City of Rancho Santa Margarita



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The City of Rancho Santa Margarita invites qualified firms to submit proposals to provide professional design services for traffic and landscape improvement projects at various locations throughout the City.

Each project listed below is considered a separate project within the City’s 7-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and will be designed as separate bid packages.

  • Plano Trabuco Median Landscaping Renovation
  • Antonio Parkway Gateway Improvements
  • El Paseo Corridor Enhancements
  • Melinda Median Extension
  • Traffic Calming at Avenida De Los Fundadores

Addenda to this RFP, if issued, will be sent to all prospective Consultants the City has specifically e-mailed a copy of the RFP to and will be posted on the City’s website at: It shall be the Consultant’s responsibility to check the City’s website to obtain any addenda that may be issued.

To be considered responsive, proposers must submit a written proposal in accordance with the requirements, specifications, conditions and provisions described in the attached RFP.

PROPOSALS ARE DUE BEFORE 10:00 a.m. on October 17, 2019

Submit one (1) printed original (marked original), three (3) hard copies (marked copy) and one (1) electronic copy in PDF format on a CD/DVD or flash drive of the Consultant’s proposal. The Proposal must be submitted in a sealed envelope or box bearing the name of the Proposer, marked RFP No. PW092019 and submitted only to the following address:

 City of Rancho Santa Margarita

RFP No. PW092019

Attn: Brendan Dugan, P.E.

Public Works Director/City Engineer

22112 El Paseo

Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688

Proposals received after the time and date specified above may be considered nonresponsive and may not be returned. All products used or developed in the preparation of the Consultant’s proposal or the execution of any contract resulting from this RFP will be the property of the City.

Any proposals received prior to the time and date specified above may be withdrawn or modified by written request of the Consultant.  To be considered, however, the modified Proposal must be received prior to the submittal deadline.

Unsigned proposals or proposals signed by an individual not authorized to bind the prospective Consultant will be considered nonresponsive and rejected.

This RFP does not commit the City to award an agreement, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a proposal for this request, or to procure or contract for services.  The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals received as a result of this request, to negotiate with any qualified Consultant, or to modify or cancel in part or in its entirety the RFP if it is in the best interests of the City to do so. Furthermore, an award of a professional services agreement may not be made based solely on price.

The prospective Consultant is advised that should this RFP result in recommendation for award of a professional service agreement, the agreement will not be in force until it is approved and fully executed by the City.

The anticipated and tentative consultant selection schedule is as follows:


Request for Proposal Posting/Mailing: September 20, 2019
Written Question Deadline: October 7, 2019 (10:00 a.m.)
Questions Answered/Addendum Issued: October 10, 2019
Submittal Deadline: October 17, 2019 (10:00 a.m.)
Tentative First Interview (if necessary): Week of October 21, 2019
Tentative City Council Award and Effective Date: November 13, 2019


If you have any questions regarding this RFP, please submit them in writing by emailing them to and by the deadline noted in this RFP.  No oral question or inquiry about this RFP shall be accepted.  Thank you for your interest in doing business with the City of Rancho Santa Margarita.


Dated this 17th day of September 2019.                        City of Rancho Santa Margarita, California



BY _____________________________

Published:  Coto De Caza News                                   Amy Diaz, City Clerk

September 20, 2019                                                      22112 El Paseo

September 27, 2019                                                      Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688