RFP Tools

Tools for Request for Proposals (RFP) 



21 Elements has compiled a list of consultants/firms for jurisdictions to use 

 Disclaimer: These are PARTIAL lists of consultants and other professionals compiled by 21 Elements. These lists are NOT intended as an endorsement or recommendation of any of these consultants, nor are they intended to be exhaustive. If you have any additional consultants to add to these lists, email Josh Abrams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 


Sample RFPs

Here are RFP examples that provide ideas and a structure for jurisdictions drafting their own RFP. 

Affordable Housing Due Diligence

Developers - Qualifications Generally

  • Developer for Multiple Development Opportunity Sites, RFQ - Daly City

Feasiblity Studies and Memos

  • Inclusionary Zoning, RFP - Santa Cruz
  • Inclusionary Zoning Feasibility Study, RFP - Hayward
  • Inclusionary Zoning, Impact Fees and In Lieu Fees, RFP - San Luis Obispo
  • Residential Imapct Fee Nexus and Feasibility Study, RFP - Santa Rosa

Site-specific proposals

  • Developer for the Middlefield Junction Site, RFP - County of San Mateo
  • Developer for the Midway/Bayshore Site, RFP - County of San Mateo
  • Developer for the Bradford Site, RFP - Redwood City
  • Developers for Bay Meadows Site, RFQ - San Mateo 


  • Homekey Development Partners, RFQ - County of San Mateo 
  • Homeless Services Consultants, RFQ - County of Alameda 


For additional resources on setting up housing trust funds, including press releases and media strategies, see Affordable Housing Financing.