Requests for Proposals
Following is a listing of active Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) and program nominations being solicited by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED).
General Conditions are terms and conditions that the City expects all of its Contractors to meet. By proposing, the proposer agrees to be bound by these requirements unless otherwise noted in the Proposal. The proposer may suggest alternative language to any section. Some negotiation is possible to accommodate the proposer’s suggestions.
- The City of Minneapolis is seeking proposals from organizations to administer the Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program in commercial corridors, neighborhood commercial nodes, activity centers, and Hiawatha and Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (LRT) station areas. The City provides Façade Improvement Matching Grant administration contracts to organizations as an incentive to encourage private investment in and improve the appearance of our neighborhood business districts. The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) issued the 2015 Façade Improvement Program RFP on Friday, October 3, 2014. Proposals are due on Thursday, November 12, 2014 by 4:00 p.m. For more information, contact Jimmy Loyd at 612-673-5026.
- Business Technical Assistance Program - The City is seeking proposals from local non-profit organizations that provide direct technical assistance services to small businesses and microenterprises located in Minneapolis. The total funding available for the Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP) in 2013 is $500,000.00 and we expect to receive multiple proposals. Proposals are due by 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 17, 2014.
- B-TAP RFP 2014 (pdf)
- Scope of Services template (pdf)
- Form of Consent for Release of Response Data (pdf)
- Budget template (xls)
- Reports templates:
- CPED is seeking applications for gap financing assistance for commercial development projects in neighborhood business districts (map of eligible areas) through the Great Streets program . Open application period.
- The City of Minneapolis is seeking redevelopment proposals for the City-owned property located at 30 Third Street South. The 1.7 acre city block is bound by Third Street South, Washington Avenue, Hennepin Avenue, and Nicollet Mall and commonly referred to as the “Nicollet Hotel Block.” The City’s development goals for the property include iconic high quality designed new construction of a structure(s) of not fewer than 20 active floors in height with a mix of commercial, retail, residential, office, and hospitality uses, active street front retail, and integrated public/green space amenities.
Project staff from the City of Minneapolis department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) will hold an optional pre-proposal meeting on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. to discuss the RFP and answer questions. The meeting will be held at the CPED offices inside the Crown Roller Mill Building located at 105 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 200.
Questions regarding the RFP must be submitted in writing to Erik Hansen (City of Minneapolis, Department of CPED, 105 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55401) no later than Wednesday, November 19 by 4:00 p.m. Questions will be answered and posted on the CPED website by Tuesday, November 24.
Proposals are due to City offices no later than 4:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, December 11, 2014. Proposals received after the deadline will not be accepted.
- CPED is a suballocator of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) for the state. Tax credits are offered through an annual RFP process pursuant to the Qualified Allocation Plan. Proposals are due annually.
- Affordable Housing Trust Fund Program funds are used to provide gap financing (the difference between conventional financing and project costs) for affordable and mixed-income rental housing production and preservation projects. Proposals are due annually.
- CPED seeks nominations for projects to include in its new Higher Density Corridor Housing Initiative . The program provides a new funding source for public acquisition of sites for multifamily housing development on or near community, commercial and transit corridors. Open application period.
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Last updated Oct 15, 2014