Dated November 8, 2018

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (“MORPC”), is soliciting Statements of Qualifications (“SOQs”) from qualified individuals or firms to provide architectural services for its Space Planning/Renovation Project (the “Project”), located at 111 Liberty Street, Suite 100, Columbus, Ohio 43215.


This Project is anticipated to include space improvements and renovations to approximately 22,000 square feet of office space at MORPC’s current location. The selected individuals or firms will work with MORPC to develop detailed space plans and work with MORPC as well as selected contractors and consultants to implement the space plans in accordance with all ADA Regulations. General contractor, project management, and furniture, fixture, and equipment consultants have not yet been secured.

MORPC previously engaged in a visioning process to determine the nature of our space needs. Senior leadership and over three quarters of our entire staff was engaged in the process. The space planning and renovation is intended to create a workplace that is a stronger tool for our team to create results. As a result of the process, the following was determined:

  • Our future work place will enable our need to collaborate in teams in order to proactively meet the needs of our constituents. We will have the opportunity for impromptu interactions, cross team collaboration, and choice in places to interact and to focus.
  • Our future work place will provide us with the ability to work innovatively in multipurpose work spaces, with the tools necessary to encourage our interaction, all in an environment that supports our inclusive community culture.
  • Our future workplace will reinforce our team’s strong connections while allowing us the ability to dramatically adapt our spaces to our evolving needs, within a design that is engaging, interactive and fresh.
  • Our future workplace will be dynamic, collaborative, inclusive, focused, and connected.

The total budget for the Project including construction costs (including paint, lighting, carpeting, etc.) and design fees has not been determined but expected to be in the range of $400,000 – $800,000.

The Project may include items paid by MORPC and/or items paid by MORPC’s landlord.

The anticipated Project schedule is: January 2019 – Begin construction

July 2019 – Completion of construction and new furniture installation


Interested individuals or firms should submit five (5) hard copies and one (1) electronic PDF on CD-DVD or flash drive, of their SOQs, enclosed in a sealed envelope. The envelope shall be plainly marked on the outside “MORPC — SPACE PLANNING/RENOVATION DESIGN PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS.”

SOQs shall be delivered to the following address, before the submittal deadline: Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

Attn: Operations – Shari Saunders
111 Liberty Street
Suite 100
Columbus, Ohio 43215


SOQs will be received until 1:00 pm, local time, November 19, 2018.

MORPC reserves the right to modify any or all of the dates herein and to waive any defect, irregularity, or technicality in any SOQ received, in its sole discretion.


A Pre-Submittal Meeting will be held November 13, 2018 at 3:30 P.M. to provide clarification on any questions regarding the Project. The meeting will be held at MORPC

111 Liberty Street. Suite 100, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Each firm or individual submitting an SOQ will be deemed to have actual knowledge of all information provided or discussed at the pre-submittal meeting.

View complete RFP here: MORPC – RFQ Architectural Design Professional Template 2018-2019 – v3