The City of Sammamish is soliciting a Request for Proposal (RFP) from qualified firms interested in providing professional long-range planning services for the 2024 periodic update of the City of Sammamish Comprehensive Plan.
The City of Sammamish is preparing for its 2024 Comprehensive Plan periodic update and is looking for an experienced consultant team to lead and guide the City through the update process. The consultant team will be asked to: help the City clearly define the project scope; create detailed project work plans for project phases; identify gaps in the City’s existing planning and policy documents using the Washington Department of Commerce (DOC) and Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) checklists; conduct broad community outreach and engagement efforts; work with City Council to define a clear direction and vision for the 2024 Comprehensive Plan; coordinate with multiple city departments, partner agencies, and stakeholder groups; and complete the 2024 Comprehensive Plan update and associated development regulations by the state-mandated deadline.
RFP Question Responses
Questions concerning this RFP we due to the City by February 4, 2022 by 5:00 PM PST with answers to those questions posted below on February 10, 2022.
Unauthorized contact regarding this RFP with other City employees or representatives may disqualify a submittal. Any oral communications will be considered unofficial and non-binding on the City. It is the responsibility of individual firms to check the website for responses to questions.
Question: Is there a page limit for submissions?
Response: No, there is no page limit for submissions.
Question: What is the City's desired timeline to complete tasks 1-3?
Response: Ideally, tasks 1-4 will be completed by July 31, 2022. The public participation plan should be developed by this date but will be executed throughout the project.
Question: Who is on the selection panel?
Response: The selection panel will be comprised of members of City staff from the Parks, Public Works, and Community Development Department, and the City Manager’s office as well as three City Council members.
Question: The RFP mentions that the prime consultant is strongly encouraged to have a documented inclusion plan. Is this something you want submitted with our proposal?
Response: Applicants are not expected to include their inclusion plans in their proposals but should be prepared to address them if selected for an interview.
Question: Will this contract handle traffic modeling as part of the review of the Transportation Element?
Response: No, the City will be executing a separate consultant contract for conducting any necessary traffic modeling. The consultant selected for the Comprehensive Plan Update will work in consultation with the traffic and transportation consultant and Public Works staff to update the Transportation Element as part of the 2024 Comprehensive Plan update.
Question: Can you please post the MRSC Roster list of firms contacted as part of this RFP?
Response: Please follow this link to see the MRSC Roster.
Please use the link below to submit your proposal. Proposals must be submitted by February 25, 2022, by 3:00 PM PST.