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CHINA TRADE CENTER BASEMENT WATERPROOFING PROJECT

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (“RFQ”)
CHINA TRADE CENTER BASEMENT WATERPROOFING PROJECT

Contact Information
Peter Sun
617-955-2660
peter.s.sun@boston.gov

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (“BRA”) 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 (hereinafter, the “Designer”) to produce the design and provide construction administration services for the China Trade Center Basement Waterproofing Project (hereinafter the “Design Services”), in conformance with M.G.L. c. 7C, §§ 44 – 58, as may be amended. The BPDA is seeking Design Services from a Designer with prior experience in basement waterproofing and structural concrete slab design and includes minor plumbing and electrical modifications. The anticipated duration of the Design Services is from July 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021. There shall be a fee negotiation between the top ranked finalist and the BPDA to set a mutually agreed upon design fee. The BPDA may require the top ranked finalist with whom a fee is being negotiated to submit a fee proposal and include with it such information as the BPDA requires to provide current cost and pricing data on the basis of which the designer’s fee proposal may be evaluated. For previous studies done, please refer to the RFQ.

RFQ Availability: Available starting at 9:00 A.M. on May 13, 2020 through download from the BPDA’s website: http://www.bostonplans.org/work-with-us/procurement Click on the link China Trade Center Basement Waterproofing Project. The RFQ will also be available from the Office of the Secretary, Boston Planning & Development Agency, One City Hall Square, Room 910, Boston, MA 02201-1007.

Pre-Submission Respondent Conference: all interested designers are invited to attend a virtual pre-submission conference on May 15, 2020 at 10: 00 A.M. 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 to participate in the pre-submission conference. Further notice regarding the virtual pre-submission conference will be emailed to all plan holders at a later date.

Submission Deadline: All responses to this RFQ must be returned no later than 12:00 P.M. (noon) on May 29, 2020, to: Teresa Polhemus, Secretary, 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. 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 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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