For the architectural services contract, the evaluation committee short-listed a total of six firms, and after oral presentations in late January ranked Le-Huu Partners of Orlando and Zyscovich Architects of Winter Park as top choices.
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.
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.