Request for Proposals: Architectural Design Services for Ocean Renewable Energy Innovation Center

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center seeks proposals from firms with extensive experience in Massachusetts to support MassCEC in design services for a new Ocean Renewable Energy Innovation Center in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

The ORE Innovation Center will offer several types of spaces for tenants, including dedicated and shared offices and workshops, co-workspace, community and convening spaces, laydown and external storage areas, harbor access/berthing space, and parking.

MassCEC is in the final stages of site selection and cannot yet disclose the specific location of the center. The project will be in one or more locations on, or close to, the New Bedford waterfront. The site may be clear or include one or more structures. The structure(s) may require demolition and replacement, gut renovation, or minor improvements.

Application Deadline

May 17, 2024

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Consultant Selection Schedule

All dates are subject to change at MassCEC's discretion. 

process step Timing

Release of RFP

April 26, 2024

Responses due

May 17, 2024

Short-listed firms notified

May 22, 2024

Firm interviews

May 28, 2024


May 31, 2024


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