Previous RFP/RFQ/Bids

2018 Previous RFP/RFQ/Bids

Competitive Bids for 1340 E. Palmer Street

Contact: Real Estate Development & Finance Department RFP@pra.phila.gov
Address: 1340 E. Palmer, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Neighborhood: New Kensington, River Wards

PRA is soliciting bids for the development of a parcel located at 1340 E. Palmer.

Competitive Bids for 3230-38 Diamond Street

Contact: Real Estate Development & Finance Department (e) RFP@pra.phila.gov
Address: 3230-38 Diamond Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121
Neighborhood: Strawberry Mansion

PRA is soliciting bids for the development of a parcel located at the corner of 33rd and Diamond Streets in North Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion neighborhood. A Property Fact Sheet along with Instructions for Competitive Bids can be found below.

RFP for Parkside-Evans Soccer Field Construction

The PRA is seeking Applicants for the creation of a new soccer field located at Parkside-Evans Recreation Center, 5300 Parkside Ave, Philadelphia, PA. The Project includes the demolition of existing trees, earthwork, site grading, drainage, concrete paving, fencing, retaining wall erection, and landscape planting for a soccer field.

Project Address: 5300 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Contact Person: Robert M. LaBrum]

RFP – Parkside Soccer Field
Attachment A
Attachment B
Attachment C
Attachment D Test Pit Summary
Attachment E Tax Status – Conflict of Interest Form
Attachment F Campaign Contribution Disclosure Forms
Attachment G PRA Insurance Requirements
Attachment H Rebuild Project Statement
Attachment I City of Philadelphia Questionnaire & Financial Statement
Project Drawings
Parkside Soccer Field EOI List revised 10.10.18
Parkside (Questions Answered) with site details
Gilmore 2017-001B_Design-C-3 ES Control Plan
Gilmore-2017-001B-Details-D-1 Site Details


RFP from Lenders for the Small Landlord Loan Program (SLLP)

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority is pleased to issue this Request for Proposals for financial institutions to carry out the origination and servicing of loans as part of the Small Landlord Loan Program.

Contact Person:  RFP@pra.phila.gov

RFP for the Purchase and Rehab of 1221-25 N. 4th Street

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority is pleased to issue this Request for Proposals for the purchase and rehabilitation of the publicly owned structure at 1221-25 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA, which is currently owned by the Philadelphia Department of Public Property.

Contact Person: Larry Padilla, Department of Real Estate & Development Finance

RFP 1221-25 N. 4th Street RFP
List of interested parties August 29 2018
General Release-Prop Insp 2010
Attachment A – Fifth Survey District Plot Plan
Attachment B – Lower North District Plan
Attachment C – PRA Property Application Package
Attachment D – City of Philadelphia Economic Opportunity Plan
Attachment E – Certificate of Non-Indebtedness
Attachment F – Campaign Disclosure forms
Attachment G – Tax Clearance and Conflict of Interest Form
Attachment H – Fine Arts Policy
Attachment I – Scoring Sheet

RFQ for Engine No. 34 Roof Replacement and Masonry Repair

Contact Person: Robert M. LaBrum
Address: 1301 N. 28th Street

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority is requesting pre-qualifications for the Engine No. 34 Roof Replacement and Masonry Repair project, located at 1301 N. 28th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121.

The project consists of the removal and replacement of the existing roof system and installation of a multiply modified bitumen roof system. The work also includes miscellaneous masonry repairs to the façade of the building.

All contractors must be pre-qualified to bid on the project. The City of Philadelphia Questionnaire and Financial Statement forms must be completed and returned no later than 3:00 PM on September 14, 2018.

Applicants may email, hand deliver, or send forms via mail to Robert LaBrum at:

The following contractors were invited on September 20, 2018 to bid on the project: List of Pre-Qualified Contractors. Anticipated October 2018 Notice to Proceed.

RFQ for Fireman’s Hall Museum Roof Replacement

Contact Person: Robert M. LaBrum
Address: 147 N. 2nd Street

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority is requesting pre-qualifications for the Fireman’s Hall Museum Roof Replacement project, located at 147 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

The project consists of the removal and replacement of the existing roof systems on the sloped roof area and installation of a cold applied modified bitumen roof system. The work also includes the restoration of the flat roof area and installation of a cold applied, urethane based roof restoration system.

