate potential impacts of the proposed Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) 2022 Update and must also be completed in compliance with Fixing America‘s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act); Senate Bill (SB) 375; and any other applicable state and federal environmental laws.

Please direct any questions to Tim Kohaya via email at kohaya@sjcog.org or Hailey Lang via email at lang@sjcog.org

Each CONSULTANT shall submit one electronic copy of their proposal to Tim Kohaya or Hailey Lang via email. Proposals must be received no later than 4:00 PM, on Friday, August 21, 2020.

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RFQ - Sonoma County Community Development Commission - Environmental Review Services

The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (Commission) is requesting qualifications from firms to provide consulting services related to federal environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act and 24 CFR Part 58, HUD Environmental Review Regulations, as well as other types of environmental review services as needed. Applications are due August 14, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Information is included in the attached RFQ and will be available online at http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/CDC/RFQ-Environmental-Services-2020/

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RFQ - Recology - for On-Call Solid Waste Facility Permitting Services

Recology is issuing this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to solicit experienced consulting firms who can assist with the preparation of Reports of Facility Information (RFIs) under the requirements of Title 14 and 27 of California Code of Regulations (CCR), as needed. In particular, Recology is seeking consultants to assist with the preparation of Reports of Facility Information (RFIs), including Transfer Processing Reports (TPR), Facility Plans, Report of Compost Site Information (RCSI), and Joint Technical Documents (JTD). The services requested will primarily function as an extension of Recology staff on tasks related to solid waste permitting.

Proposals are due electronically by 5:00 p.m., August 21, 2020.

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RFQ - Recology - for On-Call CEQA Services

Recology is issuing this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to solicit experienced environmental consulting firms who can assist with the preparation of documentation in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Depending on the project and the jurisdiction, Recology is allowed to directly hire consultants to assist with CEQA compliance. As such, we are looking to create a preferred consultant list to contact when projects arise.

Proposals are due electronically by 5:00 p.m., August 21, 2020.

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RFQ - Recology - for On-Call Air Quality Technical Services

Recology is issuing this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to solicit experienced consulting firms who can assist with services and materials related to air quality permitting, air permit application preparation, and data evaluation. Recology will need assistance in completing tasks related to air quality impact assessments for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) projects, air quality compliance activities, state and local air permitting of stationary and non-stationary sources, and other tasks, such as emission inventories for various Recology facilities. We are looking to create a preferred consultant list to contact when these projects arise as a result of this RFQ process.

Proposals are due electronically by 5:00 p.m., August 21, 2020.

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RFP - for ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR THE 2022 TULARE COUNTY REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN/SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES STRATEGY AND ADDITIONAL ON-CALL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (as needed)

The Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG), as the Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA) for Tulare County, is requesting proposals from qualified consultants for a) preparation of a Program-level Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the 2022 Tulare County Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)/Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) (referred to herein as 2022 RTP/SCS), and the Alternative Planning Strategy (APS), if necessary; and b) additional on-call environmental services (as needed) in support of the 2022 RTP/SCS update process. Any firm responding to this solicitation is hereinafter referred to as a consultant. The objective of this RFP is to select a qualified consultant to enter into a contract to perform the work described below, with an option to extend the contract for up to three additional years for related on-call environmental services. A joint venture of firms or a single firm for all or part of the tasks described is acceptable to accomplish the anticipated Scope of Services outlined in Attachment A.

Deadline for written inquiries/questions: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Proposals Due to TCAG by 5:00 PM, Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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RFP - SJCOG - Regional Resiliency Implementation Plan And Adaptation Guidance

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RFP - CalRecycle - Tree Removal Field Management for the Camp Fire DRR19103

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has been tasked by the California Governors Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) to manage a coordinated hazard tree removal project for trees damaged by the Camp Fire. CalRecycle intends to perform this work in an expedited manner in full compliance with Cal OES and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) project requirements as outlined in this Request for Proposals (RFP), while protecting public health and safety and the environment.

