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CLOSED-Mercer Mega Block Disposition Strategies RFP #SDCI-OPCD-2016-2MBDS

Original Date Posted: November 30, 2016 2:03 pm

Due Date: January 17, 2017

City of Seattle Request for Proposals or Qualifications

Title: Mercer Mega Block Disposition Strategies

Proposal Due Date: January 17, 2017 

Tracking Number: OPCD-2016-2MBDS  

Scope of Work: The City is seeking through this RFQ to select professional real estate consultant services to assist with the following efforts:

  • Prepare a RFP for the disposition of 800 Mercer and 614 Aurora sites;
  • The RFP will clarify and present the public’s interest and aspirations for the site;
  • The RFP will not propose a specific development schemes for the properties, rather it will outline various opportunities and potential constraints on the sites;
  • Develop and implement a marketing plan for the sale of the properties. Such implementation should include the preparation of suitable marketing materials, and the exposure of the properties to as wide a market as possible;
  • Develop objective criteria to evaluate the proposed public benefits and financial consideration for the properties;
  • Assist the review panel to evaluate and grade responsive proposals, the consultant would be a non-voting subject-matter-expert to the review panel, providing opinion and guidance on the qualifications of the proposers;
  • Conduct negotiations for the sale of the properties; and
  • Develop a Disposition and Development Agreement (DDA) for the properties.

The success of the disposition of these City owned properties depends on a clear, strategic and achievable vision, defined through principles which will guide the redevelopment of these properties. By clarifying this, the City of Seattle can achieve benefits that will build upon and grow the vitality, affordability and economic development of South Lake Union and the City of Seattle overall. The vision and principles are not meant to be either prescriptive or proscriptive, but rather to be used as tools to evaluate the responses for an economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable community.

Estimated Project Budget:  $85,000

City Contract Information:   Steven Shain, Project Manager @ (206) 684-8211 and Quanlin Hu, Project Manager @ (206) 386-1598.

The full RFP and associated documents can be viewed and downloaded at the City’s E-Bid Exchange site,

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