REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS- DRAFT
FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Rosa Parks II Senior Housing
1251 Turk Street
San Francisco, California
Rosa Parks II, L.P. is the owner of a proposed affordable senior housing project, Rosa
Parks II, located at 1251 Turk Street in San Francisco . The development team of
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (“TNDC”) and Bethel A.M.E. and
architect, Michael Willis Architects (”MWA”) are requesting statements of interest and
proposals from firms interested in providing Architect’s subconsultant professional
engineering services, for the design, construction documentation, and Construction
Administration of Rosa Parks II Senior Housing.
I. The Team
Rosa Parks II, LP is the owner of the proposed project. TNDC, a local non-profit housing
developer since 1981, has acquired and completed major rehabilitation or construction
of 25 buildings containing over 1,800 units. TNDC is co-developing this project in
partnership with Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
II. Project Description
Rosa Parks II will provide 98-units of affordable senior housing located at 1251 Turk
Street in the Western Addition neighborhood of San Francisco. The anticipated total
construction cost is anticipated to be approximately $20 Million. Anticipated funding
sources include Mayor’s Office of Housing, HUD 202 Capital Advance, AHP funds from
the Federal Home Loan Bank, Low Income Housing Tax Credits and potentially tax-
exempt bonds from the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee. Per the San
Francisco green building ordinance, this project will comply with GreenPoint Rated
The site for Rosa Parks II is 26,190 square foot parking lot and covered walkway for
Rosa Parks, an existing San Francisco Housing Authority senior development, which
fronts Turk Street. The conceptual design contemplates 4-stories of residential (wood
frame or light gauge steel) over a one-story concrete podium for parking, building
services and property management and tenant services offices. Rosa Parks and Rosa
Parks II will share parking and an entrance, to be documented by cross-easements.
Michael Willis Architects is the Architect for Rosa Parks II. This project also includes the
construction of at-grade replacement parking for Rosa Parks in the rear of the Rosa
Parks site. The replacement parking must be constructed prior to commencing
construction on Rosa Parks II.
The site is owned by the San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA) and is ground leased
to Rosa Parks II, L.P. As the Landlord, SFHA, shall review and provide approval for all
project plans and specifications. With funding anticipated from the HUD 202 Capital
Advance, plans and specifications may also be subject to review by HUD for compliance
with general standards with HUD oversight during construction.
The predevelopment period is approximately 16 months with an anticipated start of
construction in early 2012. Assuming a 17 month construction period, construction
would complete by mid-2013. The project has completed CEQA and NEPA reviews and
is expected to secure land use approvals by the end of 2010.
III. Unit Mix and Construction Type
The current unit mix and construction type for Rosa Parks II is as follows:
Studio Units 32
One Bedroom Units 61
Two Bedroom Units 1
TOTAL UNITS 98
The project will be Type IA on the first floor and Type VA above the first floor.
IV. Professional Services Requested
Mechanical / Plumbing
V. Project Schedule
Currently, the schedule is as follows:
September 2010 – November 2010 Schematic Design
December 2010 – March 2011 Design Development
April 2011 – July 2011 Construction Documents
August 2011 – November 2011 Permitting*
Spring 2012 Bidding & Negotiation
November 2012 – June 2014 Construction Administration
*Separate site permit and building permit
VI. San Francisco Local-, Minority-, Women- Owned Business Enterprise
The Project is subject to the hiring and contracting goals of the San Francisco Human
Rights Commission (“HRC) and the San Francisco Housing Authority (“SFHA”). TNDC is
required to meet or exceed the goals, and requires the Project consultants and contractors
to adopt these goals.
The Housing Authority has a Minority-owned/Woman-owned Business Enterprise
participation goal of 20% of all contracts. The HRC Local Business Enterprise
participation is 25% for all professional services procured for the project, including the
architect and sub-consultant team. LBEs are strongly encouraged to submit their
qualifications for this project.
LBE/MBE/WBE Subconsulting GOALS: Proposals submitted for this project
should document the firm’s qualifications as LBE/MBE/WBE. Only HRC-certified
LBE firms may be utilized to meet the subconsulting goals. If your firm is
qualified for LBE status but not certified by HRC or you would like more
information regarding the LBE program, please contact Romulus Asenloo, HRC
Contract Compliance Officer, (415) 252-2539 or download an application on-line
VII. Section III Local Hiring Program
The Project is subject to the federal requirements of Section 3 of the Housing and
Urban Development Act of 1968, the Housing Authority’s resident, and First Source
Hiring Administration’s local hiring goals.
The parties acknowledge and agree to comply with the goals of resident hiring goal
of 30% of all workforce hours and a local hiring goal of 50% of new hires. Bethel
AME will assist and participate in the Project’s compliance of hiring requirements of
San Francisco CityBuild referral program, Human Rights Commission and SFHA, by
VIII. Insurance Requirements
The Architect and Engineers for these Projects must have the following minimum
insurance coverage. If your firm does not have these required minimum limits, please
indicate so in your cover letter and include plan to acquire such coverage prior to
execution of a contract. Please note that any additional premiums required for this
coverage will be at the expense of the Architect and the Architect agrees to this in
submitting an RFQ proposal to TNDC.
