The City of Winter Park should begin negotiations this month with seven local architecture and engineering firms for continuing service contracts.
The city published four separate Request for Qualifications (RFQs) in early December for professional services related to architecture, transportation planning, stormwater management and general civil engineering.
The contracts are for durations of one year, with an option for up to four renewals up to a maximum of 60 months.
Zyscovich's John Cunningham, managing principal for its local office, previously served on Winter Park's Public Real Estate Facilities Task Force and chaired the Historic Preservation Commission for the city.
And in his former job as design partner with ACi, Cunningham designed the city's train station and welcome center, the Bank of America building on Park Avenue and multiple buildings at Rollins College, among other projects.
The stormwater management contract is now held by CDM Smith of Maitland and Geosyntec Consultants, which expires Feb. 27.
For the general civil and public facility engineering contract, three companies were short-listed, and CPH, Inc. was ranked as the top choice.
GAI Consultants Inc. of Orlando now has the general civil engineering contract, with an expiration date of Feb. 27.
Comprehensive Engineering Services now handles the city's transportation planning duties, with a contract expiring Feb. 27.
Authorization for city staff to begin contract negotiations with all of these firms is on the consent agenda for Monday's City Commission meeting.
Three of the service types could have two firms under contract because of the work load involved, or due to areas of expertise for each, according to the city.
A deadline has not been set for when the awards will be finalized. Once negotiations are finalized, the results go back to the City Commission for approval, prior to final award and contract execution.