Current Community Development Projects: RFQs/RFPs

Downtown Memphis Design Guidelines Update – Request for Qualifications:

Last revised over 8 years ago, the Downtown Memphis (TN) Design Guidelines & Principles are in need of an update to improve their usability and continue to raise the bar on design excellence for public projects and private development that receives a public incentive. Read the full RFQ by clicking the button below. 

Design Guidelines Update RFQ

100 North Main Development – RFP:

The Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC), in partnership with the Downtown Mobility Authority (DMA) and the City of Memphis, is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking qualified respondents to submit a proposal to act as the developer for the 100 N. Main Street building and the contiguous block bound by N. Main Street, Adams Avenue, Second Street, and Jefferson Avenue. Full details below and here.. 

100 N Main RFP

Past/Closed RFQs

Downtown Memphis PILOT Program Review REOI

The Center City Revenue Finance Corporation (CCRFC) and the Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC) are searching for an economic development consultant to conduct a review of the Downtown Payment In Lieu Of Taxes (PILOT) program. The main purpose of this review is to evaluate whether the current PILOT program is providing the public benefits it was designed to deliver, and to recommend policy changes if necessary.

If your firm is interested in this opportunity, please provide the following information in a single PDF by July 30, 2021:

  1. Cover letter & expression of interest.
  2. Statement of qualifications & resumes of key staff that will be assigned to the project.
  3. List of relevant project experience with links to download the final work product, if public.
  4. Client references for 2-3 relevant projects.
  5. Any other information needed to communicate the firm’s ability to perform the scope of work.
  6. Budget estimate for completing the project.

Submissions should be sent via e-mail to Abram Lueders at

Access the full Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) by clicking the button below.

PILOT Program Review REOI

Downtown Mobility Authority Garage Portfolio – Security Services RFP

Premium Parking of Memphis with offices in Memphis, Tennessee is initiating this Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit proposals from qualified companies, firms, or individuals interested in providing services to assist Premium Parking, and more specifically the six commercial garage facilities (portfolio encompasses roughly 3,500 parking stalls across all locations) that Premium Parking manages on the behalf of the Downtown Mobility Authority (DMA).

Premium Parking is the contracted management group that provides overall management services to the DMA garage portfolio. Premium Parking intends to contract with the successful proposer to provide the services set forth in the RFP.

One (1) copy of the proposal is required. The proposal, whether mailed, hand-delivered or submitted via email, must arrive at the Administrative Office of Premium Parking at the address shown below no later than 4:00 P.M. Central Time on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

Access full draft of the RFP by clicking the button below.

Garage Security RFP

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

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.

Review Mobility Center RFQWatch: Mobility Center RFQ: Pre-Submittal ConferenceMobility Center Q/A
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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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