Hazard Mitigation Plan Project 2021

The Town of Harvard, led by the Office of Community and Economic Development, and in conjunction with Public Safety, the Department of Public Works, and the Community Resilience Working Group, is pleased to announce the commencement of a project that will update Harvard's Hazard Mitigation Plan. This Plan will also incorporate recent hazard and vulnerability information developed by the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) projects in Harvard over the past three years.

This page will serve as the central repository for key documents and other information required by bidders, staff, board members, and other stakeholders. An ad-hoc working group will also be created for this project and information about meetings and members will also be hosted here. If you have any questions about this Hazard Mitigation Plan project, please contact Chris Ryan at [email protected] or 978-456-4100 x.323.

Important Documents

Questions and Answers (revised 0920-2021)

Any questions posed by potential respondents will be posted here for review. They will be added as soon as possible upon receipt.

Q1:Are you looking for the consultant to hold additional Community Resilience Building (CRB) workshops, or just the 2 public meetings and handful of committee meetings required for the HMP process? The reason I ask: Page 10 of the RFQ, under Climate Action Tasks, Task 1. 4th bullet, 3rd, 4th, and 6th sub-bullets indicate the need for an additional Community Resilience Building Workshop. Specifically, the call for an updated risk matrix, and for "consultant team facilitators shall be…able to explain any mapping products or handouts provided to breakout groups." This is repeated under the next section headers: MVP Task 2 and MVP Task 3, and then again under 3. Other Optional Tasks, where you mention 3 additional workshops and a CRB report. Earlier in the RFQ you specify that "Separate climate-related outreach will not be required as Harvard has already accomplished these steps during the Prioritization Plan process."

A1: The reference to a CRB workshop is an error. We only want the two public meetings as described.

Just want to make sure we have a clear understanding of the town’s intentions.

Q2: I’m not seeing a timeframe for the contract. You only mention that the expanded scope activities will be completed by the end of February 2022, but the entire HMP update process would need more time.

A2: That is correct, there is no time frame listed. We did not want to delimit the time frame having no idea how much time such an update would take. Since our current plan is expired, we’d clearly like to get a new plan in place ASAP so we can be eligible for grants again. But we understand that we cannot move any faster than what would be necessary to develop a compliant plan.