Contact: Shawn Uhlman, PDC, 503-823-7994

March 20, 2015

The Portland Development Commission today announced the official selection of Tigard, OR-based Northwest Demolition & Dismantling as the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC) for the selective demolition and salvage contract on the Centennial Mills project in northwest Portland. Northwest Demolition was one of six firms that submitted a response to the Dec. 29, 2014 Request for Proposals.

Based on rapid deterioration of the facility and substantial risk of loss or damage should the buildings collapse, PDC solicited proposals under an emergency declaration that enabled the evaluation committee to determine the winning team by using a number of factors rather than the traditional low-bid selection process.

“We were very pleased with the quality of the responses we received,” said PDC Executive Director Patrick Quinton. “We believe the combination of qualifications, cost, and previous experience with complex projects made Northwest Demolition the clear choice.”

Over the next three months the CMGC will develop a guaranteed maximum price and a project timeline proposal for the selective demolition work.

At the conclusion of the three month phase, PDC will have an estimate of the cost and approximate timeline for the construction phase, including the selective demolition and salvage of materials from the site. Concurrently, PDC staff will prepare a solicitation seeking a design and construction team to help move forward the design and costing of potential public improvements on the site.

PDC staff and representatives from Northwest Demolition & Dismantling will provide periodic updates on the guaranteed maximum price process and project timeline to the Pearl District Neighborhood Association and other stakeholders. Additional information about the project is posted online.

“This is a challenging project and I am confident our team can complete the selective demolition in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner,” said Northwest Demolition & Dismantling Vice President Richard Wayper. “We’re very eager to get to work.”

PDC continues to negotiate with Harsch Investment Properties on the development and disposition agreement for the Centennial Mills property.