Request for Qualifications for Architectural and Engineering Services

The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership (the “SLEDP”) is a nonprofit corporation, established under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code for the purpose of promoting and developing industry, commerce, and economic development in St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis, creating high-quality business and employment opportunities, and enhancing the quality of life by advancing long-term, diversified growth throughout the St. Louis region.

Affiliate entities of the SLEDP include, among others: The Industrial Development Authority of the County of St. Louis, Missouri; the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of the County of St. Louis; the St. Louis County Port Authority; St. Louis Center for International Relations d/b/a World Trade Center – St. Louis; Midwest China Hub Commission d/b/a Midwest Cargo Hub Commission; the Gateway to the Midwest Investment Center, Inc.; STL Partnership CDC; and STLVentureWorks (collectively, the “Affiliates”). Hereinafter, SLEDP and the Affiliates are collectively referred to as the “Partnership.”

The Partnership issues this Request for Qualifications (the “RFQ”) from architecture and engineering firms, for various projects in 2023-2024. Amongst other projects, two planned projects for the upcoming year include construction and renovation of the Helix Center, 1100 Corporate Square Drive, Creve Coeur, MO 63132; and MET Center, 6347 Plymouth Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63133. Specifically, the Helix Center project involves the design and oversight of work to implement recommendations from a recent feasibility study, and the MET Center project involves design and oversight of construction activities funded through a $4,000,000 American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) grant.

The Partnership seeks qualifications from firms with expertise in the following areas:

  • Architectural design
  • Planning and landscape architecture
  • Urban design
  • Engineering (including, but not limited to, civil, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing)
  • Geotechnical engineering services
  • Building inspection
  • Construction cost estimating
  • Construction management oversight
  • Land surveying
  • Environmental engineering (including asbestos remediation)

See the full RFQ here

Submission of Qualifications
Qualification submittals will be accepted at any time throughout the 2023-2024 calendar years. However, to ensure your firm is considered for each architectural or engineering project during the 2023-2024 calendar years, please submit your firm’s qualifications as soon as possible. The initial review of qualifications for inclusion on the Qualified List will begin after September 8, 2023.

RFQ Newspaper Advertisement August 17, 2023
Review of Qualifications Begins September 8, 2023

Electronic submissions should be sent by email to [email protected].
St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
ATTN: Erika Castillo
7733 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 2200
St. Louis, Missouri 63105