Professional Services RFPs

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At times PHDC will need to engage a consultant to support the work of our permanent staff or for adjunct services to our developments, programs and services. When we do, we’ll issue a Request for Proposals or Qualifications. Sign up for our mailing list and we’ll notify you when we post them.


RFQ for Festival Pier, Call to Artists $1.1 million Percent for Art Opportunity

Project Overview
PHDC and the development team of Haverford properties and Jefferson Apartment Group announce a two stage process by which we will award and commission public artwork  at the Riverview development to be located at Festival Pier, at Spring Garden Street and Columbus Boulevard. The Property is being developed in coordination with the Percent for Art Program, which requires developers building on land acquired from the public sector to commit one percent (1%) of their construction costs to original, site-specific works of art. The Art Budget for the Project is one million, one hundred thousand dollars ($1,100,000).

Process Overview
Call for Artists: Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is Part 1 of a two part Public Art Selection Process for Festival Pier in which up to five finalists will be selected by PHDC based on recommendations from PHDC Public Art Committee, the Developer, and community members.

Finalists will move on to Part 2: Request for Proposals (RFP) where they will be invited to develop full proposals. Finalists will receive a three thousand five-hundred-dollar ($3,500) honorarium in return for completing and presenting their proposal to a Review Committee who will be comprised of the Art Committee and development project stakeholders.

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Questions/Requests for Additional Information
Q&A Session:
PHDC and the development team will hold an optional Q&A session for interested artists on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at 11:00 am. This session will be held virtually via the Zoom platform. Please email art@phdc.phila.gov for instructions.

Written Q&A: All questions and requests for additional information should be directed in writing to art@phdc.phila.gov with “Festival Pier Public Art RFQ” in the subject line. Questions and/or requests for additional information and PHDC’s responses to them will be posted on this page of the PHDC website.

Deadline for Questions and Requests for Additional Information: The deadline for questions is no later than 3:00 pm Friday, December 2, 2022.

Submissions will be accepted in one of of the following ways:

1. Online Submission – via the electronic portal below:

2. Email Submission — to art@phdc.phila.gov via a file-sharing program such as Dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/) or Hightail (https://www.hightail.com/)

Submission Deadline
Applicants must submit their responses no later than Tuesday, January 10, 2023 by 3:00 PM; absolutely no response will be accepted after that time.


To get an idea of the work PHDC contracts out view our closed RFPs.