All contractors must be pre-qualified to bid on the project. The City of Philadelphia Questionnaire and Financial Statement forms must be completed and returned no later than 3:00 PM on September 14, 2018.

Applicants may email, hand deliver, or send forms via mail to Robert LaBrum at:

The following contractors were invited on September 20, 2018 to bid on the project: List of Pre-Qualified Contractors. Anticipated October 2018 Notice to Proceed.

RFP for Grounds Maintenance in Eastwick

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority is pleased to issue this Request for Proposals for qualified landscape service providers to maintain various PRA properties in Eastwick.

RFP for Percent for Art Consultant

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority is pleased to issue this Request for Proposals for a consultant to manage PRA’s Percent for Art Program.

RFQ for New Percent for Art Opportunity at 59th & Market Street

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) and Mission First Housing Group seek Statements of Qualifications from experienced public artists to create an original, site-specific work of public art at New Market West, an upcoming mixed-use development at 59th & Market Street in West Philadelphia’s Haddington neighborhood.

RFP for Eminent Domain Litigation Services

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, acting as agent for the City of Philadelphia, invites competitive proposals from qualified, licensed and experienced firms to provide legal representation. The contracting opportunity will entail providing legal representation on behalf of the PRA and the City in eminent domain litigation, including, but not limited to, legal representation before the Board of View and the Court of Common Pleas in any valuation hearings; legal representation on any challenge to the declaration of taking, miscellaneous related matters arising in connection with the condemnation of property and the relocation of residential and business occupants, if any, and other matters as may be required.

RFP for Grounds Maintenance at Logan Triangle

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority invites competitive proposals from qualified landscape companies to maintain various PRA properties. Services will include: grass mowing, trimming and edging, proper removal/disposal of lawn litter, including trash, and landscape debris such as leaves, sticks, grass clippings, and organic debris.

RFP for Development on the 4900 Block of Girard Avenue

PRA is soliciting proposals from nonprofit affordable housing developers (“Applicants”) for development on the 4900 block of West Girard Avenue (the “Project Site”) in the Cathedral Park neighborhood of West Philadelphia. The Project Site is approximately 54,000 square feet spread over thirty-one (31) properties including twenty-nine (29) vacant lots and two (2) three-story vacant structures along the 4900 block of West Girard Avenue.

RFP for Purchase & Installation of New Windows for Various Public Facilities

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) is pleased to issue this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for qualified, licensed and experienced independent contractors for the purchase and installation of new windows for various City of Philadelphia police stations and engine houses. The selected firm will enter into a “Master” Professional Services Contract with the PRA for one year. During this time the PRA will request services from the selected firm for various projects, on an as-needed basis.

RFP for Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment Services

Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority is pleased to issue a Request for Proposals on behalf of the City of Philadelphia seeking experienced and qualified companies to provide furniture, fixtures, and equipment for the property located at 400 N. Broad Street and 1501 Callowhill Street. The Property will be occupied by the City Police Department and other City agencies. The Property is approximately 470,000 SF, of which 300,000 SF will be occupied by approximately 1,000 employees.  The total cost of the FF&E is estimated to be approximately $14,000,000.

RFPs from Program Intermediaries for the Housing Preservation Loan Program

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) is pleased to issue this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) from Program Intermediaries (“PIs”) interested in providing technical assistance to homeowners who participate in the Housing Preservation Loan Program (HPLP), a new program designed to support low-, moderate-, and middle-income homeowners who are ineligible for traditional repair loans.

RFP for Development on North 40th Street

PRA is soliciting proposals from Applicants for scattered site development on N. 40th Street, the border between the West Philadelphia neighborhoods of Mantua and Belmont. The Project Site is approximately 50,000 square feet spread over twenty two (22) vacant lot properties along the 600, 700, and 800 blocks of N. 40th Street. The Project Site is composed of vacant lot properties owned by the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Property (“DPP”), PRA, and Philadelphia Land Bank (“PLB”); it does not include privately-owned land on these blocks. Properties under the ownership of the DPP and PLB will be transferred to the ownership of PRA prior to entering into a Redevelopment Agreement with the selected Applicant.

RFQ for Community Engagement-Based Percent for Art Project

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) is pleased to issue this Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) from Philadelphia-based Artists, as well as Artist-led teams of Philadelphia-based arts organizations, curators, culture workers and facilitators to create a new work of socially-engaged public art focused on the 6200 blocks of Osage Avenue and Pine Street in the Cobbs Creek section of Philadelphia.

RFP for General Litigation Services

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (the “PRA”) invites competitive proposals from qualified, licensed and experienced attorneys and firms to provide legal representation in general litigation matters. The PRA seeks professional services providers to assist in its work, or in the event of a conflict, to represent the PRA’s interests. The contracting opportunity will entail providing legal representation on behalf of the PRA in general litigation matters, including, but not limited to, the litigation of claims for possession of real estate, ejectments, foreclosures, contract actions, enforcement actions, writ actions including evictions and executions, and other matters as may be required.

RFP for Compressed Natural Gas Facility Modifications and Upgrades

The Purpose of this Request For Proposals (“RFP”) is to commission an organization with experience in vehicular facility modifications to upgrade the City of Philadelphia (“City”), Office of Fleet Managements Repair Facility – Shop 357, located at 3033 South 63rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19153. This will allow the repair, servicing and storage of compressed natural gas (CNG) powered heavy-duty vehicles at the facility. The facility is currently used to maintain and repair heavy-duty diesel-powered refuse trucks and light-duty vehicles, which the City plans to continue.

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) on behalf of the City invites qualified firms at apply for this opportunity. This Request for Proposal (RFP) is for the design, permitting, building preparation, MEP modification, equipment modification, construction and commissioning of the facility in accordance with the approved design. The facility must be designed and constructed utilizing the principles and practices of the Natural Gas Vehicle Institute and Class1 Division2 Group D Compliant industry standards.

RFP for Title Company Services

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (the “PRA”), acting as agent for the City of Philadelphia (“City”), invites competitive proposals from qualified, licensed and experienced title companies or title agencies to complete pre-condemnation title searches, conduct closings and to insure post-condemnation payments of just compensation . PRA will request these services from the selected company or agency on an as-needed basis. All work contracted pursuant to this RFP will be directed by the PRA on behalf of the City. PRA and the City have entered into a contract whereby the PRA may be asked to file condemnation actions on behalf of the City, using the City’s powers of eminent domain.  During the 12 months following the selection of successful applicants under this RFP, the PRA will be conducting its due diligence.  The PRA will be gathering information required to evaluate, and then if authorized to file, declarations of taking to condemn approximately 45 to 60 parcels.

RFQ for Affordable Housing Pilot Program in McPherson Square

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) is pleased to issue this Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) from Applicants comprised of a private or nonprofit real estate developer (“Developer”) and a nonprofit affordable housing organization (“Nonprofit”) to carry out the McPherson Square Pilot Program, which aims to revitalize properties and connect qualified families with affordable rental and/or homeownership opportunities in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods with funding provided by PRA, starting with a single pilot community.

RFP for Financial Institutions to Carry Out the Origination and Servicing of Housing Preservation Loan Program (HPLP) Loans

PRA is pleased to issue this RFP for financial institutions to carry out the origination and servicing of loans as part of the Housing Preservation Loan Program (“HPLP”), a new initiative of PRA and the City of Philadelphia intended to serve low-, moderate-, and middle-income (“LMMI”) Philadelphia homeowners who need home repair loans.

2017 RFP/RFQ and Bids

Request for Competitive Bids – 4461 Livingston Street

PRA is soliciting bids for the development of a parcel located in Philadelphia’s River Ward neighborhood of Bridesburg.

Request for Competitive Bids – 164 Hansberry Street

PRA is soliciting bids for the development of a parcel located in Northwest Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood.

Request for Competitive Bids – 2351 S. Beulah Street

PRA is soliciting bids for the development of a vacant home located in South Philadelphia’s Lower Moyamensing neighborhood.

Request for Competitive Bids – 5508-14 Haverford Avenue

Competitve Bids for parcel located in West Philadelphia’s Haddington neighborhood.

