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File #: 200290.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Recommendation Status: Passed
File created: 9/1/2020 In control: City Manager
On agenda: 9/17/2020 Final action: 9/17/2020
Title: Request for Proposal (RFP) Staff Ranking City of Gainesville, FL - Downtown Gainesville Strategic Master Plan (B) This item is a request for the City Commission to approve the staff ranking for proposals associated with the City of Gainesville, FL - Downtown Gainesville Strategic Master Plan RFP.
Attachments: 1. 200290A_Project Manager Recommendation for Bid Award_20200917, 2. 200290B_DOSD-RFP-Downtown Gainesville Strategic Master Plan-FINAL_20200917, 3. 200290C_Addendum 1-Downtown Strategic Master Plan_20200917, 4. 200290D_Addendum 2-Downtown Strategic Master Plan_20200917, 5. 200290E_Addendum 3-Downtown Strategic Master Plan_20200917, 6. 200290F_Addendum 4 -Downtown Strategic Master Plan_20200917, 7. 200290G_Addendum1-CoG Community Engagement Toolkit_20200917, 8. 200290H_Bid Distribution Information_20200917, 9. 200290I_Bid Record_20200917, 10. 200290J_Evaluator Ranking Summary_20200917, 11. 200290K_Submittal-Asakura Robinson_20200917, 12. 200290L_Submittal-Dover Kohl Partners_20200917, 13. 200290M_Submittal-Ecosistema Urbano LLC_20200917, 14. 200290N_Submittal-EDSA_20200917, 15. 200290O_Submittal-Goody Clancy_20200917, 16. 200290P_Submittal-HOK_20200917, 17. 200290R_Submittal-Le-Huu Partners_20200917, 18. 200290S_Submittal-MKSK_20200917, 19. 200290T_Submittal-Zyscovich Architects_20200917, 20. 200290U_Bid Tab Procurement_20200917, 21. 200290V_200903 MKSK Amendment_20200917, 22. 200290Q_Submittal-HRA_20200917.pdf
Title
Request for Proposal (RFP) Staff Ranking City of Gainesville, FL - Downtown Gainesville Strategic Master Plan (B)

This item is a request for the City Commission to approve the staff ranking for proposals associated with the City of Gainesville, FL - Downtown Gainesville Strategic Master Plan RFP.

Explanation
A Request for Proposal (RFP) was released by the City’s Purchasing Division on May 25, 2020 with the intent to select an experienced, nationally recognized and dynamic planning consultant team to develop a Downtown Gainesville Strategic Master Plan.

The selected firm will be responsible for assisting the City and its neighbors in establishing a plan that address the retention and attraction of businesses, residents and visitors to downtown while ensuring that the uniqueness and authenticity of Downtown Gainesville is maintained.

The Downtown Gainesville Strategic Master Plan is intended to be a guiding document for strengthening the connection between Downtown, midtown, and east Gainesville through the development of a list of actionable strategies and projects that the City and other stakeholders (UF, downtown businesses, neighborhoods, Santa Fe, Alachua County) will use for implementation efforts over the next decade.

Since release of the RFP, a staff evaluation team inclusive of the Office of CAPER, Transportation and Mobility, GCRA and Sustainable Development reviewed submissions from ten (10) entities whose proposals are consistent with the City’s procurement regimen.

Importantly, during oral presentations, in addition to technical questions, the evaluation team provided the respondents with the COG Community Engagement Toolkit and then a series of questions based upon the GARE Racial Equity Toolkit to gauge the proposed approaches to the project as follows:

• What conditions of well-being are you trying to get the downtown neighbors to experience?
• Who will experience benefits?
• Who will experience burden...

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