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The Board of Governors of the Leon County Research and Development Authority (Authority) is requesting statements of qualifications (SOQ) from firms seeking to provide architectural professional services to the Authority related to the design and construction of the North Florida Innovation Labs Building.  Responses will be received until Tuesday December 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.  The Authority intends to competitively negotiate a contract with the most qualified firms submitting a SOQ for the project in accordance with §287.055, Florida Statutes.

Specifications for SOQ’s may be obtained as follows: (1) by downloading the specifications below (preferred), or (2) by emailing Ron Miller, Executive Director, at A mandatory project information conference will be held Monday, November 30, 2020, 10:00am via Zoom and at the Authority’s office, Seminar Room, 2051 East Paul Dirac Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32310.  Project information conference details, addenda to the specifications and future notices regarding the RFQ, if any, will be posted on this web page.

Once the RFQ is advertised, all communications between interested firms and the Authority shall be limited to written communications directed to Ron Miller.  The Authority reserves the right to reject any or all responses in the best interest of the Authority.

Project Information Conference Attendee List

Project Information Conference Zoom Recording

The project information conference will be held via ZOOM and in person.

Date: Monday, November 30, 2020

Time: 10:00am (begins promptly).

Due to COVID-19 protocols, attendance via Zoom is preferred.
The meeting will be recorded and posted to this website.
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Location: 2051 E. Paul Dirac Dr., Seminar Room, Tallahassee, FL 32310
In-person attendees will be REQUIRED to wear a mask and maintain 6′ physical distancing.
Temperature self-checks are required when entering the building.

Please limit in-person attendance to one person per firm.

If you intend to attend the meeting in person, please advise Ron Miller with your name and firm name at:

Additional Zoom Information:
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Meeting ID: 885 0512 8325
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The meeting will be live-streamed on our Facebook page at:

Viewing via livestream is preferred, but you may attend in person at:
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Attendees allowed in the room may be limited due to COVID.

Evaluation Committee Short Listing Meeting-Friday, December 11, 2020,  9:00am

RFQ 20-01 Evaluation Committee Short Listing Meeting Agenda

Facebook Livestream Video

Evaluation Committee Interview of Short-Listed firms, Thursday, December 17, 2020, 1:00pm

RFQ 20-01 Short-listed Firms Notification and Instructions

RFQ 20-01 Evaluation Committee Short-Listed Firms Interview Meeting Agenda

Zoom meeting recording, session 1:

Zoom meeting recording, session 2:

In accordance with F.S. §286.0113, public attendance is precluded during portions of this meeting. Recordings of this meeting will be available following notice of an intended award, both of which will be posted on the Authority’s website.


Schedule (All dates/times subject to change):

Issue/Advertise RFP Thur 11/19/2020
2nd Advertisement Sun 11/22/2020
Project information meeting, 10am Mon 11/30/2020
Questions due, 2pm Wed 12/02/2020
SOQ’s Due, 2pm Wed 12/09/2020
Evaluation Committee Meeting-Short Listing (if necessary), 1pm *
Evaluation Committee Meeting-Presentations, 1pm * Thur 12/17/2020
Executive Committee Contract Approval, 11am*
Meeting canceled. Contract to be considered by the full board.
Tue 01/19/2020
Board Contract Approval, 11am * Thur 02/04/2020
Contract Executed  Thur 02/04/2020

*Subject to change.