ASC Region 4 Commercial Problem Statement Archive

2017 Problem Statement

Project Description

Private Corporation, The Escaped Goat, seeks qualified General Contractors or Construction Managers for the construction of a new 25,000 GSF, one story Data Center. The estimated total project cost is between $14-18MM.

Special provisions should be made to address the client’s requirement to ensure the building meets or exceeds FEMA P-361, F5 Tornado resistance.

Please note, the client reserves the right to make the final contractor selection based upon “Best Value” as determined by the client.

Request for Qualification Information

The Escaped Goat is seeking your qualifications. Firms will be evaluated based on overall experience and depth of resources.

The qualification package shall be limited to:

  1. Letter of Transmittal
  2. Table of Contents

III. Cover Letter

  1. Company Information (3 Page Limit)
  2. History of Company
  3. Locations
  4. Services Provided
  5. Safety Program (3 years of EMR Scores and TRIR)
  6. Quality Program
  7. Projects (3 Page Limit)
  8. Relevant experience on a minimum of two (2) past projects
  9. Project name and description
  10. Owner

iii. Gross Square Feet

  1. Total cost
  2. Project completion date
  3. Photograph
  4. Current projects and back log
  5. Project Team (4 Page Limit)
  6. Resumes of Key Personnel
  7. Project Specific Org Chart and Role Descriptions

VII. Bonus Section (1 Page Limit)

  1. Provide any information that makes your company uniquely qualified for this project.

Qualifications packages must be submitted electronically, via the Google Drive by 6pm on October 17, 2017. To obtain access to the Google Drive folder, each team must create a Gmail account, and email their information to ascreg4commercial@gmail.com. Please note that this email address will be used for all electronic communications during the competition, and should not identify your school name or location.

Qualifications will be graded prior to the start of the competition and judges’ comments will be provided to each company during the pre-bid conference.

Your qualifications must be combined into a single PDF file that does not exceed the page limits set above. Any package that is submitted late or not meeting these requirements will be disqualified.

Note: Information submitted in the Qualifications Package should not be repeated in the written proposal, unless specifically requested by the owner.

Request for Proposal Information:

The RFP documents will be distributed to teams during a mandatory pre-bid conference being held at 6:00 am CST on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Final proposals will be due at 12:00 am CST on Friday, October 27, 2017 One (1) hard copy and one (1) electronic copy of your proposal will be required. Hard copies are to be bound in a clear front folder, labeled, and tab divided. Electronic copies are to be submitted via the Google drive.

Please make sure your firm has knowledge on the following items that may be requested with the proposal:

I. Knowledge of different types of contracts (GMP, LS, NTE, etc.)

II. Knowledge of unit cost estimating and evaluation of quotes

III. Development of Schedule

  1. Development of site specific Logistics Plan
  2. Cost estimate and cash flow projections
  3. Site specific safety plans

VII. Site specific quality plans

VIII. Clarifications/Exceptions

Presentation Information:

Following the submission of the RFP, each team will be invited to present their solution to the client. Keep the following in mind when preparing for the oral presentation:

  1. Prepare a one page handout with team pictures and project roles
  2. Do not summarize the project

III. Bonus points can be awarded for creativity, exceptional performance, or overall professionalism.

2016 Problem Statement

Project Description

City of Random City, IL seeks a qualified Construction Manager / General Contractor to provide construction services as the Construction Manager for the construction of a new ground up 26,000 sq ft Police Station on a 15 acre green field site. The estimated total project cost is approximately $9-11MM.

The program for the new facility includes office space for captains and sergeants, men’s and women’s locker rooms, a fitness center, 4 detention cells, DUI and isolation rooms, and interview/integration rooms.

Special provisions should be made to address the client’s wishes for all team members to perform under the vision of Collaborative Project Delivery (CPD) and Lean construction. LEED certification is mandated by the client.

Request for Qualification Information

City of Random City is seeking your qualifications. Firms will be evaluated on the basis of overall experience.

