Joliet - Comprehensive Plan RFQ

City of Joliet
Monday November 7, 2022
Location: Joliet, IL

RFQ – Comprehensive Plan, City of Joliet, IL

This is a request for qualifications from firms with extensive experience in innovative city-wide planning for cities with similar characteristics as the City of Joliet, Illinois, to create a unique “Comprehensive Plan” that guides how we should adapt, respond, improve, and transform for inclusive growth, sustainable development, and equitable prosperity over the next ten years in Joliet, Illinois.

This project will take a fresh look at these previous studies, existing conditions, market and economic realities, and resident and stakeholder input and align them into a strategically prepared plan that:

  • Reflects the voice of residents who have shared their hopes, concerns, and dreams for the future,
  • Integrates current citizen insights, the competitive landscape, and market dynamics,
  • Frames complex and ambiguous issues to gauge citizen experiences and solutions,
  • Identifies transformation projects and initiatives based on city aspirations and available resources,
  • Recommends growth opportunities to address capability gaps, and
  • Creates a more consistent and unifying strategy for the future that makes it easier for decision-makers to know what could be built and where.


To learn more about our request for a Comprehensive Plan and for instructions on how to submit your qualifications, please visit our Bids and Proposals webpage on the City's website.


  • Issue RFQ Tuesday, October 11, 2022
  • Questions are due in writing by 2:00 pm Monday, November 7, 2022
  • RFQ Submittal Deadline of Monday, November 14, 2022, at 10:00 am.
  • Project Team Review – Week of November 14, 2022
  • Interviews with 3-5 selected firms – Weeks of November 28, 2022, and December 5, 2022
  • Selection of recommended firm by mid-December 2022
  • City Council Contract Approval – January 17, 2023 (approx.)
  • Project Initiation – February 2023 (approx.)
  • Project Completion  - Fall 2024 (approx.)

Posted October 21, 2022

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