Economic Development Requests for Proposals
Stetson lease & option agreement
Requests for proposals for lease and option to purchase two parcels of city property located south of Stetson Drive between Wells Fargo Avenue and Civic Center Plaza in downtown Scottsdale. The RFP deadline is December 11, 2012 at 10:00am.
The RFP is available for download here.
Questions/Answers related to this RFP are available for download here.
For further information, please contact Martha West at 480-312-7042 or MWest@ScottsdaleAZ.gov.
desert discovery center rfq
The Proposed Desert Discovery Center (DDC) at the Gateway to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve is envisioned to provide opportunities for residents and visitors to discover the story of the Upper Sonoran Desert. Through exhibits and environmental experiences presented in a natural setting, the center will inspire learning about the desert through programs designed to encourage preservation and instill a sense of harmony with and respect for the desert environment in which we live.
Final Request for Qualifications for the Desert Discovery Center must be submitted by 10:00am on November 28, 2012. For further information, please contact Kroy Ekblaw at 480-312-7064 or KEkblaw@Scottsdaleaz.gov.
WESTERN THEMED MUSEUM & AN ADDITIONAL CULTURAL VENUE
The City of Scottsdale ("City") issues this Request for Qualifications (the "RFQ") seeking experienced and qualified persons ("Vendor") to present a creative proposal for a downtown cultural park that would include a western themed museum plus an additional cultural venue that complements the museum (the "Project") and enhances the overall cultural experience provided by the cultural park. The cultural park project is to be located on a City owned parcel of real property that is north and west of the Loloma Transit Center.
The Cultural Park includes the 3 parcels identified on the Loloma Final Plat, Exhibit "A" to this RFQ, as the "Center Parcel," the "Cultural Parcel" and the "Expansion Parcel." The western themed museum will be located on the "Cultural Parcel" and the "Expansion Parcel". The additional cultural venue will be located to the south and west on the Center Parcel. These 3 parcels are together hereinafter called the "Loloma Parcel."
The City is seeking a Vendor who is best qualified to propose the most advantageous and creative way to develop the cultural park and has the qualifications to enter into a Contract with the City to fund, design, construct, operate and maintain the proposed cultural venues on the Loloma Parcel, as defined in Section II of this RFQ. The Vendor should be prepared to demonstrate how all tasks required to complete the Project can be accomplished most advantageously to the City and the Vendor.
The City will consider a public/private partnership for the design, construction, operation, maintenance and funding of the Project. Because of the uniqueness of the location and the challenges it presents for development, the City will give consideration to any number of variations on how the Project can best be accomplished. It is the City’s preference that the entire cultural park project be developed and operated by one vendor, but the City will consider alternative proposals. These alternative proposals could include, but are not limited to, permitting the selected Vendor to contract or joint venture with others to fund, design, construct, operate and maintain either the western themed museum or the Center Parcel cultural venue, either as one package or as 2 separate development packages; or submitting a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for only 1 of the venues in the cultural park.
Vendor questions were due to the City on June 22, 2012. The questions and the City's response to questions are now available for download here.
Minutes from RFQ Pre-Submittal Meeting on June 15, 2012
Q & A session from RFQ Pre-Submittal Meeting on June 15, 2012
The First Addendum to the RFQ for the Cultural Venue is now available for download here.
The RFQ is available for download here.
For additional information contact Rob Millar at RMillar@scottsdaleaz.gov or 480-312-2533.
Downtown Western Art & History Museum
No submissions were received by the 10 a.m. Thursday morning, May 17, 2012, deadline and the Request for Proposals for the downtown western museum has closed.
History of the Project: The City of Scottsdale requested proposals for the possible development of a western art and history museum in downtown Scottsdale. The primary focus of this RFP was to select a competent organization to operate a to-be-built museum.
In preparation for a March 15, 2012 City Council decision regarding the extension of a reservation of bed tax as a funding source for the western art and history museum project, the City desired to learn whether proposers intend to submit proposals. The City issued the RFP Second Addendum, which required that persons intending to submit proposals give notice to the City no later than March 15, 2012 by noon.
The Second Addendum’s notification requirement has served its purpose by confirming the existence of proposers who intend to submit proposals complying with the RFP and the City now removes the notification requirement imposed by the Second Addendum.
The City has issued a Third Addendum to this effect. The Third Addendum is available for download here.
The Second Addendum to Request For Proposals for Western Art and History Museum Operator for To-Be-Built Museum is now available for download here.
The First Addendum to Request For Proposals for Western Art and History Museum Operator for To-Be-Built Museum is now available for download here.
Proposer suggestions were due to the City on February 1. The suggestions and the City's response to suggestions are now available for download here.
The RFP is available for download here.
For additional information contact Kim Hanna at email@example.com or 480-312-7612.
WESTWORLD MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING
The City of Scottsdale has requested proposals for the possible development of a multipurpose building on a ± 40 acre site near the City’s WestWorld equestrian and special event facility in Scottsdale. While the multipurpose building was the primary focus of this RFP, proposers were allowed to include other land uses that would contribute to the economic success of the development.
The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) was to potentially identify a project and development team to develop the facility. The City Council will make the determination as to which proposal, if any, the City will pursue, and the City reserves the right to not proceed with any of the proposals.
Two submissions were received by the April 5 deadline and are available directly below. The Greenbrier Southwest proposal is divided into three files due to its large size.
- Barrett-Jackson (pdf/7.3MB/24pp)
- Greenbrier Southwest - Description & Benefits (pdf/5.1MB/10pp)
- Greenbrier Southwest - Project Description (pdf/13.6MB/7pp)
- Greenbrier Southwest - Assumptions & Experience (pdf/779kB/10pp)
Comments and questions may be directed to Bob Tunis in the Economic Development Department at 480-312-7057 or RTunis@scottsdaleaz.gov.
- Download WestWorld Multipurpose Building RFP (updated 3-1-11)
- RFP Addendum #1 (pdf/17KB/1p) (3-1-11)
- Pre-proposal Slide Presentation (pdf/395KB/7pp)
- Pre-proposal Attendee List (pdf/277KB/3pp)
- Pre-proposal Q & A (pdf/48KB/1p)
- Submitted Q & A (pdf/44KB/2pp) Updated 1-21-11
- Information on WestWorld