RFP for Quality Assurance/Construction Monitoring Services of Various Osage-Pine Properties

RA is pleased to issue this RFP for quality assurance/construction monitoring services related to the redevelopment of approximately 36 publicly-owned houses on the 6200 blocks of Osage Avenue and Pine Street. PRA invites competitive proposals from qualified and experienced firms or individuals to represent PRA’s interests and to perform quality assurance/construction monitoring services throughout the remainder of the predevelopment phase and through the entirety of the construction phase. PRA will select a firm or individual to carry out this work.

RFP for FY17 Audit Services

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, as agent for the City of Philadelphia, invites competitive proposals from audit firms to provide audit services.

RFP for 400 N. Broad Street Project Construction Management & Owners Representative Services

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, as agent for the City of Philadelphia, invites competitive proposals for individuals and/or Project and Construction Management firms with a demonstrated history of successful completion of large-scale, local projects. The selected Project Construction Management & Owners Representative individual and/or firm will provide services to the City and PRA with respect to the rehabilitation/development of 400 N. Broad Street and 1501 Callowhill Street. The project is being developed by 400 North Broad Partners, L.P. and will be delivered as a turnkey project for the City to occupy. Landlord will be performing the rehabilitation/development of the Parcels, and Consultant is being sought to represent the City with the oversight, analysis and monitoring of construction.

PIDC RFQ for the Purchase and Development or Redevelopment of 500-510 S. Broad Street

PIDC, on behalf of the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development (PAID), is pleased to offer this exciting RFQ opportunity to parties interested in acquiring and developing or redeveloping the City and PAID-owned parcels at 500-510 S. Broad Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Located at the southwest corner of Broad and Lombard Streets in a highly visible location along the Avenue of the Arts, the availability of this key +/-0.91-acre site provides a rare opportunity to create a unique, new destination along one of Philadelphia’s most prominent commercial corridors.

To register for and download a copy of the RFQ, please visit PIDC’s website here.

RFP for the Development of 600-16 W. Girard Avenue

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority in partnership with the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Property, invites competitive proposals from developers for 600-16 W. Girard Avenue. This parcel is the site of the current Free Library of Philadelphia, Ramonita de Rodriguez Branch. This 8,862 SF parcel is zoned CMX-2, permitting a 38 foot building height limit. This RFP is soliciting proposals from developers to do the following at the developer’s sole cost:

  1. Demolition
    Demolishing the existing library building and for clearing the site and responsibly disposing of any sensitive materials at respondent’s sole cost. The City will ensure that the library has ceased operations prior to transfer of title to the selected developer; and
  1. New Library
    Building a new library for the City. The new library must be either sold to the City, or leased back to the City for minimum of 99 years at nominal cost to the City; and
  2. Affordable Housing
    Building  affordable residential units above the library structure.

This property is under the ownership of the City of Philadelphia, but will be transferred to the ownership of PRA prior to entering into a Redevelopment Agreement with the selected developer.

RFQ for the Thomas Eakins House Roof Replacement

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority is requesting pre-qualifications for the Thomas Eakins House Roof Replacement project, located at 1727-1729 Mount Vernon Street, Philadelphia, PA. The project includes, but is not limited to the removal of the existing roof system and the installation of a modified bitumen roof system, including insulation and flashing.

RFQ for the Philadelphia Police Training Center Roof Replacement

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority is requesting pre-qualifications for the Philadelphia Police Training Center Roof Replacement, located at 8501 State Road, Philadelphia, PA. The project includes, but is not limited to: the removal of the existing roof system and obsolete equipment and installation of a hot asphalt applied, modified bitumen roof system. The work also includes new roof drains and scuppers, new metal counter flashings and new metal fascia and coping.

RFQ for the Philadelphia Health Center Roof Replacement

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority is requesting pre-qualifications for the Philadelphia Health Center Roof Replacement, located at 700-706 N. 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA. The project includes, but is not limited to: the removal of the existing roof system and installation of a cold applied, solvent-free modified bitumen roof system. The work also includes new roof drains, new metal counter flashings and new metal fascia.

RFQ for the Haddington Community Center Roof Replacement

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority is requesting pre-qualifications for the Haddington Community Center Roof Replacement, located at 5502 Haverford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. The project consists of the removal of the existing roof membrane and roof insulation on the main roof area and stairway penthouse and the installation of new roof insulation and a modified bitumen roof system.

