Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the first Comprehensive Infrastructure Project for Tampa’s Neighborhoods Posted Today
As part of Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow the City of Tampa is pleased to announce that a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the first Comprehensive Infrastructure Project for Tampa’s Neighborhoods project has been issued today. This is the first of approximately ten neighborhood infrastructure projects over the next twenty years, which will serve to build a Foundation for Tampa’s Tomorrow. This historic effort will coordinate four major programs – PIPES (Progressive Infrastructure Planning to Ensure Sustainability), TAMPA MO>ES (Mobility, Opportunity, Vision, Equity, Safety) powered by All for Transportation, Stormwater Improvement Assessment and later the Streetcar Extension.
“We’re at a very pivotal time in our city’s growth,” said Mayor Jane Castor. “With that comes making strategic investments in our infrastructure. This is the first step in building a foundation for Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow which will help in coordinating our four major programs - PIPES, Tampa MO>ES, the Stormwater Improvement Assessment and the Streetcar Extension. This historic project is the first of several projects to ensure a sustainable infrastructure systems and will improve neighborhoods across Tampa for years to come.”
The project includes design and construction of, and performing public relations for, various improvements for water, wastewater, stormwater, and transportation infrastructure performed at the same time for selected locations within Tampa’s neighborhoods. The selected neighborhoods, based on needs and infrastructure conditions, are East Tampa, Forest Hills, MacFarland Park and Virginia Park. Additional information on the Project, including infrastructure maps, can be found at demandstar.com and at:
The Design-Build firm selection process will focus heavily on maximizing Women and Minority Business (W/MBE) and Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) Involvement. This will be accomplished by breaking down the project into meaningful subcontracting/trade opportunities, emphasizing business relationships with firms certified by the City and an enhanced focus on the utilization of W/MBE and SLBE surveying and design subconsultants.
In line with Mayor Castor’s Workforce Development Initiative to create jobs, the selected Design-Build team will be required to include an inclusive and in-depth Workforce Development Program. The program should include apprenticeship opportunities, mentoring, on-the-job training and efforts toward fostering a strong and talented workforce in Tampa.
For more information, contact:
Brad Baird, Public Works and Utility Services Administrator
Office: (813) 274-7883
Cell: (813) 690-4101