Elkgrove Smart City RFP Project Due September 11

By Editor Manager | August 12, 2020
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Introduction

The City of Elk Grove (City) is accepting proposals from qualified Consultants (Consultant(s)) for
professional services for the Smart City Plan in accordance with the included specifications, terms, and
conditions shown in this Request for Proposals (RFP). Prospective respondents are advised to read this
information over carefully prior to submitting a proposal.
One signed original, one (1) copy, and one USB Flash Drive copy of the proposal must be submitted to the
Office of the City Clerk by Friday, September 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm.

The Smart City Plan Project

Introduction
The City of Elk Grove is the second largest city in the Sacramento Region with a population of over 175,000
people. The community dates from as far back as the 1860s but was not incorporated as a city until 2000.
In 2018 the City established the Office of Strategic Planning and Innovation, which focuses on the City’s
long-term future and high priority strategic objectives to support a vibrant, inclusive, attractive, and
sustainable community. The Office provides leadership to explore innovative solutions and assist diverse
teams to embrace new ideas and bring greater efficiency to the City. The Office provides policy support
for the City Manager, City Council, and the broader organization on a variety of topics including land use,
sustainability, resiliency, economic development, transportation, technology, and other related policy topics.
The Office also collaborates with outside agencies and regional and national organizations to accomplish
these objectives.

In February 2019, the City Council updated its Vision, Goals, and High Priority Projects. In the category of
City Operations, the Council established a priority for a Smart City Initiative, where the City develops
strategies and best practices that improve the City’s use of data in decision making processes and
leverages technology to address local issues.

Existing Smart City Efforts
The City has already undertaken a number of activities that tie into the Smart City Plan and larger Smart
City Initiative. This section provides a short summary of some of these efforts.

Data Audit
The City is working on an audit of the types of data already collected by various City departments and
operations and identifying ways the data is being utilized. The effort also includes an identification of
potential data that could be collected and utilized. This effort is on-going, and the results will be available
for use in this Project.