City of Decatur Request for Proposals for Storm Water Master Planning Services

The City of Decatur, Georgia will receive sealed proposals from qualified firms for professional engineering services in the City Manager’s Office, 509 North McDonough Street, Decatur, Georgia 30030 until 3:00 p.m. on March 26, 2018. The City is seeking the services of a firm, partnership, joint venture or team to provide master planning services for a comprehensive update to the City’s Storm Water Master Plan (SWMP). Such an update will include a detailed assessment of the 2004 SWMP, the SWMP-project completion list, assessment of plan goals, review of and revision to the existing plans and ordinances, meetings with stakeholders, innovative public engagement, plan development and preparation of deliverables.

A mandatory pre-proposal conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. on March 5, 2018, in the City Commission meeting room of Decatur City Hall, 509 North McDonough Street, Decatur, Georgia 30030. Any questions and/or misunderstandings that may arise from this proposal should be submitted, in writing, and forwarded to the Project Civil Engineer prior to this conference. Answers to such questions that materially change the conditions and specifications of this request for proposal will be sent to all attendees as an addendum. Any discussions or documents will be considered non binding unless incorporated in an addendum. When addenda are required, the proposal opening date may be extended. Parties responding to this Request for Proposals must attend this briefing session in order for their submittal to be considered.

The City of Decatur anticipates making a single award. Such an award, if any, is projected to be accomplished within sixty (60) days from the proposal deadline. Evaluation of proposals will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Staffing capacity and experience on similar projects.
  2. Availability to perform the work outlined in the scope of services, preliminary designation of available expertise to tasks, preliminary work program, schedule, and command of the most current science and technology for stormwater.
  3. Understanding of the project.
  4. Experience which indicates an ability to work collaboratively and communicate at the highest level with and facilitate consensus among a variety of government, neighborhood, and business interests.
  5. Overall financial stability of the firm as determined by financial information require by the RFP and/or from other sources.
  6. Fee

Responses to this Request for Proposals (RFP) shall include technical and fee proposals along with all other information requested in this RFP. The fees shall be the full cost to the City of Decatur.

Submittal of a proposal indicates acceptance of the conditions contained in the RFP. The City of Decatur reserves the right to retain all proposals submitted. All proposals are public records to the extent required by the Georgia Open Records Act. The City of Decatur reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to waive informalities, to negotiate changes in the scope of work or services to be provided and to otherwise waive any technicalities.

The RFP is available at For additional information, email Jennings Bell, Project Civil Engineer, at 678-553-6529.