RFP – Owner’s Representative and Construction Management Services

UPDATED 6/14/2024 – see addendums 1 & 2 link below.

The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of St. Louis County (the “LCRA”) is a political subdivision organized pursuant to Chapter 99 of the Missouri Revised Statutes for the purposes, among others, of rehabilitating, redeveloping, and renewing real property for residential, commercial, or mixed use for the economic benefit and social welfare of St. Louis County. The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership provides staff for the LCRA.

Consistent with its organizational purposes, the LCRA owns and operates the MET Center, a job-training facility that connects job seekers to training programs and employment, helping employers diversify their workforce, and assisting youth with career skills, located at 6347 Plymouth Avenue in St. Louis County. The MET Center building needs significant improvements and renovations to modernize the building, including:

  • New Elevator
  • Façade/tuckpointing repair
  • LED Lighting upgrades
  • New mezzanine roof
  • Overlay and restriping of parking lot
  • General renovations
  • Wi-Fi, security camera upgrades
  • HVAC upgrades
  • North Tower environmental testing and abatement
  • North Tower HVAC, Plumbing, and Electric systems and freight elevator
  • Engineering, Energy, Environmental assessments, remediation as warranted

Hereinafter, this list shall collectively be referred to as “the Improvements.”

Currently, the LCRA is working with an engineering firm for a comprehensive façade analysis and construction design. Additionally, the LCRA is working with an environmental engineering firm to determine whether additional environmental testing and abatement are necessary. The Improvements to the MET Center are funded through an American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) Grant in the amount of Four Million Dollars ($4,000,000), which requires matching funds in the same amount, for a total of Eight Million Dollars ($8,000,000).

The LCRA solicits proposal for Owner’s Representative/Construction Management Services to oversee the planning, design, and construction of the Improvements at the MET Center. The qualified firm will work closely with members of the project team, including the Partnership, contractors, engineers, and other consultants directly contracted by the Partnership, to ensure the construction of all Improvements are within the budget, schedule, and quality constraints stipulated by the Partnership (the “Services”).

Scope of Services
In general, the Owner’s Representative shall have the primary responsibility of overseeing and assisting with the planning, design, and construction of all Improvements. This shall include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • Act as LCRA’s primary point of contact throughout the project and manage all aspects of the project development, planning, design, and construction
  • Advocate for the LCRA’s interest of quality, timely, and cost-sensitive design and construction while maintaining professional relationships with contractors
  • Oversee the Improvements to the project at the best and lowest cost and highest degree of functionality and quality
  • Generate detailed schedules, phasing plans, site logistical plans, and operational impact plans, as appropriate and necessary
  • Assist Partnership staff with preparation of the plan for construction
  • Review technical, architectural and engineering documents
  • Oversee site preparation activities and represent the LCRA’s and Partnership’s interest in communications with outside contractors, subcontractors, and vendors, as appropriate
  • Oversee construction of Improvements, including construction quality control monitoring, testing, and inspections
  • Provide and document digital photo logs of the construction progress
  • Work closely with Partnership staff to ensure procurement of all additional professional services are in compliance with Missouri procurement requirements and federal grant requirements
  • Oversee any environmental remediation and demolition, as needed
  • Coordinate activities of contractors, subcontractors, and relevant agencies
  • Resolve disputes and issues related to the Improvements as they arise
  • Provide project coordination and management of contractors and subcontractors
  • Provide and monitor overall progress of construction
  • Establish, monitor, and maintain safety and progress meetings
  • Review requests for changes and negotiate change order, with final terms and prices subject to approval by the Partnership
  • Issue monthly progress reports to the Partnership and advise Partnership of situations relating to cost or timing of the construction or disputes that have or may result in the installation of work or materials that are not in accordance with the plans and specifications for the construction

See full RFP here.

See Addendum 1 here.

See Addendum 2 here.

Proposals Due By:
Friday, June 21, 2024, at 3:00 PM CST

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
ATTN: Missy DeMarco
120 S. Central Avenue, Suite 200
St. Louis, Missouri 63105
(314) 615-7663
[email protected]