The District of Columbia Green Finance Authority (d/b/a/ “DC Green Bank” or “DCGB”) is seeking expressions of interest and qualifications from service providers in the areas set forth in this Request for Qualifications (RFQ).
Through this RFQ, DC Green Bank invites service providers interested in working with DC Green Bank with a high-level description of our institution and the service providers we anticipate engaging from time to time for the following categories of professional services for inclusion in its Professional Slate:
- Legal Services.
This RFQ is one means by which DC Green Bank can identify qualified and interested service providers to include in our Professional Slate. Interested service providers are invited to submit a statement of qualifications as set forth in greater detail below.
This RFQ will remain open until DC Green Bank completes the development of its initial Professional Slate. DC Green Bank expects to identify at least one (1) qualified service provider for inclusion in its Professional Slate from among the responses to this RFQ and may also include in its Professional Slate service providers otherwise known to it by reputation, referral, and/or in connection with a previous or existing relationship with DC Green Bank. DC Green Bank may, from time to time, re-open its Professional Slate on a periodic and on an as needed basis. Notwithstanding the foregoing, on occasion, it may engage a service provider not included in its Professional Slate on an expedited basis when a particular expertise is needed one or more areas of immediate consequence to DC Green Bank, and such engagements of those potential service providers may be made on a basis deemed most appropriate by DC Green Bank in its sole discretion.
Discussions with respondents and potential respondents will be conducted on an ongoing basis until the Professional Slate is published to the DC Green Bank website.
The decision to proceed to engage a particular provider in the Professional Slate will be made on a case-by-case basis by DC Green Bank in its sole discretion and may be pursuant to the terms of a specified engagement or on a retained services engagement basis. Such engagements will be based on a consideration of all relevant facts and circumstances in connection with a specified need and/or project and is intended to result in the best value to DC Green Bank as determined in its sole discretion in light thereof. In instances where DC Green Bank has more than one (1) qualified service provider for a category of need in its Professional Slate, among the factors that DC Green Bank will consider for specific and project-level engagements are service provider capacity, delivery timing, team capabilities, specified expertise, history of performance and mission alignment accountability.
RESPONDENTS PLEASE NOTE: This RFQ does not commit DC Green Bank to select any firm(s), engage, procure or contract for any professional services. DC Green Bank reserves the right, in its sole discretion and in accordance with generally accepted good business practices, to accept or reject any or all submissions received, to negotiate with any or all qualified respondents, to request modifications to engagements in accordance with such negotiations, to request supplemental or clarifying information from respondents, to cancel or amend this RFQ, and/or to modify or supplement its Professional Slate in any manner, in part or in its entirety, at any time.