OBO is hitting the road to announce the upcoming release of our A/E Design Services RFP!
The RFP is slated to be released at the end of 2022 and is intended for firms to contribute to several modernization and renovation projects. By performing these design services, firms will be able to familiarize themselves with OBO Design Standards and be more prepared for future IDIQs. For our program to continue to deliver facilities that represent American values and the best in American architecture, design, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution we are continuously seeking to expand the pool of firms who contribute to the program.
Curtis Clay, OBO Director of Architecture, will be visiting cities across the country to spread the word about the upcoming RFP. He will share previous submission requirements and lessons learned in the solicitation process. He hopes to provide insight into the OBO A/E program to those who are interested in working with OBO and the U.S. Department of State. Check below to find a city near you.
New Orleans, LA—October 18
1000 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130
Host: AIA New Orleans
Presentation: 5:30 p.m – 6:30 p.m. CDT
Networking: 6:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m. CDT
Kansas State University—October 26
Director of Architecture
Curtis Clay is the Director of Architecture at the Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations. Mr. Clay is responsible for overseeing a wide range of architectural project design functions that support the design, construction, and renovation of diplomatic posts overseas.
Mr. Clay is a licensed architect in Virginia and the District of Columbia and supervises all phases of architectural design and construction. He has over 20 years of experience in the design and construction industry including government, commercial, institutional, and private work.
OBO is the single real property manager for all U.S. diplomatic facilities around the world, managing a portfolio of properties in over 289 locations around the world, valued at over $75.9 billion. OBO’s mission is to provide safe, secure, and resilient facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support its staff in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives.