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PRA, PHDC Officials Testify in Support of Land Bank

Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and Philadelphia Housing Development Corp. officials testified on October 28 in support of creation of a Land Bank for Philadelphia. A Land Bank is a strategic property acquisition and disposition tool and will be the next step in Philadelphia's efforts to address the problem of vacant and blighted properties and to return those properties to productive reuse. Click here to read the complete testimony.

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Request for Information & Qualifications

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority ("Authority") is seeking Statements of Qualifications from financial consultant groups interested in providing advisory services in connection with the potential sale of pools of residential mortgage loans held by the Authority.

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Request for Professional Services

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) is issuing this ITQ to prequalify appraisers interested in providing categories of appraisal services of property transactions. Request for appraiser qualifications - rolling admissions. ITQ
Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals: The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) is soliciting proposals from developers to purchase and develop 9,800 square feet of scattered site property in Philadelphia’s Point Breeze neighborhood. The site consists of 1332, 1336, 1341‐49, 1346, 1353‐55, & 1356 S. Bouvier Street and 1339 S. 18th Street (collectively, the “Parcels”). All proposals, including the Proposal Deposit, must be submitted on or before Monday, February 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

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Request for Proposals: The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) is soliciting proposals from developers to purchase and develop a 9,300 square foot site in Philadelphia’s Graduate Hospital neighborhood. All proposals, including the Proposal Deposit, must be submitted on or before 4:00 PM on Friday, February 28, 2014. See RFP for more information.

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Request for Proposals for Architectural Services:

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) solicits proposals from experienced Architect(s) for architectural design and construction administration services for six publicly-owned vacant scattered site structures for homeownership in the Point Breeze neighborhood.

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New West TOD RFP: The PRA is soliciting proposals from developers to purchase and develop a 1.5 acre site in the Haddington Neighborhood in West Philadelphia. The deadline for submission of proposals is April 25, 2014, 4pm.

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Artwork RFP: The Percent for Art Program announces a competition to commission artwork for an exterior canopy for a LEED registered, mixed use residential development known as Carpenter Square, located at the corner of 17th and Carpenter Streets in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood.
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Selected Bidders

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 susan.callanen@pra.phila.gov 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 peilin.chen@pra.phila.gov by March 12, 2014 at 4:30pm.

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