RFP: Landscape Architecture/Engineering Firm


Brunswick County (North Carolina) Parks & Recreation is excited to announce that we are initiating a Development Park Project at Holden Beach Park. We are searching for a professional Landscape Architecture/Engineering Firm (or partnering firms) to assist us with the initial phases of the Project. The selected Firm will design a site plan, and develop construction plans and assist Brunswick County Parks with management services.

In 2014, Brunswick County purchased a large 35-acre property that consisted of three parcels for a passive park. It is located near the Town of Holden Beach in southern Brunswick County and encompasses mostly uplands. The site is partially wooded with heritage trees, pine trees, and grasslands. The site provides spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway, the marsh inlet, and of Holden Beach Island. This undeveloped site is vacant and has an entrance road that runs the length of the property that was constructed by previous owners.

The property is bounded to the east by existing residential neighborhoods that have a number of dirt roads that transverse into the park site, to the south by the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, to the west by a beautiful marsh inlet and an existing residential neighborhood and to the north by Holden Beach Road (NC 130). The site is situated perfectly just north of the Town of Holden Beach, making it easily accessible and in close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, commercial areas, and residential neighborhoods. The unique size and shape of the park site provides opportunities for a variety of walking and bicycle trails, including smaller nature paths and larger greenway style trails. The property runs parallel with the Holden Beach Causeway and can provide safer alternative to walking and biking on the causeway. Additionally, the options for many access points will allow for several modes of transportation from the small neighborhood roads and Holden Beach Road to several water access points.

Through this Request for Qualifications, your Firm is being invited to submit a package of interest for this Project. All of the Firms expressing interest will be thoroughly considered and evaluated by a committee of Parks & Recreation Department Supervisory Staff, Planning Department and Engineering Department. The field of interested Firms will be narrowed down to a minimal group of finalists invited to submit formal proposals pertaining to the defined scope of service elements for the Holden Beach Park Project.

If interested, your Qualification Package must include: 

  1. A firm overview
  2. Examples of other similar Parks and Recreation related projects completed; and
  3. List of at least 3 project references (name, contact person, phone and e-mail address).

One (4) copy of Qualifications

Budget for entire project is estimated at $990,000

Anticipated Project Timeline:

  • Friday, September 9, 2017- Qualifications Due
  • Friday, September 15, 2017- Firm Finalists announced and RFP’s sent out
  • Wednesday, September 29, 2017- RFP’s Due
  • Monday, October 20, 2017- Contract of Selected Firm Presented to County Commissioners for approval
  • December 2017 -February 2018- Engineering and Design, Construction Plans
  • March 2018 Construction
  • October 2018 Completion Phase 1

The deadline for submittal of Qualifications is September 9, 2017 by 5pm EST

For further information or questions, please contact:

Aaron Perkins, Director of Parks & Recreation P.O. Box 249
20 Referendum Drive, Building G
Bolivia, NC 28422

Phone: 910-253-2676
E-Mail: aaron.perkins@brunswickcountync.gov