This Contract requires the Contractor to provide professional hazard tree removal management services related to the tree removal in Butte County as well as assist CalRecycle in the coordination, documentation, and related efforts necessary to coordinate with county, state, and possibly federal agencies and document tree marking, removal, processing, and disposal. Services may include support services in other Northern California counties.

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RFP - CITY OF SANTEE - ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING SERVICES for General Plan Amendments and Zone Changes corresponding to the Sixth Cycle Housing Element

DUE DATE: May 25, 2020

The City of Santee (City) is seeking the services of a qualified environmental planning firm (Consultant) to provide a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) and associated documents for general plan land use amendments and zone changes for multiple properties throughout the City corresponding to the Sixth Cycle Housing Element Update (Project). The PEIR will need to be prepared and processed in accordance with the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The selected Consultant will enter into an Agreement for Professional Consultant Services contract with the City to prepare a PEIR for the Project. The Consultant will work closely with staff in the Department of Development Services, the City Attorneys office, and the Citys Housing Element Consultant (Veronica Tam and Associates).

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RFP - Los Gatos Vegetation Management Plan

PROPOSAL SUBMITTAL DEADLINE:
DATE: April 16, 2020
TIME: 1:00 pm
Submit by email to: mmorley@losgatosca.gov

The Town of Los Gatos is issuing this RFP to develop guidelines, procedure, and environmental documentation to allow for vegetation management in the Towns Open Spaces and along Town roadways in hillside areas with the purpose of reducing fire risk while maintaining a functional and attractive open space. The study will include a full review of existing conditions, including all necessary environmental review to allow for CEQA and NEPA clearance.

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RFQ - Mariposa LAFCo project to prepare and process a Municipal Service Review, an update to the Sphere of Influence, and a Change of Organization to expand the boundary of the Mariposa Public Utility District

March 5, 2020

The Mariposa Public Utility District (MPUD), an independent special district, was formed in 1947 under the Public Utilities Act of 1921. The District is governed by a five (5) member Board of Directors elected at large within the district, which serves the unincorporated community of Mariposa, Mariposas County Seat. At the present time, the District provides water and wastewater services within its boundaries. It also provides fire protection services, and has mutual aid agreements with the Mariposa County Fire Department and the State of California (CAL FIRE) for fire protection services. MPUD is currently in discussions with the County of Mariposa (Mariposa County Fire Department), to take over fire protection services within its boundaries.

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RFQ - 2020-RFQ-74 Environmental Services Cultural Assessment Review for Weatherization Projects Statewide

Department of Community Services and Development Budgets and Contract Services

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RFP - City of Orland - for Environmental Services for the Proposed Commerce Plaza Commercial Project - CEQA Analysis Services

The City of Orland invites qualified environmental firms to submit proposals for environmental services for the proposed Commerce Plaza ("Project", "Proposed Project"). The Proposed Project is summarized as follows:

The Project will be located on 4.2 acres of land on two separate parcels (APNs 045-170-041 and 045-170-042). The two parcels are within the City of Orland. Potential commercial development at the Project site may include a range of typical commercial uses. At this time, the Applicant has requested approval from the City of Orland for the following uses: two 2,000 sq. ft. restaurants and a 4,500 sq. ft. restaurant on parcel A and a 3,400 sq. ft. convenience store and restaurant with fueling bays and a car wash on parcel B. Table 1 summarizes the proposed development components.

Environmental services for this project include, but are not limited to, California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") compliance documentation. Based on the findings of the Initial Study (IS) prepared for the Project (Attachment E), the Project may require either an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) or a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND). The type of environmental document may in part be determined by the results of the technical studies required for the Project. A traffic study has been completed for the Project (Attachment D) and technical studies for biological resources, cultural resources, air quality (including a health risk assessment), greenhouse gas emissions, and noise likely will need to be performed to evaluate potential impacts in these areas.

