Smoky Mountain Housing Partnership | Request for Qualifications

Request for Qualifications

Architectural/Engineering Services

Description of Project: Mountain Projects, Inc.  located in Waynesville, NC, is soliciting proposals for Architectural/Engineering Services for a 40.5-acre purpose-built community. The building projects may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Single-Family Housing
  • Multi-Family Housing 
  • Mixed Use Community Facilities 
  • Green Space

The scope of work includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Site Plan
  • Compaction Report
  • Timeline of Development Phases 
  • Appraisal
  • Wetland Delineation
  • Phase 1 Environmental & Geotechnical Exploration
  • Soil Sample
  • Infrastructure, Property Layout & Project Feasibility
    • Grading & drainage plans
    • Road design including NCDOT (Ingress & Egress)
    • Water & sewer design
    • Stormwater retention/ detention design
    • Preliminary parking and off-street loading layouts
    • Opinion of costs for infrastructure 


Applicants should have experience in educational design and be familiar with all pertinent codes and regulations. Mountain Projects, Inc. is seeking creative and economical design solutions that incorporate energy-efficient features. 

Each response is to provide information which will allow evaluation of the following:

  1. Past performance.
  2. Qualifications of professional personnel proposed for the project.
  3. Demonstrated ability to meet time and budget requirements.
  4. Location and size of firm, now and 5 years ago.
  5. Recent, current, and projected workloads of the firm.
  6. Creativity and insight related to the project.
  7. Related experience on similar projects.


Qualifications may be hand delivered, emailed, or mailed to Mountain Projects Inc., 2177 Asheville Road, Waynesville, NC 28786.

Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 pm on April 22, 2021.

Questions regarding the RFQ should be addressed to the SMHP Construction Supervisor, at the above address, Attn: Joey Massie Phone (828) 452-1447 or emailed to: 


A contract will be negotiated with the most qualified firm(s) at a compensation which is stable, fair, and reasonable to Mountain Projects, Inc., If a satisfactory contract cannot be negotiated with any of the ranked firm(s), this RFQ shall be considered terminated.

Proposals: Mountain Projects, Inc. reserves the right to select the firm(s) which it deems to offer the best overall proposal taking into consideration all factors such as (a) past performance; (b) qualifications of professional personnel proposed for the project; (c) location and size; (d) recent, current, and projected workloads of the firm; and (e) related experience on similar projects.

This RFQ is made for information and planning purposes only. Mountain Projects, Inc. does not intend to award a contract solely based on any response made to this request or otherwise pay for the information solicited or obtained. Mountain Projects, Inc., will be the judge as to whether a proposal has or has not met the requirements of this RFQ.

Acceptance of Proposal Content: The contents of the proposal of the successful firm(s) may become part of the contractual obligations if a contract ensues. Failure of a successful firm(s) to accept these obligations may result in cancellation of the award.

Economy of Preparation: Proposals should be prepared simply and economically, providing a straightforward, concise description of the firm’s ability to meet the requirements of the RFQ. Emphasis should be on completeness and clarity of content.

Firm Responsibilities: The selected firm(s) will be required to assume responsibility for all services offered in its proposal whether it produces them. Firm(s) shall be responsible to adhere to all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances, etc., and if the request for proposal results in a contract award, selected firm(s) shall be responsible for obtaining all necessary permits and variances.