Request for Proposals

2nd Round “Parks & Recreation Services” Municipal Service Review/Sphere of Influence Updates

The Contra Costa Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) seeks proposals from experienced consultants to prepare a 2nd round Municipal Service Review (MSR) and sphere of influence (SOI) updates covering parks & recreation services. The MSR will review and update the SOIs for three independent parks & recreation districts and eight County Service Areas (CSAs), and will also include a summary review of park & recreation services provided by the 19 cities, four community services districts (CSDs) and one multi-county parks & recreation district.

Parks & recreation services were previously covered in the 2010 Parks & Recreation Services MSR. Also, in June 2019, Contra Costa LAFCO completed a “city services” MSR and SOI updates covering all 19 cities and four CSDs. These MSRs provide background information on parks & recreation services in Contra Costa County. All Contra Costa LAFCO MSRs are available online at

At this time, we are pleased to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) along with a draft Scope of Service. The 2nd round “parks & recreation services” MSR will focus on the following:

  1. updating profile data including growth and population, finances (expenses, revenues, debt, reserves, rates/fee schedules, other fiscal indicators), and staffing;
  2. capacity of public services, programs and facilities;
  3. service to disadvantaged communities;
  4. shared services/facilities and collaboration;
  5. accountability, structure and efficiencies; and
  6. governance structure options.

We are seeking consultants with MSR and LAFCO experience and knowledge of municipal services. A detailed RFP and draft Scope of Service outlining proposal and submission requirements, selection process, and tentative schedule are available here, and through the LAFCO office. The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, October 17, 2019.

Feel free to contact us at (925) 313-7133 if you have questions or would like additional information. Thank you for your interest in Contra Costa LAFCO.

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2nd Round “Parks & Recreation Services” Municipal Service Review/Sphere of Influence Updates