Sample Request For Qualifications (RFQ)
FBCI is committed to helping communities achieve their desired futures through effectitve form-based codes. Many communities seek consultants to help them create new codes. Unfortunately, FBCI has found some consultants with little or no expertise representing themselves as form-based code experts. We created this template to help communities ask the right questions when issuing a RFP or RFQ.
This template provides a complete 6-page Request for Qualifications. It solicits the critical pieces of information necessary to evaluate a potential consultant’s expertise. It contains background information (why a community desires a form-based code), suggested scope of services, description of the character of the area to be coded, and request for previous planning documents or demonstration of previous work. The “Consultant” referred to in the document may be an individual, firm, or team of individuals/firms, who would respond to the RFQ.
Please bear in mind as you customize this sample that the scope of work outlined in your RFQ should be reasonable in light of your budget. Too often a community asks for everything contained in this RFQ, but does not provide sufficient budget resources to do the work well, with results that are unsatisfactory for both the community and the consultant. Your RFQ should be tailored to your budget resources.
The sample RFQ works very effectively with the FBCI Evaluation Checklist, to help you evaluate consultant qualifications and work proposals. We invite you to customize the template to meet your particular needs.