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Orange County seeking architecture firms for new continuing service contracts

Orange County is looking to choose new architecture firms this fall for continuing service contracts over the next few years, according to a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued on Friday.

Continuing architectural services come up as the need arises for the county, and can include architectural studies of all types, interior alteration design, renovations and remodeling of existing buildings, drainage improvements and stormwater management solutions, digital signage, landscaping, minor construction projects under $200,000 and new work up to $2 million in estimated construction cost.

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Borrelli + Partners, Architectural Design Collaborative, Rhodes+Brito and MRI Architectural Group each hold continuing service contracts with the county from 2015 that are set to expire this October or November.

The new contract will be for one year, with options to extend for two additional one-year terms.

Each project that the county offers up to its architecture firms on service contracts will typically require a proposal from the consultant. Those usually call for a study analyzing a specific building or problem, and recommending potential solutions.

The consultant has to prepare design and construction documents, obtain required permits and approvals from governing authorities, obtain reliable cost proposals from contractors and prepare a detailed cost estimate and construction schedule.

An optional pre-proposal conference will be held Aug. 3 at 2:30 p.m. in the county's Procurement Division office in downtown Orlando. Final applications are due by Aug. 21.

Full documents for RFP no. Y18-907-EB can be found at Orange County's Bid Openings webpage.

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