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RFP Womens Homeless Shelter

RFP Womens Homeless Shelter

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This Request for Proposal shall be submitted to Reach for the Top, Inc. for architectural servicesfor design of a new building on a vacant .11 acre lot in a potential liquefaction zone at thenorthwest corner of W. Adams Boulevard and Palm Grove Avenue. Addresses of the propertyare: 4801 W. Adams Boulevard and 2541 & 2543 Palm Grove Avenue, Los Angeles, CA90016. The project is located in a CRA Enterprise Zone and design approval from that agencywill be required. Services will be paid with federal funding from the City of Los Angeles andall applicable laws and regulations apply.The project will provide a twenty-seven bed transitional residence for low to very low incomewomen and children for up to two years. Each unit will have a kitchen, space for a washer &dryer, bathroom and separate bedrooms for the woman and her children. A typical residentwill have from one to three children but larger families are possible and design flexibility isencouraged. One unit per floor must be fully accessible. Open areas for recreation andgardening, a security office, a meeting space for all residents and other facilities required by building code for occupancies of this type are required. Parking will be at grade.Professional experience in design of homeless shelters and/or for very low income populationsand experience dealing with nonprofit organizations is mandatory. The site is located in ahistoric area and knowledge of the requirements of these zones is needed. The buildingmassing and materials should harmonize with the existing architectural styles along AdamsBoulevard. Energy saving materials, “green” building methods and the highest feasible LEEDcertification are required. The successful architect will work with Council Office 10, the WestAdams neighborhood council, the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of LosAngeles and the Community Development Department of the City of Los Angeles foradministration of funds from the State of California Emergency Housing Assistance Program.Reach for the Top will sign a contract with the architect only. This contract will include the feesof all consultants; payment of the consultants will be the architect’s responsibility. Proposalsshall be addressed to:Ivonne Guzman, CEOReach for the Top, Inc.766 Sunset AvenueVenice, CA 90291Phone: 323-867-2705Fax: 310-399-6042E-mail: ivonne.a.guzman@hotmail.com
, 2011
RFP responses should be mailed to:
Reach for the Top, Inc.766 Sunset Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
All questions are to be directed to:
Ivonne.a.guzman@hotmail.com B.
Mechanical, electrical, plumbing engineering, along with landscape and irrigation will be provided by theselected General Contractor on a Design/Build basis. Architect is to provide coordination and interfacingwith these services. The following shall be incorporated into the Architect’s proposed fee:1.
Meet with Client to clarify project scope (1 meeting), additional meetings as consultant proposes.2.
Assist Client in preparation for and process project through … Neighborhood Council.3.
Provide program outline, space planning and concept floor plan to meet Client’s needs.4.
Provide existing floor plan and elevations.5.
Provide architectural documents, plans, details, sections and general information for scope of work required.6.
Provide structural engineering documents and calculations as required.7.
Submit and process documents through City of Los Angeles Building and Safety and preparedocuments.8.
Provide specifications on the documents; no Project Manual is required.9.
Provide a “green” building elements/components outline, preliminary budget scope within energyand/or mechanical systems that are available.10.
Provide specifications for commercial equipment for kitchen, laundry area, and other areasrequiring equipment.11.
Provide estimated budget for plan check fees and construction check fees.12.
Provide interior design assistance. Meet with Client to discuss optional finishes throughout project.13.
A Hazardous Waste Report will be provided for architects’ general information purposes only.
Provide fees for architectural and engineering scope of services listed above.2.
Provide budget allowance in assisting Client with competitive bidding services and outlineservices to be provided under this allowance.3.
Provide budget allowance for Construction Administration and outline services to be providedunder this allowance.
Proposer must hold a valid California Architect’s license for a minimum of 5 years.2.
The Lead project professional should have a minimum of 5 years of experience in shelter housingdesign and/or demonstrable experience to (1) produce biddable, fully-permitted plans for construction work at the site address to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy and shelter licensingthrough the California Community Care Licensing Division for the property and (2) to provideconstruction oversight services to help manage design issues related to shelter housing.3.
Demonstrated experience successfully working with non-profit organizations.4.
One (1) team member experienced and qualified in “green” building components for Housing and possible LEED® certification.5.
The Lead project professional shall have an established office within 25 miles of the projectaddress of 4801. W. Adams Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016
The selected architect will be required to execute an AIA contract. The existing contract between Reachfor the Top, Inc. and the City of Los Angeles shall be incorporated by reference into the AIA contract.Architect and contractor compensation is federally-funded through the City of Los Angeles and allrequirements of a federally funded project must be met.
The selected architect and consultants shall provide $1,000,000 of errors and omissions insurance,$2,000,000 general liability/automobile insurance and Worker’s Compensation insurance with 12 monthdiscovery. Insurance additional insured will be outlined in the agreement between the City of Los Angelesand Reach for the Top, Inc.

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