The qualification package shall include, but not be limited to:

  • Cover Letter
  • Company mission statement, management philosophy and history
  • Overview of Preconstruction and Construction Services
  • Project Specific Organizational chart
  • Resumes of key personnel
  • Financial Statement
  • Representative past projects – maximum of 6
  • Current projects
  • Current construction backlog
  • Safety Plan – including EMR (last 3 years)
  • Lean approach
  • SWPP Management program
  • Quality Management program
  • BIM and Technology Utilization

Please note, the client reserves the right to make the final contractor selection based upon “Best Value” as determined by the client.

The RFQ response must be received tabbed via sections above and submitted via email to ascregion4commercial@gmail.com by 6:00am CST, Thursday, October 27th, 2016 in PDF format. One original and six hard copies of the RFQ should be delivered per the 2016 ASC student schedule. The RFQ response is limited to 25 total pages (excluding letter of transmittal). All emails should be sent from an email account that you use regularly but does not identify your school name/location.

The detailed problem statement / request for proposal will be distributed Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at 6:30am. The City of Random City will review the problem statement in detail and answer any questions from the attendees at that time.2015 Problem Statement

Project Description

ASC Private College seeks a qualified contraction manager / general contractor to provide construction services as the Construction Manager at Risk (CM@R) for the renovation of two adjoined, 4-story residence halls at a private college in a Midwestern city. The estimated total project cost is between $5M – $6M.

The renovation of the two buildings cannot occur simultaneously, as the private college must have access to one building to house the students during the academic year. Dependent on the construction schedule, the students may transfer to the fully renovated residence hall partially though the academic year, as long as it coincides with an academic break. Special considerations should be made in working directly adjacent to a fully occupied resident hall spaces.

Request for Qualification Information

Private College is seeking your qualifications. Firms will be evaluated on the basis of overall experience.

The qualification package shall include, but not limited to:

  • Cover Letter
  • Company mission statement, management philosophy and history
  • Overview of Preconstruction and Construction Services
  • Project Specific Organizational chart
  • Resumes of key personnel
  • Financial Statement
  • Representative past projects – maximum of 6
  • Current projects
  • Current construction backlog
  • Safety Plan – including EMR (last 3 years)
  • Quality Management program
  • BIM and Technology Utilization

Please note, the client reserves the right to make the final contractor selection based upon “Best Value” as determined by the client.

The RFQ response must be received tabbed via sections above and submitted via email to ascregion4commercialdivision@gmail.com AND to Region 4 coordinator Thomas Logan (tdlogan@ksu.edu) by 1:00 pm CST, Monday, October 19th, 2015. The RFQ response is limited to 25 total pages (excluding letter of transmittal). All emails should be sent from an email account that you use regularly but does not identify your school name/location.

The detailed problem statement / request for proposal will be distributed Thursday, October 23rd, 2015 at 7am. ASC Private College staff will review the problem statement in detail and answer any questions from the attendees at that time.

2014 Problem Statement

Project Description

The detailed problem statement / request for proposal will be distributed Thursday, October 23rd, 2015 at 7am. ASC Private College staff will review the problem statement in detail and answer any questions from the attendees at that time. Your competition project is the Tenant Finish of seven floors of an eleven story, existing office building in a major Midwestern city. The documents represent a multi-floor tenant of approximately 142,000 gross square feet. The building is currently occupied, requiring access to floors above and below to complete renovations. Special attention should be paid to the ability to work adjacent to existing tenant spaces and flexible hours of work may be required.

Your proposal should include developing detailed approaches for the following: a total Guaranteed Maximum Price for construction, (AIA Document A102-2007); an overall project construction schedule; a phasing and logistics plan; optimization of Building Information Modeling (BIM); a safety plan; a quality assurance plan; and an organizational chart, along with resumes of key staff members for your organization.

Special provisions should be made to address the client’s wishes for all team members to perform under the vision of Collaborative Project Delivery (CPD) and Lean construction. A Leed Certified Building of Silver Level is mandated by the client.

