The SOQ should be limited to specific discussion of the elements outlined in this RFQ. The intent of this RFQ is to encourage responses which meet the stated requirements, and which propose the best methods to accomplish the work within the stated budget, if one is stated.
The organization of the SOQ should follow the general outline below. The SOQ should consist of a technical proposal and a cost proposal.
Detailed guidance on the content and organization of the SOQs can be found in this section. Electronic and hardcopy versions must provide responses to all sections of the RFQ.
SOQs should include an itemized list of all electronic documents being provided to SACOG and maintain links to any documents provided on-line through the time of contract award. If you choose to provide examples of projects, please limit to six (6) weblinks of past relevant projects (see Relevant Project Experience section). SACOG does not guarantee that those weblinks will be reviewed, or reviewed in depth, so please highlight the essential information in key parts in the written information.
The transmittal letter should include the name, title, address, phone number, and original signature of an individual with authority to negotiate on behalf of and to contractually bind the consultant or consulting firm, and who may be contacted during the period of SOQ evaluation. The letter must also include a statement acknowledging that the consultant or consulting firm has reviewed and accepted SACOG’s Standard Agreement (see attached) with or without qualifications. Only one transmittal letter need be prepared to accompany all copies of the technical and cost proposals.
Describe the subject areas that you believe are your strongest areas based on the background examples provided above (eg. working with business and property owners, streetscape design, etc). For those subject areas, describe your understanding of this project, and how you would working with a community. You may give anecdotes or examples of approaches that you have done in the past that may be applicable to future assistance.
Please narratively describe your relevant experience in providing assistance to rural corridors. As this is a small project, please limit this to only the individual(s) who will be working on the project, not the experience of your entire organization. In this section, you may describe the skills you offer, your approach to providing assistance of this nature, your philosphy of providing assistance, any short anecdotes, or any thing else that helps differieniate your experience.
Please describe the nature and outcome of projects previously conducted by the consultant’s key personnel which are related to the work described within the RFQ. Descriptions should include client contact names, address, phone numbers, descriptions of the type of work performed, approximate dates on which the work was completed, and professional staff who performed the work. You may include up to six project weblinks as part of your descriptions, but there is no gaurantee that the review panel will view any or all of them.
Provide the hourly billing rates for the individual(s) who will most likely work on project. Please be sure to describe the role of each person would have for this project.
Failure to provide adequate cost data will result in the SOQ rejection as unresponsive.
Consultants and consultant firms submitting SOQs in response to this RFQ must disclose to SACOG any actual, apparent, or potential conflicts of interest that may exist relative to the services to be provided under Agreement for consultant services to be awarded pursuant to this RFQ.
If the consultant or firm has no conflict of interest, a statement to that effect shall be included in the SOQ and attached below.
If SACOG issues any Addenda for this solicitation, please submit your forms and responses here.