Model Development Code For Louisiana

Model Development Code For Louisiana

Center for Planning Excellence

Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX) is soliciting a RFQ for the creation of a MDC where end-users would have the ability to either draw from a "cafeteria" set of ordinances or adopt an entire Unified Development Code. The MDC shall be a user-friendly tool for applying model ordinances to both rural and urban jurisdictions where it can be easily and affordably administered in areas with limited local capacity.

Teams must demonstrate through past projects their expertise and skills in the following areas:
Smart Growth zoning and code development

Working knowledge of the application and enforcement of zoning laws and regulations

Implementation of innovative planning practices

Effective interface with government bodies and stakeholders

Smart Growth land use planning

Submission Requirements
Consultant teams shall submit 12 copies of a thoughtful, clear and well-organized qualification package that includes the following components:

1-3 page statement of qualifications (summarizing the particular advantages of the team for this RFQ, familiarity with Louisiana planning in code development approach, team approach and understanding of the intent of this RFQ and enclosed materials)

1 page statement indicating specific experience regarding development of innovative code approaches, and the consultant teams' core beliefs in applying smart growth principals to a project such as the MDC for Louisiana

Key team member resumes/qualifications

Team organizational chart

Relevant/comparable projects

Three references with contact information

In anticipation that the successful team will be asked by Louisiana communities for further assistance in adopting these model codes, please include comment on your interest, commitment and availability for follow-up work.

Respondents shall restrict all contact and questions regarding this RFQ and selection process to the individual named herein. Questions concerning terms, conditions and technical specifications shall be directed in writing to Camille Manning-Broome.

Respondents and their agents are strictly prohibited from lobbying members of any Louisiana state agencies, CPEX staff and CPEX board, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, or anyone connected to this RFQ at any time in the application and selection process. Failure to comply with this clause shall be grounds for rejection of their RFQ as non-responsive.

Deadline for Submission
Qualifications packages shall be postmarked no later than Monday, August 6, 2007 by 5:00 p.m. CST.

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For more information contact:

Camille Manning-Broome
Center for Planning Excellence
402 North 4th St.
Baton Rouge
Louisiana 70802
United States

Phone: 225-267-6300
Fax: 225-267-6306
Email: [email protected]

Posted July 10, 2007

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