Request for Proposals for Turf Removal/Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Services

The Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA) is seeking proposals to implement Turf Removal / Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Services (Project) within the Santa Ana River Watershed. This Project entails replacing residential turf grass with drought tolerant (climate appropriate) landscaping on residential properties. The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit competitive proposals to identify a firm or individual that is a C27 licensed landscaping Contractor and has the capacity to provide the requested level of service.

The project is a component of a larger grant awarded to the City of Riverside through the California Strategic Growth Council Transformative Climate Communities grant program for the development and implementation of neighborhood-level climate sustainability programs.  The goal of this Project is to remove up to 100,000 square feet in front yards, with a range of 500 to 1,000 square feet per individual residence within the City of Riverside Eastside Climate Collaborative Program area.  The focus being single family residences that qualify under the household income eligibility requirement  as designated by the TCC grant.  The resulting landscape is expected to provide between 33%-50% coverage with drought tolerant plantings, based upon plant maturity.

For the purposes of this proposal, applicants should prepare a scope of work, budget, and schedule for the implementation of the program.

Submit only an electronic copy (via email, Dropbox, etc.) of the proposal and related information as a single .pdf file to Rick Whetsel, Senior Watershed Manager ( Proposals must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022.

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