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1 May 2013 Special Announcement: REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

The California State Coastal Conservancy (“Conservancy”) anticipates a need for environmental, engineering, architectural, landscape architectural, and construction project management consulting services for Conservancy projects and programs and for California Ocean Protection Council (“OPC”) projects and programs, undertaken by the Conservancy on behalf of the OPC, over the next twelve months.

The Conservancy seeks Statements of Qualifications from individuals and firms providing these services. A Statement of Qualifications is a profile of your firm describing: key personnel and relevant education and experience; projects your firm has done, including geographic location; areas of specialization; and relevant professional licenses, certifications and awards. All information received will be put into database form, and kept on file for one year from the date of this Request. (A new Statement of Qualifications must be provided each year). Conservancy staff will use this information in soliciting services, as needed, for upcoming OPC and Conservancy projects. Any resulting contract will be awarded without discrimination based on race, color, ethnic group identification, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. Specific project details including contract identification numbers are not available at this point.

The Conservancy acts to preserve, restore and enhance California's coastal and marine resources and to solve land use problems on the coast and around San Francisco Bay. The OPC coordinates agency activities to create effective conservation efforts and establish policies that preserve, protect, and enhance marine resources. In addition, the OPC funds innovative projects that directly relate to the ocean or coast as well as the scientific study of ocean and coastal resources. Conservancy and OPC projects fall within the following categories: (1) public access (e.g., trails, bridges, parking, recreational and interpretive facilities); (2) revitalization of urban waterfronts and shoreline facilities; (3) resource conservation and enhancement (e.g., restoration and enhancement of wetlands and endangered species' habitats); (4) coastal restoration (e.g., lot consolidation; transfer of development rights; coastal land acquisition); (5) agricultural land preservation (e.g., acquisition of interests in coastal agricultural land and resolution of land use problems); (6) watershed restoration to improve water quality; (7) coastal and marine habitat, ocean health and water quality research, monitoring, restoration, and protection; (8) coastal ocean resource conservation and management; and (9) marine and coastal resource education.

In connection with projects in these areas, we are soliciting consultants with experience and expertise in: terrestrial, subtidal, and ocean floor surveying and mapping; climate change issues; construction project management; civil and hydrological engineering; habitat restoration design; landscape architecture; trail planning and engineering; water quality assessment; geotechnical and geomorphic assessment; structural analyses; pre-project feasibility analyses; economic analyses; hazardous or toxic substance investigations; wetland, watershed, or subtidal assessments; archaeological studies; environmental documentation and assessment under the California Environmental Quality Act and other environmental laws and regulation; botanical studies; agricultural studies; soil analyses; biological investigations; fisheries stock assessment; natural resource permitting; site and land use planning; design review; environmental monitoring; and other program-related environmental services, such as appraisals for resource conservation purposes.

To download the required questionnaire, please visit To submit your completed questionnaire and Statement of Qualifications, please write to Mary Aledo, State Coastal Conservancy, 1330 Broadway, 13th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612 or Please submit the questionnaire and your Statement of Qualifications as two separate pdf documents, either mailed on a CD or emailed as attachments (if the total file size does not exceed 2 MB). Hard copies are not necessary or desired.

Photograph by the California State Coastal Conservancy and AECOM Design + Planning showing the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project in Southern San Francisco Bay, California.

"Special Announcement: REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS," Journal of Coastal Research 29(3), 745-746, (1 May 2013).
Published: 1 May 2013

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