RFPs, Grants, and Other Opportunities
WestCOG is an Equal Opportunity Employer
RFQ – Conceptual Development of Congestion Reduction Projects
The Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG) invites Statements of Qualification from consultants for a study to identify and mitigate traffic congestion at various locations through region. More details in the full RFQ above.
Deadline. Proposals are due by the end of the application period, April 27, 2022 at 1:00 PM ET. Respondents must submit one (1) original and five (5) hard copies and one (1) digital PDF copy on a flash drive or compact disc (CD) of their Statements of Qualification to:
Western Connecticut Council of Governments
1 Riverside Road
Sandy Hook, CT 06482
Inquiries. Proposers may submit questions on this RFQ by Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 12:00 PM ET. Questions should be directed to Mr. Francis R. Pickering, Executive Director at email@example.com. No questions will be accepted by other forms of communication. Questions and answers will be posted by 4/22/2022.
RFQ – Regional Affordable Housing Financing Strategy
The Western Connecticut Council of Governments (“WestCOG”) has initiated a Request for Proposals (RFP) process to identify and procure a qualified vendor to evaluate the economics of and strategies for financing the creation of affordable housing.
Deadline. Proposals are due by the end of the application period, April 6th, 2022 at 11:45 PM ET. Submissions should be directed to: Mr. Francis R. Pickering, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-bid meeting (Time Changed). A pre-bid meeting will be held Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at
12:00 PM ET 2:30 PM ET. The meeting will be held by videoconference. Parties interested in attending should e-mail email@example.com for an invitation link. Attendance, by phone or in person, is optional and is not required in order to respond to this RFQ.
Inquiries. Proposers may submit questions on this RFQ by Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 11:45 PM ET. Questions should be directed to Mr. Francis R. Pickering, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. No questions will be accepted by other forms of communication.
Clarification: Diversity in the supply, demand, cost, and physical characteristics, etc. of buildings and land may exist throughout the region and may affect the local applicability of various housing financing strategies. Differences in financing applicability may be accounted for through the use of a housing typology (e.g. what strategies may work for adaptive reuse of industrial buildings vs. new exurban construction without public water or sewer), through a matrix of communities/locations/opportunities, or through another means. The RFQ is intended to result in a study that covers all common housing opportunities in the region. It is not expected that a separate analysis be provided for each municipality in the region.
Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)
A Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is a required document outlining transportation planning activities performed in accordance with United States Code (23 CFR Part 450.308). The work program serves as a guide to develop and advance the implementation of plans, programs, and projects that seek to address the ten planning factors identified in §450.306(b)). Such factors include, but are not limited to: preserving and improving the transportation system, enhancing mobility and connectivity, supporting economic vitality, safety and security, as well as environmental considerations.
The Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG) provides assistance in regional planning, transportation, environmental management, emergency preparedness, economic development, and municipal shared services to a region of 18 municipalities and 610,000 residents.
WestCOG seeks three seasonal mapping technicians, in coordination with participating municipalities, to map storm drain and underground stormwater infrastructure using a mapping process developed and tested by WestCOG staff.
Field technicians would inspect catch basins utilizing a mobile device (with functioning camera and GPS), measuring tape, flashlight, safety equipment, and a WestCOG developed app to log what pipes are present which includes the size, material, and relative direction of the pipes.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis or until April 14th; Interested applicants can send resume to email@example.com, cover letter optional. Selected candidates may be asked to provide additional information or to appear for a video interview.
Meetings & Minutes
Council of Governments
A Council of Governments serves as a forum to promote cooperation among its member municipalities. WestCOG can initiate and implement services and programs as authorized by its municipalities. WestCOG also advises the region on land use, economic, emergency, and environmental planning.
WestCOG is governed by a council composed of Chief Elected Officials — mayors and first selectmen. Each WestCOG member municipality is entitled to one representative and one vote on the council.
Town of Ridgefield
Town of Redding
Town of Wilton
Town of New Canaan
Town of Darien
Town of Bethel
Town of Bridgewater
Town of Brookfield
City of Danbury
Town of Greenwich
Pat Del Monaco
Town of New Fairfield
Town of New Milford
Town of Newtown
City of Norwalk
Town of Sherman
City of Stamford
Town of Weston
Town of Westport
WestCOG MPO and Council Meetings are now held in person. Meeting locations and times are found on the WestCOG Calendar
TAG, WCEDD, Planner’s Lunch are available through Zoom Webinar. Zoom meetings require attendees to register.
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1 Riverside Rd.
Sandy Hook, CT 06482
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- Public Meetings
- Title VI Public Participation Plan
- Discrimination Complaint Forms
- Language Assistance Plan
- Affirmative Action Plan
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