Design-Build Services for the First 5 LA Building Renovation Plan

Request For Qualifications (RFQ)

POSTING DATE: January 25, 2021

RESPONSE DUE DATE: 5:00 p.m. PT on February 24, 2021

NON-MANDATORY ZOOM MEETINGFebruary 8, 2021 – Must RSVP By February 4, 2021

(Highly Recommended)


The Respondent will possess the following qualifications and skills related to Design-Build Services.

Minimum Requirements

  • Five (5) years of Design-Build experience for Public Works facilities renovation projects.
  • An established local office within 60 miles of the renovation project site
  • Class B General Contractor’s License in good standing with the State of California is required.
  • Bonding capacity of $3 million or greater

Please note that Respondents that do not meet the requirements above will not pass the first level of review (see Section VIII. Selection Process and Review Criteria of RFQ).


This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is a solicitation for Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from those entities (Respondents) interested in serving as the Design-Builder to provide design, construction, and commissioning services for First 5 LA for the above named Project. The SOQs must be submitted in accordance with the requirements set forth in this document.

Only written responses will be considered. All materials submitted will become part of the response and may be incorporated into any subsequent contract(s) between First 5 LA and the selected Respondent.

RFQ Documents

Design-Build RFQ Cover Letter

Design-Build RFQ


For Informative Purposes

For Submission


To ensure that all potential applicants receive the same information, questions and answers will be compiled and posted on this webpage. All questions and requests for additional information regarding this RFQ must be received before 5 p.m. PT on February 9, 2021, and answers will be posted on the website on February 12, 2021.

First 5 LA reserves the sole right to determine the timing and content of the responses to all questions and requests for additional information. First 5 LA may respond to individual inquires and then post replies to all questions by the posting date.


An application packet complete with required documents must be received by First 5 LA no later than 5:00 p.m. PT on February 24, 2021. Please review the RFQ’s Timeline for Selection Process to ensure availability during the proposal review activities.


To respond to this RFQ, please submit all required documents through the online application system designated by First 5 LA by no later than 5:00 p.m. PT on February 24, 2021, by taking the following steps:

Step 1: Create a user account by clicking here.

Step 2: Once a user account has been created, click on the following link for the appropriate application:

Click here to access the application for the Design-Build RFQ

Step 3: Once an application has been started, click here to modify and/or submit your application. Please do not create a new application once you have started your application.

For help with the online application click here.

Applicants must submit all required documents specified in the RFQ through this online form. It is highly recommended that you print a copy of your application for your records prior to clicking “Submit.” To do this, click “Printer-Friendly Version.” You should review the printed copy prior to submitting the application electronically. In addition, you should ensure that the attachments were successfully uploaded by reviewing the list of attachments included.

NOTE: Once the online application is submitted, proposers cannot make edits.


Design-Build RFQ Zoom Sign In

Q and A for Design-Build RFQ 02122021

Link to Zoom Video Presentation

Zoom Access Code:  Design-Build2021

Design-Build RFQ PowerPoint Presentation


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Design-Build Updated RFQ Addenda 05


Please check this Funding Center webpage regularly for updates and addenda. First 5 LA has the right to amend this solicitation by written addendum. First 5 LA is responsible only for that which is expressly stated in the solicitation document and any authorized written addenda thereto. Such addenda shall be made available via the online funding center. Failure to address the requirements of such addendum may result in the proposal not being considered, at the sole discretion of First 5 LA. Addenda to this solicitation, if any, will be posted on this webpage. It is the responsibility of Respondents to ensure, prior to submission, that their application reflects the most recent information and RFQ requirements.


All questions and requests for additional information regarding this RFQ must be submitted via email to Terrie Johnson, Contract Compliance Officer, at [email protected].