ASC Region 4 Design-Build Problem Statement Archive

2017 Problem Statement

Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Project Description

The Health and Hospital Authority seeks a construction firm to provide design-build services for a new consolidated Hospital Support Service Building.  The project consists of approximately 164,000 GSF (gross square feet) of office space, 7,500 GSF of retail space, and is able to accommodate 225 parking spaces.  The Building is intended to house administrative support functions in a basic, economical structure. The new facilities and site must achieve a LEED Certified rating.

Scope of Services

Our desire in the procurement process is to seek a Qualification & Best Value Based Selection for the Hospital Support Service Building.

The design and construction costs will be subject to the funds allocated by the Health and Hospital

Authority.  The design-build contractor will be contracted with a guaranteed maximum price agreement.

The design-build contractor will be responsible for performing the following services:

1)   Develop a design-build proposal which meets or exceeds the minimum requirements set forth in the forthcoming Request for Proposal (RFP), while not exceeding the construction cost limitation.

2)   Evaluate the project schedule, including overall design duration, design milestones, construction duration, construction milestones, and preliminary turnover milestones. Identify the risks associated with design and construction activities.

3)   Evaluate site usage and recommend to the Owner an appropriate site layout considering the RFP requirements.

4)   Describe firm’s knowledge of Quality Assurance, including Design Quality Control and Contractor Quality Control.

5)   Provide design, preconstruction, and construction services required to complete the project in accordance with the RFP documents.

Minimum RFQ Requirements

Requirements for this project include evidence of a minimum of (two) completed projects of similar scope and complexity.  Firms must submit (one) hard copy and (one) electronic copy of their qualifications.  Hard copy submissions shall be contained within a 1” three ring binder.  The contents within the hard copy binders shall be comprised of 8 ½” x 11” paper, or 11” x 17”, subdivided by labeled tabs.  Any sheets that are 11” x 17” in size shall be Z-folded.  The electronic copy must be in PDF format and saved on a flash drive.  The flash drive electronic copy shall be clearly labeled and placed within the hard copy binder.  RFQ responses which do not follow the requirements below are subject to disqualification:

I. Table of Contents:

II. Cover Letter:

1) Cover letter shall be the first tab of the binder, and be addressed to:

2017 ASC Region IV – Design Build Division

RESPONSE TO RFQ

Attn: Competition Judges

2700 Sylvan Road

Nebraska City, NE 68410

2) Letter shall be signed by the project team leader and list an email address where they can be reached during the RFP phase of the competition (email address shall not contain a designation which discloses the university in which the team attends).  Email will be the primary method of information distribution throughout the RFP phase of the competition.

III.     Company Information:

1) History of company (1 page maximum)

2) Description of divisions or area offices

3) Types of services provided by your construction firm

4) Scopes of work self-performed by your construction firm

5) Percent of total work procured under each of the following project delivery methods:

  1. Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, Design-Assist, and/or others

6) Company information of Design Firm partner for this project, including sub-tier designers or engineers, noting recent projects completed together.  (1 page maximum)

7) Professional Liability, General Liability, and Automobile Liability Insurance Limits

8) Bonding Capacity

9) Number of employees – Salaried & Craft

10) Annual volume the last three years (provide breakout for Design-Build projects).  Company balance sheets are not required.

11) Safety programs and/or policies and EMR and DART rate (1 page maximum)

12) Quality program (1 page maximum)

13) Current value of backlog

14) Please list all projects that your firm has been terminated or defaulted on for the past ten years. Provide the name of the project, owner name, architect’s name, value of the project, description of the reason for the termination/default.

  1. Provide relevant experience on a minimum of 2 projects (2 pages maximum):

Please provide a brief project description and history as a Design-Builders or CM/GC, where a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) was delivered to and accepted by the owner prior to completion of construction documents for work managed through your office.  Provide the following information for projects above $ 50 million in construction value. Use the following  format for each project.

1) Name (if applicable) and address of project

2) Occupancy date and duration of construction

3) Construction type(s) and occupancy class (UBC designation)

4) Gross square footage

5) Name of personnel presented in this submittal that worked on the project and their role

6) Original GMP amount and final contract amount (provide an explanation for any variance between these amounts)

7) Total duration of original schedule included within the GMP contract, and the actual final duration of the project, in number of calendar days

8) Total number of change orders, the dollar amount, and schedule extension for each individual change order (please indicate which change orders were due to any other reason than change of scope)

9) Approximate number of “requests for information or clarification”

10) Delay claims, amount, and result

11) All court or arbitration judgments for and against you

12) Liquidated damages paid

13) Bonuses received for early completion, shared savings, or other compensation (be specific)

14) Indicate if your surety provided a 100% payment and performance bond for the value of the project.

15) Exceptional characteristics if any (e.g., exotic material use, high energy efficiency, particularly complex mechanical or electrical systems, etc.)

II.  Project Team Information:

1) Provide a detailed description of your construction firms experience working as a team with project owners, design firms, and subcontractors.  (2 page maximum)

2) Description of each team member’s position within their firm, their role on the project team, and their qualifications. Team member photos are required. (2 team member descriptions per page)

3) Organization chart showing roles and relationships of each team member relative to this specific project.

For bonus points:  Team produced movies to enhance the communication of your qualifications will be accepted.  These can include but not limited to:  company and employee introductions, previous work showcases or tours, company statistics, recommendations, etc.  Movies can be submitted with the electronic copy of the RFQ and must be noted as included in the cover letter.

Qualifications Due

Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 6:30 AM CDT.

The submitted qualifications will account for 10% of the overall proposal score.  Late submissions will receive a zero in this category.

Request for Proposal (RFP) Information

After the RFQ proposals are submitted, the RFP documents will be issued electronically to all short-listed firms.  Each qualified team will receive a thumb drive that contains the RFP documents in either PDF or AutoCAD format.

One (1) set of 11” x 17” conceptual level drawings based on program requirements will be required in your proposal.  At a minimum a set of conceptual level drawings must include, but is not limited to:

1) Site Layout Plan

2) Floor Plans

3) Two Building Elevations

4) One Building Section

One (1) hard copy submission of your proposal will be required.  Hard copies are to be bound in three ring binders, labeled and tab divided.  Paper within binder is to be 8 ½” x 11” and/or 11” x 17”.

Other requirements of the RFP will include a demonstration of your firm’s knowledge on the following items.  It is important that your firm research these items prior to receiving the RFP documents:

1) Management of the design and construction processes as it relates to design solutions, design management, schedule and cost management.

2) Determining the value of the work at a conceptual level.

3) Subcontracting, including subcontractor budget pricing, and bid packaging.

4) Development of conceptual CPM schedules.

5) Knowledge of Guaranteed Maximum Price agreements.

6) Identification of risks and how to manage them.

7) Proposed building structural systems, exterior closure systems, and mechanical systems.

8) Construction of buildings over eight stories.

 

The response to the RFP will require an oral presentation.  Firms should concentrate on the following in preparation for the oral presentation:

1) Budget: pricing for design, major scopes of work, contingency, self-performed work, fees and general conditions

2) Project Schedule: design milestones, construction milestones, and critical dates

3) Design: compliance with owner requirements, building orientation to the site, constructability, drawing package structure, and review of design deliverables

4) Project Risks: identify risks and opportunities as it relates to design, schedule, and budget

5) Owner Relations:  Identify the owner and owner’s Representatives involvement with the project.

2016 ASC REGION 4 – DESIGN-BUILD DIVISION

Problem Statement – Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Project Description

The State of California (“State”) through the Department of General Services (“DGS”) invites you to submit a proposal to design and build a new office facility for the California Highway Patrol (“CHP”) area office in Chico, CA. The purpose of these instructions and documents are to provide the administrative and project delivery procedures, project scope and level of performance expected to be obtained.

