RFP: Natural Hazards and Community Resilience Public Information Program Development


The County of Mobile is soliciting proposals from qualified firms and individuals interested in providing professional planning and community engagement services related to the development and implementation of the Mobile County Public Information Program Project. The goal of this project is to provide a coordinated public information program to foster a more resilient community, healthier watersheds, and lower costs associated with managing natural hazards and storm water. This environmental education and outreach project will focus on reaching target audiences through a range of activities identified through a planning process that includes a diverse stakeholder group. 

The overall project will include, but not be limited to, the following activities: develop and implement a Public Information Program (PIP) that is consistent with the requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System program and focused on informing the public about watershed protection, natural hazards, and community resilience. It is envisioned that implementation of the PIP will lead to the creation of multi-media communication products that provide content focused on increasing the public understanding of flood risk, stormwater management, and community resilience; and the implementation of a campaign that promotes management measures and other actions to address flood impacts, the purchase of flood insurance, natural hazards and water quality protection.

Firms interested in performing the work will be considered on the basis of a written response to this Request for Proposals. All applicants must provide detailed information on the firm’s proposed methodology to develop a Public Information Program, their professional qualifications, and list any prior experience with Federal and State programs, or Federal agency related projects particularly projects similar in nature and scope to the above services being requested. 

Prior to the award of a competitively procured contract to a consultant having one or more employees in the State of Alabama, Alabama law requires that the contractor provide the County proof of enrollment in E-Verify (see www.uscis.gov/everify). All applicants must furnish an affidavit attesting that they are enrolled in E-Verify and to execute a certificate of compliance with the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer And Citizen Protection Act (Act 2011-535), as amended by Act 2012-491.

Proposals will be rated according to the following criteria:

  • Project Methodology and approach – 30 pts
  • Prior experience with state or federally funded programs – 30 pts
  • Professional Qualifications – 30 pts
  • Ability to meet production schedule within budget – 10 pts

 These proposals are being requested in accordance with 2 CFR 200.320 (d) (5), as issued by the Office of Management and Budget.

The firm that is selected will be notified and a contract negotiated. The contract will be for a period coinciding with the completion and closeout of the project for which services are being requested. Additional services related to this or other projects of a similar nature may be contracted under this solicitation at the option of the County. The County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive any irregularities or informalities in the proposal process. 

A mandatory pre-submittal meeting will be held on May 3, 2019, at 2:00 pm at the Environmental Services Conference Room, 7th Floor, South Tower, 205 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36602. All prospective submitters must have a representative present at the pre-submittal meeting in order to submit their statement of qualifications. 

Proposal will be limited to six (6) one-sided printed pages, equal to three (3) pages front and back. Cover and resumes are not included in the page count. Three copies of the proposal must be sealed and properly labeled and may be mailed or hand-delivered to Ms. Tina Sanchez, Environmental Grants Director, Mobile Government Plaza, 7th Floor, South Tower, 205 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama, 36644. Proposals should be labeled “NATURAL HAZARDS AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE PUBLIC INFORMATION PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT.” All proposals shall contain original signatures; facsimile copies will not be accepted. Proposals must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 10, 2019. All proposals will be evaluated, and a selection will be made and approved by the County Commission. The County of Mobile is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority firms and women business enterprises are encouraged to submit proposals. 


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