Please note, the client reserves the right to make the final contractor selection based upon “Best Value” as determined by the client.

2013 Problem Statement

Project Description

ABC Hospital Board of Trustee’s on behalf of ABC County Health System seeks a qualified construction manager / general contractor to provide construction services as the Construction Manager at Risk for the New ABC Hospital and Long Term Care Project. The estimated total project cost is $22,189,000.00

The current project scope includes constructing a new critical access facility on a 10 acre residential lot directly behind the current facility. The program for the new facility includes 10 inpatient beds, 2 operating rooms, 1 CT room, 2 radiology rooms, 1 nuclear medicine room, emergency department with 5 treatment rooms, physical therapy, a physician specialty clinic with 15 exam rooms, and a 30 bed long term care facility. The new facility will be tying directly into the recently built ambulance garage. The project scope also includes demolition of the existing facility after completion of the New ABC Hospital and Long Term Care facility. The actual construction documents will be included with the problem statement.

Request for Qualification Information

At this time, ABC Hospital Board of Trustee’s is seeking your qualifications. Firms will be evaluated on the basis of overall experience and depth of resources. The qualification package shall include, but not be limited to:
• Cover Letter
• Company mission statement and management philosophy
• Company history
• Services offered
• Organizational chart
• Resumes of key personnel
• Financial statements
• Representative past healthcare projects
• Current healthcare projects
• Current construction backlog and up through 4th quarter 2014
• Overview of preconstruction services
• Project control procedures/systems
• Safety policy & EMR (last 3 years)
• Approach to quality management
Other project specific qualifications such as LEED/Sustainability, Lean Construction, BIM and ICRA (Infection Control Risk Assessment) capabilities should be included.

The RFQ package must be received (via hand delivery) by ABC Hospital Board of Trustee’s; LIED LODGE – Bottom of Stairs, Nebraska City, NE no later than 6:00am local time, Thursday, October 24th, 2013. Submit three hard copies (8.5” x 11”, three-hole punched, tabbed, 1” binder clipped) and one electronic copy, clearly labeled, (PDF file format on either CD or USB flash drive) of the qualifications package (limit 25 pages total excluding letter of transmittal). The RFQ will account for 10% of the overall proposal score. Late submissions will receive a zero in this category.

Request for Proposal Information

At the time of writing, the written proposal should include, at minimum, the below. Further information will be explained at the time the Detailed Problem Statement is given.
• Construction schedule
• Estimate of General Condition items (submit in sealed envelope with fee)
• Construction cost estimates
• Cost saving ideas
• Desired fee as a percent of total construction cost (submit in sealed envelope with GC’s)
• Cash flow projections
• Quality control plan
• Local businesses and trades usage plan
• Logistics plan
• Cost/benefit of building to LEED certified standards
• Cost/benefit of utilizing BIM
• Project Risks
The RFP package must be received (via hand delivery) by ABC Hospital Board of Trustee’s; LIED LODGE – Bottom of Stairs, Nebraska City, NE no later than 12:00am local time, Friday, October 25th, 2013. Submit one hard copy (8.5” x 11”, three-hole punched, tabbed, 1” binder clipped) and one electronic copy, clearly labeled, (PDF file format on either CD or USB flash drive) of the proposal package.

Other requirements of the RFP and interview will be explained in further detail at the detailed problem statement meeting on Thursday, October 24th, 2013.

2012 Problem Statement

**ALERT** This is not your typical Design, Bid, Build project.  This owner seeks a Construction company with a robust preconstruction department and experienced construction staff to be a part of their preconstruction and construction team.

Midwest Labs (Owner) and ASC Builders (Owner Rep) is seeking to obtain services of a Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) to furnish all labor, material, supervision and equipment to construct a large technically complex Research Laboratory Project on a 50 acre site located in a midsized town in region IV.  In addition to construction phase services, the CMc will also be required to provide Preconstruction phase services which include but not limited to constructability reviews and detailed cost estimates at each of the 7 design review stages.  The owner will hold a separate independent contract with the design team and will be funded separately.  It is recommended that the CMc partners with key subcontractors during the Preconstruction phase to assist with the effort which may include but not limited to Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Concrete, and Commissioning contractors.  These subcontractors will be required to compete for the construction phase services which will be awarded based on best value.

