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Sustainability Plan RFP Q&A
1. What is the approximate budget for the sustainability plan work with bids due on Feb 17?
City Council has authorized American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds for this study. There will be sufficient funding available for a comprehensive plan. The city is looking for guidance from consultants as to what will be necessary to complete a comprehensive plan.
2. Will the city publish a list of bidders for the project? If so, by when?
No, not at this time.
3. Is the RFP for building the Sustainability plan and will there be a second RFP on executing and implementing the plan?
The RFP will focus on plan development, which should include execution strategies and "roadmaps" for city staff to utilize moving forward. At this time, a second RFP for implementation is not anticipated.
4. Does the city require any local or state certifications for the firms to bid?
5. Does the city have a desired time of completion for this project?
The city's goal is to have the project (plan) substantially completed within one year.
6. Would you like resumes included with the proposal as an appendix?
Resumes can be submitted any way you prefer.
7. What year does Fairfield want to evaluate for the Carbon Inventories in the scope of work?
2022, if all data is available. If not, then 2021.
8. Has Fairfield completed any Greenhouse Gas or Carbon Inventories in the past?
9. We are interested in finding a firm to partner with to submit to your Sustainability Plan RFP. Would it be possible to get a plan holder list or a list of firms that submitted questions, along with contact information?
The city is not maintaining or publishing a plan holder list for this project.
10. Under Scope of Work Item 3, it mentions "natural environment and environmentally sensitive lands". We interpreted this to mean floodplain areas and potentially other areas where there may be stormwater and drainage issues, in addition to parks. We wanted to confirm that this interpretation is correct and understand what type of deliverables might be required? I assume we would want to target known areas that may have issues and not study the entire city?
Inventory and assessment of open spaces, parks, and environmentally sensitive lands (ie. floodplains; wetlands; etc.) will be part of the data gathering portion of the project. This data will then be used, in the planning portion of the project, to: "benchmark the City of Fairfield's operations against like communities 'best practices' in the areas of: natural environment, transportation infrastructure, waste generation and recycling, built environment, economic resiliency, and social equity. The plan will provide recommendations and best practices for city-wide activities..."
11. For transportation infrastructure and connectivity, we interpreted this as collecting traffic data where needed to support baseline metrics for evaluation of traffic infrastructure (Route 4, etc.). Is this sufficient or would more be required?
Inventory of transportation infrastructure and connectivity will be part of the data gathering portion of the project. This task will look at feasibility/need of mass transit options in the city, as well as progress towards goals included in Fairfield's existing Connectivity Plan. A city-wide traffic study is not intended or required. This baseline data will then be used, in the planning portion of the project, to: "benchmark the City of Fairfield's operations against like communities 'best practices' in the areas of: natural environment, transportation infrastructure, waste generation and recycling, built environment, economic resiliency, and social equity. The plan will provide recommendations and best practices for city-wide activities..."