Scope of Services

For the State to be in full operation on the commencement date identified in the RFP, the Design-Builder, at Design-Builder’s own expense, shall provide and deliver facility improvements based on the following facility description summary:

  1. Area Office Building
  2. Auto Service Building
  3. Radio Vault Building/Generator Area
  4. Secured Equipment Building
  5. Ancillary structures and site improvements
  6. Vehicle Fueling Area and Canopy
  7. Fuel Storage Tanks
  8. Communication Tower 140’ height
  9. Waste Enclosure
  10. Fusee (flare) Storage Area
  11. Parking Stall Canopies
  12. Surface Paved Parking
  13. Landscaping
  14. Fencing and other improvements defined in the RFP

The Developer, including their design and construction consultants, are responsible for the careful examination of the State’s RFP. These exhibits contain the space program, design principles, building performance criteria and other administrative requirements necessary for the development of this new CHP facility.

Design-Builder, at Design-Builder’s expense, shall provide Architectural and Engineering services, site development and facility improvements consisting of the design, construction and fixturization of the premises which may include, but shall not be limited to the following: design development, construction estimates, construction contracting, city permits and approval fees, construction administration, construction, generator, fuel storage tanks, communication tower, installation of data/voice cabling, all profit, overhead and general conditions and any additional cost, pricing data or documentation that the State may request.

All items and materials listed in the State’s Exhibits are minimum requirements to meet the needs of the State facility and program. However, it is the Developer’s responsibility to provide any additional items required to meet all applicable State, Federal and local building codes, laws, regulations, ordinances and standards including all permits and approval processes to allow construction and occupancy of the facility.

Please thoroughly review the State’s requirements enclosed in its entirety.

The design-build contractor will be responsible for performing the following services:

1) Develop a design-build proposal which meets or exceeds the minimum requirements set forth in the forthcoming Request for Proposal (RFP), while not exceeding the construction cost limitation.

2) Evaluate the project schedule, including overall design duration, design milestones, construction duration, construction milestones, and preliminary turnover milestones. Identify the risks associated with design and construction activities.

3) Evaluate site usage and recommend to the Owner an appropriate site layout considering the RFP

requirements.

4) Describe firm’s knowledge of Quality Assurance, including Design Quality Control and Contractor Quality Control.

5) Provide design, preconstruction, and construction services required to complete the project in accordance with the RFP documents.

 

Minimum RFQ Requirements

Requirements for this project include evidence of a minimum of (two) completed projects of similar scope and complexity. Firms must submit (one) hard copy and (one) electronic copy of their qualifications. Hard copy submissions shall be contained within a 1” three ring binder. The contents within the hard copy binders shall be comprised of 8 ½” x 11” paper, or 11” x 17”, subdivided by labeled tabs. Any sheets that are 11” x 17” in size shall be Z-folded. The electronic copy must be in PDF format and saved on a CD or flash drive.  The CD or flash drive electronic copy shall be clearly labeled and placed within the hard copy binder. RFQ responses which do not follow the requirements below are subject to disqualification:

  1. Table of Contents:
  2. Cover Letter:

1) Cover letter shall be the first tab of the binder, and be addressed to:

2016 ASC Region IV – Design Build Division

RESPONSE TO RFQ

Attn: Competition Judges 2700 Sylvan Road

Nebraska City, NE 68410

2) Letter shall be signed by the project team leader and list an email address where they can be reached during the RFP phase of the competition (email address shall not contain a designation which discloses the university in which the team attends). Email will be the primary method of information distribution throughout the RFP phase of the competition.

III. Company Information:

1) History of company (1 page maximum)

2) Description of divisions or area offices

3) Types of services provided by your construction firm

4) Scopes of work self-performed by your construction firm

5) Safety programs and/or policies and EMR (1 page maximum)

6) Percent of total work procured under each of the following project delivery methods:

  1. Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, Design-Assist, and/or others

7) Company information of Design Firm partner for this project, noting recent projects completed together.  (1 page maximum)

8) Professional Liability, General Liability, and Automobile Liability Insurance Limits

9) Bonding Capacity

10) Number of employees – Salaried & Craft

11) Annual volume the last three years (provide breakout for Design-Build projects). Company balance sheets are not required.

12) Quality program (1 page maximum)

13) Current value of backlog

 

  1. Provide relevant experience on a minimum of 2 projects:

1) Project name and description

2) Owner

3) Design Firm

4) Gross square feet

5) Cost per square foot

6) Building structural type

7) Project completion date and schedule duration

8) Project photos or renderings are not required, but encouraged

 

  1. Project Team Information:

1) Provide a detailed description of your construction firms experience working as a team with project owners, design firms, and subcontractors.  (2 page maximum)

2) Description of each team member’s position within their firm, their role on the project team, and their qualifications. Team member photos are required. (2 team member descriptions per page)

3) Organization chart showing roles and relationships of each team member relative to this specific project.

 

For bonus points: Team produced video submissions to enhance the communication of your qualifications will be accepted. These can include but not limited to: company and employee introductions, previous work showcases or tours, company statistics, recommendations, etc. Videos can be submitted with the electronic copy of the RFQ and must be noted as included in the cover letter.

Qualifications Due

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 6:00 AM CDT.

The submitted qualifications will account for 10% of the overall proposal score. Late submissions will receive a zero in this category.

Request for Proposal (RFP) Information

After the RFQ proposals are submitted, the RFP documents will be issued electronically to all short-listed firms. Each qualified team will receive a thumb drive that contains the RFP documents in either PDF or AutoCAD format.

One (1) set of 11” x 17” conceptual level drawings based on program requirements will be required in your proposal. At a minimum a set of conceptual level drawings must include, but is not limited to:

1) Site Layout Plan

2) Floor Plans

3) Two Building Elevations

4) One Building Section

One (1) hard copy submission of your proposal will be required. Hard copies are to be bound in three ring binders, labeled and tab divided. Paper within binder is to be 8 ½” x 11” and/or 11” x 17”.

Other requirements of the RFP will include a demonstration of your firm’s knowledge on the following items. It is important that your firm research these items prior to receiving the RFP documents:

1) Management of the design and construction processes as it relates to design solutions, design management, schedule and cost management.

2) Determining the value of the work at a conceptual level.

3) Subcontracting, including subcontractor budget pricing, and bid packaging.

4) Development of conceptual CPM schedules.

5) Knowledge of Guaranteed Maximum Price agreements.

6) Identification of risks and how to manage them.

 

The response to the RFP will require an oral presentation. Firms should concentrate on the following in preparation for the oral presentation:

1) Budget: pricing for design, major scopes of work, contingency, self-performed work, fees and general conditions

2) Project Schedule: design milestones, construction milestones, and critical dates

3) Design: compliance with owner requirements, building orientation to the site, constructability, drawing package structure, and review of design deliverables

4) Project Risks: identify risks and opportunities as it relates to design, schedule, and budget

5) Owner Relations: Identify the owner and owner’s Representatives involvement with the project.

 

2015 Problem Statement

Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Project Description

The Front Range Outdoors program, seeks a construction firm to provide design-build services for a new Education Center and Main Office located in Fort Collins, Colorado. The project consists of approximately 8,500 gross square feet of multi-purpose classrooms, administrative/office space, grand hall (breezeway), men’s and women’s restrooms, break room/kitchen, and parking. The site encompasses approximately 240 acres (not all of which will be used for this project). The new facilities and site must achieve a LEED Certified rating. The Front Range Outdoors program is a non-profit organization that teaches outdoor skills (such as hunting and fishing) to children and their parents, in an effort to promote outdoor activities between children and parents. It is desired that the ascetics of the building reflect the outdoor nature of the program with a “lodge” type feel.

Scope of Services

Our desire in the procurement process is to seek Best Value for the Front Range Outdoors program. Best Value includes the following principles: designing a facility that reflects the durability requirements of an education center and fits the design standards of the owner, provides creative design sustained by economical construction, and provide a facility that connects with the local surroundings both visually and functionally. Innovative construction techniques that allow fast-track construction are encouraged.

The design and construction costs will be subject to the funds available raised through fundraising efforts. Any remaining funds after construction will be moved to a trust, in the hopes that returns from the trust can be used for building operation and maintenance costs. If the trust is funded and additional funds remain, additional enhancements to the property may be considered such as a storage barn, trap shooting range, archery range, or fishing docks. The design-build contractor will be contracted with a guaranteed maximum price agreement.

