Bid Number: 20BDC054D
Bid Title: Needham School Master Plan 20BDC054D
Category: FY2020 - Invitation for Bid (IFB) & Request for Proposals (RFP)
Status: Awarded
Bid Recipient: Dore & Whittier Architects, Inc.

RFQ – Designer – Needham School Master Plan
Town of Needham - Permanent Public Building Committee
Contract ID# 20BDC-054D
August 7, 2019

The Town of Needham invites qualifications from Architects/Engineers/Designers to prepare a Feasibility Study and Design for the Needham School Master Plan, including preliminary design and cost estimates, for multiple district schools in Needham, MA. The preliminary construction budget is to be determined (TBD).

The designer qualifications shall include a team of consultants led by the Architect, plus the following engineering and consulting disciplines: Educational Programming, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Cost Estimating, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Technology/ Security/ Telephone/ Data, and Geotechnical.

Copies of the Request for Qualifications will be available beginning August 7, 2019 at the Office of the Building Design & Construction Dept., 500 Dedham Avenue, Needham, Massachusetts 02492 or by emailing a request to Kathryn Copley at or from the Town’s web site and will be available until submission deadline.

Qualifications (1 original, 10 copies and 1 electronic copy on a CD) must be returned to the Town of Needham, Permanent Public Building Committee, c/o Kathryn Copley, 500 Dedham Ave, Needham, MA 02492 by 2:00 PM September 5, 2019. Qualifications must be placed in a sealed envelope marked:

Town of Needham –Needham School Master Plan
Contract ID# 20BDC-054D
Qualifications for - “Insert the Name of Applicant”

Fax transmissions will not be accepted.

Briefing Session will be held on August 22, 2019 at 3:30PM starting with a sign-in at the Public Services Admin. Bldg, 500 Dedham Ave, Needham, MA.

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 September 23, 2019 (if required).

The Designer's fee for this project will be negotiated. This phase of work includes a Feasibility Study and Master Plan and shall not exceed $165,000 for fees and expenses. The Selected Designer will be eligible for future detailed design work on the project.

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:
8/7/2019 12:00 PM
Publication Information:
Central Register 8/7/2019; Needham Times 8/7/2019
Closing Date/Time:
9/5/2019 2:00 PM
Addendum Date/Time:
# 1 8/28/2019
Contact Person:
Kathryn Copley (781) 455-7550 x 314
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