The City of Rochester, through its Architectural Services department, is soliciting proposals from firms with team expertise in the specialty of vertical transportation to provide architecture and engineering services for the project. The project will include evaluation of the existing elevators, design and cost estimates for replacement or full modernization options, building system upgrades, final designs and contract documents bidding phase and construction administration services.

Concept development shall include a comprehensive evaluation of all options available and considerations of the following:

Passenger elevator requirements for ADA compliance.
New elevator cab finishes and lighting.
Options for elevator replacement or full modernization.
Building system upgrades for code compliance including, but not limited to, main line upgrades, fire and smoke alarm integration, emergency power, HVAC, pit ladders, sump pumps, drains, lighting and electrical code upgrades.
Coordination of design with the Convention Center and Building Services to assure specified products have locally accessible parts.
Generate final recommendations and “real” cost estimates for City budget planning.

The consultant will work with City personnel from the RRCC and DES for the program data, research, decision matrix preparation, and all phases of design.  All solution options shall be compliant with New York State building code, ASME and with local governing bodies.

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Pre-Proposal Walkthrough

A pre-proposal walkthrough for interested consultants will be held at 11:00 a.m. on April 4, 2023 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, grade floor level, 123 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604.


RFP Schedule and Delivery Information

Submit five (5) hard copies and one (1) electronic copy of your proposal by 4:00 p.m. on April 21, 2023 to:

Kevin Howell P.E.
City of Rochester - Department of Environmental Services
Bureau of Architecture and Engineering,
Architectural Services,
414 Andrews Street
Rochester, New York 14604
(585) 428-9796