Department of General Services Releases Construction Management RFP for Franklin Park


September 12, 2019

The DC Department of General Services (DGS) on Sept. 9 released a Request for Proposals for Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR), the latest step forward in the renovation and transformation of U.S. National Park Service site Franklin Park in DowntownDC.

The RFP is for a CMAR or contractor for the renovation and modernization of Franklin Park, located at 14th and K streets, NW.  “The purpose of this RFP is to determine which Offeror will be awarded the construction management at risk contract.” A pre-proposal conference will be held Sept. 16 with proposals due Oct. 9.

In March 2019, President Donald Trump signed a federal lands package into law permitting the District of Columbia to invest its capital dollars in the renovation and construction of the park through a cooperative management agreement with NPS. The city has committed $13 million to the park’s construction budget. Following the park’s reopening, the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) will operate and manage the park.

In March 2018, DGS awarded the design and engineering contract for the renovation of Franklin Park to Studios Architecture and Land Collective.

A groundbreaking is expected later this year.

Visit the BID’s website to learn more about the effort to transform Franklin Park here