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Bid Title: RFQ for Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan Consultant
Category: Parks & Recreation Equipment and Services
Status: Closed

Description:
INTRODUCTION
The Town of Sunnyvale (the “Town”) and the Sunnyvale 4B Development Corporation (“SEDC”) is seeking proposals for a qualified planning consultant who would serve as a “Project Team Member,” bringing municipal or park planning, operations knowledge and experience, have report organization and writing skills, and have public-presentation abilities to educate and support the Park and Trails Committee (the “Committee”) and staff in completing the steps necessary to develop a final report for the Town Council.

BACKGROUND
The Town of Sunnyvale is a rural community, situated only 15 miles from downtown Dallas. Sunnyvale is known for its stunning homes, rural atmosphere, and top quality schools. Sunnyvale’s diverse population of about 6,500 occupies 16 square miles of flatlands and hillsides on the east side of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. More than 100 acres of parks and playgrounds blanket its landscape and more than 21,000 trees adorn its streets. The quiet, historic character of its attractive neighborhoods is a testament to the preservationist efforts of residents in protecting both its architectural and natural beauty. The Town enjoys a low crime rate and the benefits of a close-knit, participation-oriented community.
The Town and SEDC are desirous of completing a study that would provide the data necessary for the Sunnyvale Town Council and SEDC to determine the best uses for current parkland, and effective planning for the future.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The intent of the request for qualifications is to obtain qualified consultants to develop a Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan for the Town of Sunnyvale to explore, evaluate, plan, and identify needs within the parks system.

AREAS OF FOCUS
This section is intended to ensure potential respondents to this RFQ to understand the Town, SEDC, and Committee’s basic expectations. The Town, SEDC, and Committee intend to enter into a contract with a consultant that can potentially assist with the following:
• Tour of the Town of Sunnyvale park facilities with the Committee and staff, and assist with an evaluation of the existing conditions and operations
• Tour of like communities with Committee and staff to learn about current amenities, park programs, classes, trends, and potential funding sources
• Assist the Committee in answering questions that arise from monthly meetings
• Review the current Town of Sunnyvale Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan to determine its current effectiveness
• Suggest a scope of work that will assist the Committee with the future Request for Proposal for comprehensive master plan development and implementation
Publication Date/Time:
12/9/2019 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
1/16/2020 4:00 PM
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