Requests for Proposals

RFP listings on this site are posted for three months unless the posted deadline is reached. Web site postings cost $75. To submit an RFP ad, email the description to [email protected] and place "RFP ad" in the subject field.

Posting requirements:  Ads shall be submitted in word, and contain no more than 250 words.  We are happy to add links and/ or one pdf attachment.

If you are interested in tips on writing an RFP, you are invited to view this 90 minute presentation developed in 2022 by Michigan's Planners in Private Practice. 

US-31 Corridor Economic Improvement Visioning & Community Engagement

East Bay Charter Township

East Bay Charter Township, in Grand Traverse County, Michigan, is requesting written proposals from consultants interested in assisting the Township in the development of an implementable vision for public investments and revitalization of a section of the U.S. 31 corridor in East Bay Township (The East Bay Beach District). The consultant will facilitate stakeholder and community engagement sessions, develop conceptual design renderings for public infrastructure improvements and advise on the engineering feasibility of these improvements, and work with willing property owners to develop a vision for two to three (2-3) sites that could be redeveloped to maximize mixed use opportunities and offer quasi-public “third” spaces and placemaking amenities. The consultant will also provide the Township with an implementable action plan for the corridor that details goals, actions, timeline, responsible party, and achievable financing mechanisms. The deadline for submittals is Thursday, October 12, 2023. Click here for a link to the full RFP. Any questions may be directed to Claire Karner, Director of Planning & Zoning, at [email protected].

Posted September 6, 2023

Grand Valley Metropolitan Council Regional Safety Action Plan

Grand Valley Metropolitan Council (GVMC), the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Grand Rapids, MI, metropolitan area, is currently accepting proposals from firms interested in being selected to develop a regional safety action plan for the GVMC planning area. GVMC intends to select one firm or team to provide the services outlined in the RFP linked here and found at   

GVMC has been awarded a federal Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant to develop a Regional Safety Action Plan for our planning area (Kent and eastern Ottawa Counties) in coordination with our partner agencies. Led by an inclusive steering committee, this Safety Action Plan should cover all roads and transportation modes in our region, utilize available safety data and, critically, employ a robust and inclusive engagement strategy to engage a wide variety of public and private stakeholders with special emphasis placed upon engaging underserved populations.

Ultimately, implementation of proposed projects and strategies and potential policy changes contained in this safety action plan should move the needle toward zero traffic deaths and serious injuries in the GVMC region. This plan should also meet all federal requirements to allow for and support local grant applications for SS4A Implementation funds in the future.

Proposals will be accepted until 5pm on Friday September 22, 2023.

Questions regarding this RFP should be emailed to Laurel Joseph, GVMC’s Director of Transportation Planning, at [email protected].

Posted August 23, 2023

Climate Action Plan

City of East Grand Rapids

The City of East Grand Rapids is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to assist the City to prepare a Climate Action Plan. The plan will provide City with a base understanding and a plan for addressing its impact on the climate and local environment and provide a guide for the City to meet its goal to be carbon neutral by 2040. For this project, the City will concentrate on government operations. The full request for proposals can be found on the City of East Grand Rapids website – Proposals are due 3:00 pm, September 7, 2023.

Posted August 10, 2023


CMF Spark Grant Program Technical Assistance RFQ is Live!

The Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) is seeking qualified organizations to provide equity-focused technical assistance (TA) services to the opportunity communities eligible for grant funding under the CMF DNR Spark Grants partnership. Selected contractors will work in partnership with local community foundations to provide TA based on needs identified by the referenced communities. Contractors should be available to work on multiple projects in the following categories:

  1. Community engagement and outreach to identify community priorities
  2. Project scoping and budget development
  3. Grant Writing/application submission
  4. Grant administration/compliance
  5. Vendor selection and management (engineering and design, construction, etc.)

Applications are due on Friday, August 18, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern.

Please visit the CMF Spark Grants webpage to learn more about the solicitation details and how to apply and share with any other organizations in your network that may be interested in this opportunity.

Posted August 2, 2023

Master Plan

City of Luna Pier

The City of Luna Pier seeks a consultant with experience in community engagement, public outreach, land use planning, and economic development to assist the city in updating its Master Plan. The city’s current Master Plan, which can be found at, was adopted in 2010.  Since then, the city and the economy have changed significantly.   The largest impact to the city has been the 2016 closing of the Consumers Energy J.R. Whiting power plant, considerably reducing the city's tax revenue.  The city is in discussions with several organizations to redevelop the J.R. Whiting site to address some of the lost tax revenue, however, other options should be considered.  Depending on the timing, the consultant may assist the city with reviewing the J.R. Whiting redevelopment plans.   New trends, such as demographic changes, lifestyle changes, and a focus on sustainability also are having an impact on the city.

The city is looking for a consultant to manage a robust and inclusive public engagement process, update the existing Master Plan, including graphics, create new maps in GIS, and potentially assist in the adoption process of the Master Plan by calendar year end 2024.

Proposals are due August 28, 2023 at 12 PM.  

Complete RFP can be found here. 

Posted August 1, 2023

Economic Development Strategic (EDS) Plan

City of Hamtramck

The City of Hamtramck is seeking a qualified firm to produce an Economic Development Strategic (EDS) Plan. The consultant firm will conduct market research, explore workforce needs, and evaluate other economic initiatives in order to produce an actionable three-year plan that also includes some 10-year goals.  Complete RFP here.

Posted July 10, 2023