Request for Qualifications

Comprehensive Plan Update

City of Fairhope

Fairhope, AL

Posted: 07/11/2014
Submittal Deadline: 08/07/2014


The City of Fairhope is soliciting proposals for professional consulting services to update the current 2006 Comprehensive Plan ( by providing a vision statement, preferred growth alternatives, population, and community issues and concerns. The policy statements, goals, objectives, guidelines, maps and graphics included will serve as a working framework for the development of future land use public policy. The Comprehensive Plan will provide quality residential growth and general improvements for the protection of the quality of life for the City of Fairhope’s residents and businesses.

Sealed proposals will be received by the City of Fairhope of Baldwin County, Alabama, in the City of Fairhope offices, 555 South Section St. Fairhope, Alabama, until 2:00 P.M. Thursday, August 7, 2014, and then publicly opened thereafter, for furnishing professional services required by the City of Fairhope and described as follows:
RFQ PS017-14 Professional Consulting Services for City of Fairhope Comprehensive Plan Update 2014/2015
Project No: PL002-14 Comprehensive Plan Update 2014/2015

Questions or comments pertaining to this proposal must be presented in writing, as email to the attention of the Purchasing Manager, Daniel P. Ames, P.O. Drawer 429, 555 South Section St., Fairhope, Al 36533, e-mail: Seventy two (72) hours prior to the proposal opening or may be forever waived.

The City of Fairhope is an Equal Opportunity Employer and requires that all contractors comply with the Equal Employment Opportunity laws and the provisions of the Contract Documents in this regard. The City also encourages and supports the utilization of Minority Business Enterprises on this and all public proposals. All proposals, with their guarantee (when required), must be enclosed in a sealed, opaque envelope, clearly identified on the outside as a “Sealed Proposal” with Item Name, Proposal Number, City of Fairhope’s Name and Address and Consultant’s Name and Address. Each proposal must be in a separate envelope. Proposals made out in pencil will not be accepted. Failure to observe the instructions contained herein will constitute grounds for rejection of your proposal. The City reserves the right to accept or reject all proposals or any portion thereof whichever is in the best interest of the City of Fairhope.

The company that is awarded the Consulting Contract must have Workman’s Compensation Insurance on all of its employees if work is done on City premises. General Liability Insurance must be maintained to hold the City harmless in the event of an accident. Awarded Consultant must submit to the City, Proof of Workman’s Compensation Insurance if work is done on City premises and General Liability Insurance specifying coverage. See bid packet for details.

No proposals will be considered unless the Consulting firm, whether resident or non-resident of Alabama, is properly qualified to submit a proposal for this type of work in accordance with all applicable laws of the State of Alabama, including, where applicable, possessing a Certificate of Authorization issued by the State Board of Licensure for the State of Alabama under the CODE OF ALABAMA, Section 34-11, and further, certifies that it has the professional, technical, and administrative personnel with the specific experience and training necessary to provide the services as may be required by the City. Furthermore, the Consulting firm will meet all current licensing and certifications necessary to perform the scope of work. In addition, the awarded Consultant if non-resident of the State, and if a corporation, shall show evidence of having qualified with the Secretary of State to do business in the State of Alabama, Services/Foreign Corps.aspx