RFQ for Planning Services Consultant
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)
FOR PLANNING SERVICES CONSULTANT
CITY OF BIG RAPIDS
ATTN: CARLA STAFFEN
226 N. MICHIGAN AVENUE
BIG RAPIDS, MI 49307
The City of Big Rapids, Michigan is seeking qualifications from a Consultant for general Planning Services on an as needed basis to provide assistance to the Department of Neighborhood Services.
This solicitation will enable the City to select the most qualified Consultant for this opportunity. The City reserves the right to reject all responses not deemed acceptable. Selection will be based primarily upon the qualifications of Consultants to perform the services outlined in this document.
SCOPE OF SERVICES
The selected Consultant will provide the City of Big Rapids with a range of services consistent with established state and local law guidelines. All services shall be performed in accordance with the scope of work set forth in a professional services agreement. The contract, if awarded, will include a scope of work and an approved fee schedule agreed upon by the City and the successful Consultant. The selected Consultant will provide the services outlined in the scope of work and the responsibilities shall include, but shall not be limited to the following:
1. Zoning Ordinance Amendments
2. Form Based Code implementation
3. Assist in Redevelopment Ready Communities certification
Each item in this section should be specifically addressed in the respondent’s proposal. Otherwise, indicate why no response is given. Proposals must identify which person or persons in the firm will be providing the services, and the information requested below should be provided for that person.
· Firm’s experience – general and/or specialized
· Staff qualifications and experience
· Certification and licensing of staff
· Capacity of firm in terms of number of employees, capability of providing the services requested, and experience in all phases of planning
· Experience with projects representative of the City’s needs
· Three references
· Hourly rates
INSTRUCTIONS AND SCHEDULE FOR SUBMISSIONS
The City of Big Rapids shall not be liable for any cost or expenses incurred by any bidder in relation to the preparation or submission of proposals. Additionally, the City shall not be liable for expenses incurred because of the rejection of any proposals made in response to this RFQ.
Proposals are due before 5:00 p.m. on March 29, 2018. The time and date are fixed and extensions will not be granted. The City of Big Rapids will not recognize a postmark for purposes of dating a proposal. All proposals received after the deadline will be rejected and returned to the sender, and will not be considered. Four (4) copies of the proposal should be mailed or hand delivered to:
Request for Qualifications – Planning Services Consultant
C/O Carla Staffen
City of Big Rapids
226 N. Michigan Avenue
Big Rapids, MI 49307
*Proposals can also be emailed as a digital PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is the intent of the City to conduct a fair and comprehensive evaluation of all proposals received. The contract for listing will be awarded to the proposal that is most advantageous to the City. All proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria listed in order of importance:
A. Demonstrated ability to satisfy SCOPE OF SERVICES
B. Professional qualifications of individuals assigned to the project.
Proposals will be reviewed by the City per the evaluation criteria stated above. Interviews will be scheduled the first week of April. The Big Rapids City Commission is the final decision maker regarding the selection, and it reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, or to terminate negotiations for a professional services agreement at any time.
All requests for clarification, general questions, exceptions, or deviations to the terms of this RFQ should be submitted by email to email@example.com To ensure fairness and avoid misunderstandings, all communications must be in writing to the above email address. For more information, please contact Mark Sweppenheiser at (231)-592-4035