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Request For Qualifications: Architectural and Engineering Services For Westwood Recreation Center

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI), City and County of Denver, has issued a Request for Qualifications (the "RFQ") for Architectural and Engineering Professional Services for Westwood Recreation Center. A link to the RFQ documents can be found at RFQ documents will be available for download at, eBid Document No. 7297199 at the cost of $15.00.

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Elevate Denver is a 10-year, $937 million general obligation bond program approved by voters in 2017, that will enhance the City and County of Denver by providing critical improvements to the City’s infrastructure – improving our roads, sidewalks, parks, recreation centers, libraries, cultural centers, public-owned buildings and safety facilities. More information can be found at

A Pre-Submittal Meeting will be held on September 29, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. local time, via teleconference – Interested firms are encouraged to attend. Proposers are responsible for any information conveyed during this meeting. To access the teleconference, call 720-388-6219 and enter Conference ID: 516 093 636#.

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Deadline to Submit Questions: October 8, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Proposals for this project will ONLY be received and accepted via the online electronic bid service through Responses must be submitted via QuestCDN no later than 10:00 a.m. local time, Thursday, October 22, 2020. To submit responses, click the online bidding button at the top of advertisement. Design Consultants must be on the plan holders list through QuestCDN for proposals to be accepted. Design Consultants will be charged a fee of $30.00 to submit a proposal electronically.

General Statement of Work:

The City and County of Denver (City) is soliciting Requests for Qualifications from Design Teams to provide Architectural and Engineering Professional Services for the Westwood Recreation Center located on a newly acquired site comprising 4320 Morrison Road and 753 S. Raleigh Street in Denver, Colorado.

The primary goal of this project is to provide a new recreation center in the Westwood neighborhood of Denver on a site with a land area of approximately 2.9 acres. The Westwood Recreation Center may include indoor aquatics facilities, gymnasium, and fitness areas for weights and cardio activities. Other services may also include leisure pool, therapy pool, walk/jog track, sports courts, community kitchen, community meeting rooms, senior or youth rooms, offices, dressing rooms, and support spaces.  During the design and public engagement phases of the project, the design team shall develop a specific program for the project that addresses community priorities and Elevate Denver Bond Program requirements, evaluate features and modern concepts, and align the program and concepts with the project budget. 

This project will also include site development, parking and landscaping surrounding the recreation center.

The existing buildings on the site will be demolished, will be abated, including trace materials prior to this scope of work. It is anticipated that existing surface paving including elements and utilities below as well as existing light poles will remain and not be demolished at the time of building demolition and therefore are included in this scope of work.

All improvements will meet current code requirements (including current ADA regulations) as well as LEED Gold, per Executive Order 123.

Minority and Women Business Enterprise Participation: Article III, Division 3 of Chapter 28 of the D.R.M.C. states the Director of the Division of Small Business Opportunity has the authority to establish a project goal for expenditures contracted by the City and County of Denver. The specific goal for this project is:

30% Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Participation Goal

Project goals must be met with certified participants as set forth in Section 28-60, D.R.M.C. or through the demonstration of a sufficient good faith effort under Section 28-62 D.R.M.C. A draft utilization plan is a required submittal as part of the response to this RFQ and it will be scored. DSBO’s approval of the utilization plan will be required prior to receiving an executed contract or notice to proceed.


As the City’s best interests may appear, the Manager of the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure reserves the right to waive informalities in, and to reject any or all, proposals.

Publication Dates:         September 16, 17 and 18, 2020

Published In:                 The Daily Journal