|Agency:||American Planning Association|
|Type of Government:||State & Local|
|Posted Date:||Sep 2, 2021|
|Due Date:||Oct 19, 2021|
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La Porte, TX
NOTICE FOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
RFP # 22500 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE, LA PORTE, TEXAS
The City of La Porte invites the submittal of responses to this Request for Proposals (RFP) from qualified firms interested in providing a major plan update to the City of La Porte comprehensive plan.
Information: Forms furnished by the City of La Porte may be obtained without deposit from PublicPurchase.com; the Purchasing Division Office located at 604 W. Fairmont Pkwy, La Porte, TX 77571; or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
Due Date and Time: Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 2:00 PM Central Standard Time
Qualifications Receiving Location: City Hall Information Desk, 604 W. Fairmont Parkway, La Porte, Texas 77571. Sealed proposals must include one original and one digital copy clearly marked with the RFP number and description. Sealed proposals must be received no later than the date and time stated above. The submittals will be opened immediately after the closing hour on said date and only the names of those submitting proposals for consideration will be publicly read.
NO LATE SUBMITTALS WILL BE CONSIDERED
This Request for Proposals does not commit the City to award a contract or lease, or to pay any costs incurred as a result of preparing such a response. The City reserves the right to further negotiate with a respondent (and as may be required by law), or reject any and all responses received, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Request for Proposals.
The City of La Porte hereby notifies all consultants/offerors that in regard to any agreement entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded equal opportunities to submit proposals in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, age, religion or national origin in consideration for an award.
The City reserves the right to reject any and/or all proposals, to waive any and all technicalities, and to accept any proposal or part thereof, which in the opinion of the City Council, is most advantageous to the City. In case of ambiguity or lack of clearness in stating the prices in the proposal, the City reserves the right to consider the most advantageous proposal thereof or to reject the proposal.
The City of La Porte, Texas, is accepting proposals from qualified firms to provide professional consulting services in the form of comprehensive planning, urban design, and redevelopment strategies for the 10-year update of the La Porte 2030 Comprehensive Plan. City officials envision the comprehensive plan update for the City to firmly define the goals and objectives, by community consensus, for redevelopment options and implementation strategies on a variety of land use issues affecting the area. This update would also pull together and provide a comprehensive framework for the previous 5-year plan update, accomplishments, existing initiatives, and planned capital improvement projects.
The City of La Porte is the issuing entity. City staff shall review comprehensive plan update proposals and invite a short list of candidate firms to present to the selection panel. Staff will select a firm or team to recommend to City Council for approval.
The La Porte 2030 Comprehensive Plan is an official public document that acts as a general guide for how the City should grow and operate over a 20 year interval. The Comprehensive Plan plays many important roles in shaping the future of the community. It serves as the officially adopted guide for City policy decisions relating to the physical growth and economic development of La Porte through 2030, including discussion of opportunities and challenges, vision, goals, actions, policies, and strategies.
SCOPE OF STUDY
The City of La Porte seeks to contract with a consulting firm or team that possesses extensive experience in community planning and redevelopment strategies. The consultant shall organize and lead the community consensus planning efforts through a series of public workshops and meetings with community leaders to identify planning and redevelopment goals and objectives. The major plan update will incorporate all the accomplishments of the last ten years, analyze approaches, and move forward with the goals and objectives for the next ten years.
City officials anticipate key project tasks to include the following:
Sealed submittals are required. Submittals shall be delivered to the City Hall, Information Desk, at 604 W. Fairmont Parkway, La Porte, Texas 77571 on or before 2:00 p.m. Central Standard time, Tuesday, October 19, 2021. All submittals must be labeled on the outside with the Respondent's name and the name of the Project. Late submittals will not be considered. An original (signed), and one digital copy of each response is required.
1. Cover letter and Executive Summary: (1 page)
Provide at least the following:
2. Qualifications: Describe the firm's resources, experience and capabilities as follows:
3. Methodology/Service Approach: Firms must provide a description of their understanding of the tasks involved. All proposals must include a timeline/schedule for each product deliverable, including interim milestones to be accomplished. All tasks to be performed throughout the different stages of the project must be submitted in detail.
4. Cost Proposal: Cost proposal including a detailed breakdown of cost by task for the requested planning document.
5. References: List of projects similar to the studies described herein. Provide names, addresses and contact numbers of references. Provide an example of work in electronic format or website addresses where planning documents may be reached.
6. Additional Data: Responses may include any other information that might deem essential to the evaluation of the Request for Proposal.
7. Summary of Insurance Coverage
8. Completed Conflict of Interest Form
9. Completed HB 89 Form
10. Signed Certification Form
Each submission shall be evaluated by a selection committee consisting of City staff. The City may choose to interview the top firms. Based on issues or questions raised during the interview, the City may request additional information. City staff will analyze additional information and recommend a select candidate for approval.
The criteria that will be used to evaluate the responses are:
1. Qualifications and Experience – 30%
2. Methodology/Service Approach- 40%
3. Capacity to Perform-20%
4. Proposed Cost- 10%
RFP Release Date — September 2, 2021
Deadline for Written Questions — October 8, 2021
Proposal Deadline — October 19, 2021, 2 PM CST
Consultant Presentation and Interviews — November-December, 2021
City Council Approval of Consultant — January- February, 2022
Project Commences — Spring 2022
Project Concludes — Winter 2022- Spring 2023
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