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Working with the Port of San Francisco

Development Opportunities

  • Request for Qualification (RFQ) on China Basin 337  NEWS & UPDATES    
    The Port of San Francisco initiated a developer solicitation process for Seawall Lot 337, a 16-acre site south of China Basin Channel and in Mission Bay. At the May 25, 2010 Port Commission meeting the Commission approved an Exclusive Negotiation Agreement with Seawall Lot 337 Associates, comprised of the San Francisco Giants and The Cordish Company.Other Port reports and documents published prior to the RFQ also are provided for public information. 
  • Request for Interest - Pier 70 Area: 20th Street Historic Buildings RFI  NEWS & UPDATES 
    The Port is in Exclusive Negotiations with two development partners for sub-areas of Pier 70, these include Forest City for the Pier 70 Waterfront Sub-Area and Orton Development Inc. for the Historic Core Sub Area. The following provides a link to the recent Port Commission Staff Report and Exhibits that describe the coordination and work underway for each of these sub-areas. In addition, other Pier 70 staff reports can be accessed for further information.

Construction Opportunities

Effective July 1, 2014, all contractors and subcontractors who bid or work on public work projects in California must register with and pay an annual fee to the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). Registration must be renewed annually. Registration and renewal may be completed online. Please go to the DIR website at: http://www.dir.ca.gov/Public-Works/PublicWorks.html for information on what is required. 

If you are a contractor or a subcontractor and you intend to bid on or work on a public work project anywhere in California, it is important that you register with the DIR. Starting March 1, 2015, unregistered contractors and subcontractors cannot be listed on a bid proposal for a public work project. Starting April 1, 2015, unregistered contractors and subcontractors cannot work on a public work project. Agencies that administer public works projects have access to the DIR's searchable database of registered contractors.                      

Real Estate Opportunities  NEW

The Port of San Francisco (“Port”), a department within the City and County of San Francisco, is soliciting proposals from qualified entities to operate and maintain a total of at least six (6) parking lots, including three (3) seawall surface lots and three (3) pier sheds, all located in the Northern Waterfront.

The Northern Waterfront parking lots serve a very diverse customer base such as visitors to the Exploratorium and Alcatraz Island, local merchant patrons including restaurants, shops and offices, general visitors to the Port, attendees of special events hosted on Port property such as the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal and employees who work on Port property or in the northern waterfront.

In order to reflect the Port as a world class destination, the Port desires to have its parking operations realigned to better accommodate the increased volume and offer a higher level of customer service. The Port has identified specific project objectives outlined in the Request for Proposal (“RFP”) and accompanying documents below.

A voluntary Pre-Proposal Conference will be held on November 13, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Port of San Francisco office located at Pier 1, Bayside One Conference Room, San Francisco, California 94111.

Questions may be asked at the Pre-Proposal Conference or submitted in writing to Bob Davis or Jay Edwards, Port of San Francisco, Pier 1, San Francisco, California, 94111. A tour of the Proposal parking lots will be conducted at the end of the Pre-Proposal Conference.


Professional Service Opportunities

Additional Resources

Avoid Bidding Pitfalls

Many RFPs/RFQs are also available on the Office of Contract Administration's website.

Last updated: 11/13/2015 4:54:25 PM
Port of San Francisco
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