New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA)

Request for Proposals

RFP #16-900-06

Environmental Consulting Services

Issue Date: August 24, 2016

Due Date: September 21, 2016

Awarded to: Terracon Consultants, Inc.

The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) is requesting proposals from qualified environmental consulting firms to provide environmental consulting services for projects and programs supported by HUD programs such as Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR), Neighborhood Stabilization Program II (NSP2), HOME, etc. Services will be provided on an as-needed basis and Work Orders will be used to assign projects. The ideal candidate will be a firm or team of firms that can perform the following tasks:

1. Environmental Reviews as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969;

2. Phase I and/or Phase II environmental site assessments;

3. Lead inspections and reporting, risk assessments and reporting, and clearance inspections and reporting services as required by 24 CFR Part 35; and

4. Asbestos Surveys

Needed services are more fully described in Attachment A of this RFP.

Single copies of the RFP may be obtained on NORA’s website at redevelop.nola.gov or by contacting Kristy Chauvin, Contract Compliance Coordinator, via telephone at (504) 658-4400 or email at kdchauvin@nola.gov.

Instructions: Respondents shall submit proposals in the following formats to NORA: Attention: Kristy Chauvin, Contract Compliance Coordinator, 1409 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70113, 504-658-4400, not later than Wednesday, September 21, 2016 by 4:00 PM, (CDT):

a) Five (5) hard copies of the proposal enclosed in a sealed envelope, marked “Environmental Consulting Services”. [Note that NORA encourages the use of submittal materials (i.e. paper, dividers, binders, brochures, etc.) that contain post-consumer recycled content and are readily recyclable. NORA discourages the use of materials that cannot be readily recycled such as PVC (vinyl) binders, spiral bindings, and plastic or glossy covers or dividers. Firms are encouraged to print/copy on both sides of a single sheet of paper wherever applicable].

b) One signed proposal as an electronic PDF file, marked “Environmental Consulting Services”. This electronic copy may be submitted on a jump drive with the hard copies or via email by the Submission Deadline.

Both the electronic copy and five (5) hard copies must be submitted by the deadline of Wednesday, September 21, 2016 by 4:00 PM, (CDT).

During the period between issuance of this RFP and the proposal due date, no oral interpretation of the RFP’s requirements will be given to any prospective offeror. All questions and requests for interpretation must be submitted in writing to Kristy Chauvin, by email to kdchauvin@nola.gov at least seven (7) days before the submission due date and time. NORA will reasonably attempt to answer questions submitted in advance. All questions and answers will be posted on NORA’s website at redevelop.nola.gov in the form of an addendum.

NORA will not accept responses submitted by fax. All responses must be received by NORA on or before the Submission Deadline. NORA will not consider responses delivered after the deadline.

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