RFPs and RFQs

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

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




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


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.

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.


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.



Employment Opportunities with OPR and SGC

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


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


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

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:


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


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.


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.