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RFI for Southeast Academic Center


The SFPUC currently seeks a partner to build an academic and skill-building center adjacent to the new Southeast Community Facility (SECF) at 1550 Evans. The Center will help to create a destination that supports a healthy and vibrant neighborhood, providing community access to education, job training, and career opportunities. This unique collaboration honors the legacy of the co-founders of the and historic mitigation of the Southeast Community Facility; establishing a brand-new, lively community commons for Bayview residents to work, play, celebrate, be outside, and thrive.

Request for Information for Potential Partners

Student walking in Center

Our Agency has released this Request for Information (RFI) to identify a partner that can finance, construct, own, and operate a state-of-the-art academic facility which will provide educational programs that support the next generation of workers in the water and wastewater industry. Within their response, potential partners should address the following:


  • Building Career Pathways Potential partners should highlight how their academic programs will prepare the next generation workforce for a variety of well-paid jobs and careers in the water and wastewater industry. They should also explain how their programs will leverage the sector's workforce needs to advance economic equity in Bayview-Hunters Point.
  • Transferable Skills Respondents should explain how their programs and services will provide individuals with a robust toolbox of education and skills that they can leverage throughout their careers. They must also identify which industries and sectors are seeking the skills that individuals are being taught through the academic programs.
  • Community Engagement Potential partners should outline a plan for ensuring that the SECF Commission and Bayview-Hunters Point residents will be engaged in the development and ongoing implementation of programs and services offered at the academic facility.
  • Effective Partnerships We are seeking potential partners that can articulate their plan for cross-sector and regional partnerships that will produce high-quality and diverse workforces. These partnerships could be between academic institutions (high schools, community colleges, four-year universities, etc.), skilled trades/unions, non-profits, private sector industries, etc.
  • Financial Capacity All potential partners must demonstrate their ability to secure capital to construct, own, and operate the academic center. They must also demonstrate a history of developing projects of comparable type, scope, and vision.
  • SECF Partnership We are seeking partners that can show a commitment to partnering with us and SECF staff to ensure the center's programs and building features align with programming and building features at the new SECF.

Submit a Concept Proposal

The SFPUC invites all interested stakeholders to submit a concept proposal for a new education and skill-building facility at 1550 Evans Street. The concepts developed by potential partners will help to inform the official request for proposal for the academic center. Responses are due by 5:00pm PST on March 2, 2018.

Informational/Pre-submittal Conference

Interested stakeholders were invited to attend an informational/pre-submittal conference on February 16, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am in the Tuolumne Conference Room (3rd Floor) of the SFPUC at 525 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA. Review the presentation and Q&A from the pre-submittal conference. 


Download the Request for Information.


Last updated: 7/27/2018 9:00:37 AM