Requests for Proposals

RFP listings on this site are posted for three months unless the posted deadline is reached. Web site postings cost $75. To submit an RFP ad, email the description to [email protected] and place "RFP ad" in the subject field.

Posting requirements:  Ads shall be submitted in word, and contain no more than 250 words.  We are happy to add links and/ or one pdf attachment.


Mobility and Bike Action Plan

City of Traverse City

The City of Traverse City, in cooperation with the Downtown Development Authority, is requesting proposals from qualified bidders (Consultant) to assist in completing a comprehensive Mobility and Bike Action Plan. This will be the first comprehensive city wide bike and pedestrian infrastructure plan addressing the topic for the City. This plan should build upon, expand and cultivate the City’s evolving culture of mobility.

The Consultant will provide professional services to lead an extensive and inclusive community engagement process to develop the plan. The process will include an assessment of the entire street and non-motorized network, identification of community values and goals, a review of current policies and ordinances, a balanced summary and applicability of Complete Streets and other mobility/biking best-practices, and an implementation plan that addresses opportunities for micro-mobility and identifies a preferred mobility and bike network for the City. The plan will also identify immediate, medium and long-range actions, potential costs and funding opportunities, and necessary partnerships, and how the preferred mobility and bike network connects to, supports and impacts recent and on-going planning efforts related to future street design, traffic circulation and placemaking plans and projects. The Consultant should expect the Mobility and Bike Action Plan to be adopted as a “sub-plan” in a separate but concurrent effort to develop the city’s new Master Plan.

A full RFP document for the plan is available on the City website. Please contact Shawn Winter, Planning Director, at [email protected] with questions.

Proposal deadline is 2:30 p.m. on February 11, 2022.

Posted January 21, 2022

Master Plan

Ada Township

Ada Township seeks a qualified Urban Planning firm to prepare a new Master Plan (the “Plan”) and Future Land Use Plan Map (the “Map”) for Ada Township (the “Township”). Due to the emergence of the Township’s Village area and associated background plans (2007 Charrette and 2013 Envision Ada), subsequent refinements to Village area plans, various additional planning efforts, long-term land use trends, growth pressures, and potential future opportunities in the Township, the services of a professional consultant are being sought to complete the new Plan with full utilization of their perspectives, skills, background, and expertise. The anticipated timeline for the new Plan is expected to be approximately 12 to 18 months.

The Township’s existing (most recent) Master Plan Amendment was prepared and completed by Township Staff and approved in 2016, and remains the foundation for land use decision-making that has occurred since its original approval, with amendments serving to bolster Township efforts in this regard. The Plan and associated planning efforts have been especially noteworthy in this regard, as it has provided effective guidance on planning and zoning evaluations. As such, the 2022 Plan will be expected to carry this effort even further, as a working document that casts the vision and sets priorities for Township development, identifies long-term strategies, and provides practical guidance for everyday use.

A full RFP (Request for Proposals) document for the Plan is available here; please contact John D. Said, AICP, Director of Planning, at: [email protected] or 616.676.9191, ext. 31.

Proposal deadline is 12 pm (noon) on Friday February 4, 2022.

Posted January 6, 2022

Design Services

City of Sturgis

The City of Sturgis is requesting proposals from consulting landscape/architectural/civil engineering firms to provide design services for an off-road biking/walking trail located within the City of Sturgis, in St. Joseph County, Michigan, that is approximately 3 miles in length spanning from west of Big Hill Road west to N. Jefferson Street and then south to Fawn River Road.

The scope of work consists of preliminary design layout, final design, preparation of Contractor Requests for Bids, evaluation of bids (including a recommendation for a preferred contractor) and construction administration for the final design. All of the details here. 

Sealed proposals must be submitted to Michael Hughes, City Manager, City of Sturgis, 130 N. Nottawa St., Sturgis, Michigan, 49091 no later than 4:00 p.m., February 7, 2022. "Sturgis TRAIL" shall be clearly marked on the outside of the sealed envelope. Electronic copy shall be included in the same sealed envelope with proposal on USB thumb drive. Submittals sent by email or telefax will not be accepted. Questions may be addressed to Michael Hughes, 269-659-7223 or [email protected]

Posted December 22, 2021


Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance Rewrite

City of Madison Heights

MH 22-01

Issued: December 16, 2021

Submittal Deadline: 2:00 pm January 28, 2022

The City of Madison Heights is requesting proposals from qualified firms with expertise in planning and zoning to assist in a comprehensive rewrite of the City’s Zoning Ordinance. The comprehensive rewrite will result in a user-friendly Zoning Ordinance that is consistent with the Madison Heights 2021 Master Plan and integrates MEDC Redevelopment Ready Communities best practices. 

