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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR THE CITY OF MINOT, NORTH DAKOTA
The City of Minot is requesting immediate qualification submittals for a Comprehensive Plan. The City is seeking the services of a professional land planning firm with extensive experience, skill, and success in the development of comprehensive plans, community visioning services, and similar processes. The selected Consultant will be responsible for facilitating the creation of the City’s 2045 Comprehensive Plan.
Geographically, the City of Minot is prominently located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 83, U.S. Highway 2, and U.S. Highway 52 in central Ward County, North Dakota. Minot has a Council-Manager form of government. The elected Mayor and six-member City Council appoints a City Manager who is responsible for implementing the policies of the Council as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of City government. A City Council appointed Planning Commission has the authority to take action on conditional use permits and variances, and make recommendations to the City Council regarding annexations and amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, Comprehensive Plan Map, Land Development Ordinance, and Zoning Map. The City has authority over of land use planning, zoning, subdivision plats, and building permits within a two-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction of city limits.
Minot’s 2010 Census population count is 40,888 residents. In 2019, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates Minot’s population has grown to 47,382 residents. Minot suffered a catastrophic flood in 2011. The City is currently taking on resiliency efforts to build flood control along the Souris River, which runs through the heart of Minot.
The project will consist of a new Comprehensive Plan for the City of Minot. The City Council adopted the current Comprehensive Plan in 2012. In addition to the Comprehensive Plan, the Consultant shall also execute all mapping services, gather all necessary data, and be responsible for performing all aspects of public participation for this project.
Minot City Council has budgeted $200,000 towards this project. This project will kick off in August 2021. Completion of this project shall be no later than December 31, 2022.
Additional details relating to submission of the RFQ are attached.
Qualification submittals will be accepted until 12:00 p.m. (noon), local time on Friday, June 18, 2021 at the office of Community Development, 1025 31st Street SE, Minot, North Dakota. Proposals shall be enclosed in an envelope or package with the following written or typed on the outside: Qualifications Submittal for Minot 2045 Comprehensive Plan.
Six (6) hard copies and one digital copy of the proposal shall be submitted on time to:
City of Minot – Community Development Department
Attn: Brian Billingsley, AICP
Minot Public Works Building
1025 31st Street SE
Minot, North Dakota 58701
All costs associated with preparation and submittal of qualifications shall be borne by the submitting firm. The Minot City Council reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.