In general, to be eligible for the DBE program, persons must own 51% or more of a “small business,” establish that they are socially and economically disadvantaged within the meaning of Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, and prove they control their business. Groups presumed to be disadvantaged include: Women Black Americans Hispanic Americans Native Americans … Continued
FAQ Topic: Public Works
The City of Petaluma has a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program as a condition of receiving funds from the US Department of Transportation. This program sets forth policies and procedures aimed at removing barriers for and preventing discrimination of women- and minority-owned businesses bidding on DOT-funded projects within the City of Petaluma. Learn more about the … Continued
Yes, the fee proposal would count towards the 20-page limit. The Index/Table of Contents, tables, charts, graphic exhibits, and resumes of key staff are excluded from the page count limit. Additionally, any writing samples as attachments to the proposal will be excluded from the page count limit.
This item goes hand in hand with the items it follows, Key Staff and Summary of Firm’s Capabilities. The intent was for our evaluators to get to know your firm’s work by being able to see some examples of successful grants that your firm has produced. The amount of writing samples is up to the … Continued
The information requested in this section should describe the qualifications of the firm, key staff, and sub-contractors performing projects within the past five (5) years that are similar in size and scope to demonstrate competence to perform these services. There is not a specific number of past projects the City of Petaluma is looking for; … Continued
The City of Petaluma does not have a list of specific grants that we will be seeking on-call grant writing assistance for. Internally a few departments have running lists of grants to watch and that staff may be applying to. We envision leveraging funding through on-call grant writing assistance to help apply to more specialized … Continued
It is up to the proposer to establish and illustrate if they can fulfill the needs of the City of Petaluma identified in the Request for Proposal from their location of operation or location of employees. Note: We understand that some firms may have employees working remotely due to the pandemic.
Any firm may submit a proposal. All proposals will be evaluated through the listed criteria.
Due to the state of the pandemic and our offices currently closed to the public, if we were to have meetings for the finalists, they would be conducted virtually.
Due to the state of the pandemic and our offices currently closed to the public, we will accept a PDF submission of your proposal via email. As stated in the proposal, the deadline to submit is Thursday, February 25th, at 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time. If you wish to submit electronically, please email Aaron Zavala, … Continued