CITY OF TIFTON, GEORGIA
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS AND PROPOSALS
|FOR PLANNING, ADMINISTRATION AND RELATED SERVICES
The City of Tifton is requesting statements of qualifications and proposals from consultants with a strong record in successfully assisting local governments with the implementation of Federally Assisted Projects. Responding firms should be qualified to provide grant writing, grant administration, and related services for projects utilizing federal funds. The City plans to contract with a consulting firm for grant writing and administration services for a 2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Community Home Improvement Program (CHIP). Responding firms should be qualified to provide the above stated services for a period of 2 to 3 years.
This 2023 procurement action may also lead to additional contracts and/or contract addendums for further consulting services. All contracts are subject to Federal and State contract provisions prescribed by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
INTERESTED AND QUALIFIED FIRMS MUST SUBMIT QUALIFICATION STATEMENTS DOCUMENTING THE EXPERIENCE AND ABILITY TO PROVIDE GRANT CONSULTING SERVICES.
RFQ’s will be evaluated on the below criteria:
- History of firm and resources
- Federal Funds Grant Writing & Administration Experience, including CDBG Housing and Public facilities project experience and CHIP experience along with references for current and completed projects.
- Key personnel/qualifications
- Current workload
- Scope and level of service proposed
- Experience with similar projects and list of references
- Fees associated with Grant Writing and Administration – percentage for administration is acceptable.
- Statement of Qualifications Form
- Section 3 Certification Form for HUD assisted projects, if claiming Section 3 Status
Interested parties may contact Crystal Gaillard [Planning and Zoning Director via phone at 229-391-3963, or email at , or at 204 N Ridge Avenue, Tifton, GA 31794], to request the required Section 3 Certification Form and RFQ scoring criteria prior to preparing and submitting their proposal.
Sealed Qualifications and Proposals must be received by 4:00 PM on October 24, 2022 at Tifton City Hall. Proposals received after the above date and time will not be considered.
If submitting proposals for both CDBG and CHIP, please include two sets of proposals, one for each program. Please write CDBG and/or CHIP Proposal Statement on the exterior of the envelope.
Sealed proposals must be clearly marked and submitted to the below address:
City of Tifton
Attn: City Manager
130 E. 1st Street
Tifton, GA 31794
The City of Tifton reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals and to waive informalities in the proposal process. The City of Tifton is an equal opportunity employer. Further in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The City of Tifton does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in the administration or operation of its programs. This project is covered under the requirements of Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968.
The City also abides by the following laws as they pertain to HUD Assisted Projects: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 109 of the HCD Act of 1974, Title 1; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act); Section 104(b)(2) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended; Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); and the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968.