Pinellas County seeking Proposals for Professional Architectural Services to design the new Tampa Bay Innovation Center Incubator

  • Pinellas County is accepting sealed Professional Services proposals from qualified consultants to provide professional architectural services.
  • RFP submittal due date is February 4, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Proposal information may be obtained by visiting the Pinellas County Purchasing Department web site http://www.pinellascounty.org/purchase/CCNA.htm.
PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla (January 13, 2020) – Pinellas County Government is requesting that providers of architectural services consider responding with proposals to provide professional architectural services to design the new Tampa Bay Innovation Center Incubator located in St. Petersburg. Details of the requested proposal information may be obtained by visiting the Pinellas County Purchasing Department web sitehttp://www.pinellascounty.org/purchase/CCNA.htm.

The responses are governed by Florida Statute 287.055 Consultant Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA) and must be received by the Board of County Commissioners, Pinellas County, Clearwater, Florida, in the office of the Director of Purchasing, County Annex Office Building, 400 South Fort Harrison Avenue, 6th Floor, Clearwater, Florida, by Tuesday, February 4 at 3:00 p.m. Any proposals received after this date and time will not be considered.

In July of 2019, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced that it will invest $7.5 million to design and construct a 45,000 square foot state-of-the-art business incubator facility to catalyze the formation of new technology and advanced manufacturing companies in the Tampa Bay Area. The estimated total cost of this project is $12 million. This solicitation from Pinellas County for architectural services is the first step in the process of constructing this new Tampa Bay Innovation Center incubator.

This project was made possible by a partnership between Pinellas County and the City of St. Petersburg. The incubator will be located on the Southwest corner of 11th Avenue South and 4th Street. The operator of the incubator will be the Tampa Bay Innovation Center, currently housed at 501 1st Avenue North in St. Petersburg.

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Pinellas County Economic Development (PCED) works with existing businesses to encourage expansion and seeks to attract new companies with high-wage careers to our community. Through investment tools, business classes, professional consulting services, trade missions to open new markets, and strategic partnerships, PCED fosters a pro-business environment and promotes the ideal business climate of Pinellas County, Florida.