RFPs and RFQs

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RFP - 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.