I was contacted today by Sonam Shah of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (based in San Francisco, CA), who wanted to share an RFQ with NCDDers. I think some of you will be very interested in this opportunity to help create a comprehensive district-wide policy and plan for public engagement.
Importantly, one of the qualifications they’re seeking is “experience developing and drafting Public Engagement Policies and Plans for public agencies with multi-county jurisdictions and regulatory authority.” This 9-month project (estimated for March through October) is budgeted for up to and may not exceed $200,000. Qualifications are due January 21.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District requests a statement of qualifications from qualified entities to assist in the creation of a district-wide Public Engagement Policy and Plan aimed at laying out guidance and tools for engaging stakeholders in District actions. The Air District intends to develop a Public Engagement Policy and a Public Engagement Plan to help provide the agency with consistency when working with the public. The RFQ can be found at the following link: http://www.baaqmd.gov/~/media/Files/Administration/RFP%20RFQ/RFQ%202010-008%20Public%20Engagement%20Plan.ashx (Note: ashx files can be opened in Adobe Reader.)
They’re looking forward to your response. For more information on the BAAQMD’s open RFP/RFQs, visit www.baaqmd.gov/Divisions/Administration/RFP-RFQ/Open-RFP-RFQ.aspx.