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The City of Bismarck’s selection team will review and evaluate all properly submitted proposals that are received on or before the deadline. The selection team will first review each proposal for compliance with the minimum qualifications and mandatory requirements of the RFP. Failure to comply with any mandatory requirements may disqualify a proposal. The selection team shall participate in the analysis of RFPs, the interview process and the final recommendation of the selected consultant for the project. Upon successful negotiations with the selected consultant, the contract will be recommended for approval by the selection team to the Board of City Commissioners for final approval.
Based upon the qualifications of the submitted proposals, informational interviews will be conducted by the selection team. The selection team will then meet to review proposals, discuss interviews, and select a preferred Consultant. The City intends to complete the contract with the selected Consultant in a timely manner so that the Consultant can commence work in early 2020.The final selection will be based upon the following criteria:A. The Consultant’s experience and results with similar projects and demonstrated expertise.B. The Consultant’s demonstrated understanding of the proposed scope and the approach to create a Strategic Communications Plan for the City.C. The Consultant’s proposed budget amount for this one-time project.D. Responses of the client references.E. InterviewF. Such other information that may be required or secured.
The City will not discriminate against any interested firm or individual on the grounds of race, creed, color, sex, age, disability or national origin in the contract award. The City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals at its discretion, including not awarding the contract to any firm.
The City of Bismarck reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, make counter proposals and/or engage in negotiations with any or all firms or individuals, waive any requirements or otherwise amend this RFP, or cancel the RFP in order to achieve the City’s goals and objectives for this project. Any changes in the status of the RFP will be brought to the attention of all parties that provide contact information for updates. The information contained in this RFP represent the City’s best information at the time of the release of the RFP and the City reserves the right to modify any term or condition contained herein.
No member of the Board of City Commissioners, member of the selection team for this RFP, and any other officer, employee or agent of the City of Bismarck who exercises any functions or responsibilities in the selection of a proposal, shall have any personal interest, direct or indirect, in the project.
The City of Bismarck recognizes that in responding to this RFP, the proposer may desire to provide proprietary information in order to clarify and enhance their response. To the extent permitted by law, the City of Bismarck will keep confidential such information provided that:1. The information submitted is arguably proprietary, and2. The proprietary information is submitted in a separate file or section that is clearly identified as containing proprietary information, according to the submittal instructions of this RFP. Only information that is credibly propriety may be included. Inclusion of non-propriety significant information in the sealed portions may render a submittal ineligible. Responders should note that the City of Bismarck is a municipality, and as such its files are available for public review pursuant to the North Dakota Constitution Article XI, Section 6 and NDCC Chapter 44-04-18.