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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANT SERVICES FOR THE SITE DEVELOPMENT/SCHEMATIC DESIGN OF THE MARY MEACHUM FREEDOM CROSSING. The Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing, St. Louis, Missouri, a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom site, commemorates a daring escape attempt by enslaved African Americans to cross the Mississippi River to freedom. The site location of the actual event is in North St. Louis City just north of the Merchants Bridge on the Mississippi River bank, including both sides of the Floodwall.  The Project Management Team of MMFC invites all interested and qualified firms/teams to submit their responses no later than 5:00 PM cst on Thursday, September 18, 2003.  A preproposal meeting will be conducted (9/10/03). Please submit to: Attn: RFQ – Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing 2600 Hadley, St. Louis, MO 63106. The Project Management Team and the Advisory Committee will work with the consultant(s)/team throughout the community planning process to develop analysis; goals, principles, and highly developed design options; and a consensus Schematic Design. The desired consultants should be capable of covering the following skills and disciplines but not limited to: Art, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Engineering, and Thematic/Interpretive Planning.  The project timeline begins immediately and concludes by May 2004 Submittals must be in accordance with the request for qualifications documents. Copies of the RFQ package may be obtained or emailed. Contact Darcell Braylock at 314-340-3288 or FAX 314-241-8938. There is an M/WBE goal for participation this project. Grace Hill Settlement House reserves the right to reject any or all submittals, to waive any minor informality or irregularity in any submittal and make award to response deemed most advantageous to the project. Respondents agree rejection or waiver is without liability by Grace Hill Settlement House for claims or damages because of rejection or waiver, and to seek no recourse against Grace Hill Settlement House therefore. Submission shall constitute agreement by the respondent to above conditions.

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Laura L. Lyon, Missouri,