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Opportunities: Mesa City Center Design Concept

ASLA’s Opportunities and Events page provides users with the latest information on everything from conferences and meetings to calls for papers, requests for qualifications, consulting opportunities, and competitions. Below, a promising project in Arizona.

Mesa City Center Design Concept
City of Mesa Project No. CP0013

 The City of Mesa seeks three qualified design firms with extensive experience and knowledge of urban design and the design of signature public spaces.

 All qualified firms that are interested in providing these services to the City of Mesa are invited to submit their Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). All SOQ’s must comply with the requirements specified in this Request for Qualifications (RFQ).

 The Mesa City Center Design Concept will be the first step in the design and development of a distinctive place that will capture and enhance the urbanizing momentum of Mesa’s downtown core. When developed, the Mesa City Center will be anchored by a signature public space that offers programmed and passive space that will encourage informal gatherings, as well as being able to serve as event space. The signature public space will be a key element in the activation of the downtown core and will be a catalyst for high intensity redevelopment surrounding Mesa City Center with a variety of uses that activate the public space.

The project schedule requires design reports to be completed by March 6, 2014 (see RFQ).

 A pre-submittal conference will be held on September 16, 2013 @ 2:30 p.m. at the City of Mesa, Mesa City Plaza Building, Room 170, 20 E. Main Street Mesa, Arizona. At this meeting, City staff will discuss the scope of work, general contract issues and respond to questions from the attendees. Attendance at the pre-submittal conference is not mandatory, and all interested firms may submit a Statement of Qualifications whether or not they attend the conference. For firms unable to attend the pre-submittal conference, questions and/or requests for clarification may be submitted in writing no later than close of business September 19, 2013. Firms will receive response to written questions no later than September 26, 2013. All written questions and/or requests for clarification should be sent to:
Michele Davila
Fifth Floor – Suite 500
City Plaza Building
20 East Main Street
Mesa, Arizona 85201

The RFQ is available on the City’s web site at

 The Statement of Qualifications shall include a one-page cover letter, plus a maximum of 10 [ten] pages of written narrative and a maximum of 15 [fifteen] pages of reference project illustrations to address the SOQ evaluation criteria (excluding resumes but including an organization chart with key personnel and their affiliation). Resumes for each team member shall be limited to a maximum length of two pages and should be attached as an appendix to the SOQ. Firms interested in submitting an SOQ shall provide 12 [twelve] copies of the Statement of Qualifications by October 3, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all Statements of Qualification. The City is an equal opportunity employer.

 Questions pertaining to the Design Services selection process or contract issues should be directed to Michele Davila of the Engineering Department at 480-644-5463; fax 480-644-3392; email

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