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Bid Number: 19PFC155D
Bid Title: Emery Grover Building Study 19PFC155D
Category: FY2019 - Invitation for Bid (IFB) & Request for Proposals (RFP)
Status: Awarded
Bid Recipient: Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype Inc.

RFQ – Designer – Emery Grover Building Study
Town of Needham - Permanent Public Building Committee
Contract ID# 19PFC 155D
January 30, 2019

The Town of Needham invites qualifications from Architectural / Engineering Designers to prepare a Feasibility Report, including cost estimates, for the Emery Grover Building that serves as the Needham Public School Administration Building. The Study should review the program requirements for the Needham Public School Department Administration and study options open to the town for future accommodation of the School Department including: 1) Review the program of space needs from prior study and update of the space program; 2) Assess the existing conditions of the historic building and site; 3) Assess repair, renovation, addition and/ or demolition and new construction options; 4) Explore lease and / or purchase options of alternate existing facilities in town and/ or owned by the town, and provide estimated sale value of the existing building; 5) Analyze the use of the existing Hillside School for temporary office use during the building renovation. The categories of work include: Architect, Preservation Arch., Real Estate Consultant/ Appraiser, Cost Estimator, HazMat Consult, Historical Façade Construction Consult., Civil, Geotech, MEPFP and Structural Engineers.

Copies of the Request for Qualifications will be available beginning Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at the Office of the PPBC, 500 Dedham Avenue, Needham, MA 02492 or by emailing a request to the Administration Specialist – Kathryn Copley at or from the Town’s web site and will be available until submission deadline. An Optional Site visit is being held on Feb. 7, 2019 at 2PM at 1330 Highland Ave, Needham.

Qualifications (1 original, 6 copies and 1 electronic copy on a CD) must be returned to the Building Design & Construction Department c/o Kathryn Copley, 500 Dedham Avenue, Needham, Massachusetts 02492 by 2:00PM Thursday, March 7, 2019. Qualifications must be placed in a sealed envelope marked:

Town of Needham – Emery Grover Building Study
Contract ID# 19PFC 155D
Qualifications for - ________________________“Insert the Name of Applicant”

Fax transmissions will not be accepted.

Selected interviews of a short list of candidates, if required, will be conducted by the Town of Needham Permanent Public Building Committee (PPBC) and are tentatively scheduled to take place on March 25, 2019. The Designer's fee for the identified services including all reimbursable expenses will be limited to $120,000.

The Town of Needham reserves the right to reject any or all qualifications and to accept any proposal that it considers to be in the best interests of the Town. This legal notice is also posted on the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association’s (MNPA) website at (

Publication Date/Time:
1/31/2019 9:00 AM
Publication Information:
Needham Times 1/31/2019; Central Register 1/30/2019
Closing Date/Time:
3/7/2019 2:00 PM
Addendum Date/Time:
# 1 3/1/2019
Contact Person:
Kathryn Copley
781-455-7550 x 314
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