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					                 CENTRE CITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION



                        REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

                                       FOR

      PLANNING/URBAN DESIGN CONSULTING SERVICES TO COMPLETE

                     NEIGHBORHOOD DESIGN GUIDELINES




                       Centre City Development Corporation
                            225 Broadway, Suite 1100
                              San Diego, CA 92101
                                  (619) 235-2200
                                  www.ccdc.com




              Distribution/Advertisement: Monday, November 27, 2006
          * Pre-Submittal Meeting: Monday, December 4, 2006 at 9:00 a.m.
* Addendum was issued 12.8.06 that added a second pre-submittal meeting
                  for Monday, December 18, 2006 at 9:00 am
* Deadline for Submittal of Qualifications: Wednesday December 20, 2006 by 4:30 p.m.
        * Addendum was issued 12.8.06 that extended the deadline to
                            Friday, January 19, 2007
                                       TABLE OF CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION ....................................................................................................... 1

RELEVANT DOCUMENTS ........................................................................................ 2

SCOPE OF WORK .................................................................................................... 2

WORK PRODUCTS .................................................................................................. 5

SUBMITTAL FORMAT AND CONTENT .................................................................... 5

SUBMITTAL EVALUATION CRITERIA ...................................................................... 8

SUBMITTAL SELECTION PROCESS ....................................................................... 9

PRE-SUBMITTAL MEETING (Mandatory) ................................................................. 9

SUBMITTAL SCHEDULE .......................................................................................... 9

SUBMITTAL DEADLINE AND PROJECT MANAGER ............................................... 9

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE ............................................................................................ 10

TERMS AND CONDITIONS .................................................................................... 10

         RIGHT TO REJECT SUBMITTALS ......................................................................... 10

         ADDENDA........................................................................................................ 10

         TERM OF CONTRACT ........................................................................................ 10

         INSURANCE ..................................................................................................... 10

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS ......................................... 11

         CCDC’S EO POLICY ....................................................................................... 11

         FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS ................................................................................. 11

         LOCAL REQUIREMENTS .................................................................................... 12

         W ORK FORCE REPORT .................................................................................... 12

         EO CONTRACTING ADVISORY GOALS AND GUIDELINES ....................................... 12
        STRATEGIES TO ASSEMBLE A SUCCESSFUL TEAM ............................................... 13

        GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBCONSULTANTS AND CO-VENTURE......... 13

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY ............................................................................. 14

LOCAL BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT ................................................................ 14

ATTACHMENTS AND EXHIBITS ............................................................................ 15
INTRODUCTION

Centre City Development Corporation ("CCDC") is a public, non-profit agency created by
the City of San Diego in 1975 to implement Downtown redevelopment activities. CCDC
functions pursuant to an Operating Agreement with the City of San Diego Redevelopment
Agency (the "Agency") and is responsible for a wide range of activities affecting downtown
including planning, zoning administration, property acquisition and disposition to eliminate
blight and revitalize downtown San Diego. CCDC also works with qualified developers and
property owners concerning rehabilitation projects, new construction and public
improvements.

In February 2006, the City Council of the City of San Diego (the “City”) established new
land use and growth policies for downtown by adopting the San Diego Downtown
Community Plan, a revised Centre City Planned District Ordinance (“PDO”) and a Tenth
Amendment to the Redevelopment Plan for the Centre City Redevelopment Project. The
approval of these documents followed a four-year comprehensive planning process
marked by considerable public input, interaction and interest.

This Request for Qualifications ("RFQ") describes an opportunity for a planning or urban
design firm or a team of firms to prepare Neighborhood Design Guidelines (“Guidelines”)
for individual downtown neighborhoods. The Guidelines are intended to build on the work
that has been done to establish new goals, policies and vision for downtown through the
Community Plan, and to be consistent with the regulatory elements for urban design that
are contained in the Centre City PDO.

CCDC is seeking statements of qualification from firms or teams of consultants with
expertise in the following disciplines:

      Urban Planning: preparation of area plans and neighborhood design guidelines
       based on sound planning principles and relevant planning law consistent with
       existing plans and zoning documents;
      Urban Design: analysis and projection of physical building form at urban and
       neighborhood scales; spaces around buildings; master planning;
      Public Outreach: public participation and consensus building from a diverse range
       of constituents; and
      Project/Information Management: Use of administrative, graphic and web-based
       tools to manage, disseminate and display information, including GIS and visual
       simulations.

At this time, CCDC anticipates “pre-qualifying” up to five (5) firms that will be eligible to
complete one or more phases of this project. CCDC seeks a firm/team with a proven track
record of developing small scale neighborhood plans and/or design guidelines in a large
urban environment with diverse constituent groups. CCDC desires a streamlined team
with a broad base of knowledge in the following planning issue areas: urban design, public
art, architecture, historic preservation, transportation, and public space (including
streetscape) schools/community planning/community infrastructure and placemaking.

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 CCDC has on-call consultants in the topical areas such as transportation, historic
preservation, environment, engineering and others that will be available for consultation on
specific issues throughout the process if the need arises. However, no in-depth additional
studies are anticipated for the purposes of this contracting opportunity.

The RFQ is designed to elicit the consultant team’s resources, skills, expertise, and
abilities to produce Neighborhood Design Guidelines that are tailored to individual
neighborhoods within downtown areas, having established overall design principles that
apply downtown-wide.

RELEVANT DOCUMENTS

A number of documents completed during the process to update the Community Plan will
be relevant to this effort and will warrant review. These include, but are not limited to:
    San Diego Downtown Community Plan, Centre City Planned District Ordinance,
       Redevelopment Plan for the Centre City Redevelopment Project (available at
       http://www.ccdc.com/planning)
    Working papers #1-7, as needed. Available at http://www.ccdc.com/planupdate
       (you must type this into the browser).
    Focus Plans (geographic)

SCOPE OF WORK

This is likely to be a multi-year effort, as the work will take place in two main phases:
Phase I will be to develop design guidelines/criteria that apply throughout downtown; and
Phase II will be to begin to develop an individual document, or chapter, for a neighborhood
(or number of neighborhoods) to ensure that future development projects (both public and
private) create an environment that contributes to that neighborhood’s character.

For Phase II, the priority neighborhoods are Little Italy and East Village. The
neighborhoods of Cortez, Civic/Core and Columbia are anticipated to follow. Depending
on the progress of the work in each neighborhood, work on multiple Neighborhood Design
Guidelines could occur simultaneously. Each neighborhood may be undertaken by one or
more of the pre-qualified consultants. The selected consultant for Phase 1 will not
necessarily be the consultant chosen to complete any or all of the individual
neighborhoods.

Phase I: Downtown Design Principles
Task 1: Review and evaluate Downtown Community Plan and Centre City PDO to draft
design principles that apply on a downtown-wide basis.

Task 2: Establish Guidelines that apply Downtown-wide which may include, but not be
limited to:
     Downtown “personality” and desires (i.e. connections to the Bay, Balboa Park, etc)
     Pedestrian emphasis
     Streetscape elements

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          Architectural quality
          Land use relationships

Phase 2: Develop Neighborhood Design Guidelines for each neighborhood.
Task 1: Review and evaluate the Downtown Community Plan and Centre City PDO to
determine where interpretation/refinement of goals/policies and regulatory elements can
contribute to individual neighborhood character.

Task 2: Prepare Neighborhood Design Guidelines for any one of five geographic areas of
downtown San Diego. The individual Neighborhood Design Guidelines could follow this
general organization, which may include, but not be limited to, the following topics:

I.         Land Use & Design
          Define character for Neighborhood Center(s) and neighborhood identity
          Establish “heritage” corridors/characteristics
          Identify other special locations
          Address adjacent land use issues

II.        Places & Destinations
          Gateways
          Public art and amenities
          Public plazas and open spaces, piazzas and linear connections, especially policies
           for development of earthquake faults as open space
          Special places/destinations

III.       Circulation & Streets
          Identify elements of the Streetscape Manual that should be in Neighborhood
           Design Guidelines to contribute to neighborhood character
          Define the character of bicycle facilities
          Emphasize pedestrian linkages, refine definition/character of “Pedestrian Priority
           Zones” where established by the Downtown Community Plan
          Identify traffic calming measures
          Identify transit links throughout the neighborhood and Downtown
          Review and recommend maximization of on-street parking program(s)

IV.        Goals & Policies
          Refine these from Community Plan, as necessary/desired by individual
           neighborhoods
          Supplement these, where appropriate, for neighborhood emphasis/character




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V.         Estimated Buildout
          Establish design guidelines and architectural standards that support the Planned
           District Ordinance for all new construction and rehabilitation
          Refine “Fine Grain” and “Large Floorplate” concepts as set forth in Community
           Plan, where applicable

VI.        Special Projects
          Schools
          Historic Areas
          Public restrooms
          Signs/banner programs

VII.       Other topics of interest
          Family housing
          Greywater use
          Other

This process will challenge the selected team(s) to find the balance between developing
design guidelines applicable throughout downtown in Phase I, while using the wider
framework established in the Community Plan, Centre City PDO and Streetscape Manual
to create documents for each neighborhood that encourage the development of individual
character within them.

Public Outreach:
The process to develop Neighborhood Design Guidelines (particularly Phase II) is
intended to follow the same general framework as was used with the adoption of the
Downtown Community Plan, with general public workshops, a series of meetings with a
“Steering Committee”, and individual stakeholder meetings that will be the forum to
present ideas, gather input and gain consensus.

The consultant will be required to administer a major public participation program, with the
support of CCDC staff. We anticipate the following meetings in each neighborhood:

      1. Steering Committee meetings – Monthly (10 total)
      2. Stakeholders – as needed (assume up to 20)
      3. General public workshops (2)
      4. Legislative process (two CCDC Committee meetings, two Centre City Advisory
         Committee meetings, two CCDC Board meetings, one Land Use & Housing
         Committee meeting, one Council meeting, two miscellaneous/extra = 10)
      5. Weekly status meetings with project staff

The consultant will maintain a website containing all agendas, staff reports, draft
documents, plans, diagrams, etc.




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WORK PRODUCTS

Phase I:
Newsletter/pamphlet establishing principles in the same format/”look” as the Downtown
Community Plan. The work product in Phase I will be a succinct, color summary that may
be used as a starting point for discussion in each neighborhood. We do not anticipate that
the Phase I work will require Council approval, but will be endorsed by the CCDC Board of
Directors.

Phase II:
Neighborhood Design Guidelines containing principles consistent with the Downtown
Community Plan, the Centre City PDO and the Downtown Design Principles developed
through Phase I, as well as elements and projects that will define and enhance the
character of each neighborhood. All documents will be consistent with the color and
graphical format contained in the Downtown Community Plan. The document(s) must be
adopted by the City Council.

All work must be done to be compatible with systems already established through the
process to adopt the Downtown Community Plan. This includes graphics, text and
information contained in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Illustrator, Pagemaker,
CAD or any other similar software.

SUBMITTAL FORMAT AND CONTENT

All respondents are required to follow the format specified below. The contents of the
submittal must be clear, concise, and complete. Each section of the submittal shall be
tabbed according to the numbering system shown below to aid in expedient information
retrieval (NOTE: Respondents shall base their submittals on the "Scope of Work.")

Submittal Cover – Include in the RFQ’s title and submittal due date, the name, address,
telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the principal contact for this proposal.

Table of Contents - Include a complete and clear listing of headings and pages to allow
easy reference to key information.

  I.     Cover Letter - The cover letter should be brief (three pages maximum) and any
         changes to the format or deletions of requested materials should be explained in
         the cover letter. Please include the following in your cover letter:

               Describe why your firm/team considers itself to be best qualified to master
                the project strategy and perform the work required in a responsive
                manner.

               Describe how the delivery of services will be provided to CCDC, including
                the location of the consultant’s offices and the response time to CCDC's
                requests.

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             Describe those conditions, constraints, or problems that are unique to the
              scope of work that may adversely affect either the cost or work progress.

             Identify the team members (i.e., joint-venture partner(s) and
              subconsultants); and include the title and signature of the firm's contact
              person for this submittal. The signatory shall be a person with official
              authority to bind the company.

             If the respondent consultant is proposing to joint-partner with another
              principal firm, the cover letter must specify the type of services to be
              provided by each firm and the proposed percentage allocated to that
              phase or function of the service. The signatory shall be a person with
              official authority to bind the company.

             Statement affirming your firm/team’s compliance with the submittal
              evaluation criteria (as listed on page 8).

II.    Methods and Strategic Plan - Describe your preliminary approach methods and
       plan to carry out the Scope of Work. Describe the anticipated interaction with
       CCDC. Provide an outline of your anticipated schedule for completing the scope
       of work beginning with issuance of a Notice to Proceed, completion of Phase I,
       and ending with the City Council’s consideration of the first of the Neighborhood
       Design Guidelines.

III.   Qualifications and Experience - This section shall contain the following:
       Provide relevant information regarding previous experience related to developing
       Neighborhood Design Guidelines in individual neighborhoods of large urban
       areas. Include the following:
       •      Names and location of similar projects;
       •      Name, address, phone number of public agency reference(s) overseeing
              the planning effort;
       •      Two (only) samples of Neighborhood Design Guidelines (or similar work
              product(s)) completed in the last ten years on behalf of a public agency or
              non-profit corporation. Please limit samples to 10 pages each. Samples
              do not need to contain the complete documents, but enough information
              to provide examples of the content and layout. Relevant examples of
              neighborhoods within the context of a larger urban setting are preferred.
       •      Include names of proposed team members who worked on these
              “sample” projects.




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         The consultant’s experiences in the past five (5) years specifically related to the
         scope of work shall be listed consecutively with the awarding and completion
         dates noted for each work effort. Each listed experience shall include the
         name(s) and telephone number(s) of the consultant’s project manager and the
         client's project manager for each listing. When listing subconsultants, describe
         the listed experience and the exact tasks that each entity will perform.

IV.      List of Project Personnel - This list should include the identification of the contact
         person with primary responsibility for this contract, the personnel proposed for
         this contract, and any supervisory personnel, including partners and/or
         subconsultants, and their individual areas of responsibility. The persons listed
         will be considered as committed to the project. A résumé for each professional
         and technical person assigned to the contract, including partners and/or
         subconsultants, shall be submitted. The résumés shall include at least two
         references from previous assignments.

V.       Organization Chart/Proposed Project Team - An organization chart containing
         the names of all key personnel, joint venture partners, and subconsultants with
         titles and their specific task assignment for this contract shall be provided in this
         section.

VI.      Other Information - This section shall contain all other pertinent information
         regarding this submittal in the following order: Please note the information
         listed below is only for the prime and co-venture partner(s) except for items (H &
         I).

      A. Description of insurance coverage for prime respondent and co-venture
         partner(s) (types of coverage and policy limits, deductible, exclusions, and
         outstanding claims);

      B. Description of in-house resources for prime respondent (i.e., computer
         capabilities, software applications, and modeling programs, etc.);

      C. Completed Disclosure Statement for prime respondent (Attachment 2);

      D. Completed Outreach Survey for prime respondent (Attachment 3);

      E. Completed Equal Opportunity Agreement (Attachment 4, Exhibit C);

      F. Completed Work Force Report for the prime respondent (Attachment 4, Exhibit
         D);

      G. Completed Subconsultant List (Attachment 4, Exhibit H);

      H. Individual Letters of Intent to Subcontract or Co-Venture signed by prime
         respondent, co-venture partner(s), and each subconsultant (Attachment 4,
         Exhibit I);
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   I. Copy of valid DBE/DVBE/MBE/SBE/WBE certification certificates of listed firms
      to be utilized in this project for prime respondent, co-venture partner(s),
      subconsultants, and/or vendors.

VII.   Schedule of Rates - The respondent shall provide one Schedule of Rates in a
       sealed envelope for the prime and/or joint venture partner(s).

SUBMITTAL EVALUATION CRITERIA

Submittals received by CCDC will be evaluated according to the criteria listed below:

   1. Conformance to the specified RFQ format;

   2. Organization, presentation, and content of the submittal;

   3. Specialized experience and technical competence of the consultant, including
      principal firms, joint venture-partners, and subconsultants, considering the types
      of service required; and the strength of the key personnel who will be dedicated
      to this contract;

   4. Expertise in understanding and establishing individual neighborhood character
      through design guidelines;

   5. Relevant experience with a community-driven design process, outreach and
      consensus and decision-making, with particular emphasis on experience in
      gaining consensus with diverse constituents;

   6. Project manager or representative of project team having a minimum of 7 years
      of relevant experience with considerable public interface on projects.

   7. Proposed methods and overall strategic plan to provide the services in a timely
      and competent manner;

   8. Knowledge and understanding of the local environment and a local presence for
      interfacing with the Corporation;

   9. A willingness to make meaningful wide-range subcontracting and employment
      opportunities available to all interested and qualified firms and individuals in the
      market place;

   10. Financial stability of the principal consultant and/or a consultant team which can
       include annual financial report of any such financial information that would
       indicate the financial condition of the firm;



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   11. Ability to meet the insurance requirements as stated in the Terms and
       Conditions of the RFQ unless CCDC, at its sole discretion, decides to modify or
       waive the insurance requirements.

SUBMITTAL SELECTION PROCESS

The Selection Committee will review the proposals and "short-list" the most qualified
firms/teams, utilizing the selection criteria listed above, and ultimately make a final
recommendation. CCDC reserves the right to proceed with any, all or none of the
proposers. In the event that an interview is required by the Selection Committee, it is
mandatory that all proposers’ principal officers, designated project manager, to be
assigned to this contract attend.

MANDATORY PRE-SUBMITTAL MEETING

A pre-submittal meeting has been scheduled for Monday, December 4, 2006 at 9:00
a.m. at CCDC - 225 Broadway, Suite 1100, San Diego, CA. This meeting will provide
an opportunity for CCDC staff to discuss all aspects of the RFQ process and respond to
questions. Staff will also provide a brief overview of the Downtown Community Plan and
Centre City PDO. The pre-submittal meeting is mandatory only for the prime or co-joint
venture team. A representative of any proposed prime consultant must attend for the
team to be considered.

MANDATORY SECOND PRE-SUBMITTAL MEETING
There will be a second pre-submittal meeting that is mandatory for one member from
the prime consultant team who did not attend the December 4th pre-submittal
meeting (optional to consultants who did attend the December 4 th pre-submittal
meeting).

SUBMITTAL SCHEDULE

The solicitation, receipt, and evaluation of submittals and the selection of the provider of
consultant services will conform to the following schedule. (Note: Dates are subject to
change.)

Distribution/Advertisement               Monday, November 27, 2006
Pre-Submittal Meeting                    Monday, December 4, 2006 at 9:00 a.m.
Second Pre-Submittal Meeting             Monday, December 18th, 2006 at 9:00 a.m.
Deadline for Submittal of Qualifications Wednesday, December 20, 2006 by 4:30 p.m.
Deadline for Submittal of Qualifications Friday, January 19th, 2007
Submittal Review and Short list          January 22 to February 2, 2007 (new dates)
Interview (if necessary)                 Week of February 5, 2007 (new date)
Contract Negotiation                     February 19 through 28, 2007 (new dates)
Board Consideration                      March 28, 2006 (new date)
Agency Approval                          TBD
Notice to Proceed                        TBD

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SUBMITTAL DEADLNE AND PROJECT MANAGER

One original and five (5) copies of the submittal shall be delivered no later than
Wednesday, December 20 by 4:30 p.m. to:

      Alexandra Elias
      Advance Planning Manager
      Centre City Development Corporation
      225 Broadway, Suite 1100
      San Diego, CA 92101
      619/533-7117
      elias@ccdc.com

Incomplete submittals, incorrect information, or late submittals shall be cause for
disqualification. Copies received by FAX shall not be deemed received.

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE

As a general rule, all documents received by CCDC are considered public records and
will be made available for public inspection and copying upon request. If you consider
any documents submitted with your response to be proprietary or otherwise
confidential, please submit a written request for a determination of whether the
documents can be withheld from public disclosure no later than ten (10) days prior to
the due date of your response. If you do not obtain a determination of confidentiality
prior to the submittal deadline, any document(s) submitted will be subject to public
disclosure.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Right to Reject Submittals

Issuance of this RFQ does not commit CCDC to award a contract, to pay any costs
incurred in the preparation of a response to this request, or to procure a contract for
services. All respondents should note that the execution of any contract pursuant to
this RFQ is dependent upon the approval of CCDC Board of Directors.

CCDC retains the right to reject all submittals for any reasons. Selection is also
dependent upon the negotiation of mutually acceptable contract with the successful
respondents. A sample contract is attached hereto as (Attachment 1). Each submittal
shall be valid for not less than one hundred twenty (120) days from the date of receipt.

Addenda

Addenda will be posted on CCDC’s website at www.ccdc.com. It shall be the
consultant’s responsibility to check the website daily for any possible addenda.


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Insurance

The firm selected to perform the work described in this RFQ will be required to provide
evidence of public liability and property damage insurance with limits of not less than
$1,000,000 per occurrence for all covered losses and not less than $2,000,000.00

general aggregate for injury to, or death of, one or more persons and/or property
damage arising out of a single accident or occurrence insuring against all liability of the
City of San Diego, CCDC, Agency, selected consultant, its subcontractor(s), and its
authorized representatives, arising out of, or in connection with, the performance of
work under the contract with CCDC. Professional liability insurance (errors and
omissions) shall be required of said firm in the minimum amount of $1,000,000 million.
Said insurance shall be provided at the sole cost and expense of the firm selected,
unless the requirement is modified or waived by the CCDC Board of Directors. For
complete insurance requirements, please refer to (Attachment 1) under General
Provisions.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The City of San Diego and CCDC are strongly committed to equal opportunity in
solicitation of professional service consultants to assure that consultants doing
business with the City and/or CCDC are equal opportunity contractors and employers.
CCDC encourages prime consultants to share this commitment. Prime consultants are
encouraged to take positive steps to diversify and expand their subconsultant
solicitation base and to offer consulting opportunities to all eligible subconsultants.
Individuals, contractors, vendors, consultants, grantees, lessees, and banks contracting
with CCDC must comply with CCDC's Equal Opportunity Policy and Program.

CCDC’s EO Policy

The purpose of this document is to set forth Centre City Development Corporation’s
(CCDC) Equal Opportunity Policy and Equal Employment Opportunity Program
guidelines for business contracting. Business contracting includes, but is not limited to,
hiring of persons and businesses for consultant services, vendors, and contractors by
CCDC and developers and property owners that enter into Disposition and
Development Agreements (DDAs) and Owner Participation Agreements (OPAs) with
the Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Diego. For more information, please see
the complete policy, which is listed as (Attachment 4, Exhibit K).

Federal Requirements

The selected respondent(s) and each of its (their) Subconsultants and/or co-venture
partners, shall comply with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended,
Executive Orders 11246, 11375, and 12086, the California Fair Employment Practices
Act, and any other applicable federal and state laws and regulations hereinafter
enacted. The respondent shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for
employment based on race, religion, color, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation,
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medical condition or place of birth. The selected respondent shall cause the above
provisions to be inserted in all subcontracts for any work covered by this document so
that such provisions will be binding upon each subconsultant.

In addition to the foregoing, selected consultants shall comply with City of San Diego
Council Policy 100-04, adopted by Resolution R-282153, relating to the Federal
Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA").       Consultants shall be responsible for
establishing and implementing an ADA program within the consultant's work place, and
ensuring compliance with Council Policy 100-04 and its subcontractors.

Local Requirements

Consultant shall comply with requirements of San Diego Ordinance No. 18173, Section
27.2701 through 22.2708, Equal Employment Opportunity Outreach Program
(Attachment 4, Exhibits A through I).

Work Force Report

The respondent is required to include in the submittal a current Work Force Report
(Attachment 4, Exhibit D) or (if requested by the Corporation or City of San Diego) an
Equal Employment Opportunity Plan ("EEO Plan") (for requirements, see Attachment 4
- Exhibit E) for itself and for its co-venture partner (if a joint partnership applies). The
firm's(s') work force data will be compared to the County Labor Force Availability
(Attachment 4, Exhibit F) data to determine the adequacy of the work force
representation. If the selected firm submitted a work force report and has fifteen (15) or
more employees and under-representation of women and/or members of under-
represented ethnic groups exists, it will be required to submit an EEO Plan as notified.
The EEO Plan sets forth the actions that the selected consultant will take to achieve the
County Labor Force Availability Goals for the employment of African Americans, Native
Americans, Asians, Filipinos, Latinos, Women and people with disabilities.

Equal Opportunity Contracting Advisory Goals and Guidelines
Any project valued at $25,000 or more has a voluntary subcontracting goal of 20%.
The goal is achieved by contracting with any combination of certified-"Minority
Business Enterprise" (MBE), "Women Business Enterprise" (WBE), "Disadvantaged
Business Enterprise" (DBE), "Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise" (DVBE), Small
Business Enterprise (SBE) and/or "Other Business Enterprise" (OBE) firms at the
prime, co-venture partner subconsultant and/or vendor level. Attainment of the goal is
strongly encouraged but strictly voluntary.

    To qualify for DBE certification, the business firm must provide proof of being
     socially and economically disadvantaged as identified in Caltrans' DBE
     certification process.
    To qualify for DVBE certification, a firm must provide proof that it is owned and
     operated by one or more veterans with a service-related disability and the
     management of the firm is controlled by the qualifying party(ies).

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      To qualify for MBE certifications, the business firm must provide proof of being at
       least 51% owned and operated by African-Americans, Asians, American Indians,
       Filipinos, and/or Latinos and that its management is controlled by one or more
       members of the identified ethnic groups.
      To qualify for SBE certification, the business must be independently owned and
       operated. Cannot be dominant in its field of operation; Must have a principle
       office in CA. Owners living in CA and together with its affiliates be either.
       Business with 100 or fewer employees and average gross receipt of $10 million
       or less over the previous 3 tax years or be a manufacturer with 100 or fewer
       employees.

      To qualify for WBE certification, the business firm must provide proof of being at
       least 51% owned and operated by one or more women and that its management
       is controlled by one or more women.

      OBE means any business which does not otherwise qualify as Minority, Woman,
       Disadvantaged, or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise.

Strategies to Assemble a Successful Team

1.      Search in the Public Agency Certified Firm Directory at www.ccdc.com.

2.      Use City and Caltrans directories of DBE, DVBE, MBE, WBE, and SBE certified
        businesses providing the needed services. Call or write to the listed certified
        firms. Directories are available at the City's EOCP office - 619/533-4464 and
        Caltrans at 916/445-3520 or on the Internet at www.dot.ca.gov/hq/bep/.

3.      Search the Federal directory of certified firms under www.ccr.gov.

4.       Attend pre-submittal meetings scheduled to network with subconsultants.

5.      Advertise subconsulting opportunities in general circulation, trade associations,
        community organizations and special interest newspapers in a timely manner
        (including but not limited to entities reaching out to DBE, DVBE, MBE,WBE,
        SBE, certified firms).

6.      Utilize the services of community organizations, professional associations
        focusing on, but not limited to, women and under-represented ethnic groups, and
        local, state, and federal small business assistance offices and other
        organizations for referrals.

Guidelines and Requirements for Subconsultants and Co-Venture Partnerships
All subconsultants, co-venture partners, and vendors receiving $10,000 or more than
one-half of one percent (0.5%) of the total proposed amount, whichever is less, must be
listed in the Subconsultant List (Attachment 4, Exhibit H). As part of the submittal, the
respondent shall include copies of valid proof of certification for subconsultants and/or
co-venture partners identified as certified DBE, DVBE, MBE, SBE or WBE on the
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Subconsultant List.

The Subconsultant List is a part of this submittal and will become part of the contract.
The selected respondent will ensure that all team members, including the prime, co-
venture partners, subconsultants and/or vendors are listed. No changes to the
Subconsultant List will be allowed without prior written approval from CCDC.
Subconsultants are expected to complete a minimum of 75% of their listed scope of
work with their own work forces.

As a part of this submittal, the Respondent shall include copies of individual letters of
intent to subcontract or to co-venture with each subconsultant and/or co-venture partner
listed as in (Attachment 4, Exhibit I). The letters must specify that in the event that the
respondent is awarded the contract, the respondent fully intends to subcontract with the
specific subconsultant and/or enter into a partnership with a co-venture partner. The
letter must identify the type of service to be provided and the approximate percent of
the total contract award. The letters must be signed by both the prime respondent, the
co-venture partner and/or the subconsultant(s)

For further information on the Equal Opportunity Contracting or for assistance in
forming a successful team, please contact CCDC’s Equal Opportunity
Administrator Anne Marie Mowatt-Molina at 619/533-7137 or mowatt-
molina@ccdc.com.

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

The respondent shall not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national
origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, or disability in the solicitation, selection, hiring
or treatment of subcontractors, vendors, or suppliers. Respondent shall provide equal
opportunity for subcontractors to participate in subcontracting opportunities. Contractor
understands and agrees that violation of this clause shall be considered a material
breech of the contract and may result in contract termination, debarment, or other
sanctions.

As part of its bid or proposal, respondent shall provide to CCDC a list of all instances
within the past ten years where a complaint was filed or pending against respondent in
a legal or administrative proceeding alleging that respondent discriminated against its
employees, subcontractors, vendors, or suppliers, and a description of the status or
resolution of that complaint, including any remedial action taken.

LOCAL BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT

The respondent acknowledges that CCDC seeks to promote employment and business
opportunities for local residents and firms on all CCDC contracts. The respondent will,
to the extent legally possible, solicit applications for employment and proposals for
subcontracts for work associated with this document from local residents and firms as
opportunities occur. The respondent agrees to hire qualified local residents and firms
whenever feasible.


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CCDC looks forward to receiving a submittal from you. If you have any questions
regarding this RFQ, please contact the Project Manager as identified on page 10.




ATTACHMENTS AND EXHIBITS:

Attachment 1       Sample Contract
Attachment 2       Disclosure Statement
Attachment 3       Outreach Survey
Attachment 4       Equal Opportunity Program Documents (Exhibit A through I):

    Exhibit    A   CCDC’s Equal Opportunity Policy
    Exhibit    B   Equal Employment Opportunity Outreach Program
    Exhibit    C   Equal Opportunity Agreement
    Exhibit    D   Work Force Report Form
    Exhibit    E   Equal Employment Opportunity Plan Requirements
    Exhibit    F   San Diego County Labor Force Availability Employment Data
    Exhibit    G   List of Certifying Agencies Honored by CCDC and the City of San
                   Diego
     Exhibit H     Subconsultant List
     Exhibit I     Sample Letter of Intent to Subcontract or Co-Venture




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