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Request for Offers for Reuse of the Shadd and Sharpe Health Schools

The Government of the District of Columbia (“District”), through the Department of General Services (“DGS”), invites interested parties who are “eligible applicants” (defined below) to respond to this Request for Offers (“RFO”) with offers (“Offers”) for reuse of the following former District of Columbia Public School (“DCPS”) assets (“Reuse Sites”) listed below:

  • Shadd - 5601 East Capitol Street, SE
  • Sharp Health  -  4300 13th Street, NW

Pursuant to D.C. Official Code § 38-1802.09 (2007 Supp.)(the “Act”), the  right of first offer must be given to the following described entities (referred to in this RFO as an “Eligible Applicant”). An Eligible Applicant is an approved public charter school or a public charter school whose petition to establish a public charter school has been conditionally approved, under D.C. Code § 38-1802.03 (d)(2)(2007 Supp), as of the date Offers are due in response to this RFO.

An Eligible Applicant has a right of first offer under the Act.  In order to exercise the right of first offer under the Act, a Respondent must be an Eligible Applicant as of the date submissions are due under this RFO.  An Offer submitted by an Eligible Applicant is its offer to the District pursuant to said right of first offer. All Eligible Applicants may submit an Offer to this RFO. Two or more Eligible Applicants may submit a combined Offer to this RFO.

Timetable for Evaluation of RFO Responses

The District will endeavor to follow the timetable set forth below; however, the activities and timetable represented below are a guideline only and are subject to change in the District’s sole discretion and without prior notice:

Issuance of RFO:  October 24, 2013
Pre-Submission Meeting: October 28, 2013 - 11AM

Reeves Center 2nd Floor Community Room 2000 14th Street  NW

Site visit schedule:

  1. Shadd - October 31, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  2. Sharpe Health - November 6, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Offers Due:  November 25, 2013 – 12:00pm - Reeves Center 8th Floor

Public Hearings:

  1. Shadd – December 4, 2013 – Capital View Library: 5001 Central Ave, SE
  2. Sharpe Health – December 2, 2013 – Petworth Library: 4200 Kansas Ave, NW 6:30PM

Expected Awards:  December 2013

*Floor plans for the Reuse Sites are available at http://dme.dc.gov/DC/DME/Initiatives+and+Priorities/Buildings+Available+for+Long-term+Lease
*Additional information on the RFO process is available at http://dme.dc.gov/DC/DME/Publication%20Files/RFO_Process.pdf

Posting Date:
October 24, 2013

Deadline for Submission:
November 25, 2013 at 12:00pm

Attachment(s): 
Service Contact: 
Althea Holford
Contact Phone: 
(202)727-2800
Contact TTY: 
711