Grant Warehouse Team Solicits Firms for Professional Services

November 16, 2015 · PCRI, The Beatrice Morrow

PCRI and the members of the Grant Warehouse redevelopment team have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting proposals for professional services. These services include a variety of disciplines related to the design and pre-construction phases of the project. This RFQ will be used to solicit proposals in response to the design challenges required to achieve a sustainable, mixed-used, affordable housing development.

The proposed project will be a single, to-be-constructed building of between 50 and 80 units of affordable family rental housing, and will include approximately commercial/retail space on the ground floor as well as on-site parking. In addition to providing affordable housing in a neighborhood that has experienced displacement and gentrification over the last several decades, one of the goals of the Grant Warehouse Redevelopment is to create opportunities for minorities and local businesses in all phases of development. Team members include co-developer Gerding Edlen and certified minority-owned firms Carleton Hart Architects and Colas Construction, who are both invested in and connected to the community.

Professional services sought in this RFP will be part of the pre-design, design, and construction administration phases. Services from the following disciplines will be contracted by Carleton Hart Architects, the architect of record, except as noted otherwise:

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architectural Design Services (limited)
  • Structural Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Cost Estimating Services
  • Interior Design Services
  • Surveying (contracted by PCRI)
  • Environmental Review (Phase I/II; contracted by PCRI)

As noted above, a goal of the Grant Warehouse redevelopment is to create opportunities for minorities and emerging small businesses in the North/Northeast Portland business community. Responses to this RFQ will be evaluated by their ability to meet these social objectives with their firm and staff, in addition to factoring in the firm’s experience and qualifications. The Owner and the development team will review responses and a Request for Proposal will be issued to firms who are deemed to have met the qualifications through the RFQ response.

The deadline for RFQ submission is November 30, 2015. The development team anticipates selecting consultants in early December, 2015.

Click HERE for the full Request for Qualifications and additional information.

 

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