The selection process will include the firm's experience in performing environmental services on projects of a similar size and scope, past client satisfaction and recommendations, time commitment and quality of the proposal. Proposals shall be presented in accordance with the specified RFP requirements set forth herein. Supplementary material such as exhibits, biographical information and other documentation may also be submitted separately bound from the proposal.

To be considered, four (4) copies of sealed proposal and one (1) electronic copy shall be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., Friday, February 28, 2020, to:

City of Orland
Planning Department
City Hall, 815 Fourth Street,
Orland, CA 95963
Attention: Scott Friend

Any and all questions should be e-mailed to cityplanner@cityoforland.com to the attention of Scott Friend no later than Friday, February 14th to allow time for a response and response distribution. Answers to questions will be shared with all firms that have obtained the RFP document via posting to the City's website. To ensure receipt of notifications regarding this proposal, and to have the proposal considered valid, this document must be obtained directly from the City.

This solicitation does not commit the City to pay any costs incurred in the preparation and presentation of submittals or to select any consultant who responds. This solicitation covers only the work described herein and does not commit the City to any work beyond that described.

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RFP - County of Lake - FOR THE PROVISION OF CONSULTING SERVICES FOR THE 6th CYCLE (2019-2027) HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE

Issue Date: January 31, 2020

Issued By:
Lake County Community Development Department

Due Date and Time: March 12, 2020 at 2:00 P.M.

Attention: Michalyn DelValle
Community Development Department
255 North Forbes Street
Lakeport, CA 95453

The County of Lake, California is soliciting sealed proposals from a qualified consulting firm to prepare an update of the 6th Cycle (2019-2027) Housing Element. This project includes reviewing the draft Housing Element Update (2019-2027), Lake County General Plan and the State of California Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) letter dated January 7, 2020 and develop and revise the draft Housing Element Update to reflect current conditions, County policies, emerging issues and changes needed to meeting the housing requirements as mandated by HCD.

Request for Proposals document will be available:

Lake County Community Development Department
255 N. Forbes Street
Lakeport, CA 95453

or https://www.lakecountyca.gov/Business/WithCounty/htm

or https://www.planning.org/consultants/

RFP Submission Deadline: March 12, 2020 at 2:00 P.M.
All RFPs shall be opened on March 12, 2020 at 4:00 P.M.

Number of Original Proposals to be sent: 5 hard copies and 1 Flash Drive in Microsoft Word.

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RFP - County of Lake - FOR THE PROVISION OF CONSULTANTING SERVICES FOR THE LOWER LAKE AREA PLAN UPDATE

Issue Date: January 21, 2020

Issued By:
Lake County Community Development Department

Due Date and Time: February 27, 2020 at 2:00 P.M.

Attention: Michalyn DelValle
Community Development Department
255 North Forbes Street
Lakeport, CA 95453

The County of Lake, California is soliciting sealed proposals from a qualified consulting firm to prepare an update of the 1988 Lower Lake Area Plan. The consulting firm will review the Lower Lake Area Plan and revise the document to reflect current conditions, County policies and emerging issues and prepare an Environmental Impact Report in accordance to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). A Public Engagement Plan will also be required. 

Request for Proposals document will be available:

Lake County Community Development Department
255 N. Forbes Street
Lakeport, CA 95453

or https://www.lakecountyca.gov/Business/WithCounty/htm

or https://www.planning.org/consultants/

RFP Submission Deadline: February 27, 2020 at 2:00 P.M.
All RFPs shall be opened on February 27, 2020 at 4:00 P.M.

Number of Original Proposals to be sent: 5 hard copies and 1 Flash Drive in Microsoft Word.

