South Portland Comp Plan Update RFP

The City of South Portland, Maine is seeking proposals from qualified and experienced consultant teams to prepare the City’s updated Comp Plan. The RFP is available on the City's website. The selected consultant will work with City staff; the Comprehensive Plan Committee (CPC); other committees, boards, and commissions; the City Council; and the public, to update the 2012 Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Division and CPC have completed a “scoping phase” for the planning effort, where focus topics and issues were identified with the community. Please visit the City's Comp Plan update website for more information:

The City is now seeking a consultant team to advance the project, and oversee the next four phases: building a detailed community understanding; conducting engagement to set a clear vision and set of goals; exploring alternatives for future growth, resulting in a preferred path; and drafting the Comp Plan update. The community is seeking a plan that meets and exceeds State requirements to ensure the South Portland community has a clear, achievable, and desirable form of development through 2040. The City is seeking proposals that emphasize community engagement and participation and that demonstrate an ability to help communities reach consensus on challenging land use issues. Minority-owned businesses, and women-owned business enterprises are encouraged to respond to this RFP.

RFP issued: May 31
Question deadline: June 17, 4PM
Pre-submission virtual applicant’s forum (optional): June 22
Addendum Summarizing Question Responses Issued: June 29
Planned Public Forum on “Community Issues” (optional): Week of July 11
RFP Submission Deadline: July 29, 4PM
Notification of Interviews with Selected Consultant(s): August 5
Interviews with Selected Consultant(s): August 8 through August 19
Preferred Consultant Notified: August 26
Expected Project Commencement: September 6
Expected Project Completion: February, 2025 or sooner

Proposals must be submitted via email to:
Colleen Selberg
Purchasing Agent
City of South Portland
25 Cottage Road
South Portland, ME 04106
p: (207) 767-7608
Subject line: “RFP - South Portland 2040”

All questions or clarifications regarding this RFP should be submitted to the Planning Division at:, by 4:00PM on June 17, 2022.

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