RFP for ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES: In December 2013 the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) issued a Request for Proposals seeking architectural services for a scatter-site rehabilitation project in the Point Breeze neighborhood. The PRA received seven (7) bids from the following firms: KSK Architects Planners Historians, Inc., JAS Architects, Garber Clifton Architects, Cicada Architects, Sabir, Richardon & Weisberg Engineers LLC, MAKE, LLC and ISA Interface Studio Architects.
Applicants were evaluated using the following criteria:
Organization Experience: Demonstrated experience on projects of similar size and scope. A successful track record with the PRA or other local agencies. Working knowledge with City specifications, design requirements, and administrative reporting preferred.
Project Approach and Timeline: Clear understanding of roles and responsibilities, overall project goal, program design approach, and final product.
Energy Star/Sustainability: Significant and successful experience incorporating Energy Star design standards or other sustainable, green building practices.
Competitive Pricing: The proposal should reflect competitive fees for fixed services.
After evaluating the seven submitted responses, the PRA has selected Cicada Architectural/Planning, Inc. due to their extensive experience in designing and overseeing infill housing projects in Philadelphia as well as their clear and concise vision for working with the PRA and its Development Consultant. They were the lowest bidder. If you have questions or comments regarding this announcement, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 12, 2014 at 4:30 PM.
RFP for WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT: In August 2013 the PRA posted a Request for Proposals for Website developers. The PRA received nine (9) bids from the following companies: Pro Site Builder, LLC, Zivtech, andCulture, Applied Tactics, Revize, Fuse Ideas, Vita Sys, Captech Ventures, and Vision Internet. The PRA selected Zivtech as the most responsive bidder. Although Zivtech did not have the lowest bid, they were chosen because of their technical expertise, their understanding of the scope of work, and their creative approaches to structuring the website to meet the growing needs of the PRA. If you have questions or comments regarding this announcement, please send an email to email@example.com by March 12, 2014 at 4:30pm.