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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS No. 175 Professional Consultant Services for BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Master Plan

Date: 6/12/2018 - 7/12/2018

Type: RFPs / RFQs

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): Louisiana

Description: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS No. 175
Professional Consultant Services For
BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Master Plan

The Recreation and Park Commissi
on for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFPs) from qualified, experienced providers of zoo planning, architectural and design services for the development of a new facility Master Plan that will guide future strategic direction and development of BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo (BRZ). The purpose of this RFP is to determine which planning firms offer the best fit in developing BRZ's future direction and growth. Based on our review of the RFP responses, BRZ intends to select the top three (3) qualified firms for interviews.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) document is available at for download. Additionally, BREC has elected to use LaPAC, the state’s online electronic bid posting and notification system that is resident on State Purchasing’s website,, and is available for vendor self-enrollment. In that LaPAC provides an immediate e-mail notification to proposers that a solicitation and any subsequent addenda have been let and posted, notice and receipt thereof is considered formally given as of their respective dates of posting dates.

Submittals are to be either mailed or hand-delivered and marked:
Professional Consultant Services for
BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Master Plan
PROPOSAL OPENING DATE/TIME: Thursday, July 12, 2018; 11:00 a.m. CT

Submit to:
BREC Purchasing Department
6201 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

All submittals shall be received no later than 11am CT, Thursday, July 12, 2018.
BREC assumes no responsibility for delays caused by delivery service. Postmarking by the due date will not substitute for actual receipt. Faxed or emailed submittals will not be accepted. Qualifications that do not include the required fee proposal and schedule may be rejected at the option of BREC.

Non-Mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference Call / Meeting
Tuesday, June 26, 2018; 9am CT
BREC Administration Building, Rm 2034
6201 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70806

To join the Conference Call dial: (234) 203-2766 and enter the Participant Access Code: 213-899-698. To mute your line, press *#6 on your keypad.

Prospective Proposers may participate in the conference to obtain clarification of the requirements of the Request for Proposal and to receive answers to relevant questions. Any firm intending to submit a proposal should have at least one duly authorized representative attend the Pre-proposal Conference although it is not mandatory.

Submit questions by email to:
Lori Foreman, BREC Purchasing Department
(225)-272-9200 ext 522

All inquiries and/or requests for clarification must be submitted by email no later than July 3, 2018. Requests for clarification received after this date will be discarded.

Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC)

/s/Carolyn McKnight, Superintendent

Date: June 12, 2018


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