SAN RAFAEL, CA August 21, 2023 – The City of San Rafael is pleased to announce the release of our Request for Proposal for sea level rise adaptation planning services. The purpose of this project is to conduct a community-informed technical feasibility study of sea level rise adaptation options along the greater Canal District of San Rafael, which falls within the San Rafael operational landscape unit. This project will include robust engagement in our priority equity community census tracts (“Primary Engagement Area”) to ensure that underrepresented community members have a voice in the decision-making process. This project also includes improving the understanding of the conditions that serve as the basis for sound design, improving understanding of vulnerable critical facilities, and developing final recommendations.
The Project Team leading this work includes the City of San Rafael, the County of Marin, and two community-based organizations, the Canal Alliance and the Multicultural Center of Marin. This work is supported by grant funds from the State Coastal Conservancy and the Governor’s Office of Policy & Research.
- Download the RFP for SLR Adaptation Planning Services
- Attachment 3 Part A Grant Work Program For SCC Grant (funded by the State Coastal Conservancy)
- Attachment 4 Part B Grant Work Program For OPR Grant (funded by the Governor’s Office of Policy and Research)
- Download the Q&A
- RFP Q&A (Updated 9/13/2023)
|Request For Proposals released||August 21, 2023|
|Optional pre-submittal meeting||August 29, 2023|
|Deadline for questions||September 10, 2023|
|Questions & answers posted||September 13, 2023|
|Proposals due||September 21, 2023 at noon|
|Interviews with finalist teams (if needed)||Week of October 2nd, 2023|
|Expected selection of consultants||Week of October 9th, 2023|
|Desired project kick-off||End of October/early November 2023|
Submission Guidelines and Communication
Proposals shall be submitted electronically to Katherine Hagemann, at Katherine.Hagemann@cityofsanrafael.org by noon Pacific Time on September 21, 2023. The proposals should be submitted as a .pdf file with the subject line: (Name of Organization) Response to RFP: Technical Consultants for Sea Level Rise Adaptation.
All communications concerning this RFP must be directed in writing via email to the contact above. No other City employee, consultant, or contractor is empowered to speak for the City with respect to this RFP. Any oral communication is considered unofficial and non-binding to the City. After the proposal deadline, vendors should not contact the RFP Coordinator or any other City official or employee, except to respond to a request by the Project Manager.
Optional Pre-Submittal Meeting
The optional meeting was held on August 29, 2023. The slides shared at that meeting can be found at this link: