Expertise for Communities


  • Tuesday, January 04, 2022 10:49 AM | Anne McKinnon (Administrator)

    Prepare a Transit Oriented Development Plan (TOD-SP) for the Gallagher Station. The proposed Specific Plan should promote revenue generating commercial and high density residential land uses, alternative transportation options, open space and entertainment/recreational amenities.  Due Tues., Jan. 18, 2022.

    Lowell Transit Development Plan rfp.doc

  • Tuesday, December 21, 2021 1:01 PM | Anne McKinnon (Administrator)

    The Lowell Housing Authority is seeing proposals from qualified organizations to provide consulting services in a variety of areas within affordable and public housing. Due January 20.

    Download RFP at 

  • Wednesday, December 08, 2021 1:23 PM | Anne McKinnon (Administrator)

    Fitchburg is seeking proposals from planning and environmental individuals/firms to prepare Open Space and Recreation Plans in accordance with guidelines and requirements from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Division of Conservation Services. Consultant, in coordination with CDP staff and members of the Open Space Plan Update Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee), will prepare updated Plan that meets all requirements and provides a tool for the City when making conservation and recreation decisions.

    Proposals will be received at the office of Chief Procurement Officer, Fitchburg Municipal Offices, 718 Main St., Ste. 208, Fitchburg until Jan. 11, 2022, at 11:00 am.

    RFP available at under Business Tab/Bid Opportunities.

  • Wednesday, December 08, 2021 12:19 PM | Anne McKinnon (Administrator)

    The Town of Hingham seeks proposals from individuals or firms for the development of a Community Climate Action Plan. Due Dec. 21.

    See for RFP or Kathleen Reilly at with questions.

  • Monday, December 06, 2021 3:31 PM | Anne McKinnon (Administrator)

    The City of Lynn Planning Department seeks proposals to develop a citywide comprehensive plan in accordance with MGL c.41 § 81D. The City  has appropriated $250,000 for the development of Vision Lynn. The total covers the scope of work & additional expenses (which may include stipends to local organizations to assist with community engagement, meeting materials or translation).  Plan is expected to be completed within 18 months.

    RFP available via email/mail by contacting the purchasing department at 781-586-6893 or by email at

  • Wednesday, December 01, 2021 8:13 AM | Anne McKinnon (Administrator)

    Watertown is soliciting proposals from firms with considerable experience in community design, land use planning, transportation, economic analysis, and citizen involvement/ participation. This plan will provide a foundation for future land use planning, development regulation, and capital improvement planning. The Plan will contain a range of elements with specific emphasis on 1) land use, 2) economic development, 3) transportation, circulation and parking and 4) open space and recreation. The Plan will define a community-based vision created through broad and inclusive public participation. One of the most critical components of the plan process will be community engagement.  Due Dec. 13.

    RFP available by e-mail request: 

  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021 2:15 PM | Anne McKinnon (Administrator)

    Amesbury needs a consultant for scenario planning to explore the land use, mobility, design and conservation options that will create a vibrant gateway into Amesbury and help the East End Neighborhood embrace smart and sustainable land uses. 

    See bid # BD-22-1239-CED33-CED33-68905 for information and contact information.

    Responses due Dec. 14 at 9:00 a.m.

  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021 2:04 PM | Anne McKinnon (Administrator)

    MEMA seeks a vendor(s) to help communities update or develop a FEMA- approved Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). All municipalities are required to have a FEMA approved LHMP to be eligible for FEMA’s pre- and post-disaster Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants (HMA).

    MEMA has been awarded funds from multiple sources to assist local communities update or develop a LHMP. The intent of this program is to 100% fund up to approximately 20 local HM plan updates or new plans depending on the number of eligible communities who meet the criteria and wish to participate. 

    See bid # BD-22-1013-RMS00-MITAG-68818 for all the forms and RFQ info.  Responses due Jan. 3.

    MEMA RFQ LHMP Local M.docx

  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:45 PM | Anne McKinnon (Administrator)

    The Town of Leverett seeks professional consulting services for the first phase of a Comprehensive Master Plan in accordance with MGL Chapter 41, §81D. The successful proposal will come from consultants with a broad knowledge base in land use planning, housing, economic development, cultural asset development, smart growth, open space, historic preservation, municipal services, geographic information services (GIS), climate adaptation, and community resiliency. Proposals due Dec. 30.  Phase 1 budget is $36,000 and it must be completed by June 30, 2022.  See RFP for details.

    Master Plan RFP phase 1.docx

  • Wednesday, November 24, 2021 8:41 AM | Anne McKinnon (Administrator)

    The Brockton Department of Planning and Economic Development is seeking an experienced consultant to guide and assist the City in updating its 2016 Downtown District Improvement Financing (DIF) Program and Financial Plan and securing adoption by the Brockton City Council.

    Virtual Pre-Proposal Briefing: Mon., Dec. 6 at 11:00 a.m. Attendance is strongly encouraged. Register in advance: 

    RFP available at

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