The Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program, created in 2017, provides support for cities and towns in Massachusetts to identify climate hazards, assess vulnerabilities, and develop and implement action plans to improve resilience to climate change. As the program reaches its 5-year anniversary, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) is looking to work with a partner team to formulate a planning process, trainings, and resources for updating the MVP plans and the priority actions identified within them. We are looking to formulate an update process (nicknamed MVP Planning 2.0) that is accessible, inclusive, engaging, equitable, collaborative, and actionable. Project tasks include stakeholder engagement, developing step-by-step guidance of the update process, and creating tools and trainings to go along with the refreshed approach. The MVP program is committed to centering environmental justice and equity in MVP Planning 2.0 and is seeking to engage with a partner(s) that has expertise in this area as well as with climate resilience planning, creating engaging and accessible content, and working with local MA governments.
The Request for Responses (RFR) can be found here, and closes at 5pm on November 22, 2021. Questions can be submitted through the Commbuys “Bid Q&A” or at the Bidders’ Conference (see the Procurement Calendar within the RFR). Responses to questions are estimated to be posted to Commbuys on November 2, 2021.