City of Philadelphia wants ideas for public bathrooms and showers

Pennsylvania- Philadelphia’s Managing Director’s Office (MDO) released a request for information (RFI) last week asking several questions about how companies would construct and install public restroom and shower facilities around the city. Possible locations for the facilities haven’t been set, but the intention is to choose areas that are heavily concentrated with commuters, tourists and people experiencing homelessness.


The RFI doesn’t include many strict guidelines for companies except to include toilets, sinks and showers in their responses. The document states that submitted information may incorporate permanent and mobile facilities, used needle and sanitary product disposals, and any other ideas that seem relevant. Interested companies have to submit their responses by 5 p.m. on Nov. 17. The MDO hopes to notify selected companies by Nov. 24, which will lead to further discussions with those companies in early December.