January 8, 2018
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
RODEO BISTRO SEATING
Table of Content
Tentative Project Schedule
Registration & Question Period
Submission of Qualification
Content & Format Requirements
Selection Process & Criteria
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Beverly Hills is one of the best place-brands in the world. With Rodeo Drive at the heart
of its business district.
Rodeo Drive with its iconic stores, attract a large number of tourist daily, as well as
offering an oasis to city residents & businesses. Providing people with an environment
that makes them feel safe, comfortable and conveniently relate to the surroundings will
enhance pedestrian life in our urban environment.
Rodeo Drive’s temporary bistro seating concept was implemented in August 2017 as part
of the City of Beverly Hill’s ‘Beverly Hills Open Later Days’ (B.O.L.D.) initiative put
forward by mayor Bosse, during Ed Massey’s Portrait of Hope Exhibit. The seating
installation has proven to be very popular and heavily used by Beverly Hills tourist
visitors as well as residents and business community.
As requested by popular demand, the City intends to convert these temporary seatings
into permanent installation. The City thus is soliciting Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for
selection of a design firm to provide design services for City’s permanent bistro seating
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The bistro seating site on Rodeo Drive consist of 3 blocks stretching from
Santa Monica Boulevard to Wilshire Boulevard. Currently there are 24 seating clusters
consisting of K-Rails, temporary planter boxes, movable tables and chairs.
The permanent bistro seating design should feel open & welcoming to passersby, improve
pedestrian safety while respecting automotive visibility to high & elaborate storefront
designs, promote sensible seating opportunities while increasing community interaction
and aid in support of local businesses.
There is a strong desire to use the existing movable tables & seating elements. Features of
the project shall include but not be limited to public seating area, guardrails, bollards,
parasols, new paving, signage, planting, lighting, integrated sound system and tech
support. Proposed design features shall expertly accomplish safety for seating and
pedestrians from vehicular conflicts.
The City is seeking design solutions that are creative, relay high-end design, easily
constructible and economical in nature.
Encourage pedestrian safety & activity.
Provide safety for seating and pedestrians from vehicular conflict.
Enhance pedestrian environment.
Foster neighborhood interaction.
Support local businesses.
Provide sustainable design.
Promote aesthetic improvements to the streetscape.
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Tentative Project Schedule
MARCH 15, 2018
APRIL 2, 2018
Award of Contract
Notice to Proceed
All interested consultants are
encouraged to send an email to
City Architect, Mandana Motahari at
registering their intent
to respond to this RFQ.
All firms expressing interest will be
added to an email distribution list and
will be notified if additional information
related to the RFQ becomes available.
Firms failing to register in this manner
may not receive all information
relevant to the preparation of their
All questions regarding this RFQ
must be provided in writing
(either by US mail or via e-mail) to:
City of Beverly Hills
345 Foothill Road
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Questions must be submitted by:
January 18, 2018
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