2022 Sea Rise Vulnerability Assessment – Due April 22, 2022 – 4:30pm

Q&A

  • Is there a page limit?
    • There is no limit to the number of pages.
  • Is there a preference for local contractors?
    • Generally, yes. However all proposals will be considered based on qualifications and ability to do the work regardless of location.
  • If we can get to Coupeville regularly and conduct the stakeholder engagement how local do team members need to be?
    • Team members do not need to be local as long as they are able to attend in-person events.
  • Has any past work been done on Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment for Coupeville?
    • No.
  • Where does the need for the study stem from or what are the drivers?
    • Coupeville has critical infrastructure along the shoreline that may be affected by sea level rise.
  • Has Coupeville already been experiencing issues related to sea level rise?
    • We hope this study will address this question.
  • Which past consultants have worked for the Town on your infrastructure?
    • Various.
  • Who has the Town engaged for Public Involvement in the past?
    • The Town does not have public involvement firm on contract. Public involvement is typically done by consultants hired for projects.
  • Who will be the project manager?
    • The Planning Director.

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The Town of Coupeville received a grant in the amount of $47,735 from the Department of Ecology’s
(Ecology) Shorelands Competitive Grant Program to hire a consultant to conduct a vulnerability assessment that will identify potential losses or damages from sea level rise; characterize the risk of loss; and highlight those areas of the community, resources, sectors, or assets considered most at risk from impacts of sea level rise. This project will help prevent future damage from sea level rise by informing adaptive planning and development efforts. The grant also includes a public outreach / stakeholder component.

Past planning efforts have identified sea level rise concerns and Town representatives are considering how
sea level rise will impact critical infrastructure, including the Town’s wastewater treatment plant,
transportation network, utility lines, public recreation facilities, and numerous buildings (many of which are historic). A coordinated and comprehensive effort is needed to identify potential losses or damages from sea level rise; characterize the risk of loss; and highlight those areas of the community, resources, sectors, or assets considered most vulnerable.

For more information about this RFP, please contact Planning Director Donna Keeler: planner@townofcoupeville.org