LSU Real Estate and Facilities Foundation Issues Request for Proposals for University Lakes Project

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Real Estate and Facilities Foundation, an affiliate of the LSU Foundation, has issued a request for proposals seeking a project advisor for the University Lakes Project, with a response deadline of 5 p.m. CST Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.

The RFP invites qualified firms to submit proposals to assist with rehabilitation and improvement of the six lakes adjacent to the LSU campus and City-Brooks Community Park. The project advisor’s responsibilities will extend through the duration of the project and will include providing financial analysis; assisting with solicitation and selection of a design firm, a contractor and other vendors for design and performance of dredging, excavation and other improvements to the lakes; and assisting with compliance with the restrictions attached to the anticipated funding sources for the project.

The University Lakes Project Management Committee will meet in early January to review the proposals and recommend a project advisor. The committee anticipates engaging a designer in spring 2020 and engaging a contractor for dredging and construction by January 2021. Both the RFP and a memorandum of understanding, detailing the project structure and the entities involved, are online at



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