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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Request for Proposals - Planning Services

Master Plan RFP

Request for Proposal – Plan Development Services

Central Fire District of Santa Cruz County is currently accepting bids for the development of a Long-Range Master Plan (SOC included),  followed by a 3 to 5 Year, Customer-Centered Strategic Plan. A detailed RFP with description of needed services is listed on our website at

All inquiries related to this RFP are to be directed, in writing, to John Walbridge, Fire Chief at  All inquiries must be received by 4:00 PM, Pacific Daylight Time, Tuesday, October 12, 2021.  Inquiries will be answered via e-mail. Information obtained from any other source is not official and should not be relied upon by respondents.

Proposals must be received no later than 4:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time, on October 29, 2021. Proposals received after this time and date will not be considered.  Faxed or electronically submitted proposals will not be accepted.  Proposals must be submitted to:

John Walbridge, Fire Chief
Central Fire District of Santa Cruz County
930 17th Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

All proposals submitted will be reviewed by an evaluation panel. Overall responsiveness to the RFP is an essential factor in the evaluation process.  At the completion of the proposal review, top ranking proposers will be asked to provide a presentation and demonstration of services and product, one hour or less in length, to the evaluation panel on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Additional information may be requested at that time.

The panel will recommend to the District’s Board of Directors the provider that best fulfils the District’s requirements and represents the best value to the District.  No single factor will determine the final award decision.


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