|Agency:||American Planning Association|
|Type of Government:||State & Local|
|Posted Date:||Apr 29, 2021|
|Due Date:||May 21, 2021|
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Port Angeles, WA
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE PLANNING
The North Olympic Peninsula Resource Conservation & Development Council (NODC) is soliciting Statements of Qualifications for professional consulting services to facilitate development of a five-year economic recovery and resilience plan for the North Olympic Peninsula region, comprising Jefferson and Clallam counties, along with a one-year action plan. The five-year plan will also serve as the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the region and must be consistent with CEDS format and requirements as mandated by the Economic Development Administration.
Specific project tasks include:
With a mission to empower the North Olympic Peninsula to pursue and invest in its own economic and environmental destiny, the North Olympic Peninsula Resource Conservation & Development Council is the regional Economic Development District for Clallam and Jefferson counties. The NODC produces a comprehensive economic development strategy for the region, acts as a convener on issues affecting the area, supports economic development in key sectors and develops projects to fill gaps.
NODC's current CEDS and annual updates can be found on the NODC website: https://www.noprcd.org/comprehensive-economic-development-strategy
NODC seeks a firm with significant experience and competency in producing economic development plans and working with diverse stakeholders to reach consensus and specifically with the development of Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS). Other desired qualifications include demonstrated experience working in rural, natural-resource dependent communities and familiarity with asset-based community-development models such as WealthWorks that seek to build multiple forms of community capital.
The contract will be funded entirely or in part by federal funds and the selected contractor must comply with all terms and conditions of the federal award(s). The NODC Selection Committee will review all responses for completeness, responsiveness, experience, qualifications and references. Based on this review, NODC will select up to three top candidates for virtual interviews and will select the most advantageous responsive firm(s) considering qualifications and price.
To respond to this RFQ email a letter of interest containing the following:
Submittals shall be emailed as a PDF or MS Word attachment, 12 pages maximum, with "NODC Economic Recovery and Resiliency Planning SOQ" in the subject line, by the deadline listed below, to Karen Affeld, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org .
SCHEDULE AND DEADLINES (2021)
May 21 — Deadline for submittal by email of SOQ
June 4 — Selection of short list for further consideration; notification to submitters
June 9-11 — Interviews (at NODC's option)
June 14-22 — Selection and contract negotiation
June 24 — NODC Executive Board award of contract
June 25 — Notice to proceed
September 10 — Draft plans to be posted for public comment
October 15 — Final plans completed
The above schedule, except for submittal of SOQs, is tentative and may be changed if NODC deems it necessary. The project is expected to be underway by July 1, 2021, with project completion by October 15, 2021.
The successful proponent will indicate its ability to provide, as needed, a full support team. The firm or team selected must also demonstrate competence and qualifications including:
NODC's selection of interviewees will be based upon:
Interviews will be scheduled if required; information regarding the interview process will follow the process of selecting the short list.
NODC reserves the right to reject any and all submittals.
Questions about this RFQ or the project shall be put forth no later than 12:00 noon on May 12, 2021, and directed to:
North Olympic Peninsula Resource Conservation & Development Council (NODC)
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