The design-build contractor will be responsible for performing the following services:

1) Develop a design-build proposal which meets or exceeds the minimum requirements set forth in the forthcoming Request for Proposal (RFP), while not exceeding the construction cost limitation.

2) Evaluate the project schedule, including overall design duration, design milestones, construction duration, construction milestones, and preliminary turnover milestones. Identify the risks associated with design and construction activities.

3) Evaluate site usage and recommend to the Owner an appropriate site layout considering the RFP requirements.

4) Describe firm’s knowledge of Quality Assurance, including Design Quality Control and Contractor Quality Control.

5) Provide design, preconstruction, and construction services required to complete the project in accordance with the RFP documents.

 

Minimum RFQ Requirements

Requirements for this project include evidence of a minimum of (two) completed projects of similar scope and complexity. Firms must submit (one) hard copy and (one) electronic copy of their qualifications. Hard copy submissions shall be contained within a 1” three ring binder. The contents within the hard copy binders shall be comprised of 8 ½” x 11” paper, or 11” x 17”, subdivided by labeled tabs. Any sheets that are 11” x 17” in size shall be Z-folded. The electronic copy must be in PDF format and saved on a CD or flash drive. The CD or flash drive electronic copy shall be clearly labeled and placed within the hard copy binder. RFQ responses which do not follow the requirements below are subject to disqualification:

  1. Table of Contents:

 

  1. Cover Letter:

1) Cover letter shall be the first tab of the binder, and be addressed to:

2015 ASC Region IV – Design Build Division

RESPONSE TO RFQ

Attn: Competition Judges

2700 Sylvan Road

Nebraska City, NE 68410

2) Letter shall be signed by the project team leader and list an email address where they can be reached during the RFP phase of the competition (email address shall not contain a designation which discloses the university in which the team attends). Email will be the primary method of information distribution throughout the RFP phase of the competition.

 

III. Company Information:

1) History of company (1 page maximum)

2) Description of divisions or area offices

3) Types of services provided by your construction firm

4) Scopes of work self-performed by your construction firm

5) Percent of total work procured under each of the following project delivery methods:

  1. Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, Design-Assist, and/or others

6) Company information of Design Firm partner for this project, noting recent projects completed together. (1 page maximum)

7) Professional Liability, General Liability, and Automobile Liability Insurance Limits

8) Bonding Capacity

9) Number of employees – Salaried & Craft

10) Annual volume the last three years (provide breakout for Design-Build projects). Company balance sheets are not required.

11) Safety programs and/or policies and EMR (1 page maximum)

12) Quality program (1 page maximum)

13) Current value of backlog

  1. Provide relevant experience on a minimum of 2 projects:

1) Project name and description

2) Owner

3) Design Firm

4) Gross square feet

5) Cost per square foot

6) Building structural type

7) Project completion date and schedule duration

8) Project photos or renderings are not required, but encouraged

  1. Project Team Information:

1) Provide a detailed description of your construction firms experience working as a team with project owners, design firms, and subcontractors. (2 page maximum)

2) Description of each team member’s position within their firm, their role on the project team, and their qualifications. Team member photos are required. (2 team member descriptions per page)

3) Organization chart showing roles and relationships of each team member relative to this specific project.

For bonus points: Team produced movies to enhance the communication of your qualifications will be accepted. These can include but not limited to: company and employee introductions, previous work showcases or tours, company statistics, recommendations, etc. Movies can be submitted with the electronic copy of the RFQ and must be noted as included in the cover letter.

Qualifications Due

Thursday, October 22, 2015 @ 6:30 AM CDT. The submitted qualifications will account for 10% of the overall proposal score. Late submissions will receive a zero in this category.

Request for Proposal (RFP) Information

After the RFQ proposals are submitted, the RFP documents will be issued electronically to all short-listed firms. Each qualified team will receive a thumb drive that contains the RFP documents in either PDF or AutoCAD format.

One (1) set of 11” x 17” conceptual level drawings based on program requirements will be required in your proposal. At a minimum a set of conceptual level drawings must include, but is not limited to:

1) Site Layout Plan

2) Floor Plans

3) Two Building Elevations

4) One Building Section

One (1) hard copy submission of your proposal will be required. Hard copies are to be bound in three ring binders, labeled and tab divided. Paper within binder is to be 8 ½” x 11” and/or 11” x 17”.

Other requirements of the RFP will include a demonstration of your firm’s knowledge on the following items. It is important that your firm research these items prior to receiving the RFP documents:

1) Management of the design and construction processes as it relates to design solutions, design management, schedule and cost management.

2) Determining the value of the work at a conceptual level.

3) Subcontracting, including subcontractor budget pricing, and bid packaging.

4) Development of conceptual CPM schedules.

5) Knowledge of Guaranteed Maximum Price agreements.

6) Identification of risks and how to manage them.

The response to the RFP will require an oral presentation. Firms should concentrate on the following in preparation for the oral presentation:

1) Budget: pricing for design, major scopes of work, contingency, self-performed work, fees and general conditions

2) Project Schedule: design milestones, construction milestones, and critical dates

3) Design: compliance with owner requirements, building orientation to the site, constructability, drawing package structure, and review of design deliverables

4) Project Risks: identify risks and opportunities as it relates to design, schedule, and budget

5) Owner Relations: Identify the owner and owner’s Representatives involvement with the project

2014 Problem Statement

Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Project Description

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), seeks a firm to provide design-build services for a new DMV Field Office. The DMV is currently operating in a temporary field office and the new DMV field office is anticipated to open in winter of 2015. The DMV will be located on an 5.5 acre site. The design and construction of the DMV should contemplate the analysis of life cycle costs, sustainability, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), or other codes and regulations that may influence the design and material selections. The design-build firm shall determine the best applications for the proposed facility through comprehensive analysis of best practices in design, materials and application.

The newly designed DMV shall consist of approximately 30,000 gross square feet of public lobby, public restrooms, work area, control test area, storage room, manager’s office, employee outdoor seating area, multi-purpose room, employee restrooms, carport and drive test lanes, motorcycle test pad, open office, and training room.

The design and construction of the facility shall be in compliance with all applicable editions of Federal, State, and Local laws, codes, rules, regulations, ordinances, and standards; including, but not limited to the following:

  1. California Building Standard Code (California Code of Regulations): Title 8 CCR, Industrial Relations
  2. Title 17 CCR, Public Health
  3. Title 19 CCR, Public Safety, State Fire Marshal Regulations Title 24 CCR, Part 1 – Building Standard Administrative Code Title 24 CCR, Part 2 – California Building Code, Vol. 1 and 2
  4. Title 24 CCR, Part 3 – California Electrical Code (CEC) Title 24 CCR, Part 4 – California Mechanical Code (CMC) Title 24 CCR, Part 5 – California Plumbing Code (CPC) Title 24 CCR, Part 6 – California Energy Code
  5. Title 24 CCR, Part 9 – California Fire Code (CFC)
  6. Title 24 CCR, Part 11 – California Green Building Standards Code 2010 Title 24 CCR, Part 12 – California Reference Standards Code
  7. The California Environmental Protection Agency
  8. The California Air Resources Board
  9. The California Occupational Safety and Health Act
  10. The California Environmental Quality Act
  11. Requirements of the Local, Regional, and State Water Quality Boards
  12. Public Contract Code, Sections 10700 et seq. (California State Contract Law)
  13. American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  14. Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA)
  15. Telecommunication Industry Association (TIA)
  16. Underwriters Laboratories of United States
  17. Underwriters Laboratories of Canada
  18. National Fire Protection Association
  19. Environmental Protection Agency
  20. Air Quality Management District regulations
  21. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  22. American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  23. US Green Building Council (USGBC)

Additionally, the project shall obtain all permits required by Federal, State and Local governing authorities. The project shall also be responsible for reports, surveys or other documentation required for obtaining permits and to coordinate and obtain approvals from agencies such as: Division of State Architect (DSA), State Fire Marshal (SFM), Federal and State environmental regulatory agencies, and Local authorities having jurisdiction.

