Request for Proposal
Southside San Antonio Opportunity Zones
The City of San Antonio intends to contract with a professional respondent(s) to develop a strategic plan to encourage and attract investment for the southside opportunity zones, a historically low-income area. Investments must be in alignment with community priorities and sensitive to the existing residents and small business community. Respondents must demonstrate expertise in the following areas: Real estate investment; Economic development; Infrastructure and planning; and Community outreach (in Spanish and in English).
Date Issued: July 23, 2020
Due Date & Time: August 24, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Central Time
Staff Contact Person: Ann Eaton, Opportunity Zones Economic Development Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
Southside First Contact: Judith Canales, Executive Director | email@example.com | (210)718-8347
Evaluation Committee Voting Members:
Colleen Swain, Director, World Heritage Office
Shuchi Nagpal, Interim Assistant Director, Economic Development
Ann Eaton, Economic Development Manager, Economic Development
Judith Canales, Executive Director, Southside First
Chris Ryerson, Planning Administrator, Planning Department
Veronica R. Soto, Director, Neighborhood and Housing Department
Pursuant to Section 011 – Restriction on Communications and in accordance with and as authorized by Section 2-61 of the City Code, the following restrictions on communications apply to this solicitation: Respondents are prohibited from contacting 1) City officials, as defined by §2-62 of the City Code of the City of San Antonio, regarding the RFP or proposal from the time the RFP has been released until the contract is posted for consideration as an agenda item during a meeting designated as an A session; and 2) City employees from the time the RFP has been released until the contract is approved at a City Council “A” session.
Exceptions to the Restrictions on Communications: Respondents may submit written questions concerning this RFP to the Staff Contact Person listed below until 4:00 p.m., Central Time, on August 19, 2020. Questions received after the stated deadline will not be answered. All questions shall be sent by e-mail.
Ann Eaton, Economic Development Manager
City of San Antonio, Economic Development Department
Questions submitted and the City’s responses will be posted with this solicitation.
Due to Covid-19, Respondents may submit all responses and bid/proposal submissions electronically by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org before the posted deadline in an effort to ensure safety measures. The email subject shall be marked “San Antonio Southside Opportunity Zones Strategic Plan.” Bid/proposal submissions shall be in PDF format.