This particular project is especially complex due to the following features:

  • Specialized concrete work, including low shrinkage mix designs
  • Testing, including pressure decay testing
  • Penetration detailing and coordination
  • Curing process and time required by the high containment block.
  • Specialized systems, including breathing air system, HEPA filtration, pressure seal doors, and biowaste system
  • Complex system controls and coordination of complex systems required by the high containment block.
  • Large construction project in a mid-sized town with a small labor market
  • Requirements for commissioning and endurance testing.
  • Security requirements for a high containment facility
  • Security and coordination requirements.
  • Incremental funding restrictions

The estimated cost of Preconstruction and Construction services including the direct cost of work is estimated to range between $450,000,000 and $600,000,000.

The Research Laboratory Project consists of the following components:

  • Main Research Laboratory Building 500,000 GSF
  • Central Utility Plant 55,000 GSF
  • Transshipping 20,000 GSF
  • Visitor Center 5,000 GSF
  • Site: Secured perimeter, Hardscape and Landscape features 50 Acres

The contract term is anticipated to be no more than 72 months.

At this time, ASC Builders is seeking your qualifications. The qualification package shall include the following, but not limited to:

  • Transmittal letter
  • Company mission statement and management philosophy
  • Organizational structure
  • Resumes of key personnel
  • Financial statements
  • Representative past projects
  • Current projects and backlog
  • Project control procedures /systems
  • Safety management / safety record
  • Quality management
  • LEED experience and approach
  • BIM capabilities and approach

Your qualification package must be received (via hand delivery) by ASC Builders; LIED LODGE – Nebraska City, NE by 6:30am local time, Thursday, October 25th, 2012. Exact room location TBD.  Submit two hard copies (8.5” x 11”, three-hole punched, binder clipped) and one electronic copy (PDF file format on either CD or USB flash drive) of the qualifications package.   Limit to 25 total pages double sided printing is encouraged.

The detailed problem statement / request for proposal will be distributed Thursday, October 25th, 2012 at 7am.  ASC Builders will review the problem statement in detail and answer any questions from the attendees at that time.

2011 Problem Statement

ASC Builders, Inc., as “Program Manager”, on behalf of Feel Good Health System intends to procure a qualified construction manager / general contractor to provide construction services as the Construction Manager at Risk for the FEEL GOOD HEALTH SYSTEM vertical addition project.  The estimated total project cost is $24,105,270.

The project scope includes constructing a 3-story VERTICAL addition (62,171sf ) on top of an existing 6-story building.  The building structure consists of structural steel, metal decking, and slab on metal deck. The building exterior consist curtain wall, masonry, and insulated metal wall panels.  The existing service elevator, passenger elevators, and stairwells will be extended to accommodate the new addition. The existing facilities utilities are adequate in size to support the new addition.

Each floor will have 28 patient rooms and all support functions (i.e. three nurse/work stations, storage rooms, clean supply, soiled utility, electrical rooms, IT/Data closets, nourishment, and meds room). In addition, each floor will need space for the unit operational/supervisor director office, staff conference room, and staff break rooms.  The actual construction documents will be included within the problem statement.

At this time, ASC Builders, Inc. is seeking your qualifications. The qualification package shall include the following, but not limited to; transmittal letter, company mission statement and management philosophy, organizational structure, resumes of key personnel, financial statements, representative past projects, current projects and backlog, project control procedures/systems, safety management, safety record, and your firm’s approach to quality management. Other project specific qualifications such as LEED and BIM capabilities should be included.

Your qualification package must be received (via hand delivery) by ASC Builders, Inc.; LIED LODGE – WEST AB CONFERENCE ROOM, Nebraska City, NE by 6:30am local time, Thursday, October 27th, 2011. Submit two hard copies (8.5” x 11”, three-hole punched, binder clipped) and one electronic copy (PDF file format on either CD or USB flash drive) of the qualifications package.