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RFP - COUNTY OF VENTURA - Annual Surface Mine Inspections, Review of Financial Assurances, and Related Services for Compliance with the State Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: February 7, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Ventura County
Resource Management Agency
Planning
800 S. Victoria Avenue
Ventura CA 93009

SERVICES TENTATIVELY REQUESTED

The County of Ventura, Resource Management Agency, Planning Division (hereinafter County), is requesting proposals for consultant services to perform the tasks relating to the Surface Mine Inspections Program, currently performed by County staff. The County is currently responsible for the inspection, reporting and enforcement of violations for eleven (11) active surface mines within the Countys jurisdiction. These mines currently extract sand, gravel, clay, silica sand, gypsum, and hard rock. Each mine has a Conditional Use Permit which details the mines operational requirements, and each is subject to regulations outlined by the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) enacted by the California Department of Conservation. Under SMARA, the County is responsible for assuring that adverse environmental impacts are minimized and mined lands are reclaimed to a usable condition. In order to actively mine within the County, certain criteria must be met to ensure compliance with SMARA. Each mine also has a Reclamation Plan which details the plans for complete reclamation of the mine site after mining has ceased. The Reclamation Plan is used as a tool to guide the mine operator in achieving site reclamation once the life of the mined site has ended. To ensure compliance, the mine operator must comply with the Conditional Use Permit and Reclamation Plan through the life of the project and permit annual inspections by the County. An understanding of each sites Conditional Use Permit and Reclamation Plan is the primary instrument used to address compliance during annual site visits.

Along with the Reclamation Plan, certain financial obligations must be met. An annual Financial Assurance Cost Estimate (FACE) must be reported by the mine operator to identify the total cost of immediate reclamation. Each mine operator is responsible for maintaining a Financial Assurance Mechanism (FAM), which holds the operator accountable for total reclamation outlined in the FACE. The mine operator is also responsible for maintaining a deposit account with the County to fund time spent during inspection and reporting. The County works together with the Division of Mine Reclamation (DMR) and the mine operator to ensure compliance with SMARA and proper reclamation of each mine site.

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RFP - COUNTY OF TUOLUMNE - TUOLUMNE COUNTY CLIMATE ACTION PLAN

Issued: January 7, 2020

Deadline for Submission of Proposals: February 7, 2020 at 3:00 PM

For an electronic version of this RFP, go to: http://www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov (Click on Bids, RFPs & RFQs)

This request for proposals is to solicit a consultant or consultant team to prepare a Climate Action Plan (CAP) for Tuolumne County. It is anticipated that the CAP will support the implementation of the goals, policies and programs identified in the 2018 Tuolumne County General Plan.

California law and federal law provide specific employment restrictions for retirees and/or current County employees that desire to contract with the County.

For CalPERS retirees: if the work you will perform as a contractor is the same or similar to work you performed as an active employee or is work that is performed by active employees, it is most likely subject to the PERS retired annuitant restrictions, meaning the employment is disallowed and the County will not be able to enter into a contract with you.

For current County employees: California and federal law prohibit a current employee from contracting with its employer while being an active employee. If an employee is interested in becoming an independent contractor, the employee must consider separation from employment with the County, however should the employee retire, he/she may be subject to the CalPERS retired annuitant laws. Should a current County employee respond to a RFP while in active employment status, the employee must separate from employment prior to award of the contract.

No County time is allowed to be used to prepare for or work on a response to a County RFP.

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RFP - COUNTY OF TUOLUMNE - Title 17 Zoning Code Comprehensive Update and Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance

Issued: January 7, 2020

Deadline for Submission of Proposals: Monday, February 3, 2020, 2:00 PM

For an electronic version of this RFP, go to: http://www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov (Click on Bids, RFPs & RFQs)

This project entails:

  1. a comprehensive update of the Tuolumne County Zoning Ordinance and development procedures to bring them into conformance with the recently updated General Plan and new State housing laws such as SB 330,
  2. creation of an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) ordinance and program, and
  3. the potential for optional tasks as outlined in the Scope of Services.

California law and federal law provide specific employment restrictions for retirees and/or current County employees that desire to contract with the County.

