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CLOSED-City of Seattle Public Utilities “Green Gardening Program” RFP-SPU-C13-009

Original Date Posted: May 30, 2013 11:55 am

Due Date: July 12, 2013 at 12:00PM (PST)

Request for Proposals (RFP) for the

City of Seattle Public Utilities
“Green Gardening Program”


The City of Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is requesting proposals from qualified consultants with expertise in landscape and/or horticulture training and education to plan, implement, and evaluate SPU’s “Green Gardening Program”, through the development of a proposed SPU Consultant Contract for the years 2014 through 2016, with the possibility of extending the Contract by an Amendment through 2018.

Briefly, this is a multi-faceted program to educate and train individuals (including those for whom English is a second language) and organizations representing a variety of disciplines to design, install, and maintain landscapes in a manner that decreases the use of toxic products, including pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides. In addition to direct training and education activities, a variety of related work is needed, including partnership development with other entities, and the development of strategy and possibly new activities to achieve the program’s objectives. 

The estimated cost of this proposed SPU Consulting Contract is $700,000-$725,000 for the maximum five-year duration through 2018.

Interested consultants are encouraged to review the RFP, background documents, and any RFP addenda online at  Note that you are required to complete a free registration to view, print or save documents posted on this website and to view contact information for other consultants who have downloaded documents from this website. And all SPU responses to questions about this “Green Gardening Program” will be posted on this City of Seattle’s ebidexchange website.

An SPU Pre-Proposal Conference about this proposed “Green Gardening Program” will be conducted on Tuesday/June 4, 2013, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon in SPU Conference  Room# 4901, Seattle Municipal Tower (SMT) Bldg, 700 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA  98104-5004.

Proposers are highly encouraged to attend but not required to attend in order to be eligible to propose. The meeting is to answer questions about the proposed Program, solicitation process and clarify any issues or concerns. There will also be a networking opportunity for interested Prime Consultants & Sub-consultants to meet for the purpose of forming a Prime & Sub-consultant team or teams to respond to this SPU RFP.   

The deadline for submitting proposals is 12:00 PM/Noon, Friday/July 12, 2013 at the SPU Director’s Office front reception desk, Suite 4900, Seattle Municipal Bldg, 700 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104-5004.

Any questions regarding this request shall be directed to Nota Lucas, Project Manager, SPU’s designated contact person, at, and/or



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