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Architectural Design Services for Residential Construction Documents

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CITY OF BOSTON
DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) for 
Architectural Design Services for Residential Construction Documents

Contact information
Jay Lee, Assistant Director - Design Construction Openspace
617-635-0383
jay.lee@boston.gov

The City of Boston acting by and through the Director of the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) is seeking proposals from licensed, qualified architects to provide design services for the creation of residential dwellings.

The goal of these design services is to provide construction documents that will be packaged with city-owned land made available to developers and contractors so that they may construct owner-occupied homes.  Developer/contractors will use the construction documents as a basis to site the building, obtaining zoning approval and permits for construction.  The design services are a part of a strategic effort to put vacant land back into productive use, increase housing supply, and improve neighborhoods in Boston.  

The contract term shall be from July 17, 2020 to June 30, 2021, in an amount not to exceed $100,000.00, subject to the availability of sufficient appropriation for the subsequent year.  The City of Boston reserves the right to clarify, define and further negotiate the terms of this agreement during the term of the contract.

The City reserves the right to exercise two options to extend the contract.  The first option will be for a one year period from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, and the second option will be for another one year period from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023, subject to the availability of sufficient appropriation for the subsequent years, upon all the same terms, including the term as to price, as the first month period.  The City shall retain sole discretion in exercising the options, and no exercise of the options shall be subject to agreement or acceptance by the contractor.

The RFP will be available beginning May 26, 2020, 9:00 am from the City’s purchasing website, Supplier Portal (www.boston.gov/procurement), the City’s online process for purchasing, bidding, contracting, vendor registration and payment. 

To access details for this specific Event, and to respond through electronic format, please visit the City of Boston Supplier Portal and access Event #EV00007646.

Completed proposal responses must be as specified and electronically submitted by June 16, 2020, no later than 4:00 pm.  

Note: Please be sure to leave enough lead time before the submission deadline to complete the *electronic submission process.
*In order to participate in these online procurement activities, Applicants must register with the Supplier Portal at www.boston.gov/procurement.  First-time vendors i.e., those who have never contracted with the City or, if so, not for many years, will be required to obtain log-in credentials, a process which can be subject to administrative delays.
The City of Boston reserves the right to reject any and all proposals or part thereof, and award the contract in the best interest of the City.  The City shall cancel the contract if the funds are not appropriated or otherwise made unavailable to support continuation of performance.  The contract will be awarded by the Director of the Department of Neighborhood Development.  The maximum time for acceptance of the successful proposal by the City shall be thirty (30) days from the proposal due date.

Sheila Dillon, Chief and Director, Department of Neighborhood Development
 

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