The detailed problem statement / request for proposal will be distributed Thursday, October 27th, 2011 at 7am.  ASC Builders, Inc staff will review the problem statement in detail and answer any questions from the attendees at that time.

2010 Problem Statement

The project is a 77,000 square foot, three (3) story Medical Office Building/Surgery Center being built in a mid-size Midwestern city for a private medical group.  The new facility will house 24 doctors, 100 support staff and will include offices, clinic space, and MRI suite and a surgical center with four (4) Operating Rooms and a twenty (20) bed Post-Anesthesia Care Unit.

The Owners have acquired a 10 acre site just down the road from their existing facility.  The building is a structural steel frame, with multiple skin components, including brick, cast stone and GFRC copings.  The mechanical and electric systems are being designed only to the schematic level and will have to be bought out as design-assist.  The owner is providing the majority of the medical equipment and you will be given a list of these products at a later date to incorporate the costs of installation and coordination of the equipment.  The site is sloped from north to south and will require extensive grading to allow for entrances on separate floors for the surgery center (1st floor) and clinic space (2nd floor).  In addition the site will include new underground detention basins for storm water control, new parking lots and landscaping.

Your qualifications package should include:  letter of transmittal, mission statement and management philosophy, organizational structure, resumes of key personnel, financial statements, representative past projects, current projects and backlog, project control procedures/systems, safety  management/safety record, quality management, other project specific qualifications such as LEED experience and BIM capabilities.

Your written proposal should include a construction schedule, an estimate of General Condition items,  an estimate of construction costs with cost savings ideas,  desired fee as a percent of total construction cost, cash flow projections, quality control plan, plan for using local businesses and trades, logistics plan for site and adjacent streets.  In addition the owner would like to understand the cost/benefit of building a LEED Silver or Gold facility as well the cost/benefit of utilizing BIM.

The owner’s are taking out sizable loans in order to finance this project so cost is critical.  The owner is highly motivated to start and complete this project as soon as possible in order to begin generating revenues from the MRI suite and surgery center to begin paying off their debt.  The current delivery method is CM at Risk with a GMP – please provide details of any contingencies you would include in your proposal.  The owner is open to other methods of contracting, including incentivizing cost savings, schedule or lump sum conversion if it is mutually beneficial.

Submit six hard copies (8.5” x 11”, three-hole punched, binder clipped) and one electronic copy (PDF file format on either CD or USB flash drive) of the qualifications package.

Commercial Division Fall 2009

The project is a 39,000 square foot, three (3) story office building being built as a new corporate office for a national architectural firm.  This new facility will be located in a midtown development in an average size Midwestern city.  The architectural owner will require this construction, when completed, be able to achieve a LEED Gold Certification according to the USGBC.  The delivery method chosen for this project is CM at Risk.

The building structure is masonry bearing, metal decking and steel joist with concrete topping.  The building envelope includes burnished block units, precast concrete, brick veneer, glazed curtain wall, punched window openings and metal panels.  Site utilities are all within 50 feet of the building structure.  Special features include controlling the amount of natural light penetration and raised access flooring.

Your proposal will include a construction schedule, construction budget, a safe production plan, a site orientation plan for site construction management for material deliveries and SWPPP, a quality control plan and a project organizational chart indicating all key staff required for this project.  Please keep in mind your owner is a very well respected architectural firm with a critical eye for details and is also very budget minded.

Problem statement for Fall 2007

Your competition project is an Inpatient Care facility located in an urban residential, Midwestern community.  The schematic drawings show a single story building of approximately 40,000 SF.  The building is a steel frame structure with multiple types of skin.  The owner has procured a four-acre site for the facility. Demolition and abatement of an existing structure is by others. Existing utilities will not be removed. Close proximity of neighborhoods and a retirement facility might need further examination. The design for the project is underway and it is anticipated that the project will start in March of 2008.