Scope of Services

The DMV seeks design-build firms who are resourceful in providing Best Value. Best Value includes the following principles: designing a facility that fits the design standards of the DMV; provides a welcome environment for the staff and customers; providing a facility that connects with the local community both visually and functionally; providing innovative, flexible and creative design sustained by economical construction within the allowed funding; and provides the district with a quality end product that will stand the test of the time of a public use facility.

The design and construction cost is subject to State bond appropriations available for this project. The total funds available for award, design, and construction cost limitation are undetermined. The design-build contractor will be responsible for performing the following services:

  1. Develop a design-build proposal which meets or exceeds the minimum requirements set forth in the Request for Proposal (RFP), while not exceeding the construction cost limitation.
  2. Evaluate the project schedule, including overall project duration, design milestones, construction milestones and preliminary turnover milestones. This will be a very critical item as the DMV is operating in a temporary facility and must open the new facility by a specific date.
  3. Evaluate site usage and recommend to Department of Motor Vehicles an appropriate site usage considering the program requirements.
  4. Describe firm’s knowledge and past experience in working with the DSA and DMV, and understanding of timelines and construction methods to obtain approvals.
  5. Provide design, preconstruction, and construction services required to complete the project in accordance with the RFP documents.

Program requirements for the project will be available during the RFP phase of this process to firms that are invited to submit a proposal.

Minimum RFQ Requirements

Minimum requirements for this project include evidence of completed projects of similar scope and complexity. Firms must submit (1) hard copy and (1) electronic copy of their qualifications, which accounts for 10% of the selection. The electronic copy must be in PDF format and saved on a CD. The minimum specific requirements are:

Provide general company information, which includes:

  1. History of company
  2. Description of divisions or area offices
  3. Types of services provided by your firm
  4. Percent of total work procured under each of the following project delivery approaches (Lump Sum Competitive Bid, Design-Build, CM at Risk, other)
  5. Professional Liability Insurance Limits
  6. Bonding Capacity
  7. Number of employees
  8. Annual volume the last three years (provide breakout for Design-Build projects)
  9. EMR the last three years, based on California exposures
  10. Current and projected workloads

Provide three (3) relevant projects experience, which includes:

  1. Project name and description
  2. Owner
  3. Gross square feet
  4. Cost per square foot
  5. Building structural type
  6. Project schedule

Provide project team information, which includes:

  1. Demonstrated experience as a project team designing and constructing projects of a similar scope.
  2. Description of each team member’s role on the project.
  3. One page summary for each team member describing their qualifications and relevant experience.
  4. Organization chart showing roles and relationships of each team member relative to this specific project.

Qualifications Due

Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 6am.

LATE PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Request for Proposal (RFP) Information

After the RFQ proposals are submitted, the RFP and program documents will be issued to all shortlisted firms in electronic format. A CD will be prepared for each qualified bidder that contains the proposal requirements and plans in either PDF or AutoCAD format.

One set of 1/16 scale or larger conceptual level drawings and site plan based on program requirements will be required in your proposal. A set of conceptual level drawings must include at a minimum, but is not limited to:

  • Overall site plan
  • Site phasing plan
  • Floor plans
  • Two building elevations (street elevations)

Other minimum requirements of the RFP will include your firm’s approach to sustainable design, conceptual estimating, value engineering, scheduling, design management, and project management.

2013 Problem Statement –

Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Project Description

The Department of Homeland Security, seeks a construction firm to provide design-build services for a new Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Ogallala, Nebraska. The project consists of approximately 35,000 gross square feet of multi-purpose classrooms, administrative areas, dining facilities, interrogation suites, a fitness room, men’s and women’s locker rooms, and a laboratory for forensics and fingerprinting. The project will also include a separate indoor firing range with a minimum of 20 firing points with 25, 50, and 100 yard ranges. The site encompasses approximately 50 acres (not all of which will be used for this project) and includes a 50 car parking lot. The funds available for this project are $11,365,000.

The new facilities and site must achieve a LEED Certified rating.

Scope of Services

Our desire in the procurement process is to seek Best Value for the Department of Homeland Security. Best Value includes the following principles: designing a facility that reflects the durability requirements of a training facility and fits the design standards of the Department of Homeland Security, design a modern indoor firing range with advanced sound-proofing and ventilation systems, provide innovative laboratory and interrogation suites, provides creative design sustained by economical construction, and provide a facility that connects with the local surroundings both visually and functionally. Innovative construction techniques that allow fast-track construction are encouraged.

The design and construction cost will be subject to the funds available for this project. The total contract award should not exceed the construction cost limitation for this contract. Teams are notified that they are under no obligation to approach the limit, however, the government is likely to not be able to make an award if the dollar amount set for this project is exceeded. The design-build contractor will be contracted with a guaranteed maximum price agreement.

The design-build contractor will be responsible for performing the following services:

1) Develop a design-build proposal which meets or exceeds the minimum requirements set forth in the forthcoming Request for Proposal (RFP), while not exceeding the construction cost limitation.

2) Evaluate the project schedule, including overall design duration, design milestones, construction milestones, and preliminary turnover milestones. Identify the risks associated with design and construction activities.

3) Evaluate site usage and recommend to the Department of Homeland Security an appropriate site layout considering the RFP requirements.

4) Describe firm’s knowledge of Quality Assurance, including Design Quality Control and Contractor Quality Control.

5) Provide design, preconstruction, and construction services required to complete the project in accordance with the RFP documents.

Minimum RFQ Requirements

Requirements for this project include evidence of a minimum of (two) completed projects of similar scope and complexity. Firms must submit (one) hard copy and (one) electronic copy of their qualifications. Hard copy submissions shall be contained within a 1” three ring binder. The contents within the hard copy binders shall be comprised of 8 ½” x 11” paper, or 11” x 17”, subdivided by labeled tabs. Any sheets that are 11” x 17” in size shall be Z-folded. The electronic copy must be in PDF format and saved on a CD. The CD electronic copy shall be clearly labeled and placed within the hard copy
binder. RFQ responses which do not follow the requirements below are subject to disqualification:

I. Table of Contents:

II. Cover Letter:

1) Cover letter shall be the first tab of the binder, and be addressed to: 2013 ASC Region 4 – Design Build Division RESPONSE TO RFQ Attn: Competition Judges 2700 Sylvan Road Nebraska City, NE 68410

2) Letter shall be signed by the project team leader and list an email address where they can be reached during the RFP phase of the competition (email address shall not contain a designation which discloses the university in which the team attends). Email will be the primary method of
information distribution throughout the RFP phase of the competition.

III. Company Information:

1) History of company (1 page maximum)

2) Description of divisions or area offices

3) Types of services provided by your construction firm

4) Scopes of work self-performed by your construction firm

5) Percent of total work procured under each of the following project delivery methods: Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, Design-Assist, and/or others

6) Professional Liability, General Liability, and Automobile Liability Insurance Limits

7) Bonding Capacity

8) Number of employees

9) Annual volume the last three years (provide breakout for Design-Build projects). Company balance sheets are not required.

10) Safety policies and EMR for the last five years (1 page maximum)

11) Quality program (1 page maximum)

12) Current and projected backlog up to 2nd quarter of 2014

4. Provide relevant experience on a minimum of 2 projects:

1) Project name and description

2) Owner

3) Design Firm

4) Gross square feet

5) Cost per square foot

6) Building structural type

7) Project completion date

V. Project Team Information:

1) Provide a detailed description of your construction firm’s experience working as a team with design firms, engineers, owner’s , and subcontractors. (3 pages maximum)

2) Description of each team member’s position within their firm, their role on the project team, and their qualifications. Team member photos are encouraged. (2 team member descriptions per page)

3) Organization chart showing roles and relationships of each team member relative to this specific project. Organization chart shall be on 11” x 17” sized paper.

Qualifications Due

Thursday, October 24, 2013 @ 6:30 AM CDT.

The submitted qualifications will account for 10% of the overall proposal score. Late submissions will receive a zero in this category.

Request for Proposal (RFP) Information

After the RFQ proposals are submitted, the RFP documents will be issued electronically to all short-listed firms. Each qualified team will receive a thumb drive that contains the RFP documents in either PDF or AutoCAD format.

