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Bid Title: Request for Proposal - Strategic Planning Services
Category: Administration
Status: Closed

The City of Bismarck (CITY) is seeking proposals from consultants/firms to guide the CITY community with the development of a renewed comprehensive Strategic Plan. The CITY anticipates that the planning process will take several months to provide adequate time for participation by the project team and the Board of City Commissioners (BOARD) in addition to review by key community stakeholders. The outcome of the process will be a written strategic plan document that presents the planning process, the research, the analysis, opportunities and strategies along with an implementation plan that will guide CITY for the next three to five years. Please note that this RFP requests the services of a consultant to facilitate the strategic planning process. The CITY is aware that there are a variety of perspectives, models, and approaches available to develop a strategic planning document; therefore, the successful firm should be able to discern which model or model(s) will best enable the City of Bismarck to complete its organizational and programmatic goals. The successful firm will be required to demonstrate its ability to meet these requirements. The CITY encourages any inquiries with respect to the expectations and/or scope of work sought through this proposal by email to the CITY – Attention Jason Tomanek, . All inquiries will receive a response.
A consultant/firm will be selected for this project based on criteria stated in “Evaluation of Proposals”. All proposals received by 5:00 p.m. CDT on Friday, April 27, 2018 will receive full consideration.
Publication Date/Time:
3/19/2018 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
4/27/2018 5:00 PM
Submittal Information:
Jason Tomanek, Assistant City Administrator, City of Bismarck, PO Box 5503, Bismarck, ND 58506
Contact Person:
Direct questions regarding the RFP to:
Jason Tomanek
Assistant City Administrator
City of Bismarck 701-355-1302
Special Requirements:
Submittals may be mailed or delivered to Jason Tomanek, Assistant City Administrator, City of Bismarck, 221 North 5th Street, P.O. Box 5503 Bismarck, ND 58506. Applicants must submit twelve (12) hard copies in a sealed envelope(s). The envelopes shall be clearly marked on the exterior to denote both the names of the submitting firm and the particular professional services contract for which the proposals are offered, “Strategic Planning Services”. For items 1-6 under Proposal Submission Requirements must be limited to twenty (20) pages in length. All proposals should also be submitted as computer files in PDF format. Electronic files may be transferred via email to Jason Tomanek at or provided on a portable electronic storage device. The CITY is not responsible for returning portable storage devices. Large files should be uploaded with a link to download files provided via email.

The CITY is not responsible for communication errors. Applicants are advised to call the City Administration Department at 701-355-1300 to confirm that a submittal has been received.

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