MRB-11989 - USA (California) - Strategic Pathway and Negotiation Consultant Service - Deadline May 24,2019

Product (RFP/RFQ/RFI/Solicitation/Tender/Bid Etc.) ID: MRB-11989

Government Authority located in California; USA based organization looking for expert vendor for strategic pathway and negotiation consultant service.

[A] Budget: Looking for Proposals

[B] Scope of Service:

(1) Vendor needs to provide strategic pathway and negotiation consultant service.
- Perform an analysis and audit of past and present electric and gas franchise agreements;
- Development of a franchise agreement for (one or more) providers of city-wide utility services;
- Advise the city on matters regarding the existing franchise agreement in preparation of negotiations on the future franchise agreement and assist in formulation of platform and strategy, which will include involvement in the competitive solicitation process;
- Enhance the identification of issues and organize the elements of discussion with the selected service provider proposers;
- Bring relevant third-party expert opinion, industry research and information and municipal best practice options to the most central subjects;
- Review and analysis of historical documents and legal opinions;
- Advise the city in its efforts to select other consultants and professional services who will conduct a valuation of existing electric and gas infrastructure owned by which services the city;
- Perform a policy review of current orders or decisions by the public utilities commission and advise on any foreseeable issues with relation to the city’s pathway;
- Prepare recommendations of areas in which the franchise agreements could be improved, including recommended terms and duration(s) of the next franchise agreements. Meet with city departments to determine any additional changes that could be recommended in the franchise agreements. Include recommendations on which restrictions or requirements are best placed in the municipal code instead of the franchise agreements or supplemental agreement(s) such as a memorandum of understanding.
- Provide counsel related to the competition of the franchise agreement under the direction of the city attorney's office, pending approval of an outside counsel services agreement by the city council. Services may include assisting and advising the city in negotiating, reviewing, and drafting documents; advising the city on financing issues, anti-trust issues, and regulatory issues related to any given proposed franchise agreement and assisting and advising the city in negotiations with respondents to the franchise agreement.
- Make recommendations and provide agreement models on specific subjects for consideration.
(2) All questions must be submitted no later than April 30, 2019.
(3) A recommended pre-proposal meeting will be held on April 25, 2019.
(4) Contract term will be five years.

[C] Eligibility:

- Onshore (USA Only);

[D] Work Performance:

Performance of the work will be Offsite. Vendor needs to carry work in their office location.

Expiry Date : Friday, 24 May, 2019

Pre-proposal Conference Date : Thursday, 25 April, 2019

Question Answer Deadline : Tuesday, 30 April, 2019

Category : Marketing and Branding

Country : USA

State : California

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