For CalPERS retirees: if the work you will perform as a contractor is the same or similar to work you performed as an active employee or is work that is performed by active employees, it is most likely subject to the PERS retired annuitant restrictions, meaning the employment is disallowed and the County will not be able to enter into a contract with you.

For current County employees: California and federal law prohibit a current employee from contracting with its employer while being an active employee. If an employee is interested in becoming an independent contractor, the employee must consider separation from employment with the County, however should the employee retire, he/she may be subject to the CalPERS retired annuitant laws. Should a current County employee respond to a RFP while in active employment status, the employee must separate from employment prior to award of the contract.

No County time is allowed to be used to prepare for or work on a response to a County RFP

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RFP - City of Watsonville - AN AMENDMENT TO THE MANABE-OW SPECIFIC PLAN, TO INCLUDE CONSIDERATION OF A VARIETY OF FUTURES USES SUCH AS RESIDENTIAL, ADDITIONAL OFFICE/RETAIL, AS WELL AS LIGHT INDUSTRIAL USES

Project Summary: The City of Watsonville Community Development Department is requesting proposals from urban design and planning consulting firms interested in providing consulting services for the preparation of an amendment to the Manabe-Ow Specific Plan. The amendment will require the preparation of an environmental impact report in compliance with CEQA. The Specific Plan Amendment will require input from stakeholder groups and the public. There are existing deed restrictions on the Specific Plan property that were agreed upon by the Watsonville Farm Bureau, Watsonville Wetlands Watch, County of Santa Cruz and LAFCO as conditions of annexation . The developer and the City will be responsible for communicating directly with these parties regarding proposed land use modifications. The proposal should include a scope of work for environmental services in compliance with CEQA.

The Manabe Ow Specific Plan and Specific Plan EIR can be found on the Citys website at:

https://cityofwatsonville.org/DocumentCenter/Index/157

RFP Issued: December 17, 2019
RFP Deadline: January 24, 2020

Submit To: Ivan Carmona, Associate Planner
Community Development Department
City of Watsonville
250 Main Street
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 768-3078
Ivan.carmona@cityofwatsonville.org

Number of Copies: 10 complete sets and digital copy on flash drive

All respondents will be notified of the selection results and may be requested to participate in an oral interview to assist with the selection process.

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RFQ - Sweetwater Authority Properties Programmatic Permitting for Operations and Maintenance

Sweetwater Authority  is initiating an effort to programmatically permit operations and maintenance (O&M) activities, as described in the draft Property Operation and Maintenance Plan. To achieve this, Sweetwater Authority is seeking an environmental consulting firm to assist with the preparation of environmental compliance documentation and the acquisition of programmatic regulatory permits for O&M activities.

RFQ Submittals Due By:
January 22, 2020 at 5:00 P.M.

Address for Submission:
Sweetwater Authority
Attn: Israel Marquez, Environmental Project Manager
505 Garrett Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910

E-mail imarquez@sweetwater.org
Phone: (619) 409-6759

To learn more about this opportunity and download the RFQ, please visit:
https://www.sweetwater.org/153/Bid-Opportunities-Results
https://www.sweetwater.org/DocumentCenter/View/1783/RFQ---Programmatic-Permitting-for-OM

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RFQ - RESD-PMDB 2019-12 - DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE LABORATORY REPLACEMENT PROJECT CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE, 830 DIANE DRIVE, TURLOCK, STANISLAUS COUNTY, CA, 95380

Provide professional environmental services as required for the Department of Food and Agriculture (DF&A) Project (Project) replacement of the existing Northern San Joaquin Valley California DF&A Laboratory for the California Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFA) program. The single story building, with a mechanical loft, will be an approximately 35,000 sq. ft. at a new site consisting of approximately 26 acres. The project includes build-in-laboratory equipment and casework, site work, utilities, walkways, curbs, gutters, signage, site lighting, communications (fire alarm, security, tel/data) water tank, septic system, water retention system and related items. 

