Developer Selection Process

Developer Selection Process

At their May 30th, 2017 meeting, City Council selected Plenary Group Napa, LLC as the preferred development proposal and directed City staff to negotiate the terms of an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) with Plenary Group Napa, LLC.  

View the May 30th City Council Agenda and the request for proposal documents (RFP).

You can also view the developer’s proposal documents, including Strada Scannell and Plenary Properties.

Request For Qualifications (RFP)

The primary purpose of this RFP is to request proposals from the three development teams qualified through the RFQ process.   In the RFP, respondents are asked to provide their proposal for the construction of: new Public Facilities which will consolidate the City’s City Administration and Public Safety functions; and the private development of any excess City land not required on the existing Community Services Building site, the School Street site (City Hall, Police & Fire Administration and Fire Station No. 1) or the Housing Authority Building site.  

Through this Request for Proposals (RFP), the City of Napa seeks to select and contract with a Respondent from the teams shortlisted from the prior Request for Qualification (“RFQ”) process in order to accomplish the following outcomes:

1) Design, build, finance, operate and maintain a new, combined City Administration and Public Safety Building; and

2) The City will sell at fair market value, to the successful respondent, any excess land resulting from the development of the Public Facilities for private development, which could include the Community Services Building and all, or portions of, the super block site currently housing City Hall and Police and Fire Administration, Fire Station #1, and the Housing Authority Building site.  
The RFP will enable the City to identify the most qualified Respondents and will be indicative of the level of the Respondents’ experience and commitment to the proposed project.  Respondents must demonstrate their project concept, design and supporting financing plan necessary to successfully design, develop and deliver the proposed project.
RFP responses are due in February 2016. Following the submittals, the proposals will be reviewed, evaluated and the recommended team presented for City Council selection.  

Link to RFP Documents

RFP Schedule
•Issuance of the RFP November 7, 2016
•Plenary Properties Napa, LLC (PPN) was selected as the preferred development proposal on May 30, 2017

Request For Qualifications (RFQ)

The primary purpose of this RFQ is to qualify and select a short list of highly qualified development teams, who will then be requested to participate in the Phase II RFP. In the RFQ, respondents are asked to provide their basic project concept to address the City’s objectives and requirements and qualify firms and their key personnel with regards to their ability to provide the experience, capacity and financial resources necessary to successfully execute each of the two project components. Only those development teams short-listed will move forward and participate in Phase II. The response requirements can be found in Section 4 of this RFQ.

Although it is the City’s preference to enter into a single contract with one development entity for the entire project, the RFQ contains separate qualification criteria for the Public Building development and the proposed Private Development. At this time, development teams may either propose qualifications for both the Public Building development and the Private Development, or can choose to submit qualifications for only one of the development components. Informed by the RFQ process and prior to releasing the RFP, the City will make a determination whether it will require short-listed teams to propose on both project components, or if teams may pursue either the City development or the Private Development independently. This decision will determine if one or two RFP’s will be issued in Phase II.

Link to RFQ Documents

RFQ Schedule
•Issuance of the RQF  October 30, 2015
•Shortlisting of qualified teams to participate in RFP March 2016
•Three Qualified teams selected to participate in RFP May 10, 2016