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Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Update

  • Department:Community Development and Sustainability
  • Category:Request For Proposal, Request For Qualification
  • Start Date:November 14, 2019 2:00 pm
  • Close Date:January 10, 2020 4:00 pm

*Updated December 19, 2019





The City of Davis is seeking a qualified consultant (or consultant team) to assist staff with a 2020 update to the City of Davis 2010 Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP). The City is also seeking assistance with preparation of related environmental review in conformance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Finally, the City is interested in study and recommendations for possible implementation of a Local Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Offset Program to establish a mitigation fund.

Purpose of Project

The City’s current CAAP was adopted in 2010. It was developed and written in-house when climate action plans were in their infancy. Following significant community engagement (over roughly a two-year period assisted by a consultant team), the approved 2010 CAAP identified a vision for city of Davis community carbon neutrality by 2050. The CAAP also identified the need for an update in 2015, however, due to limited staff capacity and resources, the CAAP has not been updated until now. Incremental work on the CAAP has occurred over the last ten years; however, target actions have changed, been added or accomplished, or even become invalid.

In March 2019, the Davis City Council adopted the ‘Resolution Declaring a Climate Emergency and Proposing Mobilization Efforts to Restore a Safe Climate’. This Resolution made commitments that include updating the CAAP and accelerating the existing Davis carbon neutrality goal to 2040.

In August 2019, the City Council approved the proposed process for the 2020 CAAP Update and community engagement process, including selecting a CAAP consultant to assist staff, local community partners and experts, and the broader community to develop the 2020 CAAP.  The desired scope of services will include robust community stakeholder and commission engagement. 

The Natural Resources Commission will be the lead advisory body to the CAAP process and to City Council. Following selection, staff and consultant will develop a full schedule to engage other city advisory commissions in the process so all commissions, stakeholders and community members will be given ample opportunity to have significant involvement and input throughout the process. A key component of consultant selection will be this proposed community engagement process, and the team’s background and experience in this area.

Questions on the RFP

No questions or requests for clarification were received on this request by the deadline of November 27, 2019 at 4:00pm.

Proposal Submission Requirements

Please mail or drop-off 5 bound copies, and 1 USB drive of a PDF copy of your proposal at your earliest convenience, but no later than Friday, January 10, 2019 at 4:00pm to: 

Kerry Loux, Sustainability Coordinator

c/o City Clerk’s Office

City of Davis

23 Russell Blvd., Suite 1

Davis, CA 95616

Attn: CAAP 2020



For more information, please download the RFP here

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