Request for Qualifications for Design Services for a New Civic Tower Due Jan. 14

News posted Nov. 30, 2018 - 3:35 pm | updated Dec 13, 2018

The City of Raleigh is soliciting Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) from architectural and engineering firms with expertise in the design and construction of multi-story civic (or similar) facilities with challenging urban site conditions.

Responses for the RFQ will be accepted up to 3 p.m. on Jan. 14, 2019.

This request is for a new civic tower to be located on the Avery C. Upchurch block, 110 S. McDowell Street, the corner of Hargett and McDowell Streets.

To view a full copy of the Design Services RFQ solicitation and recent addenda, prospective offerors are directed to State of North Carolina’s Interactive Purchasing System. Search for the term "Civic Campus."

Offerors may also contact Melissa Johnson at 919-996-5575 for a complete copy of the solicitation and addenda.

A mandatory pre-submittal conference for all prospective offerors was held on Dec. 12 that included RFQ registration. A site visit was conducted immediately after the pre-submittal conference.

The approved master plan for the Avery C. Upchurch block envisioned a three-phase approach to creating a mixed-use block. Phase I, will be a 20-story tower, located on the southwest corner of the block. This civic tower will consolidate city staff and customer services into one location.

Other features of the new civic tower include enhanced security, larger city council chambers, and efficient office space, housing staff from six downtown buildings. The Raleigh Municipal Building and the parking deck will remain on the site, with services continuing during construction.

Project Contacts: Jim Greene and Priscilla Williams.

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