Bid Opportunities

As the nonprofit operator of the 16 Tech Innovation District, 16 Tech Community Corporation is committed to creating equitable opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds to participate in all aspects of the innovation district. As part of the physical development of 16 Tech, 16 Tech Community Corporation specifically encourages the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) in the design and construction of the 16 Tech Innovation District. 

Please check this page regularly for updates on opportunities to be part of the development of 16 Tech.

Click here to view the 16 Tech Bridge Project RFQ/RFP.

The participation and workforce utilization goals below apply to the construction projects in the district whether led by 16 Tech Community Corporation or private sector development partners.

Diversity Participation Goals

  • 15% participation of Minority Owned Business Enterprises (MBEs)
  • 8 % participation of Women Owned Business Enterprises (WBEs)
  • 3% participation of Veteran Owned Business Enterprises (VBEs)
  • 1% participation of Disability Owned Business Enterprises.

Workforce Utilization Goals

  • 15% minority employment
  • 8% female employment
  • 25% residents of Marion County

To help achieve these goals, 16 Tech Community Corporation has partnered with Nubian, a minority-and-women-owned business, as a diversity consultant to work with 16 Tech and its partners. Nubian’s work includes outreach events and coordination of public reporting on progress toward goals for projects in the district.

View our most recent Construction Inclusion report that provides details on progress toward diversity participation and workforce utilization goals.

Current Projects

16 Tech Bridge, Entrances, Wayfinding:

RFQ/RFP for team to design a new bridge that will span Fall Creek from 10th Street and Riley Hospital Drive into the 16 Tech Innovation District, as well as schematic designs for district entrances and wayfinding.

Issued by 16 Tech Community Corporation

Important Dates

RFQ Response Due:
March 12, 2020, at 2 p.m. EDT

RFQ Shortlist Announced:
By March 31, 2020

RFP Response Due:
April 16, 2020

Interviews with Selected Teams:
April 28-30, 2020

Public Announcement of Finalist:
End of May 2020

Teams interested in preparing a submission must register and download the official version of the document at:


Gregory McMullen
Owner’s Representative
Synthesis Incorporated


Innovation Building 1:

Interior Build out for Indiana University School of Medicine

Developed by Browning

Important Dates

Pre-bid Meeting:
Monday, March 9, 2020
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Innovation Building 1, 4th Floor
1220 Waterway Blvd. 46202

Bids Due:
March 19, 2020

Construction Begins:
April 2020

Past Projects

Innovation Hub:

Renovation of the former Citizens Energy Group building

Developed by 16 Tech Community Corporation

Important Dates

Bid Packages Out:
December 2, 2019

Bid Date:
December 13, 2019

Construction Begins:
January 2020

Browning Davis earns Mayor’s Diversity Above and Beyond Award

Browning Davis, developer of initial projects at 16 Tech, received the Mayor’s Diversity Above and Beyond Award from Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett for its efforts to involve minority businesses in Innovation Building 1 construction.

“There is no reason to accept a low goal when reaching higher delivers this kind of community impact. This project shows what’s possible when you focus on building relationships rather than simply building buildings.”

David McMath, Browning Project Manager