RFP for Development of Publicly Owned Parcels on 3600 Blocks of Wallace Street, Mt. Vernon Street and Haverford Avenue

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority is soliciting proposals from developers for a site located in the West Philadelphia Mantua neighborhood of approximately 104,960 square feet (the Project Site). The Project Site is bounded by Wallace Street to the north, Haverford Avenue to the south, 36th Street to the east and 37th Street to the west. The project site comprises two assemblages intersected by Mount Vernon Street. The northern assemblage is approximately 51,194 square feet and the southern assemblage is approximately 53,766 square feet. The Project Site does not include the privately-owned buildings and land at 3617-21 Haverford Avenue, or the land and buildings owned by Philadelphia Housing Authority at 636 N. 36th Street, 3604-08 Wallace Street, and 620 N. 36th Street. The land included in the project site is free of structures with the exception of 622 N. 36th Street which is owned by PRA and included in the Project Site.

By selecting a developer through this RFP, the PRA intends to bring the Project Site back into active use in a manner that is most productive and beneficial for the Mantua community. The site must be developed in accordance with the Mantua Urban Renewal Plan (Attachment A). The controls of the Urban Renewal Plan will run with the site for twenty five 25 years following execution of a Redevelopment Agreement with the selected developer. Any proposed changes to the Urban Renewal Plan must be clearly identified in the respondent’s narrative.

Respondents are encouraged to make their proposals responsive to recommendations in the Mantua Transformation Plan, which has been formally accepted by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission.  This RFP does not prescribe what should be built on the Project Site, and PRA expects respondents to be creative in proposing project concepts that will be beneficial for the community while also being financially viable under current market conditions. Proposals must contain a strong focus on “social impact,” and respondent will be required to describe that social impact as explained below in the section of this RFP that addresses the “Social Impact Narrative.” Proposals should have strong urbanism and architecture.

2016 RFP/RFQ and Bids

RFP for Excavation, Removal and Disposal of Concrete and Asphalt

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) invites proposals from qualified, licensed and experienced Independent contractors for the Excavation, Removal and Disposal of Concrete and Asphalt at various publically-owned properties throughout the City of Philadelphia. The selected firm will enter into a “Master” Professional Services Contract with the PRA for one year. During this time the PRA will request services from the selected firm for various projects, on an as-needed basis.

RFP for Purchase and Development of 36 Properties Located in the Blocks of 6200 Osage Avenue and 6200 Pine Street (AMENDED)

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority invites competitive proposals from developers to purchase and develop thirty six (36) properties located in the blocks of 6200 Osage Avenue and 6200 Pine Street in the Cobbs Creek Philadelphia. The site is bounded by Pine Street to the North, Addison Street to the South, 62nd Street to the East and Cobbs Creek Park to the West. PRA strongly encourages developers to rehabilitate the properties, while not excluding the option of demolition and new construction if that approach proves to be the most viable solution. Because some of the PRA-owned properties abut owner-occupied units, developers should be prepared to make every effort to address safety issues and prevent work that would adversely affect private properties. Developer should also be respectful of the area’s challenged history and the trauma that adjacent residents may have experienced.

A pre-submission site visit will be held on November 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM at 6216 Osage Avenue.  Interested parties are urged to attend this visit. This is the only time entry will be permitted for interested developers. No individual requests for entry will be permitted.

RFP for Eminent Domain Litigation Services

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (the “PRA”), acting as agent for the City of Philadelphia (the “City”), invites competitive proposals from qualified, licensed and experienced firms to provide legal representation. The PRA and the City have entered into a contract whereby the PRA may be asked to file a condemnation action on behalf of the City, using the City’s powers of eminent domain. The PRA has and will be gathering information required to evaluate, and then, if authorized, to file, a declaration of taking to condemn fee simple title, or a lesser interest such as an easement, in certain parcels of land along the Delaware River.  Because the subject condemnation involves only one property owner, the PRA expects that it will select one legal firm.

All work contracted pursuant to this RFP will be directed by the PRA on behalf of the City.

RFP for Asphalt Repair, Replacement and Removal (Re-bidding of June 2016 RFP Posting)

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) invites proposals from qualified, licensed and experienced independent contractors for Asphalt Repair, Replacement and Removal for various publically-owned properties throughout the City of Philadelphia. The selected firm will enter into a “Master” Professional Services Contract with the PRA for one year. During this time the PRA will request services from the selected firm for various projects, on an as-needed basis.

