Indiana Chapter - American Planning Association

RFPs and RFQs

APA-Indiana will post any RFPs and RFQs in the APA Region IV area (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin) and in Kentucky.

There is no charge for this service for projects in the above states. To submit an RFP or RFQ please email Jill Ewing with The Corydon Group, our Chapter Administrator, at


Comprehensive Plan RFP

The City of Gary Redevelopment Commission seeks to develop a list of pre-qualified individuals, entities (i.e. academia, non-profit organizations) or specialty firms that may be called upon to contribute ‘state of the practice’ urban planning subject matter expertise and professional services support for various aspects of City’s 2018 Comprehensive Plan Update. Respondents to this RFQ may submit qualifications for a single or multiple areas of expertise; as individuals or in specialized teams. Creativity and a commitment to innovation and emerging urban land transformation thought-practice is essential.

Our Comprehensive Plan update will diverge from the ubiquitous framework of ‘standard and traditional’ data sets and chapters led, and often developed, by a single professional services firm. The City of Gary’s 2018 Comp Plan will reflect this once in a generation opportunity to re-set the future of Gary; this is not a run-of-the-mill comprehensive plan update that is often appropriate for other communities. We are building a team of thinkers rather than hiring a single firm.

The City seeks expertise in several technical and professional disciplines, including:

1. Data Analysis, Modeling and Scenario Development
2. Expert Economist(s)
3. Comprehensive Land-Use Planning Expertise
4. Zoning Code, Legislative and Policy Analysis Expertise
5. Documentation Management and Other Support Services

We encourage any individual or organization who feels that they can make a meaningful contribution to our transformative efforts to respond to this RFQ; thinkers, dreamers, futurists, and beyond.

Please visit to view the full RFQ. Submission deadline is August 11, 2017, 2:00 p.m. central time.


Downtown Streetscape Master Plan RFP on the APA-IN website


Request for Information: Unified Development Ordinance Updates

The City of Bloomington (the City) is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to select a consultant (or team of consultants) to assist in the development and adoption of updates to the City’s Unified Development Ordinance (the UDO). The UDO is the primary source of land use regulations for the City of Bloomington, including both zoning and subdivision control ordinances. The updated UDO is expected to be complimentary to the soon to be completed Bloomington Comprehensive Plan. The City anticipates that the new UDO will express a progressive vision that promotes thoughtful growth and protects the health, safety, and welfare of the community. Interested parties must submit proposals electronically by Friday, July 14, at 4:00 PM local time (EST).

Click here to view the RFI

Process Schedule:
June 13, 2017 RFI Advertisement
July 7, 2017 Last Day for Addenda Posted by the City
July 14, 2017 (4:00pm EST) Proposal Deadline
July 14 – August 4, 2017* Response Evaluation
August 11, 2017* Notify Respondents of Results and Begin Discussions with Selected Respondent
September 5, 2017* Issue Notice to Proceed (NTP) to Selected Respondent
*Dates indicated are tentative and subject to change as needed