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Request for Proposals: Comprehensive Economic Resiliency Strategy

Updated: Aug 4, 2021

The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (Tri-County) is issuing a Request for Proposal(s) for the development of a Comprehensive Economic Resiliency Strategy for the Greater Lansing tri-county region in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tri-County invites the submission of proposals from qualified professional consulting firms that specialize in community engagement strategies and strategic planning development. It is imperative for stakeholders of the Greater Lansing region (including Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties and the cities of Lansing and East Lansing) to understand the extensive economic impacts COVID-19 has had on the tri-county region in order to develop goals, strategies, and actions that mitigate the effects of future economic disruptions, identify and address current vulnerabilities, and support short and long-term recovery efforts. Interested candidates’ submissions should include a concise statement of the consultant's approach to the project and a summary of the consultant's ability to provide the required services.

See the full RFP and detailed submission requirements here. Interested candidates must submit complete proposals to by 4:30 p.m. EST (COB) on Friday, April 9, 2021. All questions pertaining to this RFP must be submitted electronically to by Tuesday, March 23, 2021 (COB). All submitted queries and formal responses will be shared publicly and made available on Tri-County's website on Friday, March 26, 2021. No verbal requests for information or contact with Tri-County, its staff, or selection committee members will be accepted, and may result in disqualification.

Updated March 26, 2021: All responses to submitted questions are available to view here.

This RFP is not an offer to contract. Issuance of this RFP and the receipt of responses by Tri-County do not commit Tri-County to award a contract to any vendor.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, and Minority and Women-owned business enterprises, will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration for an award in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A full statement of Tri-County’s Non-Discriminatory Practices may be found in the RFP.


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