The District of Columbia Department of General Services ("DGS", "District" or "Department") on behalf of the Department of Park and Recreation ("DPR"), is requesting the services of an architectural/engineering ("A/E") firm to provide professional design services and to serve as the A/E for the Department's modification of Deanwood Recreation Center Indoor Pool HVAC System, located at 1350 49th Street, NE, Washington, DC 20019 (the "Project").
The Deanwood Recreation Center was completely modernized in approximately 2010, and includes an indoor aquatic center. Over the last few years, both DGS Capital Construction Services Division ("DGS-CCSD") and Facilities Management Division ("DGS-FMD") have been made aware of major problems with the HVAC system for the building, mainly due to insufficient or incorrect maintenance. The impacts of this system are primarily insufficient airflow in the building, especially in the aquatic center. During summer months, the facility staff has, during periods of very hot weather, been forced to shut down the aquatic center. These circumstances have led the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to mark the Deanwood Recreation Center HVAC project as an urgent capital project that needs to be addressed as quickly as possible.