Here’s How MDC Committee Decided That Related’s 520 Biscayne Bid Ranked Highest

Earlier this week, a Miami Dade College committee gave Related Group’s bid to develop 520 Biscayne the highest ranking out of four proposals.

To reach a combined 100 points, the following criteria was used:

  • Proposed Project Concept (Plan for Accomplishing the Project Requirements, Goals and Objectives) – 30 points
  • Company Background, Financial Strength and Business Success (Development Experience and Financial Ability to Develop the Project, Experience of Offeror and Key Personnel, and References) – 30 points
  • Business Terms (Financial Considerations and proposed legal relationship with the College for ownership of the proposed facility) – 30 points
  • Other Information; and local small business utilization (Additional Items) – 10 points

With that criteria in mind, the five person committee arrived at the scores below:

 

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Anonymous
5 years ago

4.5 out of 5 for the design and Nader’s received a 4. This is so rigged. All the other numbers look accurate (financial strength etc.) but they credit Relateds design way to high. The most it should of gotten (out of respect) should of been a 3.5 for Related. Nader should of received a 4.5 in my opinion.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Should have people! Not should of..i see this travesty everywhere…ugghh

In re should of
5 years ago

Thank’s for fighting the good fight

Anonymous
5 years ago

Still an ugly proposal, no matter how it was chosen.

chris
5 years ago

The Related Group is dumping cheap architecture design buildings in Downtown Miami. These structures will pollute our skyline for the next 100 years. They are also monopolizing the market by squashing competition. And limiting competition between many of their projects. They backed out of Island Garden Marina for similar reasons. .Miami Dade College should choose a developer that enhances their ideas, not set them on a back-burner until (or if) their existing projects become successful.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Jorge Perez needs to go back to building public low income housing, where he got started many years ago, and leave our skyline to professionals with some modicum of taste and vision to people like Zaha Hadid.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Ugly proposal

Anonymous
5 years ago

So a project that offered less than half of the requested footage for museum space ranked higher than Nader’s for project concept? Interesting

suomynona
5 years ago

That’s what I’ve been asking on here for a month now.

I believe it’s 1/5 the size of Nader’s and 1/4 the size of Pi Art. Off hand I’m not sure about Oppenheim but I would imagine they at least attempted to meet the museum requirement and not fall short by greater than 50%.

Gary Nader
5 years ago

Here are the facts for the whole world to see:

http://www.naderlaamuseum.org/NaderLAAM01.html

Anonymous
5 years ago

Ok ok, but we still have to walk and drive by and stare at that feo pos every day for the next 100 years.

Anonymus
5 years ago

Gens, the fight between Perez and Nader is an old one, while Perez was introduced by Nader to Botero and included Nader’s sculptures in his projects many times. Perez went behind Nader and bought some Botero’s sculptures betraying Nader, what cause that Nader infuriating by his actions expels Perez from his gallery. This is not only about museums; it’s a personal matter. If that is not a backstabbing what it is????

Anonymous
5 years ago

No matter how it was chosen

Anonymous
5 years ago

All Related proyects look the same Shoe boxes with balconies. Mediocre buildings. Nader building will be an icon for the city. It its definitely the cultural venue our beloved city will be proud of.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Ridiculous. ?

laingman
5 years ago

Hmm. An MDC Committee. Proper grammar or not

Anonymous
5 years ago

Does any of you guys think it would be possible for these two unfriendly forces to reach an agreement, join up and build something spectacular for Miami,like an awesome Latin American art museum,conference center,pedestrian friendly street level retail and a couple of 1000 footers similar to PI design.Seems to me like win,win,win situation.So where is the problem?

Anonymous
5 years ago

The problem is that you have two people with two different motives no matter what. Nader cares and Perez does not. Nader wants Miami to have the best in culture in which people from all over the world will actually visit the museum while at the same time create a pedestal and towers that looks appealing up close and from a distance view of the skyline. Perez doesn’t care about that as long as he is recognize for being the one that got the bid so he can make money out of it too. Look at the PAMM. It is empty. But hey, at least it has his name on it – No matter how it looks like and how empty it is. Those motives seem to be ” fixed ” in these two individuals.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I am sorry, but everyone sharing these negative comments about Related is ridiculous. why don’t you put forth your energy towards something positive? I feel bad for you people, sitting at your work desk hidden behind a computer, talking all this nonsense. Get a life.

Oscar
5 years ago

Says the person who commented as “Anonymous”

City Commissioner
5 years ago

Everyone’s “Negative” comments are consistent and true. We all live in this city, we see what is going on. Real estate Development has been monopolized by one developer with low quality/high profit mentality.

Anonymous
5 years ago

You, city commissioner are probably the only public servant that haven’t been bribe by this developer, in order to write a comment like this, or you may be lying like all politicians do!!