Town of Bluffton Sealed Solicitation

Title: Request for Qualifications - Comprehensive Plan Update and Planning Services

Deadline: 11/12/2020 2:00 PM   (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Status: Deadline Expired

Solicitation Number: 2021-20

Description:

The Town of Bluffton invites qualified consultants to submit statements of qualifications to prepare an UPDATE OF THE TOWN OF BLUFFTON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN and to PROVIDE ONGOING PLANNING SERVICES. Proposals will be accepted from individuals, firms, or groups of firms who can demonstrate they have the resources, experience, and qualifications to provide the services requested herein. Proposals may be submitted for any or all requested services, including individual elements of the Comprehensive Plan. There is no incentive for the Town to select the same consultant to provide both updates to the Comprehensive Plan as well as future planning services.  If a Respondent wishes to bid on just one service, the Town encourages application.  


Documents:

Addition 1

Posted: 10/21/2020

Type of Addition: Addendum 1

Overview: Zoom link to bid opening; Q&A; additional document uploaded (2014 Audit)

Documents:

Addition 2

Posted: 10/28/2020

Type of Addition: Addendum 2

Overview: Additional Q&A

Documents:

Question 1

Posted: 10/15/2020

Question: We noticed that in 2014, a Comprehensive Plan audit report was produced as a precursor to the plan’s 5-year update. No such audit is mentioned in this RFP, although some sense of a performance evaluation comes through in several of the tasks. Could you confirm that there is no audit report, as such, required as part of this update?

Response: Please see Addendum 1.

Question 2

Posted: 10/15/2020

Question: In describing the organizational structure of the planning process, p. 2 of the RFP mentions “Stakeholder Groups” as one of the components and indicates that they “Serve as an advisory group to Town Council and the Planning Commission to assist in the development of the Comprehensive Plan.” Could you clarify (1) who are considered “stakeholder groups” in this case and (2) is there an established committee, task force or other formal entity with stakeholder group representation already in place? If not, is that something that the Town would wish to see as part of this process?

Response: Please see Addendum 1.

Question 3

Posted: 10/19/2020

Question: What is the budget or range for this project? Does that include outreach?

Response: Please see Addendum 1.

Posted: 10/21/2020

Type of Addition: Addendum 1

Overview: Zoom link to bid opening; Q&A; additional document uploaded (2014 Audit)

Documents:

Posted: 10/28/2020

Type of Addition: Addendum 2

Overview: Additional Q&A

Documents:

Posted: 10/15/2020

Question: We noticed that in 2014, a Comprehensive Plan audit report was produced as a precursor to the plan’s 5-year update. No such audit is mentioned in this RFP, although some sense of a performance evaluation comes through in several of the tasks. Could you confirm that there is no audit report, as such, required as part of this update?

Response: Please see Addendum 1.

Posted: 10/15/2020

Question: In describing the organizational structure of the planning process, p. 2 of the RFP mentions “Stakeholder Groups” as one of the components and indicates that they “Serve as an advisory group to Town Council and the Planning Commission to assist in the development of the Comprehensive Plan.” Could you clarify (1) who are considered “stakeholder groups” in this case and (2) is there an established committee, task force or other formal entity with stakeholder group representation already in place? If not, is that something that the Town would wish to see as part of this process?

Response: Please see Addendum 1.

Posted: 10/19/2020

Question: What is the budget or range for this project? Does that include outreach?

Response: Please see Addendum 1.