RFP for Purchase and Development of 800-30 Vine Street

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority invites competitive proposals from developers to purchase and develop the PRA-owned Parcel located at 800-30 Vine Street in Center City Philadelphia. The Parcel is 140,000 square feet and generally bounded by 8th, 9th, Race and Vine Streets. It is currently occupied by an operating parking lot and zoned for high rise development. Permitted uses include a broad range of residential, commercial, institutional, and cultural uses at high densities. However, the confluence of underground rail tunnels and a sewer easement under the Parcel limit development at surface level.

Proposed development should create a visually and commercially prominent facility that will complement the surrounding neighborhood and capitalize on the transit and highway access provided in the area. Developers are encouraged to consider this parcel’s location within an active business community with numerous shops and restaurants. Where possible the project should seek to provide resources for the community and visitors such as public access spaces, community-oriented retail, and/or affordable shared parking options.

RFP for Planning Services for Eastwick Public Land (AMENDED)

An amended RFP has been posted to PRA’s website. This amendment includes a change in the submission date, as well as a pre-proposal conference. The amendment also includes changes to the scoring.

RFP for Planning Services for Eastwick Public Land

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) invites competitive proposals from experienced planning firms to conduct a nine (9) month planning study in the Eastwick section of the City of Philadelphia. The study will lead to a preferred vision, development plan, and feasibility study for identified vacant land and buildings in Eastwick currently held by the PRA and the School District of Philadelphia. Respondents are expected to exhibit an understanding of the history of Eastwick and must be able to assess and explain environmental, economic, and social site constraints and potential impacts of competing or complementary uses for the site(s). Respondents must be versed in community engagement and have demonstrated skills in consensus building. The Request for Proposals (RFP) and all attachments are available for download in the section to the right entitled Resources.

The RFP outlines the PRA’s recommended scope of services for completing a vision and development/implementation plan for the aforementioned undeveloped parcels in Eastwick. The scope includes project phasing and tasks, a public participation plan, and expected deliverables. Respondents may deviate from the recommended scope, but must include a description of how all tasks and outcomes will be addressed. The project is anticipated to take nine (9) months from the contract start date.

RFP for Purchase and Rehab of the Former Germantown YWCA

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority invites competitive proposals from developers to purchase and rehab the former Germantown YWCA structure at 5820-24 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood. The proposed rehabilitation plan should take into consideration the neighborhood and provide an attractive, well-designed development that enhances the quality and physical appearance of the community. Renovation plans should be sensitive to the building’s historic context and preserve the building’s facade. Developers are encouraged to incorporate sustainable, “green” design features and building materials. Proposals should consider building performance objectives and Energy Star’s building design guidelines that integrate energy efficiency.

RFQ for Fire Administration Building Plaza Roof Deck Renovation

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority is requesting pre-qualifications for the Plaza Roof Deck Renovation at the City of Philadelphia’s Fire Administration Building, located at 240 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA. This project consists of the removal and replacement of portions of the existing wearing slab and waterproofing on the plaza of the Philadelphia Fire Administration Building. This project also includes the addition of a new guardrail on the east and west sides of the plaza.

All contractors must be pre-qualified to bid on the project

RFP for Asphalt Maintenance, Repair and Replacement

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) invites proposals from qualified, licensed and experienced Independent contractors for Asphalt Maintenance, Repair and Replacement for various publicly-owned properties throughout the City of Philadelphia. The selected firm will enter into a “Master” Professional Services Contract with the PRA for one year. During this time the PRA will request services from the selected firm for various projects, on an as-needed basis.

RFP for Martin Luther King Older Adult Center (Re-bidding of Mechanical contract)

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority is requesting bids for the mechanical construction of the Martin Luther King Older Adult Center to be located at the southwest corner of 21st Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. The project has been bid in four prime contracts: General Construction Contractor, Mechanical Contractor, Plumbing & Fire Protection Contractor and Electrical Contractor. We are re-bidding the Mechanical contract. The proposed 10,000 SF building is single story, helical pile supported foundations and slab, structural steel and masonry bearing and will include art room, classroom, computer classroom, fitness room, multi-purpose room, billiards area, dining area, commercial kitchen and office and support spaces. The facility will be developed by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and managed and operated by the City of Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation.

