Current Community Development Projects: RFQs/RFPs

Professional Design Assistance for Downtown Memphis Exterior Improvement Grant (EIG) Program 

 The Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC) and the Center City Development Corporation (CCDC) are seeking proposals from licensed architects and qualified design firms to provide conceptual design services as part of the CCDC’s Exterior Improvement Grant (EIG) program. The EIG is a matching Grant designed to help Downtown commercial property owners and businesses make high-quality exterior improvements to their buildings and sites. Most EIG projects will require the services of a design professional. This Grant program provides an opportunity for architects to work directly with DMC staff to design a proposal for our EIG applicants. 

The DMC intends to contract with two or more architects or qualified firms to provide design assistance on a rotating basis for the EIG program. The DMC, acting as the client, will compensate the architect a fixed fee of $5,000 per project in exchange for the scope of services outlined below. Although the exact number of EIG applications cannot be predicted, staff estimates that the CCDC may receive 8-10 EIG applications per year. Necessity for design assistance is not guaranteed. 

Deadline: May 7, 2021 – 12 pm

Design Assistance RFQ

Shopper’s Garage

The Downtown Memphis Commission is seeking bids for the Renovation of Shoppers Garage (84 N. Front Street),

Work includes selective interior and exterior demolition, repairs to parking decks and barricades, application of new interior and exterior finishes, new lighting, installation of landscape accessories, and construction of a dog park.

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Shopper's Construction DrawingsShopper's Garage Specs Document

Past/Closed RFQs

Mobility Center

The Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC) is soliciting proposals for qualified companies to provide Construction Manager-at-Risk (CMAR) services in connection with the design and construction of the Downtown Memphis Mobility Center at 60 Beale St. The selected CMAR will assist the DMC with routine and customary CMAR services described below. Procurement of the CMAR will be based on their qualifications and experience on similar projects, qualifications of personnel to be assigned to the project, approach for establishing the fee, and the additional criteria set forth in this RFQ.

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114 N Main Street

The Downtown Memphis Commission and ArchInc request qualifications for construction services for the renovation of the upper floors of their headquarters located at 114 N. Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38103.
ArchInc is the Architect of Record for the Project, the Downtown Memphis Commission is the Owner.
The drawings and specifications are considered Design Development level documents. A general contractor will be selected based on a combination of qualifications, compliance with DMC’s Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) Program, and lowest and best budget to negotiate a fixed lump sum price based on final construction drawings. Once a general contractor is selected by the Owner, construction documents will be completed by the design team with full involvement by the contractor to maintain budget, schedule, and construction standards.

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