RFQ: Restore Neighborhoods LA, Inc. Due Date: 02/07/2012

Last Updated: January 19, 2012


Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
For Architectural Firms

January 17, 2012

Restore Neighborhoods LA, Inc. (RNLA) is seeking submissions of qualifications from Architectural Firms in order to develop a list of companies who will be eligible to contract with RNLA for the design of "green" single family homes and small multi-unit properties in South Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. These properties must meet Enterprise Green Community Standards which include the features listed below.

RNLA is a not-for-profit corporation formed in 2009 to acquire, rehabilitate and sell formerly foreclosed and abandoned single family and multi-unit residential properties in South Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley as part of the City of Los Angeles' Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

RNLA encourages all interested parties, particularly MBE, WBE, OBE and DBE companies, to respond to the RFQ. The RFQ and Application Form are posted on RNLA's website listed below. The RFQ fully outlines the submission process and requirements.

RFQ Issue Date: January 17, 2012
RFQ Response Due Date: February 7, 2012


Direct questions to: jlaunchbaugh@restoreneighborhoodsla.org

As they are submitted, RNLA will add questions and answers to its website section entitled Frequently Asked Questions.

LAHD Green Standards.

RNLA is adhering to the Enterprise Community Partners, Green Communities criteria for NSP properties. Green Communities is the first national green building rating system developed for affordable housing; Green Communities is aligned with the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System® and is compatible with many leading state and local green building programs. The criteria focuses on the use of environmentally sustainable materials, reduction of negative environmental impacts, and increased energy and water efficiency. LAHD worked closely with Enterprise Community Partners to incorporate green building practices into our pre-existing construction specifications.

Each scope of work in the NSP program prescribes the following "green" construction features:

  1. Bamboo flooring: recycled content ceramic tile flooring
  2. Ultra Low flow fixtures (faucets)
  3. Tankless water heater
  4. Ultra Low flow toilets
  5. Ultra low flow showerheads
  6. Air seal entire building & insulate exterior walls, ceilings, and sub-floors (Title 24)
  7. New roof - Energy Star qualified reflective roofing shingles
  8. Dual-glazed, low-e, Energy Star rated windows
  9. 90% efficient Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems
  10. Energy Star rated fluorescent lighting fixtures
  11. Energy Star rated appliances (washer, dryer, stove, dishwasher, refrigerator)
  12. Wired for Solar
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