Request for Qualifications: Planning and Development

Requests for Qualifications: Planning & Development

The Matagorda County Navigation District #1, Port of Palacios is seeking requests for qualifications (RFQ) for planning and development for the Matagorda County Navigation District #1, Port of Palacios (RFQP&D2021). The Port encourages all qualified consultancies and engineering firms with specific port development expertise interested in assisting the Port with determining the feasibility of diversifying the Ports business portfolio/customer base and properties including all land currently owned by the Port as well as any future customers, facilities and property acquisitions and development, to submit statements of qualifications.

All responses to the RFQ are due on or before April 27, 2021 at 4 PM CST and shall be submitted to the Matagorda County Navigation District #1 at 1602 Main Street, Palacios TX 77465. For additional information, contact the port office at 361-972-5556.

Please access the full RFQ here.

The Port of Palacios is a political subdivision of the State of Texas created by the Texas Constitution and now governed by Texas Water Code. The Port is a 400-acre (200 ha) port in a rural area of Texas along the Gulf Inter-Coastal Waterway (“GIWW”) mostly serving the local shrimp and commercial fishing industry. The Port is a public taxing entity however it operates according to the landlord port management model with the port relies mainly on lease fees for its revenues. The Port wishes to explore the feasibility of enhancing and diversifying the Port’s commercial profile and therefore its revenues. To achieve this ambition, the Port is considering the feasibility of, but not limited to: acquiring additional land, partner with private parties, and exploring new commercial opportunities. As part of its planning for future development, the Port seeks assistance from a qualified Consultant/s to develop a Study of such diversification, expansion and land acquisition, which may/may not lead to an overall master plan of Port owned properties and potential future land and facility acquisitions. With regards to the commercial opportunities, the Port currently is exploring opportunities for the following but not limited to: load/unload and staging of industrial and renewable energy equipment and materials, maritime services, and shipping in/out goods and products including, but not limited to, products related to: agriculture, petrochemical, oil and gas, aggregate and containers.