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Issue Date: 04/11/2022 Contract Number: RFP 3928 - Rd3 - D

Buildings of Excellence Competition - Early Stage Design Funding


Description:

Description of goods to services to be bid:

 The following changes have been made to Buildings of Excellence Competition Early Design Support Request for Proposal (RFP) 3928-RD3-D Rd3:

  • Minor change: • Application due date changed to September 29, 2023, by 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)* or until funds are fully committed, whichever occurs first.*

The Buildings of Excellence Competition Early Design Support Request for Proposal (the “Early Design Support RFP”) seeks proposals for qualified design firms that will provide early-stage design support for new construction and adaptive reuse projects that will achieve carbon neutral-ready performance while being beautiful and functional, providing healthy, safe, comfortable, and resilient living spaces for their occupants, and will be profitable for the project’s developers and owners. The Early Design Support RFP is part of and in support of the larger Buildings of Excellence Competition (the “Competition”). The current round of the Competition is comprised of two RFPs, this Early Design Support RFP and a project demonstration RFP. The Competition aims to accelerate the design, development, construction, and operation of carbon neutral-ready multifamily buildings that are more resilient while integrating non-energy co-benefits for occupants such as controlled and healthy indoor air quality, as well as exceptional comfort. Successful proposers to the Early Design Support RFP will be expected to demonstrate how their design firm will engage with projects to substantially reduce energy use and per capita carbon emissions, while increasing building resiliency, including passive survivability, and improving health, comfort, and productivity for occupants, in a manner that can be replicated at scale. The Early Design Support RFP will identify and partner with selected design professionals that demonstrate the greatest potential for success and replication in the market. Through this Early Design Support RFP selected design firms are eligible to receive up to $250,000 in direct funding per project, as well as support for initiatives focused on broad marketing and public awareness. Proposers must demonstrate (1) competence in carbon neutral-ready design that is coupled with architectural design quality and innovation, (2) ability to deliver high quality and functional, carbon neutral-ready and resilient, multifamily projects at competitive costs, with and superior performance, (3) how their projects generate interest in and demand for the design and construction of carbon neutral-ready and resilient buildings, and (4) their commitment to share information related to the project’s design, costs, and performance used to support the decision-making processes employed to achieve the desired outcomes.

The current Early Design Support RFP will accept proposals from design firms Partners to provide early design stage services to projects that are, as of the date of the proposal’s submission to NYSERDA, in an early design status as defined and detailed in the Eligibility Section II of this RFP. Projects receiving early design stage funding and support may also be eligible for and separately propose to receive demonstration project funding through the demonstration RFP of the Competition, as well as used in conjunction with other funding offered by NYSERDA and utilities service providers. However, design firm Partners must review the rules and eligibility of the other programs to determine if those funds are accessible in combination with funds offered by this Competition. Selection through this Early Design Support RFP serves as a pre-condition for eligibility to receive NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence Task Work Orders and incentive payments.

If changes are made to this solicitation notification will be posted on NYSERDA’s website at:
www.nyserda.ny.gov/funding-opportunities 

 

Eligibility/Qualifications Requirements/Preferences:

Design firm proposer eligibility under this solicitation will be determined by the design firm’s credentials and experience. For a proposal to be eligible, the design firm must provide credentials of currently employed staff members and evidence that those staff members have successfully delivered carbon neutral-ready multifamily projects. Design firm proposers must also submit a minimum of three (3) carbon neutral-ready or net zero energy multifamily buildings, or mixed-use buildings that incorporate multifamily occupancy as the primary use. Projects examples and experience may be for new construction, adaptive re-use, gut rehabilitation, or change of use projects.

Once a design firm is selected as a design firm Partner under the Early Design Support RFP, they may elect to submit more than one (1), but not more than four (4) carbon neutral-ready project proposals to receive early-design stage funding and support through the Early Design Support RFP of the Competition, for different projects (in different locations). For a project site to be eligible to receive early design stage funding, the project identified must incorporate multifamily occupancy as the primary use and can include buildings that incorporate dwelling units, sleeping units, congregate living, or residence halls. The project must also be, or intend to be, located in one of the six investor-owned New York State electricity distribution companies, and pay into the System Benefits Charge (SBC) at that site. The project must also demonstrate carbon neutral-ready attributes and meet the definition of Carbon Neutral-Ready as defined below. Buildings that provide student housing, including residence halls, that are owned or operated by a municipality or by New York State are not eligible to participate. Hotels, motels, or other hospitality-related buildings are not eligible to participate. The proposer must be an employee of the design firm Partner. The design firm Partner must be a member of the design team and have the authority to modify the building design. The design firm Partner must demonstrate their project team has the capabilities to perform and successfully complete the design of the proposed project.

 

Due Date: 09/29/2023 3:00 PM

Contract Term: TBD

Location: The design firm Partner must propose a project located in New York State, and in the service territory of one of the six investor-owned New York State electricity distribution companies.

Ad Type: General


Technical contact:     NYSERDA
New Construction
Albany
Kristin Graham
Project Manager
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203
United States
Ph: 518-862-1090 ext.3069
Fax: 1-518-862-1091
kim.schryer@nyserda.ny.gov

Primary Contact:     NYSERDA
New Construction
Albany
Kristin Graham
Project Manager
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203
United States
Ph: 518-862-1090 ext.3069
Fax:
Kristin.graham@nyserda.ny.gov

Secondary contact:     NYSERDA
Contract Management
Albany
Venice Forbes
Assistant Contract Manager
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-6399
United States
Ph: 518-862-1090 ext.3507
Fax: 518-862-1091
venice.forbes@nyserda.ny.gov
Secondary contact:     NYSERDA
Contract Management
Albany
Jillina Baxter
Office Manager
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-6399
United States
Ph: 518-862-1090 ext.3418
Fax: 518-862-1091
jillina.baxter@nyserda.ny.gov