|Agency:||American Planning Association|
|Type of Government:||State & Local|
|Posted Date:||Jul 7, 2021|
|Due Date:||Jul 22, 2021|
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The City of Needles (City) Development Services Department, Planning Division, is requesting proposals from highly qualified consultants to provide on-call development review consulting services.
Development review involves the review of all development projects, including anything from the addition of metal garages to residential accessory dwelling units and new cannabis businesses. Projects are reviewed for matters such as compliance with the zoning regulations, the effect the project will have on the environment, and compatibility with neighboring developments.
The City is currently working on updating the Transportation Element, Housing Element, and Land Use Element of City of Needles Comprehensive General Plan.
This document outlines the requirements, selection process and the information necessary to submit a proposal for this project. The City is issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP) to identify consultants who have extensive experience working with public entities. The City will utilize on-call development review services on an as needed basis. The selected firm will require final contract approval from the City Council.
The City of Needles has approximately 5,200 residents and is located on the "east coast" of California. The City of Needles is currently experiencing a significant economic development increase because of our affordable land prices and low power rates.
Our economic development initiative has attracted a $30 mil. industry cluster and has added 813,000 square feet of cannabis businesses land use entitlements which to date has added 15 new businesses with an active work force of 500 new employees working in the City.
The economic growth the City has experienced the last few years has also led to new development which has increased the total property value for the City of Needles by 12.5% last year ($398 Mill.) and 13.5% the year prior ($353 Mil). The 80 room 46,000 Hampton by Hilton Hotel which broke ground in March 2021 is an example of the City's commitment to attract new development in our city.
The City of Needles desires to obtain the services of one qualified firm to provide on-call development review consulting services for the city.
The City of Needles (City) invites qualified firms to submit written proposals for on-call development review consulting services. Should an award of contract be made, the selected Proposer will enter into a professional services agreement with the City of Needles to provide on-call development review consulting services.
SCOPE OF WORK
The City of Needles is seeking proposals from firms capable of providing on-call development review consulting services for the City's Development Services Department's Planning Division. The proposal shall contain at least the following:
PROPOSAL AND SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The proposal shall clearly address all the information requested herein and not exceed 10 pages. To achieve a uniform review process and obtain the maximum degree of comparability, proposals, must be organized and contain all information as specified below:
Hard copies consisting of two  original collated binders and one  unbound, 8.5" x11" collated copies of the proposal (except for plans which may be 11" x 17") and one  electronic copy of the submittal must be received by the City of Needles City Clerk no later than July 22, 2021, at 3:30 pm. Late proposals, electronic transmittals and facsimiles will not be accepted. Deliver hard copies to:
City of Needles/ Dale Jones, City Clerk
817 Third Street
Needles, CA 92363
All communication regarding this RFP must be directed to Patrick Martinez, Director of Development Services at (760) 326-5740 x 126 .
Consultant selection will require City Council approval for the contract for development review services for initial three-year duration.
Proposal documents are available at the City of Needles website https://cityofneedles.com/rfp-rfq-opportunities , all proposals must be on the forms provided or in the same format. Consultant selection will be based upon weighted criteria as cited in the Request for Proposal document. A standard selection criterion includes, but is not limited to experience, availability, schedule, response time and cost. The City of Needles reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive formalities or to accept any proposal which appears to serve the best interest of the City of Needles.
All questions must be submitted via email to Patrick Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 p.m. on July 14, 2021.
Responses form the city will be posted as an addendum on the City's website at https://cityofneedles.com/rfp-rfq-opportunities no later than 5 p.m. on July 16, 2021.
Request for Proposals Issued: Wednesday June 30, 2021
Deadline for Submitting Questions: Wednesday July 14, 2021
Proposal Submission Deadline: Monday July 22, 2021, 3:30 PM
Review: July 22 ,2021 – July 30, 2021
Council Consideration: August 10, 2021
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
The city intends to engage the most qualified consultant available that demonstrates a thorough understanding of the City's needs. City staff will use the following criteria to evaluate proposals:
The City may request a qualification interview with the highest ranked consultant(s) prior to determining the final ranking. This selection will be conducted according to the City's adopted procedures. The City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.
AGREEMENTS, CONTRACTS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Once the consultant is selected, the resulting agreements will be documented as a formal written contract and will incorporate all terms and conditions of the PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT and this RFP.
There is no guarantee of any specific amount of work, or any dollar amounts assigned through the term of the PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT . City work may be assigned based upon the consultant's expertise and workload.
The City may offer a separate solicitation and procurement to be conducted for any project. The City will assess each Public Works project or Capital Improvement project and may consider the estimated cost, specialized nature of the project, and other factors, to determine whether a separate solicitation and procurement will be required / desired.
THE DRAFT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT PREPARED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY IS ATTACHED. PLEASE NOTE ANY EXCEPTERIONS THAT THE CONSULTANT WILL BE SEEKING AN EXCEPTION.
The City reserves the right to:
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