RFPs and RFQs

The City of Cedar Rapids is seeking to update its Sidewalk Master Plan.  The City of Cedar Rapids wants to create a more walkable city through Pedestrian Master Plan that considers all the benefits to a missing sidewalk segment.


Submittal Due Date:
November 30, 2017 at 3:00PM CST
City Hall
101 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 


Linn County (Iowa) has issued a Request for Proposals for Concept Planning Services for a 189-acre tract designated as an Economic Development Urban Renewal Area under Iowa Code Chapter 403.

The county is requesting three development concepts. The first concept envisions an agri-community with working farm, a mix of housing types, and commercial uses. The second concept envisions a conservation development that incorporates a significant open space / resource protection component, also with a mix of housing types and commercial uses. The third concept should reflect a market-based plan that effectively maximizes the financial return to the county.

Concept plans can consist of “bubble” diagrams showing general areas for the working farm, conservation areas, housing, and commercial components; trail extensions; and conservation practices. Each concept plan shall include a brief narrative with descriptions of each of the components to convey the consultant’s interpretation of the development concept. Each concept plan shall also include illustrative site development plans for each component.

Preliminary fiscal analyses shall be prepared for each of the three concept plans. The analyses shall examine anticipated ranges of return to the County from the divestment of land for the various components proposed in each of the three concept plans.

The consultant shall facilitate two work sessions with the Linn County Board of Supervisors and other stakeholders. The first work session shall be designed to discuss the three concept plans and evaluate the options and consultants’ rationale for the various plan components, and to identify the preferred concept. The second work session will be designed to refine the preferred concept plan, evaluate options for the various development components, and begin to articulate the plan’s guiding principles.

Proposals, including a separate cost proposal, are due by the end of business on November 9, 2017. The complete RFP, including submittal requirements, can be found at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y8lhetl1phdjn3n/AACRvBUqb5R0cFzpSJpnlYZMa?dl=0.

The selection of a consultant and the execution of a contract, although anticipated, are not guaranteed by the county.