Reference: Job # 1508

Issued on: 03/19/2014

Closing Date: Open until filled


Women’s World Banking is seeking a Consultant to provide supporting design services for the redevelopment of a building space totaling 8,400 square feet into an office facility for a staff of approximately 50.

About Women’s World Banking

Women’s World Banking is the global non-profit devoted to giving more low-income women access to the financial tools and resources essential to their security and prosperity. For more than 35 years we have worked with financial institutions to show them the benefit of investing in women as clients, and as leaders. We equip these institutions to meet women’s needs through authoritative market research, leadership training, sustainable financial products and consumer education. Headquartered in New York, Women’s World Banking works with 39 institutions in 28 countries with a reach of 14 million women to create access to finance on a greater scale than ever before.


The intent of this RFP is to have the firms under consideration specifically address the services required and provide a well-considered price proposal for those services.

Women’s World Banking is currently under lease negotiations where the landlord is providing nearly a “turnkey” space, which includes covering the cost of design, construction management, and construction. Women’s World Banking is seeking a firm with certified architects to serve as an independent contractor to coordinate with the landlord’s team while representing the best interests of our organization. The tasks could include, but may not be limited to:

  • Assisting in and providing verification of proposed floor plan layout;
  • Review of schematics to assure all infrastructure elements are accounted for;
  • Serve as a liaison or owners rep with the landlord’s architect and construction team
  • Assist in the selection of furniture systems;
  • Advise on interior design elements.

Women’s World Banking intends to have the lease negotiated and signed by April 15th, 2014. A key term is that all floor plans are agreed upon prior to execution. Women’s World Banking seeks to hire this consultant immediately to support this deliverable and continue through substantial completion, which is expected to be November 1st, 2014.

To Apply

Applications will be reviewed until the consultancy is filled. Please submit the following:

  • Firm information
    • Name
    • Complete address
    • Contact person
    • Telephone number
    • Website
    • E-mail address
    • Provide a General Statement of Qualifications that responds to the project background information given above.
    • Submit examples of similar projects your firm has worked on.
    • Fees
      • Provide information on your preliminary fee structure based on the scope indicated above, including anticipated reimbursable costs.
      • Submit a schedule of hourly rates by employee classification, including terms and rate of overtime for additional work if requested.

Proposals should be submitted to with “RFP: Architect” as the subject line.

Applicants may submit their question(s) in writing to Please include in the e-mail subject line “RFP: Architect.”

This RFP does not guarantee or commit Women’s World Banking to proceeding with the above described work. Due to the overwhelming responses not all candidates will be contacted.

Women’s World Banking is an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.