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Request for Proposals and Calls for Projects

The Fresno COG relies heavily on outside consultants and other vendors to help accomplish the overall mission and objectives of the Association. Please check back often as announcements for Request for Proposals are posted regularly to this page.

Fresno COG's 2017-2018 Mini Grant Outreach Program

Deadline for Application Submittal is February 27, 2017

The Fresno Council of Governments (Fresno COG) is seeking assistance from community organizations, schools, agencies, businesses to solicit ongoing public input into key activities associated with the preparation of their 2018 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and the Sustainable Communities Strategy Scenarios within it. In order to ensure diverse and extensive input on the 2018 RTP from people and populations throughout the region, Fresno COG is requesting help to expand community outreach activities.

Fresno COG will provide up to seven (7) mini grants of $5,000 each to implement outreach activities resulting in public involvement and input from stakeholders, regarding the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan and its Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) Scenarios. The primary goal of this effort is to reach out to residents of the Fresno County region to include them in the RTP and SCS transportation planning process, and to obtain defined input on various aspects of the RTP development. This program will help ensure that interested members of the public have ample opportunity to understand the plans and process, and provide meaningful input on these plans during the entire planning process. 

Questions? Contact Fresno COG Senior Planner Brenda Veenendaal at 559-233-4148, ext. 219 or via email at

Fresno COG's 2017 Annual Partners Program - Sponsorship opportunities

Deadlines are February 16 and 28, 2017 depending on the requested sponsorship level

Rather than seeking sponsorship support for each individual event Fresno COG hosts throughout the year, we are seeking Annual Partners, organizations who share Fresno COG’s mission to “build a progressive future” with one voice.  The Annual Sponsorship Program provides your organization with a higher level, year-round presence that offers greater rewards and direct outreach. The tiered structure of the new Annual Sponsorship program provides flexibility and opportunity for businesses of all types, sizes and sponsorship budgets. 

View the 2017 Annual Partnership Packet 

Partnership Form

Annual Partnership Webpage


For more information please contact Brenda Veenendaal at 559-233-4148 ext. 219 or via email at

Fresno County Regional Active Transportation Plan - Request for Proposals

Released January 24, 2017

The Fresno Council of Governments, as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Fresno County, seeks proposals from qualified consultants to provide planning services and prepare a Regional Active Transportation Plan (ATPlan) covering Fresno County. The ATPlan will provide for more transportation options and a balanced regional transportation system to support smart growth and a more sustainable region as part of the implementation process of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The RTP calls for a multimodal regional transportation network that includes a regional active transportation network. Furthermore, the purpose of the plan is also to better equip Fresno COG’s member agencies (the County of Fresno and the fifteen incorporated cities of Clovis, Coalinga, Firebaugh, Fowler, Fresno, Huron, Kerman, Kingsburg, Mendota, Orange Cove, Parlier, Reedley, San Joaquin, Sanger, and Selma) with the tools to better compete for all funding sources that support Active Transportation Programs and Projects. The deadline for proposal questions is February 7, 2017.  Questions & Answers will be posted on the Fresno COG website.  The deadline for the proposal is February 21, 2017 by 2 pm.  Please view the Request for Proposals for details. 

For more information, please contact Peggy Arnest at


Fresno County Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan Update - Request for Proposals

Released January 19, 2017

The Fresno Council of Governments is seeking a firm to update the Fresno County Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for the Fresno County Airport Land Use Commission. The Commissions proposes to adopt an Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) Update combining all seven existing airport land use plans. The deadline for submitting proposal questions in February 21, 2017, and the deadline for proposal submittals is February 28, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. 


ALUCP Documents:

Request for Proposals

Addendum to the RFP released Monday, January 30, 2017

Question received and Answers from Fresno COG regarding the Request for Proposals as of 1/25/17

Sample Standard Fresno COG Contract 


Fresno County Regional Long Range Transit Plan

This plan will serve as Fresno County's first jurisdictionally integrated long-range transit plan, intended to integrate efforts and guide transit and multimodal investments throug the year 2050.

Request for Proposals - DUE by February 10, 2017, at 4 p.m. (Pacific Time)



Employment Opportunities

Regional Planner - Environmental and Land Use Focused (Assistant, Associate or Senior level) - OPEN UNTIL FILLED

See Job Description and Details HERE


Regional Planner - Transportation Project Program Focused (Assistant, Associate or Senior level) - OPEN UNTIL FILLED

See Job Description and Details HERE


Other Notices:

Public Notice:  Disadvantaged Business Enterprises   more

The Fresno Council of Governments, in accordance with 49 CFR Part 26, adopts a triennial disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) goal to apply  in Fresno COG awarded contracts funded with federal or state grants. On June 28, 2012 in public hearing, the Fresno COG Policy Board adopted Resolution 2012-16   setting the 2012/13 – 2014/15 DBE goal.  On June 27, 2013, in public hearing, the Fresno COG Policy Board will adopt Resolution 2013-08 updating the three year goal.  Fresno COG will accept comments on the DBE program for 45 days from this notice. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Les Beshears, Finance Director at 559 233-4148.


Consultant Database Information Sheet

Each year we request certain information from consultants when compiling a bidders list. However, providing this information to us is optional on your part.

Fresno COG maintains and race neutral DBE program in compliance with 49 CFR Part 26. Recently the Federal Highway Administration and State Department of Transportation issues revised guidance concerning our DBE program pursuant to a Disparity Study that found six groups presumed to be disadvantaged are underutilized as defined by the Code of Federal Regulations 49 CFR part 26. The six underutilized groups are African American, Asian Pacific American, Native American, Women, Hispanic males and Subcontinent Asian males (Indian).

We have added a field to our database for NAICS CODE per new federal regulations. If your code is anything other than #541 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, please fill in the field. Otherwise we will assume it's #541.


Sign up or correct your NAICS CODE with this pdf form (includes explanations)


OR ~ use this automatic submittal form (need to view pdf file to determine correct code first)


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