All work shall be performed under and approved by a design professional licensed in the State of California.

Interested firms may view the RFQ on the California eProcure website (California State Contracts Register CSCR) on the Internet at: http://www.caleprocure.ca.gov/.

  • Click on See Current Bids.
  • In the Department field, enter 7760 for the Department of General Services, then click Search.
  • Locate the desired RFQ by searching for project title and/or reference number detailed above.

All technical questions should be directed to Dakota Smith, Senior Environmental Planner, 916-376-1609, Dakota.Smith@dgs.ca.gov
Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) must be submitted by the deadline at the location below:

Submittal Deadline: January 13th, at 5:00 PM.

Address for Submission: Department of General Services
Real Estate Services Division
Project Management & Development Branch
Attn: Karena Benskin, Contracts Analyst
707 3rd Street, 4th Floor
West Sacramento, CA 95605

E-mail karena.benskin@dgs.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 376-5265

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RFP - COUNTY OF INYO

Preparation of a Vacant Lands Inventory and Residential and Commercial Properties Review for Possible Rezoning to Encourage Affordable Housing

Submittal Deadline: January 17, 2020

The County of Inyo, through its Planning Department, is seeking to obtain an independent contractor/consultant, with expertise in residential landuse, commercial residential infill, zoning codes, corresponding General Plan policy, public outreach, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), to prepare a proposal for residential and infill commercial zone changes, General Plan Amendments and accompanying CEQA review, and to coordinate a public outreach program for the effort to review and update county zoning with the goal of eliminating barriers to building affordable housing in the county.

The County is currently faced with a lack of family-wage and/or affordable housing choices. There are a number of factors that contribute to this issue including:

  • A lack of available private property for development;
  • Difficulties in the provision of infrastructure and services;
  • No interest from builders to provide family-wage and/or affordable housing choices;
  • State subdivision regulations that prohibit subdivision of areas outside Community Service District Boundaries (Fire); and,
  • Outdated zoning.

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RFP - City of Santa Rosa General Plan Update

The City of Santa Rosa is embarking on a comprehensive update of its general plan.  As a large city with over 177,000 residents, Santa Rosa is the vital agricultural, economic and cultural center of the San Francisco North Bay Region.  A comprehensive update is envisioned to address low housing production and increased homelessness, community recovery from the 2017 wildfire disaster, and adaptation to changing local economic conditions. 

This project will be led by the Planning and Economic Development Department, which has a record of producing innovative, results-oriented planning projects.  The Department is seeking a consultant team with capacity and experience to help prepare a general plan update that:

  • Envisions and plans the Citys future based on innovative and inclusive community engagement.
  • Initiates land use and circulation policy which fosters housing for all, transit supportive land uses, economic and environmental resiliency, and jobs/housing balance.
  • Fully integrates healthy city design and environmental justice principles.
  • Protects the cultural diversity and historic character of its neighborhoods while expanding housing supply and promoting job growth.

The Request for Proposal is available at General Plan Update.  Proposals will be accepted until 4:30 pm Thursday November 14th.

City of Riverside - RFQ 1964 General Plan, Zoning, and Specific Plan

The City of Riverside seeks the best and brightest consulting professionals to update the communitys General Plan and transform its land development regulations. As the largest city in the Inland Empire, Riverside is poised to seize its destiny as a place defined by intelligent growth, innovation, compassion, inclusiveness and prosperity. The City is seeing unprecedented investment in housing, employment, and green technology. Planning for this investment and related growth is essential.

This Request for Qualifications marks the first step of that journey, in which the City will shortlist up to five Consultant Teams to participate in the second step. The second step is a Request for Proposals, at which time the City will award a contract to one Consultant Team. The awarded Consultant Team will join the City for the next three years as it collaborates with the community to chart the path forward and develop the tools to get there.

