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Technical Assistance for Rural Main Street Revitalization (RFQ# 201920-05)

Request For Qualification (non-DLAE Funded)
Procurement
Project ID:  200-003-34 - Rural Downtown/Main Street Planning in the Sacramento Region
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Questions and clarifications about the project

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1. No subject Jul 31 2019 at 12:18 AM

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    Jay Mason Jul 31 2019 at 12:18 AM
    Sacramento Area Council of Governments
    What is a ballpark estimate for a “micro-level” budget for technical assistance per community?
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    Jay Mason Jul 31 2019 at 12:22 AM
    Sacramento Area Council of Governments
    The individual project budgets could range between $10k-$20k per community, but there could be some variance. SACOG stated that it would serve about 12 communities with this program.

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    Jay Mason Jul 31 2019 at 12:18 AM
    Sacramento Area Council of Governments
    The RFQ states that selection panel SACOG staff and select local government representatives. Have those representatives been selected?
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    Jay Mason Jul 31 2019 at 12:22 AM
    Sacramento Area Council of Governments
    Individuals from potential jurisdictions have not been contacted to serve yet on the review committee. SACOG is looking for broad representation of jurisdictions to serve on the review committee.

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    Jay Mason Jul 31 2019 at 12:18 AM
    Sacramento Area Council of Governments
    How are individual assignments made to the selected consultant(s)?
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    Jay Mason Jul 31 2019 at 12:23 AM
    Sacramento Area Council of Governments
    Once the consultant(s) is/are selected, SACOG will offer the range of services the consultants will offer to local governments. SACOG will first have a conversation about what the local community wishes, and then makes a determination which consultant is the best fit for the assignment. After the assignment is made, the consultant, SACOG and the local government will meet, review the request. The consultant will follow-up with a 1-2 page scope with jurisdiction that all three parties will agree to. SACOG will assign the budget, and then if all three parties agree, the consultant will start work.

4. No subject Jul 31 2019 at 12:18 AM

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    Jay Mason Jul 31 2019 at 12:18 AM
    Sacramento Area Council of Governments
    Is it possible that more than one consultant will be assigned to one project?
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    Jay Mason Jul 31 2019 at 12:23 AM
    Sacramento Area Council of Governments
    It is very unlikely more than one consultant will be assigned to one community. These budgets are too small to divide it up further.

5. No subject Jul 31 2019 at 12:18 AM

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    Jay Mason Jul 31 2019 at 12:18 AM
    Sacramento Area Council of Governments
    The Local Government Commission is already on the consultant team. What skill areas does LGG offer?
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    Jay Mason Jul 31 2019 at 12:23 AM
    Sacramento Area Council of Governments
    Yes, LGC is already onboard, as it was named in the application to Caltrans for this grant to provide a non-profit presence. LGC staff does offer conducting workshops, facilitation and community engagement. Although SACOG is not seeking redundant services, every planning firm has specialty areas. It really comes down to fit with the specific requests that come in.

6. No subject Jul 31 2019 at 12:18 AM

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    Jay Mason Jul 31 2019 at 12:18 AM
    Sacramento Area Council of Governments
    Have the 12 communities receiving service yet been identified?
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    Jay Mason Jul 31 2019 at 12:24 AM
    Sacramento Area Council of Governments
    No, not yet. SACOG has been informally letting them know that the grant program will offer them technical assistance, and that SACOG staff has been providing similar services for the past few years. However, the formal notice to all rural jurisdictions has not been released. Once the consultant selection process is complete, all rural jurisdictions will be contacted and offered assistance.

7. No subject Jul 31 2019 at 12:21 AM

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    Jay Mason Jul 31 2019 at 12:21 AM
    Sacramento Area Council of Governments
    Is it preferred to have a team put together that can provide as many as possible, or a team that just focuses on one emphasis?
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    Jay Mason Jul 31 2019 at 12:24 AM
    Sacramento Area Council of Governments
    For this project, SACOG prefers nimble, smaller teams that specialize in a key topic area or two. It’s best to only have one or two people offered per team based. The RFQ provides the historically most requested services SACOG has received, and these are the services SACOG anticipates that would most be requested by local communities.

8. No subject Jul 31 2019 at 12:21 AM

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    Jay Mason Jul 31 2019 at 12:21 AM
    Sacramento Area Council of Governments
    Is there overlap between the Civic Lab RFQ assignments and this project?
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    Jay Mason Jul 31 2019 at 12:24 AM
    Sacramento Area Council of Governments
    Civic Lab is another SACOG program that focuses on street corridors. However, Civic Lab services urban, suburban and rural communities, and it is had much more direct engagement by local governments than the Rural Mains Streets program will have. Civic Lab communities have been working with SACOG for the past year. There likely could be overlap with some of the same jurisdictions. However Rural Main Streets is really focused on providing one specific limited service within a much more constrained timeline. The challenge for the communities participating in Rural Main Streets is that they need to identify a scope of work with a short time horizon (one to three months) with a very specific endpoint.

9. No subject Aug 6 2019 at 10:57 PM

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    Jay Mason Aug 6 2019 at 10:57 PM
    Sacramento Area Council of Governments
    Can you confirm that the reference to proposal hardcopies in RFP Section III at the top of page 7 is a typo, and that we should submit the proposal via email and electronic upload only as described in RFP Section VI?
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    Jay Mason Aug 6 2019 at 10:57 PM
    Sacramento Area Council of Governments
    Statement of Qualifications (SOQs) must be received by SACOG’s Procurement Officer via electronic copy AND the SACOG Bid Sourcing Portal. Both electronic copy and portal submission should be received no later than 4:00 pm (PST) on August 16, 2019, via email to Jay Mason & Greg Chew at jmason@sacog.org; gchew@sacog.org.