City of Tacoma – RFP – Tacoma Urban Forestry Community Tree Program – ES22-0398F – Due 2/28/23

Due Date: February 28, 11 AM

Pre-Proposal Meeting: A pre-proposal meeting will be held at the Center for Urban Waters, 326 East D
Street, Tacoma, WA, on February 8, 2023 at 2pm in Conference Room 101 (main floor). This meeting is hybrid, with in-person and virtual options available.

Project Scope: The City of Tacoma’s (City) Urban Forestry Program is soliciting proposals to establish a Community Tree Program through a three year contract, with the option to extend for two additional one-year periods (up to a five year contract). This Program will help to implement the 2019 Tacoma Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) actions around community engagement, education, tree planting, and stewardship.
The Respondent’s Proposal to complete the Scope of Work for the Community Tree Program must address the following Goals, modified from the UFMP. This Contract is paid for through City of Tacoma rates and taxes. The work under this contract must therefore specifically benefit City of Tacoma residents.
A. Strive towards 30% tree canopy cover by 2030, with a focus on Priority Neighborhoods

B. Address environmental justice and equitable urban forest management to include the preservation and
enhancement of tree benefits for all Tacomans.

C. Engage in urban forest management through creative partnerships resulting in improved wellbeing,
human health outcomes, and stronger local economies.

Estimate: $225,000 for the initial three-year contract term, not to exceed $75,000 annually.

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