Professional liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 per claim, $2 million
aggregate for the Architect and any other professionals, with respect to negligent
acts, errors or omissions in connection with professional services to be provided
in connection with the Project.
Workers' compensation insurance and employer’s liability insurance limits not
less than $1 million each accident, with waivers of subrogation in favor of TNDC,
Rosa Parks II, L.P., and lender(s) as additional insured.
Commercial general liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 per
occurrence, $2,000,000 aggregate, naming TNDC, Rosa Parks II, L.P., and
lender(s) as additional insured.
Business automobile liability insurance, with limits not less than $1,000,000 each
occurrence, combined single limit for bodily injury and property damage,
including owned, hired and non-owned auto coverage, as applicable.
IX. Proposal Format & Contents
Firms interested in this project must include in their proposal package the following items
and any other relevant information that addresses the selection criteria outlined below.
Please adhere to page limitations (pages are to be counted as one sided).
A. Firm Information (1 page max):
1. Name of company
2. Number of years in business
3. Number of employees in the company
4. Name of key contact at firm (include email address)
5. Description of services offered
B. Team (4 pages max)
1. Names and resumes of company officers and/or principals and key staff
C. Experience (5 pages max)
1. Relevant Project Experience (for projects completed within the last seven
i. Project name and location
ii. Brief description
iii. Date completed
iv. Total number of units
v. Total gross square footage
vi. Construction type (including an indication of new construction or rehab,
and building type / number of stories)
vii. Construction cost
vii. Sustainable Components / LEED/ Green Point Rating (Clearly
describe your firm’s contribution to the analysis and design of the
project’s sustainability strategy or experience in sustainable design)
viii. References (contact name, title, company, relation to project, and
phone number [Please note that references must be associated with the
2. San Francisco Experience:
i. List your experience working on projects in the City and County of San
Francisco, in Western Addition, or other SF economically disadvantaged
community/enterprise zone/redevelopment project area, etc., and with the
San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing.
ii. Provide information on your experience with obtaining permits and
approvals from the San Francisco Building Department as relevant
3. Experience working under HRC or similar LBE/DBE/SBE requirements.
D. Insurance (1 page max):
1. Provide a statement of ability to meet the insurance requirements and to work
on affordable housing projects
E. Fee Proposal (1 page max):
1. Provide lump sum fees broken down by phase according to the phases listed
in Section V.
a. Consultants who include analysis and documentation associated with
meeting GreenPoint rating requirements in their scope of work should
break out these items as separate numbers from their basic services.
b. Structural Engineering fee proposals should include an allowance for
calculations for ornamental metals fabrications in their scope of work.
2. Provide Hourly billing rate chart for all members of the project team.
3. Please note that all fee proposals should assume a phased permitting process.
X. Evaluation of Proposal
Consultants will be selected based on the following criteria:
1. Experience with projects similar in size, scope, program, and construction type
2. Experience with green building design and/or LEED system.
3. Familiarity with the permits and approvals process in the City of San Francisco
4. Project team members’ individual experience
5. Capacity and ability to take on this project
6. LBE Participation
MWA will initiate negotiations with the firms that achieve the highest ranking. Final
negotiations will be contingent on fee negotiations, as well as the qualifications. MWA
reserves the right to cease negotiations with the selected Consultant if, in the sole
discretion MWA, no agreement can be reached to the satisfaction of the parties or if the
project has been delayed and the services are no longer required. Interviews are not
planned at this time, but the team reserves the right to hold interviews if needed.
XI. Selection Schedule
Friday, September 24, 2010 RFP available
Thursday, September 30, 2010 Questions may be submitted to MWA by email
to Charles Leoni, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Answers to all submitted questions will be
posted by Thursday, October 6th
Tuesday October 12, 2010, 10:00 AM Proposals due at MWA
XII. Grounds for Rejection
MWA reserves the right to reject any firm for one or more of the following reasons:
1. Submission does not contain all information requested in the RFP.
2. Submission is not received by the required the deadline.
3. Submitting firm does not possess the required minimum qualifications.
Firms wishing to contest the selection process or results will have five business days
from the date of notice of the final selection to submit written complaints to MWA.
Please submit 3 copies (2 bound and 1 unbound) of the Proposal to:
Michael Willis Architects
Attn: Charles Leoni, AIA
301 Howards Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94105
For any questions, please contact Charles Leoni, AIA at
email@example.com. Responses to questions will be provided to
allregistered parties as described above.
Proposals must be received at the Michael Willis Architects, 301 Howards Street,
Suite 500 by 10:00 AM on Tuesday, October 12,2010.
Proposals received after 10:00 AM will be disqualified.