The District of Columbia ("District") Department of General Services (the "Department" or "DGS") is responsible for the day-to-day management of roofs for all DGS facilities. DGS has approximately 12.6 million square feet of roofs in its portfolio and thereby issuing this Request for Proposals ("RFP") to engage a consultant ("Consultant") to implement a roof management program to ensure that District properties' roofs are properly maintained and managed for the purpose of increasing asset life and thereby decreasing capital costs, preventing leaks, remedying leaks promptly and timely, facilitating the use of roof spaces to ensure environmental efficiency, and reducing stormwater run-off. At a minimum, the selected Consultant shall: (i) visually inspect all of the roof sections at least once a year; (ii) manage the leak response center as well as dispatch, manage and supervise roofing contractors in connection with roof leaks; (iii) design and provide construction administration for roof rehabilitation and re-roofing projects, and (iv) provide oversight of roof design and construction for major renovation and new construction projects.
In addition, the selected Consultant shall support DGS and its Energy and Sustainability Division ("DGS SE") in connection with that Division's mission to reduce energy consumption and to minimize the impact on the environment. As part of this effort, the roofs should be managed to reduce energy usage in DGS facilities through energy conservation, provide a platform for renewable energy production, and the mitigation of stormwater and urban heat island effects through an integrated roof management program. DGS has invested more than $2 million in green roof construction, roof restoration and re-roofing projects using Energy Star certified roofing membranes, insulation upgrades and related projects. The Consultant shall support these initiatives as requested by DGS through the tasks outlined in this RFP.