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Past Notice/ Office Space

Updated February 14, 2019 at 8:30 A.M. EST. See Notice of Intent to Award below



Inquiries and proposals should be directed to

Donna Diaz

Operations/HR Manager

Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County, Inc.

584 NW University Blvd, Suite 200

Port St. Lucie, FL  34986


Background Information:

The Early Learning Coalition of St Lucie County, Inc. (ELC) has been in temporary office space since September 2017 due to damages caused by Hurricane Irma. The ELC found and sub-leased temporary office space on a month-to-month basis while its recovery efforts were underway. The ELC is now looking for a new permanent office location.

  • The ELC needs a minimum of 9,000 square feet.
  • The ELC will consider office space in areas convenient to SR/VPK parents and providers in St. Lucie County, giving preference to a centralized area of the county.
  • The ELC will consider office spaces that can offer an original lease term of 10 years with any optional renewal terms allowed by State of Florida Statutes.
  • The ELC will also consider other potential cost-saving arrangements or benefits submitted by interested property owners/managers. (Examples include but are not limited to – covered maintenance for common areas, included utilities, included office furnishings, equipment, etc.).
  • The ELC is a recipient of state and federal tax dollars. Cost is always a concern for the ELC, but it will not be the overriding factor in our decision to secure a new office location.

RFP Responses:

All RFP responses will need to include a complete description of the property along with specific details on the square footage available, base rent costs, cost of living increases, renewal options and all other relevant costs and perquisites associated with leasing the property.

All responses should be provided in the form of a Letter of Intent (LOI). For general questions and additional details on the required content of your LOI, please contact Donna Diaz, our Operations/HR Manager at

Additional Considerations:

Since the ELC is the recipient of state and federal tax dollars, all property owners/lessors will need to consider the additional lease language and clauses associated with the ELC’s 2018-19 Minimum Disclosures to Vendors-Contractors and certain additional Purchase Order Terms and Conditions. Please follow the links below to review all the potential required clauses and terms and conditions that will be considered for inclusion in your lease with the ELC.

2018-19 Minimum Disclosures to Vendors-Contractors:


Purchase Order Terms and Conditions:


Deadline for Receipt of Proposal:

5:00 p.m. on February 1, 2019

 The Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County is active in local, regional and state affairs. Our involvement ranges from participating in local events to educating legislators about the Coalition’s important work.