Lorin & Gilman Parking Benefit District(s) formation services

Due Date:
Spec # Type Post Date Documents
24-11650-C Professional Services Additional Files

Dear Proposer:

The City of Berkeley is soliciting written proposals from qualified firms and or individuals specializing in the formation of Parking Benefit Districts (PBDs) for the Lorin and Gilman business districts pursuant to Section 36600 et seq. of the California Streets and Highways Code, also known as the Property and Business Improvement District (PBID) Law of 1994 (the “Act”). The City seeks to contract with a consultant that reflects, understands and values the diversity of the City’s constituency and values. The study area is inclusive of commercial, mixed-use residential, residential, industrial, transit and municipal parcels including and adjacent to the Ashby BART Station in the Adeline Corridor Specific Plan area and in the Gilman District near I-80 and San Pablo Avenue (see Reference Exhibits A&B, Proposed District Map). 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 Thursday, February 22, 2024. Proposals are to be sent via email with the “Specification No. 24-11650-C and PARKING BENEFIT DISTRICT FORMATION SERVICES clearly indicated in the subject line of the email. Please submit one (1) PDF of the technical Proposal with the filename saved as, “Proposal Vendor Name PARKING BENEFIT DISTRICT FORMATION SERVICES.” Corresponding pricing proposal shall be submitted as a separate document with the filename saved as, “Pricing Vendor Name PARKING BENEFIT DISTRICT FORMATION SERVICES”.

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.

For questions concerning the anticipated work, or scope of the project, please contact  Kieron Slaughter, Chief Strategist, Economic Innovation, via email at kslaughter@berkeleyca.gov no later than  February 9, 2024. 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.


Kieron Slaughter, Chief Strategist, Economic Innovation, via email at kslaughter@berkeleyca.go