The Miami Beach Police Department (MBPD) serves a population of approximately 93,000 with a staff of approximately 400 sworn personnel in addition to approximately 150 unsworn (or civilian) personnel. The Department hosts over 20 specialized units including and a Property & Evidence Unit, a Special Investigations Unit, a Police Training Unit and a firing range. The Department anticipates approximately 20% growth over the next two decades.
Designed in 1984, the MBPD’s current headquarters at 1100 Washington Avenue is a five story building of approximately 88,356 SF. The facility is operating well past its planned service life and can no longer accommodate additional growth. A comprehensive, station-wide renovation is needed in order to modernize all major building systems, increase the building’s resiliency to hazardous flooding conditions and optimize the existing spaces to accommodate future growth for the Department.
In November 2018, Miami Beach voters approved a ballot measure, which authorized the issuance of a general obligation bond (GO Bond) to renovate the City’s Police Station. A total of $10,000,000 of general obligation bonds were issued to fund the project.
The building will need to be redesigned to serve as an Emergency Operations Center when needed. The redesign mush be such that the Department can remain fully operational after a major storm event or natural disaster. It is not sufficient for the facility to remain standing; Police personnel must be able to effectively respond to the needs of the public after a major disaster. Accordingly, this is a critical facility and must be redesigned to meet the current day requirements for critical facilities per state and local guidelines.
The purpose of this RFQ is to obtain qualifications from individuals, firms, teams, or consultants, who demonstrate experience in projects of a similar type, size, and complexity to provide architectural and engineering services for the space planning and renovation of the MBPD headquarters building. The successful proposer shall provide pre-design, schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and construction administration services. The pertinent areas of the RFQ include the following sections.
• SPECIFICATIONS. Please Reference, Appendix C, Page 21, RFQ 2019-242-ND for Architectural and Design Services for Renovations to Miami Beach Police Department (MBPD) Headquarters (attached).
• SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS. Please Reference Section 0300, Page 10, RFQ 2019-242-ND for Architectural and Design Services for Renovations to Miami Beach Police Department (MBPD) Headquarters (attached).
• CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION. Please Reference Section 0400, Page 13, RFQ 2019-242-ND for Architectural and Design Services for Renovations to Miami Beach Police Department (MBPD) Headquarters (attached).
Following the receipt of proposals an Evaluation Committee will review proposals in accordance with the criteria established in the RFQ.
I am considering appointing the following individuals to serve on the Evaluation Committee:
• Alejandro Bello, Police Sergeant, Police Department, City of Miami Beach
• Jay Fink, Assistant Director, Public Works Department, City of Miami Beach
• Francisco Garcia, Senior Facilities Capital Projects Coordinator, Property Management Department, City of Miami Beach
• Ariel Guitian, Senior Projects Coordinator, Office of Capital Improvements, City of Miami Beach
• Flavia Tonioli, Environmental Resiliency Manager, Environment & Sustainability Department, City of Miami Beach
I am also considering the following individuals as alternates:
• Maria Cerna, Division Director, The Office of Capital Improvement Projects, City of Miami Beach
• Eric Garcia, Police Officer, Police Department, City of Miami Beach
• Carmen Sanchez, Planning Department Deputy Director, Planning Department, City of Miami Beach
• David Gomez, Division Director, The Office of Capital Improvement Projects, City of Miami Beach