The San Juan Bay Estuary Program requests proposals from qualified firms and individuals to develop and integrate a new feature to the existing Estuario mobile application—developed for reporting illegal wastewater discharges incidents. The new feature, the Passport to the Estuario, will allow the user to access information about the location of each the urban forest member of the Urban Forest Network, and promote their enjoyment through unobtrusive upcoming event notifications. It will also allow the user to record/report basic environmental information, based on location.

Urban forests are ecosystems composed mainly of trees and other vegetation within an urbanized area.  These forests are crucial to the sustainability of cities, as its green infrastructure system provides cities with environmental, economic, and social services. The Urban Forest Network was created by The San Juan Bay Estuary Program to strengthen, promote and support the operation and green infrastructure of urban forests within the watershed. 

Scope of Service

The selected company or individual (vendor) will incorporate the Passport to the Estuario to the existing mobile application platform.  The Passport is currently a hard copy document that provides information of participant urban forests in the network and is used to record visits.

The San Juan Bay Estuary Program expects the vendor to engage the following objectives:

Proposals Response

Proposers are to submit complete, detailed responses addressing the scope of service as outlined above. Submittals should be organized in a clear and concise manner within a single electronic binder. The format for the submittal should be as follows: 

 Proposer’s Profile:  Provide a description of proposer’s track record, including number of years in business, remote capability, organizational structure (e.g., corporation, partnership, sole practitioner, etc.), areas of expertise, etc. 

 Submission Instructions

Evaluation

All applicants will be evaluated and rated based on their demonstrated capability and experience in providing the scope of service(s) to an organization. 

A panel will review how closely an applicant’s proposal meets the expectations set forth in the RFP in the following areas: 

Category  Maximum Points Allowed 
Work Plan/Methodology (Implementation Plan)  40 
Experience/Track Record  30 
Local Knowledge  10 
Remote Capability  10 
Fee in relation to scope of work  10 
Total Possible Points  100 

 Schedule

The anticipated schedule for this solicitation is as follows: 

Date  Activity 
June 11, 2020 Release of RFP 
June 21, 2020 Proposal Deadline 
June 22, 2020  Proposals Reviewed 
July 1, 2020  Contract Commencement 

 

THE SAN JUAN BAY ESTUARY PROGRAM 

The San Juan Bay Estuary Program (SJBEP) is part of the National Estuary Program (NEP), created under Section 320 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), and managed nationally by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Its mission is to improve the water quality of the San Juan Bay Estuary. Per Section 320 of the CWA, each of the 28 entities affiliated to the NEP must submit to EPA Administrator a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) to guide the restoration efforts of the most important coastal ecosystems for the economy of the Nation. The main responsibility of each organization under the NEP is to coordinate and measure the implementation of the plan in partnership with the community, state, local, and federal governments and the Academia.

The Corporation for the Conservation of the SJBE provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or genetics. 

US EPA GRANT CE99206924 

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