We’ve got a lot of talent on our staff, but sometimes we need some outside help. When we do, we’ll issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) or a Notice of Contracting Opportunity (NCO) so that we can find the most qualified person or firm to help us reach our goals.
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The RFP or NCO will describe the project or services for which we need some assistance. It will include guidelines for those who wish to submit proposals along with forms for bidders to use to submit required information. There may a pre-submission conference, which will give potential bidders time to ask any questions they have. If you are thinking of bidding it’s important to attend even if you don’t have a question right now. You may hear an answer to another question that may help you put together your proposal. Potential bidders can usually submit questions by e-mail as well. All questions and their answers will be posted and shared on this web site. The Land Bank manages the RFP/NCO process and selects the winning developers. The Land Bank may also issue RFPs to seek firms to solicit potential buyers and developers for properties. If you’re bidding, make sure you pay attention to the deadlines. It won’t help if you have a great proposal, but send in your material a month after it’s due.
Please note that as of May 8, two documents were revised 1) the RFP, 2) Exhibit B. Also note the revised dates listed below in green in the Schedule.
The Philadelphia Land Bank (“Land Bank“) invites competitive proposals from qualified and experienced professional service firms and individuals to provide strategic planning and analytical services to the Land Bank in order to develop a five-year strategic plan that will assist the Land Bank with the acquisition, maintenance, and disposition of properties in accordance with the requirements of the Land Bank Ordinance and the PA Land Bank Act. The Strategic Plan will consist of the following elements:
The Service Provider will design and prepare draft and final versions of the Strategic Plan with the elements described above as well as presentation materials suitable for community outreach meetings and a public hearing (e.g., display maps, boards, PowerPoint presentations, etc.). The 2017 and 2015 versions of the Strategic Plan can be found on this website under Resources.
Please download and complete all the following documents:
* All questions regarding this RFP must be submitted in writing by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions will not be accepted by telephone. Questions and requests for information will only be accepted until May 25, 2018 at 4:00 PM. Questions and requests for information and the Land Bank responses to them will be posted on the Land Bank website.
** All proposals must be either mailed or hand delivered to Philadelphia Land Bank, 1234 Market Street, 16th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107, Attn: Angel Rodriguez.