One (1) set of 11” x 17” conceptual level drawings based on program requirements will be required in your proposal. At a minimum a set of conceptual level drawings must include, but is not limited to:

1) Site Layout Plan
2) Floor Plans
3) Two Building Elevations

One (1) hard copy submission of your proposal will be required. Hard copies are to be bound in three ring binders, labeled and tab divided. Paper within binder is to be 8 ½” x 11” and/or 11” x 17”. Any sheets that are 11” x 17” in size shall be Z-folded.

Other requirements of the RFP will include a demonstration of your firm’s knowledge on the following items. It is important that your firm research these items prior to receiving the RFP documents:

1) Management of the design and construction processes as it relates to design solutions, schedule and cost.

2) Determining the value of the work at a conceptual level.

3) Subcontracting, including subcontractor budget pricing, bid packaging, and small/minority business participation.

4) Knowledge of Guaranteed Maximum Price agreements.

5) Identification of risks and how to manage them.

The response to the RFP will require an oral presentation. Firms should concentrate on the following in preparation for the oral presentation:

1) Budget: pricing for design, major scopes of work, contingency, self-performed work, fees and general conditions

2) Project Schedule: design milestones, construction milestones, and critical dates

3) Design: compliance with owner requirements, constructability, drawing package structure, and review of design deliverables

4) Project Risks: identify risks and opportunities as it relates to design, schedule, and budget

5) Owner Relations: Identify the owner and owner’s Representatives involvement with the project.oming soon..

2012 Problem Statement

Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Project Description

The Coldwater Union High School District (CUHSD), seeks a firm to provide design-build services for a new gymnasium and classroom building located near Ten Buck Too, CA. The project shall consist of approximately 15,000 gross square feet of classrooms, storage and restrooms intended to meet the needs of the science department wet labs and general classroom requirements. The project shall also consist of a 45,000 gross square feet gymnasium and support facilities for our beloved BOBCAT athletic program. The above work shall take place while students are still in school. The new facilities and site must be compliant California Division of State Architects and achieve a LEED Silver rating (v2.2).

Scope of Services

The Coldwater Union High School District, seeks design-build firms who are resourceful in providing Best Value. Best Value includes the following principles: designing a facility that reflects durability of requirements of school construction, providing a facility that connects with the local community both visually and functionally, providing innovative and creative design sustained by economical construction within the allowed funding, interactive design after contract award with the client and end users of the facility, and the life cycle management of the facility.

The design and construction cost will be subject to the Ten Buck Too Proposition Z bond approval. The total funds available for award, and construction cost limitation, is $16,500,000.

The design-build contractor will be responsible for performing the following services:

1.) Develop a design and proposal which meets or exceeds the minimum requirements set forth in the Request For Proposal (RFP), while not exceeding the construction cost limitation.

2.) Evaluate the project schedule, including overall project duration, design milestones, construction milestones and preliminary turnover milestones.

3.) Evaluate site usage and recommend to the CUHSD an appropriate site usage considering the program requirements.

4.) Evaluate overall functional layout, and display the interaction of spaces in the facilities with respect to soldier working conditions and operations.

5.) Demonstrate how the design-build firm will control the site during construction.

6.) Provide design, preconstruction, and construction services required to complete the project in accordance with the RFP documents.

Program requirements for the project will be available during the RFP phase of this process to firms that are invited to submit a proposal.

Minimum RFQ Requirements

Minimum requirements for this project include evidence of completed projects of similar scope and complexity. Firms must submit (1) hard copy and (1) electronic copy of their qualifications, which accounts for 10% of the selection. The electronic copy must be in PDF format and saved on a CD. The minimum specific requirements are:

Tab 1 – Provide general company information, including (max 3 Pages):

1) History of company

2) Description of divisions or area offices

3) Types of services provided by your firm

4) Percent of total work procured under each of the following project delivery approaches (Lump Sum Competitive Bid, Design-Build, CM at Risk, other)

5) Professional Liability Insurance Limits

6) Number of employees

7) Annual volume the last three years (provide breakout for Design-Build projects)

8) EMR the last three years

9) Current and projected workloads

Tab 2 – Provide relevant project experience for past 3 projects, including (max 3 pages):

1) Project name and description

2) Owner

3) Gross square feet

4) Cost per square foot

5) Building structural type

6) Project schedule

Tab 3 – Provide project team information, including (max 5 pages):

1) Demonstrated experience as a project team designing and constructing projects of a similar scope

2) Description of each team member’s role on the project

3) One page summary for each team member describing their qualifications and relevant experience

4) Organization chart showing roles and relationships of each team member relative to this specific project.

Note: If design and construction services are to be provided by two separate firms, provide information above for each firm as applicable.

Qualifications Due

Qualifications Due – Thursday, October 25, 2012 @ 6am.

Request for Proposal (RFP)

After the RFQ proposals are submitted, the RFP and program documents will be issued to all short-listed firms in electronic format. A CD will be prepared for each qualified bidder that contains the proposal requirements and plans in either PDF or AutoCAD format.

One 1/8 of conceptual level drawings and site plan based on program requirements will be required in your proposal. A set of conceptual level drawings must include at a minimum, but is not limited to:

-Overall site plan

-Floor plans

-One building elevations

-One building section

Other minimum requirements of the RFP will include your firm’s approach to design management, the overall design sustainability, conceptual estimating, best value approach/summary of value added enhancements, scheduling, and project management

 

2011 Problem Statement

Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Project Description

The US Army Corps of Engineers – Omaha District, seeks a construction firm to provide design-build services for a new Dining Facility in Colorado.  The completed project will prepare and serve food in a seated dining area.  It will require a complete and functional dining facility; including provisions for receiving, storage, preparation, serving, queuing, dining, dishwashing, and all support equipment for the facility.  The facility shall be similar to a college or university meal plan cafeteria in general function and quality, and provide equipment that is of a standard typically recognized in the industry as heavy duty and appropriate for college/university use.  The dining facility should also provide equipment and associated accessories typical to enable operations to closely monitor safety, reduce energy, and facilitate ease of operation, sanitation and maintenance.

The estimated construction cost of this project is between $10,000,000 and $15,000,000.

The solicitation is restricted to SMALL BUSINESS INTERESTS ONLY.  The North American Industry Classification System code for this project is 236220 with a size standard of $33,500,000 in average gross annual receipts for the past 3 fiscal years.

The Dining Facility will be designed to meet Sustainable LEED standards and Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection requirements per Department of Army guidance.

Scope of Services

The US Army Corps of Engineers seek design-build firms who are resourceful in providing best value.  Best value includes the following principles: design a facility that adheres to the criteria of the US Army Corps of Engineers, provides a welcome environment for the military personnel, provides connectivity within the base both visually and functionally, provides creative design sustained by economical construction.  Innovative construction techniques that allow fast-track construction are encouraged.

The design and construction cost will be subject to the funds available for this project.  The total contract award should not exceed the construction cost limitation for this contract.  Teams are notified that they are under no obligation to approach the limit, however, the government is likely to not be able to make an award if the dollar amount set for this project is exceeded.  The successful design-build contractor will be awarded upon a guaranteed maximum price agreement.

The design-build contractor will be responsible for performing the following services:

1.)   Develop a design-build proposal which meets or exceeds the minimum requirements set forth in the forthcoming Request for Proposal (RFP), while not exceeding the construction cost limitation.

2.)   Evaluate the project schedule, including overall design duration, design milestones, construction milestones, and preliminary turnover milestones. Identify the risks associated with design and construction activities.

3.)   Evaluate site usage and recommend to the US Army Corps of Engineers an appropriate site layout considering the RFP requirements and AT/FP requirements.

4.)   Describe firm’s knowledge and past experience in working with US Army Corps of Engineers and understanding of Quality Assurance, including Contractor Quality Control and Design Quality Control.

5.)   Provide design, preconstruction, and construction services required to complete the project in accordance with the RFP documents.

