Notice Request For Proposals – City of Danbury – 2023 Plan of Conservation and Development Update

Bid # 03-19-20-01

The City of Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut is seeking the services of a qualified professional planning consulting firm or firms to prepare the City’s 2023 Plan of Conservation and Development (“POCD”) Update in accordance with a detailed Scope of Services and in compliance with Connecticut General Statutes (“C.G.S.”) Section 8-23. Interested firms must demonstrate qualifications and expertise in the preparation of such plans.  The detailed Scope of Services pursuant to this Request for Proposals, and other pertinent documents, are available on the City of Danbury website under the Resources tab at www.danbury-ct.gov/resources/active-bids/

Interested consulting firms submitting proposals, or the team comprised of several firms, must have expertise and experience in the preparation of municipal plans of conservation and development in Connecticut. Such expertise and experience must include data analyses, mapping capabilities, assessment of existing land use, housing, transportation and other relevant/pertinent conditions to plan development, goal formulation, implementation strategies, as well as extensive public engagement experience.

Interested firms are requested to submit eight (8) copies of their proposal for the City of Danbury 2023 Plan of Conservation and Development Update pursuant to the detailed Scope of Services, including qualifications and experience in same, to the Office of Purchasing Agent, 155 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, Connecticut, 06810 during normal office hours by no later than 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. 

The City of Danbury reserves the right to accept or reject any and all submissions, and/or waive technical defects, irregularities and omissions, and award the contract to the firm deemed, in its sole discretion, to be in the City’s best interest. The City of Danbury is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal requirements and does not discriminate in its hiring. The City is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

All materials submitted in response to this Request for Proposals are subject to the terms of state laws relative to freedom of information.

Questions regarding this Request for Proposals can be emailed directly to Sharon B. Calitro, AICP, Planning Director at s.calitro@danbury-ct.gov on or before June 18, 2020.

Envelopes should be marked: “RFP – City of Danbury 2023 Plan of Conservation and Development Update.”

During this Covid-19 pandemic, the City will continue to receive responses from prospective bidders via the U.S. Postal Service or a private carrier/delivery service.  Vendors may also drop off their bid in person on the solicitation due date between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the main lobby area of City Hall.  Please be aware that due to the Covid-19 health emergency, the U.S. mail and deliveries from private carriers/delivery services are not always received by the Purchasing Department on a daily basis. Therefore, any prospective bidder submitting a bid response is encouraged to notify Charles J. Volpe, Jr., Purchasing Agent, via email at c.volpe@danbury-ct.gov, or by cell phone at (203) 460-0085, that a bid response has been submitted by U.S. mail, or by a private carrier/delivery service.  A bin will be available for the filing of proposals or bid submissions in person, in the lobby of City Hall, 155 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on the solicitation due date.

May 28, 2020
Charles J. Volpe, Jr.
Purchasing Agent