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Issue Date: 08/21/2023 Contract Number: RFP 3928 - D

Buildings of Excellence Early Design Support


Description:

Description of goods to services to be bid:

Changes represented in this modification:
• Added funding of $2,000,000, for a total of $4,000,000.
• Changed the RFP number to 3928-D.
• Changed the RFP title to Buildings of Excellence – Early Design Support.
• Changed application due date to June 28, 2024, by 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)* or until funds are fully committed, whichever occurs first*.
• Changed the amount of funding awarded to $1.50/square foot in direct funding, up to a per project-cap of per project to $100,000.
• Added in a provisional design partner status and details on associated requirements to the partner status.
• Changed the project eligibility location to include the entire state of New York.
• Added a 25,000 square foot minimum to the project eligibility requirements.
• Changed the review criteria for project proposals to the design firm Partner committing to completing at least four early design support scope of service tasks.
• Added a percentage cap for the budget aligned on the embodied carbon scope of work.
• Changed the original RFP document to the version dated August 1, 2023.

The Buildings of Excellence 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, adaptive reuse, and gut rehabilitation multifamily projects that will be clean and resilient and achieve carbon neutral-ready performance while being beautiful and functional, and will provide healthy, safe, comfortable, and resilient living spaces for their occupants. Projects that will be profitable for their developers and owners and demonstrate realistic cost reductions in the design and construction of clean and resilient buildings, may also be eligible for early design support funding. The Early Design Support RFP is part of and in support of the larger Buildings of Excellence Competition (the “Competition”). Successful design firm Partner Proposers to the Early Design Support RFP must demonstrate how their design firm has engaged with prior projects and will engage with projects in the future to substantially reduce energy use, while increasing building resiliency, successfully integrating architectural design attributes, and improving health, comfort, safety, and productivity for occupants, in a manner that can be replicated at scale. Partners must also commit to publicly share information related to the project’s design, costs, and performance relied on to support the decision-making processes employed to achieve the desired outcomes. Through this Early Design Support RFP, selected design Partners are eligible to receive up to $1.50/square foot in direct funding per project up to a cap of $100,000 per project, for early-stage clean, resilient, and carbon neutral-ready design support, as well as support for initiatives focused on broad marketing and public awareness.
Design firm Partner Proposers must demonstrate (1) competence in clean, resilient, and carbon neutral-ready design that is coupled with architectural design quality and innovation, (2) ability to deliver high quality and functional, clean, resilient, and carbon neutral-ready multifamily projects at competitive costs, with superior performance, (3) how their projects generate interest in and demand for the design, construction, and operation of clean, resilient, and carbon neutral-ready buildings, and (4) their commitment to share information related to the project’s design, costs, and performance to support the decision-making processes employed to achieve the desired outcomes.
The Early Design Support RFP will accept project proposals from approved design firm Partners to provide early design stage services to projects that are, as of the date of the Project Proposal’s submission to NYSERDA, in an early design status as defined and detailed in the Eligibility Section II of this RFP. Design firm Partners must demonstrate that the design strategies of their early design support projects are replicable, scalable, and have the potential to achieve broad-based adoption within their own business practices and by other design teams, developers, and consumers. The Early Design Support RFP intends to identify and select project proposals from design firm Partners that demonstrate the greatest potential for success and replication in the market.

If changes are made to this solicitation notification will be posted on NYSERDA’s website at

http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/funding-opportunities 

Eligibility/Qualifications Requirements/Preferences:

1. Design Firm Partner Eligibility
Design firm Partner eligibility under this solicitation will be determined by the design firm’s credentials and experience. Design firm Partner Proposers must demonstrate that they can provide clean, resilient, carbon neutral-ready design services as required by NYSERDA. Carbon neutral-ready design services under this RFP are defined as in-depth research, modeling, early-stage applications for third party standards and certifications, economic analysis, meetings to facilitate an integrated design and construction project, and a promotion and publicity plan. Design firm capabilities will need to be validated by NYSERDA. This will be done by reviewing firm information, past projects, and marketing efforts.
For a Partner Proposal to be deemed eligible, the design firm must provide credentials of currently employed staff members and evidence that those staff members have successfully designed carbon neutral-ready, multifamily, or mixed-use projects while employed at the proposing design firm. Joint venture entities created for the sole purpose of responding to this RFP will not be considered. Applicants do not need to have offices located in New York State to respond to this RFP. Design firm Partner 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. Project examples and experience may be for new construction, adaptive re-use, or gut rehabilitation projects in which design has been completed through the completion of construction documents, while construction may or may not have been completed.
An exception to above project work sample eligibility requirements applies to firms interested in pursuing Provisional Design Partner status. For this designation, design firms may apply without having any completed examples, but at least one project must progress to construction documents completion, with the developer signing off on the intent to move forward into construction with the design documents prepared by the Provisional Partner, before funding for additional projects is made available. Provisional Partners are limited to receive early design support funding for one (1) project per calendar year. However, Provisional Partners can, and are encouraged to, work on additional carbon neutral-ready multifamily projects concurrently to the project NYSERDA is funding through this RFP. For a Provisional Partner to progress to full status, three (3) carbon neutral-ready or net zero energy multifamily buildings, or mixed-use buildings that incorporate multifamily occupancy as the primary use, will need to be completed and required project documentation as outlined within this RFP must be submitted for review.
Partners that were approved under earlier versions for this RFP and continue to be in good status will remain in an active status under the current version of the RFP.
2. Proposed Project Eligibility
To be eligible for early design support funding, the Partner must be a member of the project’s design team and have the authority to modify the building design. The Partner must also demonstrate their internal and external project team, including sub-consultants, have the capabilities to perform and successfully complete the design process of the proposed project through production of construction documents, as a multidisciplinary and integrated project delivery team.
Approved Partners under the Early Design Support RFP may elect to submit more than one (1), but not more than four (4) clean, resilient, and carbon neutral-ready Project Proposals, for different projects in different locations, within one (1) calendar year, to receive early-design stage funding and support. Multiple, alternative Proposals submitted for a single project will result in the disqualification of all Project Proposals.
For a Project Proposal to be eligible for consideration to receive early design support funding, the land must be acquired for use for the project, and the project must incorporate multifamily occupancy as the primary use. This includes buildings that incorporate dwelling units, sleeping units, congregate living, or residence halls. Proposed projects may contain non-residential space; however, the non-residential space must consist of less than 50% of the occupiable square footage of the entire project. Proposed Projects must be at least 25,000 square feet. 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.

Due Date: 06/28/2024 3:00 PM

Contract Term: TBD

Location: This RFP is available to projects located anywhere in New York State, as funding allows. The proposed project site does need to be selected and identified in the Project Proposal.

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: 518-862-1091
KristinNC@nyserda.ny.gov

Primary Contact:     NYSERDA
New Construction
Albany
Kristin Graham
Project Manager
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-6399
United States
Ph: 518-862-1090 ext.3069
Fax: 518-862-1091
KristinNC@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
NYSERDA
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