Environmental Justice Element, Safety Element Update, and Equitable Climate and Resilience Metrics

Due Date:

Dear Proposer:

The City of Berkeley is soliciting written proposals from qualified firms or individuals to update Berkeley’s General Plan Safety Element, develop a new Environmental Justice Element, and create community-driven metrics and a dashboard to assess Berkeley’s progress in equitably meeting climate and resilience goals. As a Request for Proposal (RFP) this is not an invitation to bid and although price is very important, other factors will be taken into consideration.

The project scope, content of proposal, and vendor selection process are summarized in the RFP (attached). Proposals must be received no later than 2:00 pm, on Tuesday, Dec 12, 2023. Proposals are to be sent via email with “Specification No. 24-11641-C Environmental Justice and Safety Element Update” clearly indicated in the subject line of the email.

Please submit one (1) copy of all required documents of the complete proposal in Excel and PDF formats, as appropriate, with the filename saved as, “Proposal Vendor Name - 24-11641-C Environmental Justice and Safety Element Update.”


Email Proposals to:

City of Berkeley

Finance Department/General Services Division


Proposals will not be accepted after the date and time stated above. Incomplete proposal or proposals that do not conform to the requirements specified herein will not be considered. Issuance of the RFP does not obligate the City to award a contract, nor is the City liable for any costs incurred by the proposer in the preparation and submittal of proposals for the subject work. The City retains the right to award all or parts of this contract to several bidders, to not select any bidders, and/or to re-solicit proposals. The act of submitting a proposal is a declaration that the proposer has read the RFP and understands all the requirements and conditions.

An optional pre-proposal virtual meeting will be held at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, Nov 8, 2023 via Zoom at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82201378174?pwd=YGAWCwjmJNSpO3Y2zLMByoxiqh2eXJ.1

Meeting ID: 822 0137 8174

Passcode: 442666

To Join by telephone: (1) (669) 444-9171 or (1) (669) 900-6833

This virtual meeting will provide a forum to as questions and may assist firms or individuals in identifying potential partners for proposals.   

For questions concerning the anticipated work, or scope of the project, please contact Alisa Shen, Principal Planner, via email at ashen@berkeleyca.gov no later than Wednesday, Nov 15, 2023. Answers to questions will not be provided by telephone or email. Answers to all questions or any addenda will be posted on the City of Berkeley’s site at Bid & Proposal Opportunities | City of Berkeley (berkeleyca.gov). It is the vendor’s responsibility to check this site.  For general questions concerning the submittal process, contact purchasing at 510-981-7320.

We look forward to receiving and reviewing your proposal.


Alisa Shen, Principal Planner, via email at ashen@berkeleyca.gov