Minimum RFQ Requirements

Minimum requirements for this project include evidence of completed projects of similar scope and complexity.  Firms must submit (1) hard copy and (1) electronic copy of their qualifications, which accounts for 10% of the proposal selection.  Hard copy submissions shall be contained within a white 1” three ring binder with clear overlays on front, back and spline. The contents within the hard copy binders shall be comprised of 8 ½” x 11” paper, or 11” x 17”, subdivided by labeled tabs.  Any sheets that are 11” x 17” in size shall be Z-folded.  The electronic copy must be in PDF format and saved on a CD.  The CD electronic copy shall be clearly labeled and placed within the hard copy binder.  RFQ responses which do not follow the requirements below are subject to disqualification:

  1. Table of Contents:

 

  1. Cover Letter:

1)Cover letter shall be the first tab of the binder, and be addressed to: 2011 ASC Region IV – Design Build Division RESPONSE TO RFQ Attn: Competition Judges 2700 Sylvan Road Nebraska City, NE 68410

2)    Letter shall be signed by the project team leader and list an email address where they can be reached during the RFP phase of the competition (email address shall not contain a designation which discloses the university in which the team attends).  Email will be the primary method of information distribution throughout the RFP phase of the competition.

 

III.     Company Information:

1)    History of company (1 page maximum)

2)    Description of divisions or area offices

3)    Types of services provided by your construction firm

4)    Scopes of work self-performed by your construction firm

5)    Percent of total work procured under each of the following project delivery methods: Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, Design-Assist, and/or others

6)    Professional Liability Insurance Limits

7)    Bonding Capacity

8)    Number of employees

9)    Annual volume the last three years (provide breakout for Design-Build projects).  Company balance sheets are not required.

10)  Safety policies and EMR for the last five years (1 page maximum)

11)  Quality program (1 page maximum)

12)  Small business participation programs or policies (1 page maximum)

13)  Current and projected workloads up to 2nd quarter of 2013

  1. Project Experience (Provide three (3) relevant projects):

1)    Project name and description

2)    Design firm and/or consultant

3)    Owner

4)    Gross square feet

5)    Cost per square foot

6)    Building structural type

7)    Project completion date

  1. Project Team Information:

1)    Demonstrate experience working as a team; as a construction firm working with your selected design firm, as well as, individual team members from the respective firms working together on a design-build team (3 pages maximum).

2)    Description of each team member’s position within their firm, their role on the project team, and their qualifications. Team member photos are encouraged. (2 team member descriptions per page)

3)    Organization chart showing roles and relationships of each team member relative to this specific project.  Organization chart shall be on 11” x 17” sized paper.

Qualifications Due

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 6:30 AM CDT.

LATE QUALIFICATION SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT COUNT TOWARD THE PROPOSAL SELECTION SCORING

Request for Proposal (RFP) Information

After the RFQ proposals are submitted, the RFP documents will be issued electronically to all short-listed firms.  Each qualified team will receive a CD that contains the RFP documents in either PDF or AutoCAD format.

One set of 1/16 scale, 11” x 17”, conceptual level drawings based on program requirements will be required in your proposal.  A set of conceptual level drawings may include at a minimum, but is not limited to:

-Overall site plan

-Site phasing plan

-Floor plans

-Two building elevations

One (1) hard copy submission of your proposal will be required.  Hard copies are to be bound in three ring binders, labeled and tab divided.  Paper within binder is to be 8 ½” x 11” and/or 11” x 17”.

Other requirements of the RFP will include a demonstration of your firm’s knowledge on the following items.  It is important that your firm research these items prior to receiving the RFP documents:

– Processes for RFP criteria compliance

– Management of the design and construction processes as it relates to design solutions, schedule and cost

– Determining the value of the work at a conceptual level

– Subcontracting, including subcontractor budget pricing, bid packaging, and small/minority business participation

– Project contract types and the difference between each (ex. Lump-sum vs. Guaranteed Maximum Price)

– Identification of risks and how to manage them

– ASTM UNIFORMAT II Standard Classification of Building Elements and Related Sitework

The response to the RFP will require an oral presentation. Firms should concentrate on the following in preparation of the oral presentation:

– Budget: pricing for major scopes of work, contingency, self-performed work, fees and general conditions

– Project Schedule: design milestones, construction milestones, and critical dates

– Design: compliance with owner requirements, constructability, and review of design deliverables

– Project Risks: identify risks and opportunities as it relates to design, schedule, and budget

2010 Problem Statement

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)

Project Description

The California Unified School District, seeks a firm to provide design-build services for an elementary school.  The current elementary School Program is being operated out of re-locatable trailers and will be relocated to a new (location to be determined). The school will be located on an 8 acre site. It is the intent of the district to keep the current elementary school open while construction of the new school is ongoing.

The demolition and reconstruction of the Elementary School will involve the design of a cost effective green sustainable school that will replace the existing Elementary School located in California. The newly designed school will be a forty-two classroom school for pre-school children, kindergarten through fifth grade students, a library, multipurpose facility, kitchen, cafeteria, administrative offices and playfields. This project will require coordination efforts with the City for an adjacent City Park. Further program requirements will be issued in the RFP.

Facility will be designed and meet the current DSA (Division of State Architects) standards.

The new facilities and site must achieve a LEED Silver rating (v2.2)

BIM – Based project design capability will be evaluated more favorably than non-BIM; however, it is not a prerequisite for the project.

Scope of Services

The California Unified School District seeks design-build firms who are resourceful in providing Best Value.  Best Value includes the following principles: designing a facility that fits the design standards of the district; provides a welcome environment for the students, parents and faculty; providing a facility that connects with the local community both visually and functionally; providing innovative, flexible and creative design sustained by economical construction within the allowed funding; and provides the district with a quality end product that will stand the test of the time and the daily wear and tear of students.

The design and construction cost will be subject to bond appropriations available for this project.  The total funds available for award, design, and construction cost limitation, is $21,000,000.

The design-build contractor will be responsible for performing the following services:

1.)   Develop a design build proposal which meets or exceeds the minimum requirements set forth in the Request for Proposal (RFP), while not exceeding the construction cost limitation.

2.)   Evaluate the project schedule, including overall project duration, design milestones, construction milestones and preliminary turnover milestones. This will be a very critical item as the school will be open while we are constructing the new school.

3.)   Evaluate site usage and recommend to California Unified School District an appropriate site usage considering the program requirements. In turn evaluate overall building and site layout to accommodate the existing conditions and future program requirements of the District and Parks Department.

4.)   Describe firm’s knowledge and past experience in working with DSA and understanding of timelines and construction methods to obtain DSA approval.

5.)   Provide design, preconstruction, and construction services required to complete the project in accordance with the RFP documents.

Program requirements for the project will be available during the RFP phase of this process to firms that are invited to submit a proposal.

Minimum RFQ Requirements

Minimum requirements for this project include evidence of completed projects of similar scope and complexity.  Firms must submit one hard copy (8.5″ X 11″, three-hole punched, binder clipped document – 20 page maximum including ALL required material)  and one electronic copy of their qualifications, which accounts for 10% of the selection.  The electronic copy must be in PDF format and saved on a CD.  The minimum specific requirements are:

Provide general company information, which includes:

1)    History of company

2)    Description of divisions or area offices

3)    Types of services provided by your firm

4)    Percent of total work procured under each of the following project delivery approaches (Lump Sum Competitive Bid, Design-Build, CM at Risk, other)

5)    Professional Liability Insurance Limits

6)    Bonding Capacity

7)    Number of employees

8)    Annual volume the last three years (provide breakout for Design-Build projects)

9)    EMR the last three years, based on California exposures

10)  Current and projected workloads

Provide three (3) relevant projects experience, which includes:

1)    Project name and description

2)    Owner

3)    Gross square feet

4)    Cost per square foot

5)    Building structural type

6)    Project schedule

Provide project team information, which includes:

1)    Demonstrated experience as a project team designing and constructing projects of a similar scope.

2)    Description of each team member’s role on the project.

3)    One page summary for each team member describing their qualifications and relevant experience.

4)    Organization chart showing roles and relationships of each team member relative to this specific project.

Qualifications Due – Thursday, October 28, 2010 @ 6am.

LATE PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!

