Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Town of St. Michaels Phase II Nature Trail Expansion Final Construction Drawings


The Town of St. Michaels is seeking bids for engineering and design services from qualified professional firms to develop 100% construction plans for approximately 1.25 mile plus spur extensions of the St. Michaels Nature Trail. The trail is planned to be ten feet (10’) wide. The trail will follow existing transportation right of ways owned by the Maryland State Highway Administration. Funding for the final design is through a grant from the Maryland Department of Transportation. The project budget is estimated to be $60,000. The plan is to extend it northward from Bradley Park in St. Michaels and terminate at Perry Cabin Park ballfields on the north end of town. 

St. Michaels has been promoting the expansion of the existing nature trail which currently terminates at Bradely Park and actively planning for this project and previously hired a consulting firm to conduct a feasibility study, set a preliminary alignment, and develop 30% construction designs for this project. That work is now complete. The next phase is to complete design of the main trail route and the two additional extensions (shown in orange and red lines on the attached map) and complete all construction plans of the phase II project to 100%, and obtain any final stormwater management plans and environmental permits.

Please read the attached Request for Proposals and additional documents for a more detailed description of our request.

Click here for the RFP packet.

Supplemental RFP Documents for Review:

  1. Location and aerial map: Phase II of Nature Trail, St. Michaels, MD
  2. Phase II 30% Development Plans (not including the additional spur loops which are a part of this RFP)
  3. Aerial photos from Environmental Concern Inc. titled: St. Michaels Nature Trail – proposed expansion
  4. Letter dated May 30, 2023 from Casey Rauch, Rauch Engineering to Steve Ball, Town Planner regarding completion of 30% design and associated work.
  5. Stormwater Management Report from Rauch Engineering dated September 21, 2023
  6. Construction cost estimate from Rauch Engineering for development of the Phase II Nature Trail
  7. SWM Site Grading Detail Map – cross section geometry

Submission Date:

Sealed proposals are due on or before December 1, 2023, by 2:00pm. The proposal may be hand delivered or mailed to the Town of St. Michaels, 300 Mill Street, PO Box 206, St. Michaels, Maryland 21663. Any proposals received after that time will not be accepted. Opening of proposals will commence on December 1, 2023 at 2:00pm in the St. Michaels Town Office, located at 300 Mill Street, St. Michaels, Maryland.

The submittal deadline, review and award of a contract is anticipated to be as follows:

For questions related to this RFP, please direct correspondence to the Town Planner, Steve Ball, via email to or by phone at 410-745-9535.

The Town of St. Michaels may reject any and all bids, waive any informality or irregularity in bids received, and accept or reject any items of any bid.

Authority of
The Commissioners of St. Michaels