Apr 13th 2020 | Posted in News, Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline

North Carolina – The city of Raleigh extended its deadline for a request for information (RFI) as it seeks project options to develop a downtown convention center hotel and an office tower.

Raleigh hotel rendering Raleigh extends RFI deadline for hotel office development

Rendering of Raleigh hotel and office tower

Acknowledging the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic, city officials said they are committed to exploring project options for the development on two vacant downtown lots on 2.5 acres.

Based on RFI submittals alone, the city may elect to negotiate with one development team on the hotel or hotel-office project.

However, it is expected that the city will select a short-list of project development teams from the RFI responses to be invited to participate in a more detailed request for proposals (RFP) and interview process. Only those development teams that submit an RFI response would be eligible for consideration, should the city pursue a RFP.

The RFI deadline is 5 p.m. EST May 1.