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Open Bids and Requests for Proposals

MRCA is now accepting bids to provide and serve meals to 80-150 participants in a 5-day, 4-night residential outdoor education camp at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas, California. Camps will occur during February 24, 2020 to May 8, 2020, with sessions running Monday – Friday, and are operated by Community Nature Connection.

Sealed bids will be accepted until 12:00 PM PST on Friday, December 20, 2019.

An optional tour of the kitchen facilities will be provided on Wednesday, December 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM PST for bidders who are interested in seeing the location, facility, and equipment. Those interested must RSVP by Tuesday, December 16, 2019 at 4:00 PM PST. All Requests for Interpretation, questions and tour RSVPs should be submitted to Community Nature Connection at Education@communitynatureconnection.org, (213) 503-9696, by 4:00 PM PST on December 19, 2019.

Please refer to the full bid package for all requirements:  MRCA-Catering IFB 191206

Disadvantaged Business Participation

Diversity, inclusion, equity, and relevancy are essential to MRCA’s ability to achieve protection of Southern California’s open space and recreation resources. The MRCA recognizes that there is a fundamental right of all people to equitably access Southern California’s rich environmental resources and participate in decisions that affect these resources. The historic pattern of environmental burdens borne disproportionately by disadvantaged communities can be altered through deliberate practices that increase inclusion and participation. MRCA’s purchasing power can be used to promote environmental equity, diversity, and inclusion in all forms.

In 2017, MRCA’s Governing Board adopted an Outreach and Advertising Policy for contracts and established a target participation rate for disadvantaged business enterprises of 20%.

Short List for Professional & Architecture/Engineering Services

In March 2017 MRCA received Statements of Qualifications for Professional Services. The firms listed below were deemed to have demonstrated competence and qualifications. The next RFQ cycle for Professional Services will occur in 2019.

Landscape Architecture and Planning


Alta Planning + Design

Architerra Design Group

BlueGreen Consulting

JDC Landscape Architecture & Planning


NUVIS Landscape Architecture

Pacific Coast Land Design

Pamela Burton & Company



Schmidt Design Group, Inc


Stoss Landscape Urbanism


Thomas Sabin Studio

Troller Mayer Associates, Inc.

Withers & Sandgren, Ltd.


Topographic Surveying

Guida Surveying, Inc.


John M. Cruikshank Consultants, Inc.



BOA Architecture

Chee Salette Landscape + Architecture

Chan Young Architects

Sparano + Mooney Architecture

ERW Design

Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio

Urban Rock Design


Civil and Structural Engineering

VCA Engineers, Inc.

Alta Planning + Design


Holmes Structures


John M. Cruikshank Consultants, Inc.



Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering


Rondecas Plumbing and General Construction Co.

DH Green Energy



Geotechnical Engineering

Ninyo & Moore

SCST, Inc.

Shannon & Wilson, Inc.

Geosoils Consultants, Inc.

Leighton Consulting, Inc.

Earth Systems Southern California



ECORP Consulting, Inc.

Envicom Corporation

First Carbon Solutions




Environmental Site Assessments

SCST, Inc.


Leighton Consulting, Inc.


Construction Management and Estimating



D’Ybanag Construction Company

Griffin Structures, Inc.

Rondecas Plumbing & General Construction Co.

Knowland Construction Services

RWBID Construction Management, LLC

TELACU Construction Management



General Contracting

Dunn Development Company

Rondecas General Construction Co.


Design/Build of solar and grey water systems

Cal Clean Earth


Plan Checking and Inspections

Interwest Consulting Group, Inc.

Knowland Construction Services



Marcus C. England



BlueGreen Consulting


Water Quality Monitoring