All prime mechanical contractors can obtain bidding information through the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority:  Robert LaBrum, Director of Design and Construction, 215-209-8763, Robert.labrum@pra.phila.gov.

RFQ for Construction of Martin Luther King Older Adult Center

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority is requesting pre-qualifications for the construction of the Martin Luther King Older Adult Center to be located at the southwest corner of 21st Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. The project will be bid in four prime contracts: General Construction Contractor, Mechanical Contractor, Plumbing & Fire Protection Contractor and Electrical Contractor. The proposed 10,000 SF building is single story, helical pile supported foundations and slab, structural steel and masonry bearing and will include art room, classroom, computer classroom, fitness room, multi-purpose room, billiards area, dining area, commercial kitchen and office and support spaces. The facility will be developed by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and managed and operated by the City of Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation.

All prime contractors must be pre-qualified for their respective trade. Forms are available immediately through the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, 1234 Market Street, 16th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107, www.philadelphiaredevelopmentauthority.orgThese forms must be completed and returned no later than 5:00 PM on March 25, 2016.

New Percent for Art opportunity at 37th & Market Streets – Call to Artists to submit images of recent work (RFQ)

Call for Artists – Invitation to submit images of recent work. The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA), Wexford Science and Technology and the University City Science Center (UCSC) are proud to announce a public art opportunity to be located at a new pocket park that is planned for the corner of 37th & Market Streets in Philadelphia, PA. Artists who wish to be considered for the project are invited to submit images of recent work.

The work of art is being commissioned to fulfill the PRA’s Percent for Art mandate, which requires that developers of

projects on land acquired from or assembled by the PRA must dedicate 1% of their construction costs to commissioning original works of public art. The project is being developed by Wexford Science & Technology, a real estate investment and development company, with the University City Science Center, the nation’s first urban research park.

The work of art is to be part of a new corner ‘pocket’ park, which will be located at the northwest corner of 37th & Market Street. The pocket park will be the heart of uCity Square, the dynamic knowledge community at the University City Science Center.  While the work of art must be located in the pocket park, the exact location and type of art work is specifically not defined in order to give artists the freedom to think creatively about all aspects of this project.  Artists will be encouraged to think about what makes this development unique or compelling to them and use it as a starting point for thinking about the type of work that would be appropriate.

THIS IS A CALL FOR ARTISTS.  PLEASE SUBMIT IMAGES OF RECENT WORK AS OUTLINED.  NO PROPOSALS ARE REQUIRED OR ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.

RFQ for Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) is working in partnership with the National Community Stabilization Trust (“NCST”) to identify and enroll qualified developers into a “first look” program for real estate owned (“REO”) properties held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in accordance with the Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative (“NSI”) program.

The NSI program was jointly developed by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to stabilize neighborhoods that have been hardest hit by the housing crisis.  A program goal of NSI is to effectively match distressed properties with responsible developers for renovation and resale to reduce the inventory of REO properties held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Please note: Applicants may only sell renovated properties to income eligible homebuyers, who are considered households whose incomes do not exceed 120% of the average median income (“AMI”) or Applicants may hold the  renovated properties as rental property but may only rent to tenants whose household incomes do not exceed 120% of the AMI.

Enrollment in this program will provide developers with a “First Look Period on certain REO properties (occupied or vacant) several days prior to being marketed through the Multiple Listing Service.  Properties will be offered at a discount of the fair market value.

Note: The PRA’s role is to facilitate the approval process of the developer/partner participants.  There is no associated funding for acquisition or construction through the PRA at this time.

2015 RFP/RFQ and Bids

RFP for Legal Services

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) Legal Department is responsible for providing legal representation to the directors, officers and employees of the PRA concerning all matters arising in connection with the exercise of their official powers. The PRA is committed to the highest ethical and professional standards and takes pride in its reputation with its clients, the bench and bar, and the public. The PRA invites competitive proposals from qualified attorneys to provide legal services as outlined in the Scope of Work.

