City of Raleigh seeks construction manager for $190 million Civic Tower project (update)

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Conceptual rendering of the new Raleigh civic campus/tower

The City of Raleigh is seeking requests for qualifications from construction-management-at-risk  firms to deliver a new $190 million, 20 story Civic Tower.

The city’s Construction Management Division is seeking RFQs from builders qualified to construct “iconic, multi-story civic (or similar) facilities with challenging urban site conditions.”

See CMAR bidding details here

The proposed structure would have about 420,000 gross sq. ft. of above-grade space, excluding parking, where 1,400 city staffers would work.

The first building would be delivered at 110 S. McDowell St., the site of the city’s former police headquarters, which is to be demolished.

Raleigh’s vacant former police HQ at 110 S. McDowell St. will be demolished to make room for the new Civic Tower (Google Maps)

The city earlier issued a request for qualifications for design services, due in mid January.

“We are still in the process of selecting a design team,” a city spokesperson wrote in an email to North Carolina Construction News. “We will send an email for those following along when the decision has been made public.”

The city says the RFQ for the design/bid contractors will close on March 20, with interviews of shortlisted firms to occur in April. However, there were two opportunities to attend a mandatory site visit/event for prospective bidders, and both have concluded.

See list of pre-bidding meeting attendees here.

The contact for RFQ information is the city’s construction project administrator Priscilla Tyree Williams.

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