RFP - City of Rochester Community Food System Plan


The City of Rochester is seeking Proposals from qualified Respondents to help develop a Community Food System Plan (the “Project”). Professional services are needed to conduct research and mapping/data analysis, gather widespread community and stakeholder input, develop a comprehensive baseline inventory/assessment of the food environment and food flows across the city, identify resources and unmet needs, and develop recommendations to inform City data, planning, policy, partnerships, and initiatives related to improving healthy food access and resilience.

The City seeks to retain a Consultant or team of Consultants with experience helping other communities plan for healthy food system access and resilience, particularly Consultants that have worked in racially and ethnically diverse communities with significant challenges related to poverty, food insecurity, and diet-related chronic disease. The Consultant/s should also have experience with successfully engaging a wide variety of community members, food system actors, and other stakeholders in the development of food system plans.

 View the complete Request for Proposals (RFP) here 


Pre-Proposal Virtual Conference

In order to provide Respondents with an opportunity to ask questions, clarify the RFP and Project opportunity, and meet other Consultants who may be interested in joining a team, a pre-Proposal virtual conference was held on April 11, 2023 from 2-3 p.m. EST via Zoom.

There was no requirement to attend the pre-Proposal virtual conference and no obligation by the City to provide information from the conference to parties who did not attend, but a recording of the session may be downloaded here (click the 3 dots and click "download), and a copy of the Zoom chat is available here.


Submission Deadline

Digital proposals must be received by email to the City Contact no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on May 9, 2023. Respondents may attach their Proposal file/s to the email submission or include a link to a file sharing platform if files are too large for email attachments.

Email submittals should be directed to the City Contact for this RFP: Elizabeth Murphy, Associate Planner/Administrative Analyst at Elizabeth.Murphy@CityofRochester.Gov