The Village of Cooperstown seeks proposals from qualified firms for feasibility studies to
address stormwater concerns on Hoffman Lane and Pioneer Alley, both in the Village of
Cooperstown. Proposals are due to the Village by September 16 at 2pm. The Village has issued
this Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify firms or team of firms with the interest, expertise,
and capacity to assist the Village with these exciting projects. From the list of qualified firms,
the Village will select the firm that is best suited to assist the Village in accordance with the
Village of Cooperstown Best Value Procurement Policy

The Project
This project seeks design solutions to curb pollution entering Otsego Lake and its tributary
Willow Brook from runoff generated on Pioneer Alley and Hoffman Lane just off of Main Street
in the Village of Cooperstown. Otsego Lake is the drinking water source for the village and
ultimately many municipalities along the Susquehanna River. Pioneer Alley has inadequate
stormwater infrastructure that carries pollutants directly into Willow Brook; Hoffman Lane has
no formal stormwater infrastructure despite its proximity to the lake. The village seeks
feasibility studies for both areas to explore options based on the 2015 NYS Stormwater Design
Manual with a preference for green infrastructure practices.
In addition to addressing stormwater, the Village seeks to develop plans that create a safe
environment for vehicular and pedestrian traffic and which create a visually enticing
environment that connects Main Street with key resources including Lakefront Park, the
Farmers’ Market, and Doubleday Field.

Scope of Work
The proposal should account for costs for surveying, infiltration tests, environmental review
(SEQRA, SHPO), as well as conceptual design and load reduction calculations. The end product
should include separate feasibility studies, formatted according to the DEC outline
(, for Hoffman Lane and Pioneer
Alley. The Village additionally requires calculations of reduction in nitrogen, phosphorus, and
sediment loadings as a result of the projects. Completed feasibility studies are due to the
Village no later than May 31, 2023.

Funding and Funding Requirements
This project is being funded through a Non-Agricultural Nonpoint Source Planning grant from
the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

The Department is required to implement the provisions of New York State Executive Law
Article 15-A and 5 NYCRR Parts 142-144 (“MWBE Regulations”) for all State contracts as
defined therein, with a value (1) in excess of $25,000 for labor, services, equipment, materials,
or any combination of the foregoing or (2) in excess of $100,000 for real property renovations
and construction. For purposes of this procurement, the Department hereby establishes an
overall goal of up to 30% for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (“MWBE”)
By submitting a proposal, the Contractor certifies in accordance with State Finance Law §165-a
that it is not on the “Entities Determined to be Non-Responsive Bidders/Offerers pursuant to
the New York State Iran Divestment Act of 2012” (“Prohibited Entities List”) posted at:
The development of facilities, outdoor recreation areas, transportation, or written or spoken
communication with the public shall comply with all requirements for providing access for
individuals with disabilities as established by Article 4A of the New York State Public Buildings
Law, Americans with Disabilities Act, and relevant sections of the New York State Uniform Fire
Prevention and Building Code.

Proposal contents
Responses to this proposal should include at a minimum:
Name(s) and qualifications of project lead(s)
Summary of experience with green stormwater practices
Cost Proposal
Plan to meet MWBE requirement
Three references for similar municipal projects


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