The City of Lakewood is seeking a consultant to lead an ADA self-assessment for the municipality and to develop a transition plan. The Request for Proposals can be found here .
Project: ADA Self-Assessment Assistance and Transition Plan Services-
Request # 7897387
Location: Lakewood, Ohio
Project Timeline: This project is estimated to take 9 to 15 months to complete
Submission: Proposals are due by 4pm on Tuesday , July 22, 2021
The City of Lakewood is seeking a consultant to lead an ADA self-assessment of city properties and services and deliver a final report. The consultant will use the assessment to develop a transition plan that prioritizes improvements in a comprehensive report. while providing training to city employees on ADA Title II and Title I requirements.
The City of Lakewood is home to 52,131 residents (2010 Census) in 5.5 miles, 180 miles of sidewalks, 17 parks land, and 20 facility buildings located on the shore of Lake Erie 6 miles west of Cleveland Ohio. Many of the structures in the city were built around the turn of the century, The City of Lakewood has strived to meet the standards of the ADA since it’s inception, The city plans to adopt a transition plan that identifies and addresses immediate barrier removal but also incorporates accessibility into ongoing maintenance and improvement plans city-wide to achieve our goals in a holistic manner that leverages taxpayer dollars most efficiently.
Steps Lakewood has already taken include:
- 10-Year All-City Sidewalk Replacement Program following current ADA guidelines completed in 2021.
- Accessible improvements to restrooms in city-owned properties.
- Accessible route improvements in city-owned properties.
- Accessible parking spots in city-owned properties.
- RAMP grant program provides funds for accessibility improvements for low-moderate income households through the community development program.
- Accessibility improvements to businesses public are eligible for grant funding when part of an approved storefront façade renovation project.
- ADA coordinator appointed.
Self-Assessment Transition Plan Need and Purpose
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law prohibiting discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability. It was enacted on July 26, 1990, and was amended in 2008 with the ADA Amendments Act. The ADA consists of five titles outlining protections in the following areas:
- State and local government services
- Public accommodations
- Miscellaneous Provisions
Title II of ADA pertains to the programs, activities, and services provided by public entities. The city of Lakewood must comply with this section of the Act, as it specifically applies to public service agencies. Title II of ADA states that “no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any such entity.” (42 USC Sec. 12132; 28 CFR Sec. 35.130)
As required by Title II of ADA (28 CFR Part 35 Sec. 35.105 and Sec. 35.150), the City of Lakewood must conduct a self‐evaluation of its services, programs, activities, and facilities on public property and within public rights‐of‐way; and will be conducting a self-assessment and developing a Transition Plan detailing the methods to be used to ensure compliance with ADA accessibility requirements.
QUESTIONS regarding the RFP should be submitted no later than Thursday, July 15, 2021 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Responses will be posted in an addenda in the Quest system no later than Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
Proposal submissions will only be accepted electronically at QuestCDN.com. No paper copies of submissions will be accepted. PROPOSALS are due no later than 4:00 PM Thursday, July 22, 2021.