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Request for Qualifications Architectural

Request for Qualifications Architectural Services Center for Exploration - Grand Forks, ND Background The Center for Exploration will serve as a children’s museum that will provide interactive STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) learning activities for people of all ages and abilities. Scope of Services Grand Forks Children’s Museum, Inc. is seeking the services of an architect for planning and design for the new Center for Exploration. General Project Information The Center for Exploration will be a regional destination, drawing visitors from across the Midwest and Canada. As such, the Center for Exploration must be a showcase for the city of Grand Forks, and its design is paramount to that end. The Center for Exploration will have a mixture of permanent and rotating exhibits and will be constructed in parallel with a destination playground being designed by a separate design team. Detailed RFQ Email info@centerforexploration.com for complete RFQ documentation. Response Schedule February 4, 2022: Deadline to Submit Questions February 16, 2022: Deadline to Submit Responses Submission of Qualifications Qualifications can be submitted electronically by or before 12:00 Noon on February 16th, 2022, at info@centerforexploration.com. Elements of Qualified RFQ Responses • Firm Capabilities • Capability of Professional Personnel • Willingness to Meet Time and Budget Requirements • Fee Structure and Payment Terms Selection Process Firms will be ranked based upon: • Past performance • Capabilities of the proposed professional personnel • Willingness to meet time and budgeting requirements • Location of architectural firm, with priority given to North Dakota firms • Recent, current, and projected workloads of the professional personnel and firm • Related experience on similar projects The selected architectural firm will: • Show commitment to the project by working on the initial design while fundraising is ongoing • Be the most qualified • Have a history of similar successful projects • Perform the work for a fair and reasonable fee Questions Questions regarding this RFQ can be directed to info@centerforexploration.com. (Jan. 26; Feb. 2, 2022) 25933