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New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA)
Request for Proposals
Community Adaptation Program (CAP)
Issue Date: September 22, 2017
Due Date: October 27, 2017
 
 
The City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) are undertaking a network of initiatives to help study, educate, and implement green infrastructure projects citywide. This coordinated effort will culminate with the city’s first comprehensive Resilience District in the Gentilly neighborhood.  In order to promote better green infrastructure improvements on individual residential properties in the Gentilly neighborhood, NORA will oversee the design and implementation of stormwater management interventions through the new Community Adaptation Program (CAP).  To fulfill this endeavor, NORA seeks proposals from experienced teams to provide professional design, construction, and education services for residential stormwater management interventions. The CAP is intended to reduce individual and collective risk over time by reducing localized flooding, improving public health, increasing public awareness of stormwater management impacts, and improving economic wellbeing.
 
The Community Adaptation Program (CAP) respondents will construct and implement stormwater management interventions on residential property intended to reduce flooding and will also serve to provide a mechanism for local government to administer and oversee a unique workforce development program that will support an industry of skilled installers of resilient features on small scattered-site private property.  The selected contractor(s) must be eager participants to help train and support a new workforce of capable but new recruits in the green infrastructure industry.
 
The primary objectives of the Community Adaptation Program (CAP) are as follows:
1. Demonstrate the benefits of interventions to reduce stormwater runoff on privately owned residential property 
2. Collect data that assists in the development of successful, cost-effective tools to manage storm-water runoff on residential properties that can be scaled citywide
3. Support the City as a partner in a workforce development program that will help build skilled labor capacity in the ‘green’ infrastructure industry. 
4. Maintain an efficient and useful, customer friendly pilot program that incentivizes residents to manage stormwater
5. Enhance and improve Low to Moderate Income household assets
 
An informational meeting will be held at NORA’s office located at 1409 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, 4th Floor, on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 3:00 PM (CST). Respondents are urged, but not required, to attend this meeting, during which time NORA staff will discuss the solicitation process, program requirements and answer questions.
 
Proposals must be submitted to NORA no later than Friday, October 27, 2017 at 4:00 PM directed to the attention of: Kristy Chauvin, Contract Compliance Coordinator, 1409 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70113, 504-658-4400, kdchauvin@nola.gov. 
 
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.
 
Brenda M. Breaux
Executive Director
 

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