Obama Foundation announce requests for Qualifications
The Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), soliciting responses from firms interested in being considered for the role of construction
manager for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The deadline for RFQ submission is July 7, 2017. A Request for Proposal (RFP) will follow to a select number of firms who responded to the RFQ.
The construction manager will join the existing OPC team and provide pre-construction services such as cost estimating, constructability review(s), value engineering, and logistics planning during the project’s design phase. Firms advancing to the RFP stage will be asked to provide information to be considered to perform all of the construction phase services for the project.
In a recent visit to Chicago, President Obama said he wanted to ensure the hiring process at the Obama Foundation created new and innovative ways to
strengthen minority hiring. The Foundation is meeting with stakeholders on the South Side of Chicago to encourage local companies to engage in the process. “In building a world-class presidential center in the heart of Chicago’s South Side, the Obama Foundation is committed to assembling the best project team possible,” said David Simas , CEO of the Obama Foundation.
“Today’s RFQ represents the next step in bringing the Obama Presidential Center to life,” said Roark Frankel , Director of Planning and Construction for the Obama Foundation. In April, the Obama Foundation announced that the Center Consortium will lead the project management for the OPC. The Center Consortium
is a tri-venture comprised of Jones Lang LaSalle, McKissack & McKissack and Ardmore Associates. They will manage the RFQ process. For additional information, contact Kate Berner at firstname.lastname@example.org.