RFQ/P for Legal Services

A Request for Qualifications/Proposals (RFQ/P) has been issued for qualified legal services to represent the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and East Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA), to supplement the services provided by the East Lansing City Attorney primarily on real estate development and transactional matters.

Only licensed attorneys, or law firms with licensed attorneys, that practice law and maintain an office in Michigan may respond to this RFQ/P. 

For potential conflict of interest purposes, respondents should note that the DDA is engaged in a Memorandum of Understanding with River Caddis Development and is likely to be negotiating a land sale agreement, development agreement and related agreements in the near future.

  • View the Request for Qualifications/Proposals (PDF) for additional information.

RFQ/P Key Dates

  • The RFQ/P was released on June 24, 2020.
  • Potential respondents are asked to submit all questions prior to July 28, 2020. Answers to questions will be provided on this webpage as soon as they are available.
  • Sealed statements of qualifications and proposals will be accepted on or before 1 p.m. EST on July 15, 2020. Late submissions will not be considered. UPDATE (7/20/20): The deadline for qualifications and proposals has been extended to 1 p.m. EST on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

Contact/Submittal Information

Qualifications and proposals, along with inquiries, should be directed to:

Adam R. Cummins
Community & Economic Development Administrator
City of East Lansing
410 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 319-6864