Request for Qualifications

Re-Envision 2030: Building to Achieve More

City of Fort Dodge

Fort Dodge, IA

Posted: 07/14/2014
Submittal Deadline: 08/29/2014


A qualified planning consultant is sought to assist the City of Fort Dodge in developing a comprehensive plan. The City’s existing comprehensive plan dates back to 1970. In 2007, the City underwent an extensive public visioning and input process when its form of government changed. Envision 2030 documented that and was the impetus to much community change. City leaders complete a five-year strategic plan based on Envision 2030 that is reviewed annually. Envision 2030 needs to be revisited to be effective and stay relevant to the community’s activities and goals.

The time is right to initiate a collaboration to revisit, evaluate and reestablish the community visions from Envision 2030 and develop that into a formal comprehensive plan. Such a plan will elevate Fort Dodge further in its goal to change and improve the community by integrating the visions with a land use plan, infrastructure plans, prioritization, and fiscal/market analyses.

A consultant is sought to lead the public process and develop a comprehensive plan for Fort Dodge. A skilled facilitator is desired for the public involvement process. Upon selecting a qualified consultant, the City’s initial ideas on the public process will be refined to ensure discussions are framed for productive, quality dialogue. The goal is to work with the visions of Envision 2030 and build upon them, rather than start with a blank slate. The consultant will also demonstrate experience in developing new land use plans, corresponding infrastructure or other plans, fiscal impact studies for plan recommendations as well as detailed revisits of area plans. The City anticipates providing substantial assistance on administrative functions like scheduling any/all meetings, coordinating all data and information needed, reviewing draft documents, and more; all with the goal of keeping the consultant working on the technical components and development of the plan.

Funds available for this project are estimated to range from $150,000-200,000. Not all funds have been secured at this time. Anticipating funds will be raised; this Request for Qualifications is being issued. Responses are requested by 5:00 p.m. on August 29, 2014.

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