Request for Qualification for Climate-Adaptive Design of a Park in Little Havana, Florida
About the Jose Marti Park Redesign RFQ:
Through this RFQ, Van Alen and the City of Miami seek to commission a multi-disciplinary design team for the project that offers the full range of professional urban design, landscape architecture, and engineering services and includes at least one Florida-licensed firm. The design team will work with Van Alen Institute and the City to ensure that this treasured public space serves the present and future needs of the Little Havana community. Innovative and thoughtful design should allow the park to minimize flood impacts to the neighborhood, adapt to sea level rise over time, and enhance waterfront access for residents. Ideally this project results in a solution that can be replicated in other places experiencing similar conditions.
Jose Marti Park Brief:
Jose Marti Park is 13-acre riverfront open space in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Florida. The Park experiences flooding from both the Miami River during high tides and from rainstorms due to its topography and lack of drainage features. For these reasons, the Park is emblematic of the challenges that river conditions present to communities throughout the South Florida region and other low-lying coastal areas.
Van Alen lnstitute’s Keeping Current: A Sea Level Rise Challenge for Greater Miami is a series of initiatives inviting interdisciplinary teams to develop solutions and ideas using the lenses of economy, ecology, and equity to adapt to sea level rise.
Van Alen Institute & The City of Miami Partnership:
As part of the Keeping Current project Van Alen fundraised for resources to help the City of Miami embed climate adaptation into this redesign project, developed the framework for implementation, and identified the multiple project partners who have given input on this RFQ. Ultimately, this is a City of Miami project that is subject to city processes and regulations.
January 23, 2019 Issue
January 30, 2019 10:30 a.m Voluntary Pre-Proposal Conference
February 8, 2019 5:00 p.m. Additional Information and Clarification Deadline
February 27, 2019 2:00 p.m.Submission Date
Sealed written Proposals must be received by the City of Miami Office of the City Clerk no later than February 27th in order to be considered. One (1) unbound original and one (1) copy in digital format (on CD-ROM or USB in .pdf file format) of the Proposer’s Proposal must be timely received by the Office of the City Clerk, or the Proposal will be disqualified. Proposals can be hand delivered to the Office of the City Clerk, no later than the submission deadline. Untimely or misdelivered submittals will not be considered.
Deadline for receipt of applications: February 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Download the RFQ here: http://archive.miamigov.com/MiamiCapital/Pages/ProcurementOpportunities/RFQ_Jose_Marti_Park.html
Learn more about this opportunity: https://www.vanalen.org/press/van-alen-institute-and-the-city-of-miami-announce-rfq-for-jose-marti-park-adaptive-redesign/
Contact for this opportunity: Sarah Haun, Van Alen Institute: firstname.lastname@example.org, t 212 924 7000 x12;
Stephanie Severino, City of Miami: email@example.com, t 305 213 2226
Van Alen and the City of Miami seek to commission a multi-disciplinary design team for the project that offers the full range of professional urban design, landscape architecture, and engineering services and includes at least one Florida-licensed firm.
Van Alen Institute and City of Miami
Link to Competition
Link to Registration form
The Successful Proposer shall work with the City, Van Alen, and the Little Havana community to develop schematic designs and an adaptive master plan for Jose Marti Park that will provide an implementable solution to flooding in the short term, and will adapt to sea level rise in the future.
Type of Competition
Restricted/Has stricter requirements (Is not open to anyone. Has limitations regarding its participants), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)
Who can Participate
The City is seeking qualified architecture firms. The Proposer shall have the following mandatory minimum qualifications and experience
as of Proposal submission due date:
1. Have been licensed, registered, and practicing as an architecture firm for a minimum of
five (5) consecutive years, authorized to conduct business in the State of Florida under
its current business name;
2. Possess a minimum of ten (10) years of professional experience with comprehensive
urban planning, architecture and engineering services for public parks and waterfront
3. Have a team member who has been licensed and practicing as an architect under Florida Statutes.
4. Have a team member who has been licensed and practicing as an architect, or an
engineer under Florida Statutes;
5. Have a team member who is an experienced professional, and who has been practicing
in the fields of Resilience, Sea Level Rise, Storm Surge, and/or Climate Change
Consulting for a minimum of five (5) years;
7. Demonstrate previous experience in privately and/or publicly funded adaptation projects
in coastal areas threatened by storm surge and/or sea level rise due to climate change
Dates and Time Frame
Deadline to Submit Project February 27, 2019
Winners announcement Date
Location of Competition
Miami, Florida, USA
Location of Project (if developed)