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12 CHANNEL STREET STAIRWELL CODE COMPLIANCE AND STAIR PRESSURIZATION SYSTEM PROJECT

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION OF BOSTON
D/B/A
BOSTON PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (“RFQ”)
12 CHANNEL STREET STAIRWELL CODE COMPLIANCE AND STAIR PRESSURIZATION SYSTEM PROJECT

The Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of Boston (“EDIC”) d/b/a Boston Planning & Development Agency (“BPDA”), by its Chief Procurement Officer (“CPO”), requests the qualifications of an experienced, qualified, and professional architect/engineer design team to provide design services, including construction administration, in conformance with M.G.L. c. 7C, §§ 44 – 58, as may be amended, for the 12 Channel Street Stairwell Code Compliance and Stair Pressurization System Project. The BPDA is seeking design services for its property located at 12 Channel Street in the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park from a professional with prior experience in building code compliance and stair pressurization systems. There is no study or program associated with this project which has been previously completed. The anticipated duration of the design services is sixty (60) weeks from the date of the resulting design contract execution. The design fee shall be negotiated between the top ranked finalist and the BPDA in order to establish a mutually agreed upon design fee. The BPDA will request that the top ranked finalist submit a fee proposal and include with it current cost and pricing data. RFQ Availability: The RFQ package will be available to download on the BPDA Procurement Portal free-of-charge in digital print form to all interested Designers on October 28, 2020 at 9:00 A.M at www.bostonplans.org/work-with-us/procurement. Plan holders shall open and register the information requested for “12 Channel Street Stairwell Code Compliance and Stair Pressurization System Project,” and then follow the prompt to start file download under the “Work with Us” tab. If unable to access the RFQ package through the BPDA Procurement Portal, contact the BPDA Procurement Office at 617-918-5273, or via email to BPDA.CPO@boston.gov in order to make alternative arrangements.

Pre-Submission Briefing Session: All interested designers are invited to attend a virtual pre-submission briefing session on November 5, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. Interested designers should register for the pre-submission briefing session at the following link: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItd-2gqzwvGu8e39epIxXdRJFqs_ed2oI

After registering, interested designers will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the briefing session. Attendance at the pre-submission conference is optional. Please email the BPDA Procurement office at BPDA.CPO@boston.gov and include Peter Sun at peter.s.sun@boston.gov for more information. Further notice regarding the agenda for the virtual pre-submission conference will be emailed to all plan holders before the pre-submission briefing session.

Submission Deadline: All proposals to this RFQ must be returned no later than 12:00 P.M. (noon) on November 24, 2020, to: Teresa Polhemus, Clerk, Boston Planning & Development Agency, One City Hall Square, Room 910, Boston, MA 02201-1007. Absolutely no responses will be accepted after the due date and time. Designers must deliver their proposals via courier or in person, following the operating hours and protocols for public access to City Hall, which are available at:

Contract Award: After evaluating and ranking the finalists in order of qualifications and documenting the rationale for rankings, a contract will be awarded to the top-ranked finalist. The BPDA reserves the right to interview the top three (3) ranked finalists. The BPDA reserves the right to reject any or all responses and to waive any minor informalities. The award of the resulting contract is subject to approval by the BPDA Board and is contingent on the availability of funds.

Brian Connolly, Director of Finance/Chief Procurement Officer

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