RFP for Insurance

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (the “PRA”), on behalf of itself and as agent for Housing Opportunities Program Philadelphia, Inc. (“HOPP”), HeadHouse Retail Associates, L.P. (“HHRA”) and 12th and Market HeadHouse Condominium Owners Association (“HeadHouse Condo”) (PRA, HOPP, HHRA and HeadHouse Condo shall each be referred to herein as “Entity” and collectively referred to hereinafter as the “Entities”) invites competitive proposals from interested insurance brokerage firms (each a “Respondent,” collectively, the “Respondents”) to provide risk management, insurance, safety & loss control, claims and administrative services for each of the foregoing Entities.  The PRA shall select one insurance brokerage firm to act as the insurance broker for the Entities.

RFP for Construction Monitoring and Review

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) seeks to engage a construction management firm to oversee and monitor the renovation of the Gallery Mall. The Gallery redevelopment project consists of the complete renovation of the Gallery Mall (9th Street to 11th Street, Market Street to Filbert Street); including an underground concourse level that includes a portion of 801 Market Street. The project budget is no less than $300 million and the project developer is PREIT. Sources of funds include developer equity, Tax Increment Financing, various state funds and City funds for the construction and maintenance of the concourse.

RFP for Environmental Remediation

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) is seeking an environmental firm/contractor to remediate the parcel as outlined in the attached Phase II report from Earth Engineering, Inc. (EEI).  EEI recommends that the remediation/development plan includes a provision for the historic fill materials on the site. These fill materials are not clean fill and may not be exported from the site as such. The samples of the soils and historic fill materials indicate that concentrations of several analytes are greater than the SHS. Remediation/Development plan must include the remediation of these materials to protect the environment and public from adverse impacts.

RFP for Project Construction Management and Owner’s Representation Services

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) invites competitive proposals for Project and Construction Management firms with a demonstrated history of successful completion of local projects. The selected Project Construction Management & Owners Rep firm will provide services to the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority in developing the Martin Luther King Older Adult Center to be located at the northeast corner of 21st Street & Cecil B. Moore Avenue.

RFP for Site Survey, Plot Plan and Legal Description Services

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) invites competitive proposals from qualified, licensed and experienced engineering firms to complete site surveys and prepare plot plans & legal descriptions for various properties throughout the City of Philadelphia. The selected firm will enter into a “Master” Professional Services Contract with the PRA for one year. During this time the PRA will request services from the selected firm for various projects, on an as-needed basis.

RFP for General Contractors to Rehab Three Houses in Point Breeze

Neighborhood: Point Breeze

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) is soliciting bids for general contractors for the rehabilitation of three publicly-owned vacant scattered site structures for affordable homeownership in the Point Breeze neighborhood, (the “Project”).   Addresses of the vacant structures are: 2325 Watkins Street, 1637 S. 24th Street, 1734 S. 24th Street.

Completed homes will be fully rehabilitated to market-quality, contemporary, and Energy Star for New Homes standards. The Project will be designed and built with the revitalization of the neighborhood in mind.  Construction rates should reflect PA State Prevailing Wage.

All work shall be completed 160 working days from the date of Notice to Proceed (NTP).

This RFP relates only to three properties:  2325 Watkins Street, 1637 S. 24th Street, 1734 S. 24th Street.  Also note that scope drawn in Sheet A 1.1 in the “Drawing” file for 2325 Watkins applies to both 1637 S. 24th Street, 1734 S. 24th Street.

Auction of 185+ Publicly Owned Properties

Auction of 185+ Publicly Owned Properties by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation in Cooperation with Councilman Mark Squilla.

RFP for Enterprise Wide Mobile Electronic Data System

Contract Opportunity for Consultant Services for Enterprise Wide Mobile Electronic Data System; seeking competitive proposals from qualified consultants for an enterprise wide mobile electronic data collection system to assist the PRA with obligations for Housing Inspection and Compliance.

RFP for Francisville Workforce Housing

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) invites competitive workforce housing proposals from developers to purchase and develop properties located in the Francisville neighborhood of Philadelphia.

RFP for PHA Legal Services

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (the “PRA”), acting as agent for the Philadelphia Housing Authority (“PHA”), invites competitive proposals from qualified, licensed and experienced attorneys to provide legal representation.

RFP for Marshall Street

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) invites competitive workforce housing proposals from developers to purchase and develop properties located at 942, 948, 950, 962, 981, 983, 985, 987, 993, 995, 996, 998, 1010, 1012 North Marshall Street in Philadelphia’s East Poplar neighborhood.