The Borough of Lewisburg is seeking proposals from firms that wish to provide consulting services to undertake a Borough-wide flood mitigation study to improve the Borough’s ability to withstand a flooding event, minimize damages, and recover rapidly. This project has been financed in part by a Strategic Management Planning Program Grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Department of Community and Economic Development.

The Borough is working in cooperation with SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) to solicit Professional Service Providers to undertake the study. The Request for Proposals (RFP) describes the project, the anticipated scope of services, the required consultant expertise and experience, and the information that must be included in the proposal. Failure to submit information in accordance with the RFP requirements and procedures may be cause for disqualification.

Required proposal format details may be obtained by contacting SEDA-COG’s Geralee Zeigler, Program Analyst, at gslotterback@seda-cog.org.

Proposal details are also available at http://seda-cog.org/request-for-proposals/

The Borough of Lewisburg will evaluate written proposals on the basis of thoroughness, completeness, content, experience, and capacity. The Borough and/or its Agent may conduct interviews with the top ranked proposers.

“Floods have always been a part of life here in Lewisburg. In order to sustain the health and well-being of our citizens for years to come, we have to be proactive in mitigating potential flood damage. This an opportunity for us to learn more about how to protect our homes, our residents, and the community we all love,” said Steven Beattie, Lewisburg Borough’s Community Development and Grant Manager.

Proposals will be accepted until 11:00 AM prevailing time on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Proposals shall be on the forms required, sealed and clearly marked on the outside, “Consulting Services Proposal – Flood Mitigation Study”, and submitted to Mr. Steven Beattie, Lewisburg Borough, 55 South Fifth Street, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Proposals that are faxed or e-mailed cannot be accepted.

SEDA-COG’s Flood Resiliency Program offers services related to flood resiliency and mitigation assistance both within and outside of its 11-county region. Its goal is to help break the damage cycle and stop its drain on people and communities. For more information, visit http://seda-cog.org/departments/flood-resiliency/

For more information, please contact Elaine Stauder, communications coordinator, SEDA-Council of Governments, at 570-522-7249 or estauder@seda-cog.org