Resolutions - C7 R
|TO:||Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission|| |
|FROM:||Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager|| |
|DATE:||September 16, 2020|
A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, ACCEPTING THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE CITY MANAGER, TO AUTHORIZE NEGOTIATIONS RELATING TO REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS NO. 2020-119-ND, FOR ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING DESIGN SERVICES FOR LUMMUS PARK MASTER PLAN; AUTHORIZING THE ADMINISTRATION TO ENTER INTO NEGOTIATIONS WITH CALVIN, GIORDANO AND ASSOCIATES, INC., AS THE TOP RANKED PROPOSER; FURTHER, IF THE ADMINISTRATION IS NOT SUCCESSFUL IN NEGOTIATING AN AGREEMENT WITH CALVIN, GIORDANO AND ASSOCIATES, INC., AUTHORIZING THE ADMINISTRATION TO ENTER INTO NEGOTIATIONS WITH PERKINS + WILL ARCHITECTS, INC., AND STUDIO V ARCHITECTURE, PLLC, AS THE TIED SECOND RANKED PROPOSERS; AND FURTHER AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT UPON CONCLUSION OF SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATIONS BY THE ADMINISTRATION.
|The Administration recommends that the Mayor and City Commission of the City of Miami Beach, Florida approve the resolution accepting the City Manager’s recommendation pertaining to the bids received, pursuant to RFQ 2020-119-ND, for architectural and engineering design services for Lummus Park master plan.|
|Lummus Park is a 74-acre urban park located between Ocean Drive and the Atlantic Ocean, and between 5th Street and 15th Street. The historic Art Deco District in South Beach serves as the backdrop for this landmark. The park is popular with residents, tourists, and eventgoers. Lummus Park features large passive areas, playground, public restrooms, paved paths, sand volleyball courts, a fitness area, and Muscle Beach. Activity is constant providing a unique set of operational challenges. The park hosts dozens of diverse events every year, ranging from concerts, filming, sporting events, art displays, festivals, etc., making it one of the most popular destinations in Miami Beach.
On November 6, 2018, Miami Beach residents approved a ballot measure, which authorized the issuance of a general obligation bond (G.O. Bond) to revitalize Lummus Park. A total of $4.737 million of general obligation bonds were issued to fund the project, including but not limited to the design, permitting, and construction. Improvements to Lummus Park include landscaping beautification and new trees; a new crushed-shell walkway with wayfinding signage; and the expansion and upgrade of the park irrigation system to include wireless connectivity, rain sensors, and flow meters.
The City seeks to develop and design a master plan for Lummus Park that provides a cohesive long-term vision that addresses the immediate needs identified in the general obligation bond project description and additional enhancements to be developed during visioning process with residents, administration, elected officials, and other stakeholders. Different options for implementation and funding will be developed during this process.
The purpose of this RFQ is to obtain qualifications from architectural and engineering firms with the capability and experience to provide Architectural & Engineering services for master site planning, design, construction documents, bid, award, and construction administration services for improvements to Lummus Park.
On March 18, 2020, the Mayor and City Commission authorized the issuance of Request for Qualifications (RFQ) 2020-119-ND for Architectural and Engineering Design Services for Lummus Park Master Plan. On April 13, 2020, the RFQ was issued. A voluntary pre-proposal conference to provide information to proposers submitting a response was held on April 28, 2020. Three addenda were issued. The Department issued bid notes to 13,337 companies utilizing www.bidsync.com website. 271 prospective bidders accessed the advertised solicitation. RFQ responses were due and received on June 10, 2020. The City received a total of fifteen (15) proposals from the following firms:
• Arquitectonica GEO Corporation
• Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf, Inc.
• Calvin, Giordano & Associates, Inc.
• Civitas, Inc.
• Coastal Operations Landscape Architecture, LLC
• Curtis + Rogers Design Studio, Inc.
• EDSA, Inc.
• Keith and Associates, Inc.
• Perkins + Will Architects, Inc.