Riverside seeks to create and implement a bold plan that addresses the most significant and urgent issues in the City, including but not limited to:
Becoming a more sustainable, resilient city that is prepared for the impacts of global climate change;
Creating a healthy community that balances job and housing growth and provides mobility options for all residents;
Creating great, memorable places that create a positive image of Riverside;
Meeting the Citys housing needs; and
Being a fair and inclusive city that provides opportunity for all.

Major components of the envisioned work plan include:
1. A comprehensive update of the Citys General Plan, including the Housing Element;
2. Revision of the Zoning Code and corresponding update of other development-related codes;
3. An evaluation of, and revisions to, the Citywide Design and Sign Guidelines and the Citywide Residential Historic District Design Guidelines;
4. An evaluation of the Citys 19 existing Specific Plans, including plans that may be eliminated or revised (see Section C.3 below);
5. A Program Environmental Impact Report;
6. Updated mapping of the Citys arroyos; and
7. Strategic guidance on sustainability and resilience issues.

To learn more about this opportunity and download the full RFQ, please visit: PlanetBids Vendor Portal

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RFQ - CITY OF MOORPARK - GENERAL PLAN UPDATE

A COMPREHENSIVE GENERAL PLAN
UPDATE AND PROGRAM
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT

RFP Submittals Due By:
NOVEMBER 11, 2019
AT 4:30 P.M.

City of Moorpark
Community Development Department
Attn: Douglas Spondello, Planning Manager
799 Moorpark Avenue
Moorpark, California 93021

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SOQ - Cordova Recreation & Park District

The Cordova Recreation & Park District (CRPD) is seeking qualified firms to provide professional expertise and consultant services for various public projects. Statement of Qualifications (SOQs) submitted in response to this request will be used to select consultants for miscellaneous projects with an estimated fee per project up to $60,000 for negotiated agreements. For projects with fees between $60,000 and $200,000 the SOQs will be used to select several firms to submit project-specific proposals for evaluation of most qualified. Submitted (SOQs) will be maintained in an unranked alphabetical order by firm. The District will make annual requests for information to update previously submitted information and to notify other firms of the on-going opportunity to submit SOQs to the District.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
CRPD will accept Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from firms mailed or delivered to:

Cordova Recreation and Park District
Attn: Laura Taylor, Park Planning Manager
2729 Prospect Park Drive, Ste. 230
Rancho Cordova, California 95670

Submit in an envelope referenced as Professional Consultant Services Statement of Qualifications.

Submittals will be accepted during office hours Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m and every other Friday. Submittals are requested by September 19, 2019. The District will also accept revisions, updates and submittals of new firms continuously throughout the year.  

Firms desiring to be considered for more than one service category, should provide the qualifications for each service category as described in Section D of the Submittal Instructions and submitted in one binder with each service category tagged appropriately. Two (2) hard copies of the SOQ and one electronic pdf version on an USB flash drive must be submitted. Services regulated by the State of California should be in compliance with Californias professional licensing rules.

SOQ content must be completed in accordance with the submittal instructions. Failure to comply with the instructions may result in non-consideration of the submitting firm for District consulting needs. The Cordova Recreation & Park Districts Standard Small Project Consultant Services Agreement and Standard Form of Agreement (for larger projects) is included for reference. Depending on the size and complexity of the project one of these Agreements (with appropriate adjustments) will be the primary Agreement between the District and Consultant. A fully-executed Agreement is required for full authorization to begin services.

Please contact Cristina James, Park Planner, at (916) 842-3312 or at cjames@crpd.com with any questions.

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RFP for Community Wildfire Protection Plan and accompanying Programmatic EIR Update, City of Santa Barbara

The City of Santa Barbara Fire and Planning Departments seek proposals from qualified consultants to update an existing Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) and corresponding California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR). This update will be based on the current 2004 CWPP, adopted by City Council and known as the City of Santa Barbara Fire Department Wildland Fire Plan. The existing CWPP and PIER can be located at: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/fire/wildland/fire_plan/default.asp

The updated CWPP and PIER will serve as a framework for a comprehensive long-term resiliency plan used to prioritize future wildfire hazard protection projects for the City of Santa Barbara and foster a collaborative approach with adjacent neighborhoods and jurisdictions. This update will enhance the current plan to identify and prioritize fuel reduction treatment and other wildfire hazard mitigation activities and provide a methodology for monitoring progress and accomplishments.

