The Long Island Regional Planning Council (LIRPC) is inviting proposals to assemble an inventory of waterfront uses for marinas and commercial fishing on Long Island.
Long Island’s coastal resources contribute significant benefits to Long Island’s regional economy especially in terms of coastal tourism, commerce and recreational services and result in expansion of businesses as well as improvement of aquatic ecosystems. Land use patterns and regulations vary by the many municipal jurisdictions on Long Island and this study will create a central database of waterfront uses and their associated zoning classification. The project will include an analysis and survey of waterfront areas /land parcels that currently exist as active commercial and municipally owned marinas and as commercial fishing facilities. This data will assist policymakers as they address coastal land use trends including these facilities being displaced by residential development.
The RFP and appendices can be downloaded here. Proposals will be received until 4:00 p.m. on March 8, 2022. Any late proposals will not be considered.
Requests for information pertinent to the preparation and submission of proposals and the procurement process are to be emailed no later than March 1, 2022 to:
Deputy Executive Director
Responses to inquiries:
1. What is the timeline for this project?
The contract term will be no longer than 6 months.
2. Has the LIRPC established a budget for this project?
There is no recommended budget. Please submit your best cost proposal. We will contract with the vendor that best meets the requirements of the RFP and not necessarily with the lowest cost proposer.
3. Is there an MWBE requirement?
There is no MWBE requirement but contractors should make best efforts to solicit active participation by certified MWBEs.
4. What is the funding source for the project?
The project is funded by the LIRPC.
5. Are resumes included within the 15-page limit or may resumes go into an appendix?
Resumes, cost proposals and business history form are excluded from the 15-page limit.
6. Does the LIRPC have some existing GIS data, or databases in other formats, that they already obtained to support the project, and will that be provided?
7. IS LIRPC looking for a single point to identify each facility or parcel boundaries for each facility?
Contractor should provide costs for single point and parcel.
8. What waterfront “uses” or general categories of uses does LIRPC envision this project would identify for commercial and municipal marinas?
9. To what extent (percentage) have the total sites been mapped into GIS?
The number of total sites that have been mapped in GIS is unknown to the LIRPC.
10. Are site visits expected to confirm GIS data? If so, to what extent (i.e.: every site, or strategic sites?)
Strategic site visits are expected.
11. Is the intent to have the “final” GIS data available on NYS GIS Clearinghouse?
12. Are joint ventures allowed?
13. Is drone surveying allowed? If so, are there restrictions?
Drones must be licensed and operated pursuant to all state and federal requirements.
14. What is the intended use of the final product?
The information obtained from this study will be used to inform coastal policy decisions regarding the sustainable development of marinas, boatyards or commercial fishing facilities.
15. Is field verification of waterfront marinas and commercial fisheries assumed as part of the scope?
Strategic site visits are expected as needed.
16. The scope mentions that the “…project will include an analysis and survey of waterfront areas (land parcels)…”. Is land survey to be included in the scope?
Land surveys are not included in the scope.
17. Can you share details of the project budget? Is this project funded through a grant?
The project is funded by the LIRPC. There is no recommended budget. Please submit your best cost proposal. We will contract with the vendor that best meets the requirements of the RFP and not necessarily with the lowest cost proposer.
18. Does the Council currently have Esri software? If so, can you provide the product(s) and licensing level.
The Council does not have Esri software.
19. Are LIRPC personnel trained in the use of GIS and editing? If not, will the LIRPC entertain a training task as part of our response?
LIRPC staff are not trained in the use of GIS. Proposers may add this item to the scope of work.
20. Will the LIRPC assist in obtaining the data, especially if there are MOUs or other documents to be signed?
The scope of work requires the proposer to obtain the necessary data to create a central database. The LIRPC will consider entering into a data sharing agreement if required by a municipality.