RFP and Specifications for Design, or Build or Design/Build Services for the Duck Creek Tributary Restoration Project Phase 2


Delta Institute collaborates with communities to solve complex environmental challenges throughout the Midwest. We address Midwestern environmental, economic, and climate challenges today, so that our home and region are more resilient, equitable, and innovative tomorrow. Delta exists because environmental, economic, and climate issues hit communities—urban and rural—through disinvestment, systemic inequity, and policy decisions. We collaborate at the community level to solve our home region’s new and legacy issues, by focusing on the self-defined goals and needs of our partners.

Our work takes us to population centers like Chicago, St. Louis, and Detroit; to mid-sized cities such as Gary and South Bend, Indiana; to Great Lakes coastal towns like Michigan City, Indiana and Muskegon, Michigan; and to rural communities and watersheds with tens of thousands of acres of farmland and waterways across our region. It’s quite likely that you—or someone you know—lives, works, or passes through a community that Delta has helped since our founding in 1998.


The Hobart Sanitary/Stormwater District (District) and Delta Institute are seeking Request for Proposals (RFP) from qualified landscape architecture, design engineering, and environmental restoration firms interested in designing, implementing, and installing site improvements for the Duck Creek Tributary Restoration project, Phase 2, on behalf of the District. The selected RFP responder is expected to work closely with the District, Delta Institute, and City stakeholders to ensure that the project’s design and implementation work is properly completed in a cost-effective, responsive, and timely manner. This Request for Proposals includes options of bidding for Design, or Design/Build, or Build of the project.

Qualified professional individuals/firms responding to this RFP should include information requested in all of the RFP’s sections. All information shall have been updated within the past three (3) months. Failure to provide the information requested or falsification of any information provided may result in disqualification of the proposal. 

The District reserves the right to reject any and all RFP responses.

The full RFP may be viewed here, and should be the basis for all submissions.


1 original, 5 hard copies, and 1 digital copy of sealed proposals should be submitted to the City of Hobart Office of the Clerk-Treasurer, Hobart City Hall, First Floor, 414 Main Street, Hobart, Indiana 46342 on or before 2:00 P.M. CST December 20, 2023. Please, have proposals addressed to: Deborah A. Longer, Clerk Treasurer. All submitted proposals will be opened publicly and announced by the Clerk-Treasurer at 2:00 P.M. CST, on December 20, 2023 in the Office of the Clerk-Treasurer, First Floor, Hobart City Hall, 414 Main Street, Hobart, Indiana 46342.  A mandatory Pre-proposal meeting will be held at the Hobart City Hall on November 29 at 10:00am.  A site visit would be offered for those who are interested after the meeting.

Questions:  For any questions regarding the RFP, please email them to Helen Hardy, CFO: hmhardy@delta-institute.org, and Maha Issa, Programs Specialist: missa@delta-institute.org. All questions must be received by December 1st, 2023 at 4 PM CST. All questions will be answered. The answers to proposer’s questions will also be made publicly available to all potential proposing firms on Monday, December 11th

The full RFP may be viewed here, and should be the basis for all submissions.

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