RFP AWARD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT – NATIONAL DISASTER RECOVERY GRANT ADMINISTRATION AND PROJECT DELIVERY SERVICES
Two firms submitted proposals in response to the city’s request for proposal for grant administration and project delivery services. CDM Smith is the responsive bidder. The proposals were evaluated by Alderman Schuler, the Compliance Officer, and the Acting NDR Director.
CDM Smith’s proposal addressed the scope of services requested in the proposal. The second bidder, Ackerman Estvold, was non responsive to the request for proposals.
To ensure full understanding of the intent of the proposal submitted by Ackerman Estvold a call was placed to Steven Eberle, Vice President, for clarification. Mr. Eberle acknowledged their proposal only addressed providing project delivery services for three of the NDR projects. It did not address grant administration services and project delivery services beyond the three specific projects. It was also discussed opportunities may arise in the future for firms on projects within the scope of the NDR grant.
It is recommended the Committee and Council award the contract to CDM Smith for grant administration and project delivery services for the CDBG-NDR Grant.