Request for Proposal (RFP)

After the RFQ proposals are submitted, the RFP and program documents will be issued to all short-listed firms in electronic format.  A CD will be prepared for each qualified bidder that contains the proposal requirements and plans in either PDF or AutoCAD format.

One set of 1/16 scale or larger conceptual level drawings and site plan based on program requirements will be required in your proposal.  A set of conceptual level drawings must include at a minimum, but is not limited to:

-Overall site plan

-Site phasing plan

-Floor plans

-Two building elevations (street elevations)

Other minimum requirements of the RFP will include your firm’s approach to sustainable design, conceptual estimating, value engineering, scheduling, design management, and project management.

Design Build 2009

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)

Project Description

The State of Colorado, Construction Department, seeks a firm to provide design-build services for the new Armed Forces Reserve Training Facility and Field Equipment Shop on a 40 acre site near Colorado Springs, CO.  The project shall consist of approximately 120,000 gross square feet of classrooms, administrative areas, assembly hall, kitchen, simulator rooms, weapon vaults, and medical suites designed to support the training of the four Colorado Armed Forces Reserve branches; Army National Guard, US Army Reserve, US Navy Reserve, and US Marine Corps Reserve.  The project shall also consist of a 50,000 gross square feet Field Equipment Shop with offices and maintenance work bays for military vehicles.   The new facilities and site must be compliant with AT/FP requirements, and achieve a LEED Silver rating (v2.2).

Scope of Services

The State of Colorado, Construction Department, seeks design-build firms who are resourceful in providing Best Value.  Best Value includes the following principles: designing a facility that reflects the values and honor of a military profession, providing a facility that connects with the local community both visually and functionally, providing innovative and creative design sustained by economical construction within the allowed funding, interactive design after contract award with the client and end users of the facility, and the life cycle management of the facility.

The design and construction cost will be subject to the federal funds available for this project.  The total funds available for award, and construction cost limitation, is $65,243,231.

The design-build contractor will be responsible for performing the following services:

1.)    Develop a design and proposal which meets or exceeds the minimum requirements set forth in the Request For Proposal (RFP), while not exceeding the construction cost limitation.

2.)   Evaluate the project schedule, including overall project duration, design milestones, construction milestones and preliminary turnover milestones.

3.)   Evaluate site usage and recommend to the Colorado Construction Department an appropriate site usage considering the program requirements.

4.)   Evaluate overall functional layout, and display the interaction of spaces in the facilities with respect to soldier working conditions and operations.

5.)   Demonstrate how the architectural themes of the facility and spaces meet the program requirements.

6.)   Provide design, preconstruction, and construction services required to complete the project in accordance with the RFP documents.

Program requirements for the project will be available during the RFP phase of this process to firms that are invited to submit a proposal.

Minimum RFQ Requirements

Minimum requirements for this project include evidence of completed projects of similar scope and complexity.  Firms must submit (1) hard copy and (1) electronic copy of their qualifications, which accounts for 10% of the selection.  The electronic copy must be in PDF format and saved on a CD.  The minimum specific requirements are:

Provide general company information, which includes:

1)    History of company

2)    Description of divisions or area offices

3)    Types of services provided by your firm

4)    Percent of total work procured under each of the following project delivery approaches (Lump Sum Competitive Bid, Design-Build, CM at Risk, other)

5)    Professional Liability Insurance Limits

6)    Number of employees

7)    Annual volume the last three years (provide breakout for Design-Build projects)

8)    EMR the last three years

9)    Current and projected workloads

Provide relevant project experience, which includes:

1)    Project name and description

2)    Owner

3)    Gross square feet

4)    Cost per square foot

5)    Building structural type

6)    Project schedule

 

Provide project team information, which includes:

1)    Demonstrated experience as a project team designing and constructing projects of a similar scope

2)    Description of each team member’s role on the project

3)    One page summary for each team member describing their qualifications and relevant experience

4)    Organization chart showing roles and relationships of each team member relative to this specific project.

Note:    If design and construction services are to be provided by two separate firms, provide information above for each firm as applicable.

Qualifications Due

To be determined by the ASC Region IV Guidelines provided by others.

Request for Proposal (RFP)

After the RFQ proposals are submitted, the RFP and program documents will be issued to all short-listed firms in electronic format.  A CD will be prepared for each qualified bidder that contains the proposal requirements and plans in either PDF or AutoCAD format.

One set of 1/16 scale or larger conceptual level drawings and site plan based on program requirements will be required in your proposal.  A set of conceptual level drawings must include at a minimum, but is not limited to:

-Overall site plan

-First floor plan

-Second floor plan

-Two building elevations

Other minimum requirements of the RFP will include your firm’s approach to sustainable design, conceptual estimating, value engineering, scheduling, design management, and project management.

 

Design Build 2007

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)

Project Description

Capital Alliance Development Group (CADG) of Centennial, Colorado seeks a firm to provide architectural/engineering services plus construction services for a new for-sale residential urban infill project at the historic Country Club Gardens development in downtown Denver, CO. The re-development of Country Club Gardens will consist of 530,000 gross square feet (GSF) of condominiums and amenities in 2-3 high-rise towers and new structured parking to accommodate approximately 810 spaces, set within the existing Country Club Gardens campus. The high-rise towers will feature a total of (270) one, two, and three-bedroom units ranging in size from 550 to 1,950 square feet, with the upper floor(s) of each tower dedicated to (12) larger penthouse units. To minimize design costs, CADG requests that the design incorporate no more than ten (10) distinct unit layouts, excluding penthouse units. Although CADG will conduct presales to interested buyers, customization of units beyond selection of various finishes packages (casework, cabinetry, tile, wall coverings, and stone) is not currently contemplated.

The building site encompasses approximately two acres and is currently occupied by existing two-story residential buildings and landscaped areas. In keeping with the upscale, high-end nature of the project, CADG proposes to provide a variety of amenities in the re-development, including a porte cochere; large, elegant lobby; fitness center; indoor/outdoor pool; conference center; and coffee bar among others.

Because Country Club Gardens has been designated as a “district for preservation” by the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission, great care must be taken to develop and design a project that is sensitive to both the historic roots of the neighborhood as well as the historic nature of the existing structures on the Country Club Gardens site. While CADG anticipates that some demolition of existing low-rise structures and old-growth tress onsite will be necessary for the new development, CADG has committed to local neighborhood groups that as much of the existing buildings and building facades as possible will be retained. It is anticipated that some of the existing buildings will be remodeled into sales offices and model units for the new towers.

In keeping with the historic nature of the project, the exterior finish materials selected for the project will be reminiscent of those used on adjacent historic structures throughout the surrounding neighborhood. Extensive landscaping will be provided around the project and on any terraces, balconies, and decks of the new towers.

Scope of Services

CADG anticipates using the Design-Build approach to project delivery. The Design-Builder will be responsible for performing the following services related to the project:

  •  Establish a Guaranteed Maximum Price for design and construction within the parameters of the preliminary pro forma provided by CADG.
  • Evaluate the project schedule, including overall project duration, design milestones, and preliminary turnover milestones.
  • Evaluate site usage and recommend to the Owner an appropriate site usage considering design constraints, traffic flow, and program requirements.
  • Develop a design that meets the Owner’s program requirements and maximizes efficiency while remaining in accordance with published Design Guidelines for Country Club Gardens and applicable building codes – 2006 IBC, 2003 IMC, 2003 IPC, 2003 IFC, and 1999 NEC; as well as Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements for accessibility.
  • All construction services required to complete the project in accordance with design-build documents.

CADG has prepared preliminary program requirements for this facility, which will be available during the Request for Proposal (RFP) phase of this process to firms that are invited to submit a proposal.

