Essential Services Building RFQ - RFQ and Attachments


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.

Request for Qualifications
Appendix A-1: Private Site Map
Appendix A-2: Public Building Map
Appendix A-3: Regional Map
Appendix A-4: Hotel Feasibility Analysis
Appendix B: Forms A-B (Word file)
Appendix B: Forms C-E  (Excel file) 

First Addendum to RFQ (Dec. 3. 2015)

Second Addendum to RFQ (Jan. 8, 2016)

Pre-Submittal Meeting Sign-In Sheet

Pre-Submittal Meeting Slide Presentation

Lodging & Conference Space Inventory-City of Napa & South County

Follow this link for Q&A from the Pre-Submittal Meeting-Nov 16., 2015

RFQ Schedule

  • Issuance of the RFQ  October 30, 2015
  • Pre-Submittal Conference  November 16, 2015
  • Deadline for Submittal of Questions regarding the RFQ  December 21, 2015  (Revised Dec. 3, 2015, from earlier due date of Nov. 27)
  • Submittal Due Date for RFQ  February 19, 2016  (Revised by Second Addendum from earlier due date of Jan. 8)
  • Interviews of teams  March 2016
  • Shortlisting of qualified teams to participate in RFP  March 2016
  • RFP released to shortlisted teams  April 2016

For More information contact:
Julie Lucido, Project Manager
City of Napa,
1600 First St.
Napa CA 94559
Telephone: (707) 257-9690
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Temporary Office Space

September 9, 2014 - UPDATED

If your non-profit agency's space has been red-tagged or yellow-tagged and you need temporary office space, the Napa Valley Community Foundation has space available on a short-term basis. There is approximately 3,500 square feet of vacant space in the Sato Family Nonprofit Center located at 3299 Claremont Way.

For additional information, contact Terence Mulligan at Napa Valley Community Foundation by calling (707)254-9565, ext. 11.

Financial Assistance - Earthquake

September 9, 2014 - UPDATED

There are a variety of types of financial assistance available for residents and business owners following the Napa Earthquake.

Earthquake Relief Loan - Redwood Credit Union

Loans of up to $5,000 for 12 months, interest free, are available to help with unexpected expenses resulting from the quake. Other types of loans are also available to assist local residents and businesses with earthquake related financial issues. Visit any Redwood Credit Union branch (Napa’s branch is located at 1705 First Street), or call 1-800-479-7928, Ext. 65588.

Chronicle of Season Sharing Fund

Assistance from the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund is available to senior citizens (55+), disabled individuals and low to moderate-income families with dependent children who have a one-time critical need and who reside in Bay Area counties including Napa. Critical needs assistance is provided in the form of grants that are paid directly to the supplier of services, such as a landlord. To determine if you or someone you know qualifies, contact Napa County Health & Human Services Agency, 707-299-1890.

Napa County Landmarks Emergency Response Fund

This fund was created for the repair of Downtown Napa and Napa County’s damaged historic resources.  More information is available and donations can be made at

Business Resources


SAFE-BIDCO can assist any business it can through its government loan guarantee programs, which can be used to assist small business in obtaining construction loans and lines of credit. In addition to those guarantee programs, SAFE-BIDCO offers a number of direct-lending programs.  Please contact: 707-577-8621 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information is available at

Kiva Zip

Kiva Zip is a San Francisco-based non-profit that makes 0% interest micro loans up to $10,000 with a three-year repayment term and six-month grace period to small business owners, entrepreneurs and farmers. Funds are sourced through crowdfunding. To see if your business qualifies, go to:

Working Solutions

Working Solutions offers loans from $5,000 to $50,000 plus free business services like mentorship, legal advice and workshops; interest rates range from 8-10 percent with no hidden fees; no application fee and expedited application review to get your business back up and running. This is a September only special for earthquake recovery.  If interested, call 415-852-8499 or visit the website at