• R.E. Chisholm Architects, Inc.
• Rogers Architects, PLLC LLC
• Studio V Architecture, PLLC
• The BetaJones Group, Inc.
• Urban Robot Associates, Inc.
• Wannemacher Jensen Architects, Inc.
On April 29, 2020, the City Manager appointed the Evaluation Committee via LTC # 163-2020. The Evaluation Committee convened on July 9 and July 10, 2020, to consider proposals received. The Committee was comprised of Barbara Hernandez, Division Director - Park Development and Special Projects, Parks and Recreation Department; Omar Leon, Urban Forester, Environment and Sustainability; David Nguah, Member, Parks and Recreational Facilities Board; Colette Satchell, Senior Capital Projects Coordinator, Property Management Department; and Debora Tackett, Chief of Historic Preservation, Planning Department.
The Committee was provided an overview of the project, information relative to the City’s Cone of Silence Ordinance and the Government Sunshine Law. The Committee was also provided with general information on the scope of services and a copy of each proposal. The Committee was instructed to score and rank each proposal pursuant to the evaluation criteria established in the RFQ. The evaluation process resulted in the ranking of proposers as indicated in Attachment A.
A summary of each top-ranked firm follows:
Calvin, Giordano and Associates, Inc.
Calvin, Giordano and Associates, Inc. (CGA) is a Fort Lauderdale-based, full-service design, planning, and engineering firm. CGA has established itself as an award-winning, design collaborator whose work is inspired by and references the local context, history, and culture, with design narratives rooted in contemporary realities. As the designers behind the City’s Urban Forestry Master Plan’s ‘Toolbox’ and having successfully permitted large expanses of the City’s waterfront, CGA is keenly aware of the parks challenges and how the improvements can make the park a more functional, safe, and vibrant public space.
Perkins + Will Architects, Inc.
Founded over 80 years ago, Perkins & Will Architects, Inc. (Perkins & Will) is a global team of 2,700 creative and critical thinkers that provide worldwide interdisciplinary services in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and more. Perkins + Will has provided architectural and engineering design services to other agencies throughout South Florida including but not limited to Florida International University, Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency, and the Jackson Health System.
Studio V Architecture, PLLC
Studio V Architecture, PPLC (Studio V), is an internationally recognized design studio based in New York City and active in projects around the world. Studio V’s expertise include waterfront planning, public space design, and full architectural services. It employs extensive research and integrates proactive project coordination with various stakeholders, public agencies, and communities into the process in order to realize client and community goals.
|The costs of the related services are subject to funds availability approved through the City’s budgeting process. Grant funding will not be utilized for this project.|
|After reviewing all of the submissions and the Evaluation Committee’s rankings and commentary, I concur with the Evaluation Committee and find Calvin, Giordano and Associates, Inc. to be the best qualified firm for the project. Calvin, Giordano and Associates has extensive local experience which includes working with the City of Miami Beach on various other projects. When illustrating its approach and methodology Calvin, Giordano and Associates carefully considered the surrounding areas, including its relationship to Ocean Drive. Calvin, Giordano and Associates divided the park into sections and showed the potential each section has for active and passive use. Finally, the firm looked at the topography of the park and considered future needs including but not limited to utilizing the park, from a resiliency standpoint, to assist with future sea level rise.
For the reasons stated herein, I recommend that the Mayor and City Commission approve the resolution authorizing the Administration to enter into negotiations with Calvin, Giordano and Associates, Inc., as the top ranked proposer; further, if the administration is not successful in negotiating an agreement with Calvin, Giordano and Associates, Inc., authorizing negotiations with Perkins & Will Architects, Inc., and Studio V Architecture, PLLC as the tied second ranked proposers; and further authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an agreement upon conclusion of successful negotiations by the Administration.
|Is this a "Residents Right to Know" item, pursuant to City Code Section 2-14?|| ||Does this item utilize G.O. Bond Funds?|
|Yes|| ||Yes|| |
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