Your proposal should include developing detailed approaches for the following: a construction budget and total project budget; construction schedule and an overall project schedule; site safety plan; site logistics plan; and a quality assurance plan. An organizational chart, along with resumes of key staff members is a requirement for this proposal as well.

You will be required to identify premiums in your budget for sustainable design, as well as demonstrate your ability to utilize Building Information Modeling (BIM) during the preconstruction process.  Lastly, you will be required to demonstrate your knowledge of ICRA during the interview.

Please be aware that this owner is a not-for-profit organization with a prescribed, not to exceed budget. Meaning there is a possibility of value engineering efforts to maintain the available dollars for construction. You would then be asked to submit your value engineering ideas and pricing. The owner reserves the right to make the final selection based upon “best value”.

Problem statement for Fall 2006

Your competition project is a sizeable Healthcare facility located in a rural Midwestern community.  The schematic drawings show a single story building approximately 30, 000 SF with provisions for future expansion.  The building is a steel frame structure with masonry skin.  The owner has procured a six-acre site for the facility. Site utilities have not been determined at this time and will require separate budgets and design assistance.  The design for the project is underway and it is anticipated that the project will start in the spring of ’07.

Your proposal should include developing detailed approaches for the following; a construction budget and total project budget, overall project schedule and construction schedule, site safety plan, project logistics and quality assurance plans. An organizational chart, along with resumes’ of key staff members is a requirement for this proposal.

You will be required to identify premiums in your budget for LEED certification, as well as demonstrate your ability to utilize Building Information Modeling (BIM) during the preconstruction process.  Lastly, you will be required to demonstrate your knowledge of ICRA during the interview.

Please be aware that this owner has limited funds and the possibility of budget reductions to achieve the financial funding are some things that you will be asked to evaluate at a later date.

Problem statement for Fall 2005

A commercial building in a downtown urban setting for a private owner which will include a significant expansion to an existing facility as well
as the renovation of the existing space. The expansion and renovation portions of the work will be phased. Implementation is highly logistical
around the Owner’s 24/7 operations. Delivery method and procurement will be a General Contractor relationship using a Guaranteed Maximum Price

 Problem Statement for Fall 2004

The Owner is seeking a well qualified company to act as the General Contractor and provide construction management services.  The project is a 230,000 GSF multi-story office building for one of the leading Home Mortgage companies.

The project is a structural steel framed building with slab on metal deck floors.  The enclosure includes precast, curtain wall, punched windows and metal panels.  The building emphasizes an open office environment that maximizes the amount of natural light and views of the city skyline.

You proposal should include Price, Schedule, Safety, Management, and Quality.  The Owner is very concerned about the project costs and would welcome any Value Engineering options.

Problem Statement for 2003 Fall

The project is a 345,000 square foot state of the art replacement health care facility for a client that is one of the leading healthcare providers in the area of the country they are located. The project was negotiated and delivered using a CM at risk method. You will be responsible for providing a proposal that includes but not limited to: schedule, cost estimate, safety awareness, key issue analysis, organizational chart, IFBP matrix.

IFBP matix:

Issues – What issues do the owner have

Features – What features does my company have that address the issue

Benefits – What benefit will this be to the client

Proofs – How do I show my feature as a benefit to the owner that addresses the issue, e.g. past records

There will be an estimate a portion of the building with the remaining information given as part of the problem.

 Problem Statement for 2003 Spring

The project is a 325,000 square foot state of the art replacement healthcare facility for a client that is the largest for-profit Healthcare provider in the country. The project is negotiated and delivered as a CM at risk method. Your team will be responsible for providing a proposal that includes but not limited to: Schedule, Cost Estimate, Safety Awareness, Quality Awareness, Key Issues Analysis, Preconstruction/Construction Approach, Organizational Chart, and IFBP Matrix.

IFBP Matrix:

Issues – What issues does the Owner have.

Features – What features does my company have that address the issues.

Benefits – What benefits will there be to the client.

Proofs – How do I show my features as a benefits to the Owner that addresses the issues, e.g. past records, experience.