Click the links below for additional details on current and past bidding opportunities with the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council.


  • Open RFPs/RFQs

    Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
    Special Counsel for Highlands Act Litigation to Serve for a Three-year Period

    The Highlands Council is seeking a law firm to serve as Special Council to handle all aspects of legal representation of local government units located in the Highlands Region in causes of action filed against the local government units that fall under N.J.S.A. 13:20-20, when required due to conflicts or potential conflicts or as otherwise deemed appropriate by the Council.

    RFQ Issued: July 22, 2021
    Question & Answer Cut-off Date: September 7, 2021
    Proposals Due: October 20, 2021

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  • RFP Appendices

    All vendors will be required to complete a series of disclosure forms that are included as appendices A-D in each RFP, once a contract has been awarded. For convenience, these appendices are also provided here as a separate document.



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  • Closed Requests

    The following RFPs are CLOSED. Proposals are NOT being accepted for these projects. The documents are provided here for reference only.


    Closed, Not Yet Awarded

    Request for Proposals (RFP)
    Develop a Guidance Document and Scope of Services for Municipal Land Use Plan and Environmental Sustainability Master Plan Elements, Including a Municipal Climate Change Related Hazard Vulnerability Assessment

    The Highlands Council is soliciting proposals from consultants with varied expertise in municipal land use and master planning, climate change, and climate change hazard vulnerability assessments, to develop a guidance document that will assist its municipalities in gaining full compliance with Section 19, subsections b(2) (f), (g) and (h) of the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL), P.L.1975, c.291 (C.40:55D-28). The subsections require that communities incorporate smart growth, storm resiliency, environmental sustainability, electric vehicle charging infrastructure planning, and climate change related hazard vulnerability assessments into the land use plan element of the municipal master plan.

    RFP Issued: July 19, 2021
    Question & Answer Cut-off Date:
    August 19, 2021
    Submittal Deadline: 5 p.m. September 20, 2021


    Closed & Awarded

    RFP: to Conduct Annual Audit
    To conduct a financial audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021 and with the option of conducting such audits for each of the four subsequent fiscal years. (CLOSED: Friday, June 4, 2021).

    RFQ: Special Counsel for Highlands Act Litigation to Serve for a Three-year Period
    Seeking Special Counsel to handle Highlands Act Litigation. (CLOSED:March 19, 2021).

     

    RFP: Real Estate Analysis and Development of Municipal Average Value
    To perform a real estate analysis for the Highlands Region as part of the Highlands Region Transfer of Development Rights (“TDR”) program. (CLOSED: February 19, 2021).

    Evaluation and Field Test of the Draft Highlands Region Functional Ecosystem Valuation Model

    To conduct a thorough review and field test of the draft Highlands Region Functional Ecosystem Valuation Model and Forest Conservation Guidance. (CLOSED: December 20, 2019)

     

    Economic Sustainability Plan for the Highlands Region

    To develop an Economic Sustainability Plan for the Highlands Region. (CLOSED: November 4, 2019)

     

    Geographic Information System Services

    To provide a range of GIS Services for a period of three years.  (CLOSED: Thursday July 18, 2019.)

     

    Highlands Trail Map and Signage

    To map the Highlands Trail and design and implement an associated signage program. (CLOSED: April 26, 2019)

     

    Interactive Environmental Resource Inventory ("ERI")

    To develop an Interactive Environmental Resource Inventory ("ERI"). (CLOSED: Friday, March 1, 2019)

    Regional Municipal Zoning GIS Layer

    To develop a Regional Municipal Zoning GIS Layer. (CLOSED: February 1, 2019.)

    Annual Audit

    To conduct a program audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016 and with the option of conducting such audits for each of the four subsequent fiscal years.(CLOSED: Friday, June 10, 2016)

    Highlands Regional Master Plan (RMP) Monitoring Program Recommendation Report (MPRR)

    To aid in the development of a Highlands Regional Master Plan (RMP) Monitoring Program Recommendation Report (MPRR). Tasks include: compilation of appropriate indicators and milestones; facilitation of Stakeholder and Technical Advisory Committee meetings and public outreach sessions; development (with Council staff) of the MPRR and a proposed science and research agenda to update and enhance the knowledge base that supports the RMP.  (CLOSED: March 7, 2014)

    Fiscal Impact Assessment of the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act

    To complete a Fiscal Impact Assessment of the Highlands Act and associated Regional Master Plan that will inform a Regional Master Plan Monitoring Report, which the Council intends to prepare.(CLOSED: February 7, 2014)

    Web Based Public Comment Portal in support of the Highlands Regional Master Plan Recommendation Report

    To develop a web-based platform for collecting, managing, and analyzing public comments regarding the upcoming update of the Regional Master Plan. (CLOSED: October 25, 2013)

    Fiscal Analysis of Potential Municipal TDR Receiving Zones

    To develop a method of fiscal analysis that provides a municipality with an understanding of the fiscal and local economic impacts of being a potential TDR receiving zone, a potential Highlands Center Designation, and/or a potential Highlands Redevelopment Area. (CLOSED: July 12, 2013)

    Highlands Region Functional Ecosystem Valuation Model and Forest Conservation Guidance

    To assist in addressing the Highlands Regional Master Plan (RMP) Forest Resource Management and Sustainability and Critical Habitat Conservation Management programs in Chapter 5, Part 1 of the RMP, and enhance and provide program specific requirements for maintaining, restoring and enhancing the natural resources of the Highlands Region. (CLOSED: June 17, 2013)



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