SPECIFICATIONS FOR CONTRACT SERVICES TO DEVELOP

FLORIDA MAIN STREET PROGRAM

SPECIFICATIONS FOR CONTRACT SERVICES TO DEVELOP

A VACANT PROPERTY REGISTRY AND SUPPORTING ORDINANCES,

INCENTIVES AND MSBU

CRYSTAL RIVER MAIN STREET PROGRAM

PURPOSE

The Florida Main Street Program is seeking a qualified vendor with extensive experience developing a Vacant Property Registry, as well as draft appropriate ordinances and design an MSBU to support it.

 

BACKGROUND

The Florida Main Street Program is administered by the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State and is governed by Florida Statute 267.31(5)(g) and Chapter 1A-36.  The Florida Main Street program provides training and technical assistance to local organizations in support of their efforts to revitalize their traditional downtown and neighborhood commercial districts, using the National Main Street Four-Point Approach®,  www.preservationnation.org/mainstreet, a strategy for revitalization developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

VENDOR QUALIFICATION

Vendor must have a minimum of TEN (10) years of experience with the process of creating a vacant property registry and should have extensive knowledge of how and why this type of program helps to reduce the number of vacant properties in a downtown area and diminish blight, as well as how a program should be designed.  The Vendor should have extensive knowledge of how to write an Ordinance that supports a Vacant Property Registry, and what types of  incentives that should be incorporated into the package.  In addition, The Vendor should have a strong understanding of how to create an MSBU that would support the operation of the registry.  It is desired that the Vendor has some familiarity with the City of Crystal River and ideally be located within a three hour drive of the city.

 

SCOPE OF WORK 

In collaboration with the Florida Main Street Program, the Crystal River Main Street Program and the City of Crystal River the objective is the following:

  • Design and draft a Vacant Property Registry for the City of Crystal River.
  • Draft appropriate ordinances to support the Registry for City Council to review and vote on.
  • Recommend incentives to encourage property owners to repair and occupy their property.
  • Design an MSBU for the City of Crystal River that would support management of the Vacant Property Registry

 

DELIVERABLES

Deliverables are the following:

  • Vacant Property Registry
  • Ordinance to support the Vacant Property Registry
  • Recommended incentives to include in the Ordinance
  • Draft of MSBU design

 

TIMELINE

Work will begin as soon as the contract has been signed and completed before March 1, 2018

 

BUDGET

Not to exceed $2,499.

 

QUOTE

Please provide a quote that includes all costs associated with the scope of work.  Quote must be all inclusive; no expenses will be approved or paid by the Division outside of the original and approved quote.

 

BASIS OF AWARD

Proposal will be evaluated for compliance with the scope of work as well as minimum qualifications that indicates the candidate’s ability to perform the services specified in the RFQ.  Award shall be made to the Vendor that offers the best overall value to the State.  The Department will consider the Vendor’s full response when making a selection, including the Vendor’s ability, and experience in addition to the price proposal.

 

Response Disqualification

Responses that do not meet all requirements, specifications, terms and conditions of the RFQ or fail to provide all required information, or documents may be rejected as non-responsive.  Responses that contain provisions that are contrary to the requirements of the RFQ are not permitted.  Responses with alternate provisions and conditions that are not consistent with the primary goals of the RFQ may be deemed non-responsive.  Vendors who’s Responses, past performance or current status do not reflect the capability, integrity or reliability to fully and in good faith perform the requirements of a contract may be rejected as not responsible.  The Department reserves the right to determine which Responses meets the requirements of this RFQ and which Vendors are deemed responsive and responsible.

Please contact Karen Pieters at (352)257-8077.