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Request for Proposals - Housing Element

The City of Garden Grove received proposals from qualified consultants to provide consulting services to prepare the City’s General Plan 2021-2029 Housing Element Update for certification by the California Department of Housing and Community Development by the deadline of October 15, 2021. The proposals submitted to the City required consultants to review the City's existing General Plan Land Use Element and Zoning Code for any inconsistencies that may be created by the Housing Element Update, and to process amendments to the Land Use Element and Zoning Code amendments concurrently with the Housing Element Update. The Housing Element request for proposals closed on April 20, 2020 at 5 p.m.

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Applicants must submit all required documents to the City of Garden Grove. The submission will be time‐stamped on the cover page by City of Garden Grove staff. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that delivery is made to the City of Garden Grove prior to the due date and time. The required electronic submission of your proposal and/or any questions you may have regarding this request for proposals, can be sent to Timely submission is a threshold requirement. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Mailing address:

City of Garden Grove Neighborhood Improvement Division 11222 Acacia Parkway Garden Grove, CA 92840

Attn: Nate Robbins, Senior Program Specialist

  • Request for Proposal Release Date
    March 6, 2020
  • Deadline to E-mail Additional Questions
    March 25, 2020
  • Proposals Due
    April 20, 2020 by 5:00 pm
  • Review of Proposal by City Staff
    April 20, 2020
  • Consultant Selection and Award
    June 9, 2020
  • Notice to Proceed with Proposal
    June 12, 2020
  • Project Kick-off Meeting
    June 2020
  • Draft Housing Element Completed for City Staff Review
    January 2021
  • Final Draft of Housing Element Completed for Public Review
    April 2021
  • Planning Commission Public Hearing
    May 2021
  • City Council Public Hearing/ Adoption
    June 2021
Selection Process

Proposals will be evaluated by staff. The City’s selection will be based upon: the proposal’s conformance to the RFP; the firm’s ability to complete the required tasks in a timely manner; demonstrated understanding of the scope of work; the qualifications and resources of the firm and staff, including experience with other Housing Element Updates; preliminary cost information; record of performance; and references. The City reserves the right, where it may serve the best interest of the City, to request additional information and clarification from consultants. At the discretion of the City, consultants submitting proposals may be requested to make oral presentations as part of the evaluation process. Oral interviews, if necessary, will be held the week of April 20, 2020.