Both the CWPP and the PEIR will incorporate information and participation from City Staff as well as the consultants analysis of ideas generated by statistical and data research, knowledge of existing conditions through site visits, and public outreach.

The RFP is attached and may also be found at the Planet Bids portal.

https://www.planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=29959&BidID=64627

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Employment Opportunities with OPR and SGC

The Office of Planning and Research and the Strategic Growth Council are recruiting for the following positions:

SGC

Regional Climate Collaboratives Program Assistant:  https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=163626
Regional Climate Collaboratives Program Analyst:  https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=163636
Regional Climate Collaboratives Program Manager:  https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=163645

OPR

Budget Officer:  https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=160288
Senior Planner:  https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=68896
Federal Grants Administrator:  https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=163653

If you have any questions about how to apply, please contact me.

Thank you,

Joanna Sledge
Personnel Officer
Office of Planning and Research
1400 Tenth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Office: 916.324-9736
joanna.sledge@opr.ca.gov

RFP - Consulting Services for a Complete Streets Planning Effort for Four Roads in Hollister

The City of Hollister posted a request for proposal this afternoon for Consulting Services for a Complete Streets Planning Effort for Four Roads in Hollister: Buena Vista Road, Santa Ana Road, Meridian Street and Memorial Drive. Here is a link to the posting on ebid board for the RFP:

http://hollister.ca.gov/services/open-bids-and-rfps/

brief description of the project. The City of Hollister is seeking a qualified consultant or consultant team to develop a context sensitive Complete Streets Corridor study with Smart Mobility Performance Measures for four roads in Hollister: Buena Vista Road, Santa Ana Road, Meridian Street and Memorial Drive. All corridors are identified as Class II bicycle lanes in Hollisters adopted Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The corridors have speed limits of 35-40 miles per hour and variable widths and improvements.

LOI - Chaffey Community College District - CONSULTANT OPPORTUNITIES

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LETTER OF INTEREST & SUBMITTAL INSTRUCTIONS 2019

Thank you for your interest in doing business with Chaffey Community College District.

CONSULTANT SELECTION: The District selects all consultants for professional services of private architectural, landscape architectural, engineering, environmental, land surveying, or construction project management firms on the basis of demonstrated competence and on the professional qualifications necessary for the satisfactory performance of the services required in accordance with California Government Code Section 4526.

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?lawCode=GOV&division=5.&title=1.&part=&chapter=10.&article

The Chaffey Community College Purchasing Services department manages the Consultant and Design Professional contracting process established by the California Government Code and the District.

CONSULTANT OPPORTUNITIES: Services requested on an as-needed basis include architectural, landscape architectural, engineering, environmental, land surveying, construction management services and other facility-related services.

CONSULTANT SUBMITTALS: To be considered for services listed in the subject Annual Announcement, please complete a Consultant Profile Form.

Please have the following items ready, as they will be required to complete the Consultant Profile Form:
1) Letter of Interest (Cover Letter)
2) Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) and relevant performance data
3) List of References

Link: 2019 Professional Services Consultant Profile Form

Link: 2019 Annual Announcement Inviting Interested Professional Services Firms

The requested information is required to properly store respondents information in the database for quick and easy access if and when service(s) are needed.

 Submittals may be received throughout the year - there is no deadline.

As opportunities for facility-related services arise, the District will screen respondent firms according to a projects technical requirements and the qualifications presented by respondent firms.

Questions may be directed to Chaffey Community College District, Purchasing Services Department, 909-652-6701 or via email at purchasing@chaffey.edu.