Full specifications and submittal requirements for this RFP can be found at 

Electronic bids will be accepted online at until 2:00 pm. (EST) on January 28, 2022.  Proposals will be opened via Zoom at approximately 2:05 pm (EST), interested vendors may participate by clicking this link at the appropriate date/time

Proposals must be submitted electronically; hard paper copy, email or fax submission of bids/proposals is NOT accepted.

The City of Madison Heights is a Participating Agency in the Michigan Inter-Governmental Trade Network (MITN).  Interested vendors are encouraged to register with MITN at to view specifications for this and all of our open bids.

Any questions concerning the RFP shall be directed in writing via email to:

Giles Tucker, Community & Economic Development Director, [email protected]

Questions must be received no later than 4:00pm on 1/10/22

An addendum will be posted at by 4:00pm on 1/14/22

Posted: December 16, 2021

Request for Qualifications

City of Greenville


The City of Greenville is requesting submission of qualifications from any and all parties wishing to be considered for consulting services related to comprehensive planning and zoning activities, including but not limited to project review (special land use permits and site plan review), recommending/drafting amendments to city zoning ordinances, and Master Plan updates.

RRQ is attached here or you can find it and any addendums on our website at

Deadline for Responses:

All statements of qualification and interest, and associated submittal materials, must be received no later than February 2, 2022, 2 PM Eastern Time to be considered. All responses must be clearly labeled – PLANNING & ZONING SERVICES RFQ.

Submission of Proposals:

One copy of the proposal shall be delivered to:

City of Greenville
Attn: City Clerk
411 S. Lafayette Street
Greenville, MI 48838 

Posted: December 10, 2021

Master Plan

City of Royal Oak

Summary: The City of Royal Oak is soliciting highly qualified consulting firms to submit a statement of qualifications and related information for the preparation of new master plan for the city.

RFQ Contents

Responses to this RFQ must include:

  • Brief written introduction.
  • Firm history, experience, expertise, & current projects.
  • Team member years of experience & areas of expertise.
  • Summary and hyperlinks to master plans created for other jurisdictions within last 5 years.
  • Summary and hyperlinks to recent consultants utilized for local expertise, public engagement, sustainability, data collection and analysis, mapping and graphics, or engineering services.
  • Detailed description of available strategies to solicit public engagement.
  • Description of firm’s experience, or consultants’ experience, with each strategy.

Submission: An electronic (pdf format) response shall be submitted via email by no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 07, 2022.

Responses shall be emailed to Joseph M. Murphy, Director of Planning. The city will not accept any other means of submittal. A response email will confirm receipt of RFQ submittal.

Email to: [email protected]

Subject: Master Plan RFQ Response


November 12, 2021    RFQ released.
December 03, 2021 @ 4:30 p.m. Deadline for questions.
January     07, 2022 @ 4:30 p.m.  Response deadline (emailed to [email protected]).
January – February 2022 Local review.
January – February 2022  Interview of consultants.
February – March 2022  Selection of consultants qualified to submit an RFP.

Posted: November 16, 2021

5 Year Recreation Plan

City of Sturgis

The City of Sturgis is seeking proposals from qualified firms to develop a 5-Year Recreation Plan. Completed proposals should be emailed to [email protected] no later than 4:00 p.m. EST on December 13, 2021.  The subject line of the email should read “5-Year Recreation Plan Proposal”.  Questions pertaining to this RFP may be directed to Michael J. Liston, City of Sturgis, 269-659-8110 or [email protected].

Please click here for more information.

Posted: November 16, 2021 

Regional Transportation Demand Management Plan

Grand Valley Metropolitan Council

Grand Valley Metropolitan Council (GVMC), the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Grand Rapids, MI metropolitan area, is currently accepting proposals from firms interested in being selected to develop a regional transportation demand management (TDM) plan for the GVMC planning area. The GVMC transportation planning area is designated as a Transportation Management Area (TMA) and includes all of Kent County and the eastern portion of Ottawa County. GVMC intends to select one firm or team to provide services as outlined below. GVMC receives federal and state grant funding and other funding from local participating governments.

The purpose of this study is to develop a coordinated regional transportation demand management strategy that includes recommended funding sources, lead agencies, and realistic mode shift goals, and outlines feasible implementation strategies and processes for performance analysis. This plan will support the 2045 MTP goals, objectives, and recommendations, and serve to inform and guide current and future TDM activities on a regional scale.

Proposals will be accepted until 5pm EST on November 30, 2021.

Please See GVMC's website for the full RFP and detailed proposal guidelines:

Posted: October 29, 2021