Requests for Proposal

Riverside Economic DevelopmentThe Development Department requests proposals for a variety of department-specific projects throughout Riverside, providing opportunities for vendors to bid on City business.

All responses are due at or before the time shown on each solicitation. Late responses cannot be accepted. It is the bidder's responsibility to ensure that the most complete and current version of the solicitation, including addenda, has been downloaded.

Current Bid Opportunities

Project Description
Surplus Property:
Former Marcy Branch Library

The City is pleased to invite proposals for the purchase and adaptive re-use of the former Marcy Branch Library site located at 3711/3723 Central Avenue aka Assessor Parcel Nos. 225-124-014 and 225-124-016.

The deadline for Proposals: Before 4:00 PM on March 22, 2013.

Surplus Property:
Van Buren Boulevard and Hayes Street

The City is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for the purchase and subsequent development of surplus property located at 3909 and 3915 Van Buren Boulevard aka Assessor Parcel Nos. 191-311-037 and 191-311-038, situated at the northeast corner of Van Buren Boulevard and Hayes Street.

The deadline for Proposals: Before 4:00 PM on November 4, 2012.

Request for Qualifications (RFQ): Seizing Our Destiny Executive Director

Amendment No. 1

Seizing Our Destiny a community-driven movement here in Riverside is seeking its first Executive Director. The right person must be passionate about the vision for high quality of life for all and be able to demonstrate the experience to strategize for impact, grow an organization, lead leaders, communicate a vision, connect a community and measure results. In particular, we seek someone with a track record of achieving progress and sustaining momentum for initiatives based on public-private partnerships, cross-sector action, community engagement, collaboration building, innovative economic development and/or collective impact to improve community quality of life.

How Do You Submit your Qualifications?
While our intention is to grow into a fully staffed organization, the first step will be to secure the professional services of a contract Executive Director for an initial term of one year, with the possibility of extending for an additional one-year term. In the first year, the Executive Director will be expected to diversify resources and enhance our capacity to improve quality of life.

Submissions must respond to the scope of services and instructions in the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) issued by the City of Riverside’s Office of Economic Development.

  • To access the RFQ for the Seizing Our Destiny Executive Director, click this link.
  • The deadline for questions is Monday, August 13, 5:00pm
  • The deadline for proposals is Monday, August 20, 5:00pm
  • ALL questions and submissions should be directed to
RFP for Soccer Complex Development

Exhbiti A-1

Amendment No. 1

The proposed Complex shall entail the relocation of eleven (11) small sized soccer fields (190’ x 118’), five (5) medium sized soccer fields (300’ x 150’), and eight (8) full size soccer fields (360’ x 210’) currently located at the adjacent Ab Brown Soccer Complex and the construction of sufficient parking and applicable amenities such as concessions and restroom facilities. Furthermore, the complex is proposed to include the construction of a soccer stadium large enough to host professional exhibition, semi-professional, collegiate and high school soccer games/tournaments. The proposed stadium will include an artificial turf field, stadium seating, lighting for night games, locker rooms, sufficient parking and applicable amenities such as concession stands, restroom facilities and meeting space.

New Restaurant Opportunity at the Fox Entertainment Plaza

Amendment No. 1
Amendment No. 2
Amendment No. 3
RFI No. 1
RFI No. 2

Lobby Annex Plans
Parking Structure Plans
Exhibit Hall & Black Box Plans

The City is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for a well‐qualified business entity to operate a restaurant (or restaurants, as the available space is divisible) and/or related retail use to serve as a key attraction within the City‐owned Fox Entertainment Plaza, which is next door to the Fox Performing Arts Theater in downtown (Exhibit “A”).

Qualified proposals must have demonstrated experience, and knowledge of restaurant/retail operations—including financing, marketing, design, leasing, management and oversight. It is further expected that proposals will be based on a thorough understanding of existing and future restaurant market.

Rehabilitation of the Former Camp Anza Officers Club and Development of Vacant Residential Properties For Veterans Housing


The Housing Authority of the City of Riverside (Authority) is seeking a qualified developer or development team for the adaptive re-use of the former Camp Anza Officer’s Club building and the development of adjacent vacant properties (Properties) into a cohesive residential use and community services facility/recreation area of residential units for veterans.

A development project that provides residential opportunities and services to disabled veterans and their families, compliments the neighborhood and creates jobs for the community, while maintaining the historic significance of the building is desired. A proposal that meets the goals of the Authority for the development of this site will be selected to enter into an agreement. Developer’s demonstrated development experience and its stated approach to coordination and collaboration with community stakeholders is an important evaluation criterion for this Request for Proposals (RFP).

Project Vision
A place where a disabled veteran in need of on-going out-patient medical attention can live comfortably, safely and affordably with their family outside of an institutional environment.

This may be accomplished via clustered cottage style dwelling units or other similar site design where a family can live independently while still being surrounded by community. Independent living is complimented by a renovated Officer’s Club where veteran directed services are provided (e.g. out-patient medical, physical therapy, counseling, care-giver support, recreation) for the veteran and their family.

Golf Course

The City of Riverside seeks a capable developer or team of developers to provide for the comprehensive redevelopment of the former Riverside Golf Club located in the Northside Neighborhood of the City. It is anticipated that the selected developer will possess the ability and demonstrated experience to manage all aspects of the development process, including planning, community involvement, design, negotiation of public/private partnerships, structuring of private and public financing sources, construction, sales and leasing, and ongoing management.

City of Riverside Mobile Application

Sample Professional Service Agreement

The City of Riverside is accepting qualifications from organizations and/or firms in response for the development of a mobile app to provide access to up-to-date information on local businesses, shopping centers, attractions and events

Area: Citywide
Due Date: 06/24/2011

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Mission Statement
To champion and advance Riverside as the City of Arts and Culture in the broadest economic and social context possible.
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