Minimum RFQ Requirements

Minimum requirements for this project include evidence of completed projects of similar scope and complexity.  Firms must submit 6 copies of their proposal, which accounts for 10% of the selection. The minimum specific requirements are:

  •  Provide general company information, including the following:

1)      History of company, including relevant philosophies or company culture

2)      Description of divisions or area offices

3)      Types of services provided by your firm

4)      Percent of total work procured under each of the following project delivery approaches (Lump Sum Competitive Bid, Design-Build, CM at Risk, other)

5)      Professional Liability Insurance Limits

6)      Number of employees

7)      Annual volume the last three years (provide breakout for Design-Build projects)

8)      EMR the last three years

9)      Current and projected workloads for 2007-2009

10)  Capacity and types of work self-performed by your firm

  •  Provide past relevant project experience, focusing specifically on residential high-rise, for-sale construction and/or urban infill projects. Include the following information for each project:

1)      Project name and description

2)      Owner

3)      Gross square feet

4)      Cost per gross square foot (GSF)

5)      Cost per net saleable square foot (NSSF)

6)      Building structural type

7)      Project schedule

8)      Key personnel assigned to the project (PM, Supt, etc.)

  • Provide project team information, which includes:

1)      Demonstrated experience as a project team designing and constructing projects of a similar scope

2)      Description of each team member’s role on the project

3)      One page resume for each team member describing their qualifications and relevant experience

4)      Organization chart showing roles and relationships of each team member

  • Provide descriptions and examples of your firm’s systems and controls for project management, including the following:

1)      Estimating

2)      Cost Control / Designing to a Fixed Budget

3)      Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) Development

4)      Schedule Control

5)      Safety

6)      Quality Control

7)      Value Engineering / Value Analysis

8)      Punchlist

Qualifications Due

To be determined by the ASC Region IV Guidelines provided by others.

Request for Proposal (RFP)

After the RFQ proposals are submitted, the RFP including the program documents and tentative site plan will be issued to all short-listed firms in hard copy format.  A CD-ROM will also be prepared for each qualified bidder that contains the proposal requirements, the Owner’s preliminary program requirements, site photographs, design guidelines, and plans as appropriate in either PDF or AutoCAD format.

One set of 1/16 scale or larger conceptual level drawings based on program requirements and the site plan issued at the Pre-Competition Conference will be required in your proposal.  A set of conceptual level drawings must include at a minimum, but is not limited to:

  • Overall site plan showing location of new towers and parking in relationship to existing site and buildings
  • Traffic plan showing both tenant and service access from surrounding streets
  • Building sections showing parking, amenities, units, and penthouses
  • Floor plan of typical unit floor
  • Typical garage and Amenities level(s) conceptual floor plans
  • Unit breakdown matrix demonstrating compliance with RFP criteria for net saleable square footage (NSSF), unit counts, and unit types.
  • 1-2 building elevations are desired but are not required deliverables

Other minimum requirements of the RFP will include a site utilization plan and narrative(s) outlining your firm’s specific approach to construction sequencing, haul routes and construction traffic flow, hoisting and material handling, public safety, employee parking, and proposed strategy to mitigate construction impacts (noise, dust, etc.) to existing tenants and the surrounding neighborhood.

 

Design Build 2006

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)

Project Description

Penske Automotive Group (PAG) is soliciting proposals from Design-Build contractors for the construction of 65,000 square foot Lexus Dealership and 30,000 square foot service building for an existing Mercedes showroom (new service building will need to be attached to existing showroom building). The existing showroom building is located on a 23 acre site in San Diego, CA. The showroom building will need to remain open during the construction of both buildings with as little disruption to “everyday” activities as possible.

The Owner, PAG, will contract with one company to provide complete design-build services.  Selection will be based on a “best value” to the Owner.  The Design-Builder will establish a stipulated lump sum proposal for the project.  The contract for the design-build construction services shall consist of documents provided by the Owner for preparation of the proposal, the proposal of the successful design-build contractor, and AIA Document A191, “Standard Form of Agreements between Owner and Design/Builder, 1985 Edition.

Scope of Services

The Design-Build contractor shall provide design and construction documents consisting of, but not necessarily limited to the following:  civil engineering (including grading, drainage and utility plans), architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, landscaping and irrigation plans and specifications; and all construction services required to complete the project in accordance with the Design-Build documents.  The work will be completed in accordance with preliminary specifications, drawings and reports provided by the Owner, and working drawings and specifications generated by the Design-Builder that conform to all local, state and national Codes (including ADA), including but not limited to: 2000 IBC, 2000 IMC, 2000 IPC, 2003 IFC and 1999 NEC.  The building is to be designed in accordance with B-Occupancy for customer and office areas and S-1 for parts and service areas, Fully Sprinklered as defined by the 2003 IFC.  The Design-Builder will acquire and pay for all permits required for the project, as well as all plan check fees, water and sewer connection fees, water meter fees and electric and gas connection fees.  Any Hazardous Material studies or technical reports required by the governing authorities will be prepared by the Design-Builder.

Complete working drawings and specifications will be furnished to the Owner for approval prior to submittal to the building department and at start of construction.  Working drawings will bear the seal of licensed architects and engineers of the State of California.  Should a governing body or local building inspector require that a change be made to any phase of the building plans or specifications after they have been prepared and approved and permits issued, any additional cost for said changes will be paid by the design-builder.  It is the intent that the design-builder be solely responsible for all costs associated with coordinating the plan and specifications with all agencies having jurisdiction over the project.

Site Design Criteria

Site should have good flow for customer access off City Streets.

The owner would like to maximize display pad space along South and West sides of the site.

The owner intends to install a 75’ tall LED display sign as part of the signage package. Please allow for a 20’w x 40’l area to install the sign. This sign should be located to maximize visibility.

Parking counts will be provided and the site will need to be designed to accommodate those counts.

Service, service staging and employee parking should not be visible to the public, screening or alternative means should be considered.

 

Building Design Criteria

Lexus Department Requirements:

Showroom – approximately 39,000sf of showroom area to include; car display area, 4 F&I offices, 9 service writer offices, 7 miscellaneous offices, 2 sales manager offices, customer lounge area, parts boutique area, fax copy room, customer quiet lounge, service directors office and file storage area

Service Drive – 4 lane service drive to accommodate service customers

Parts – 7,000 sf of parts space

Service – approximately 20,000 sf, 29 service stalls and 1 alignment rack, 650 sf of storage space, 500 sf of space for equipment. (need 15’ clear to acoustical ceiling in service area)

Mercedes Department Requirements:

Service Drive – 4 lane service drive to accommodate service customers

Provide 7 service writer offices and 1 loaner car office.

Parts – 7,000 sf of parts space

Service – approximately 20,000 sf, 29 service stalls and 1 alignment rack, 650 sf of storage space, 500 sf of space for equipment. (need 15’ clear to acoustical ceiling in service area)

Sample floor plan layouts will be provided for you as examples or models of typical flow in a dealership. The existing Mercedes Dealership floor plan will be provided to you as well.

Minimum RFQ Requirements

Minimum Requirements for this project include evidence of completed projects of similar scope and complexity.  Firms must submit 6 copies of their proposal, which accounts for 10% of the selection.  The minimum specific requirements are:

Provide general company information, which includes:

1)     History of company

2)     Description of divisions or area offices

3)     Types of services provided by your firm

4)     Percent of total work procured under the each of the following project delivery approaches (Lump Sum Competitive Bid, Design-Build, CM at Risk, other)

5)     Professional Liability Insurance Limits

6)     Number of employees

7)     Annual volume the last three years (provide breakout for Design-Build projects)

8)     EMR the last three years

9)     Current and projected workloads

Provide 5 examples of relevant project experience, which includes:

1)     Project name and description

2)     Owner

3)     Gross square feet

4)     Cost per square foot

5)     Building structural type

6)     Project schedule

7)     Your company’s key personnel

Provide project team information for this project, which includes:

1)     Demonstrated experience as a project team designing and constructing projects of a similar scope

2)     Description of each team member’s role on the project

3)     One page summary for each team member describing their qualifications and relevant experience

4)     Organization chart showing roles and relationships of each team member

Note:   If design and construction services are to be provided by two separate firms, provide information above for each firm as applicable.

Provide specific project management techniques, including:

1)     Describe your project estimating system, both for preconstruction and

monitoring during construction.

2)     Describe your project management system, cost accounting and office record keeping.

3)     Describe your field administration system, including record keeping logs,

submittal processing, record drawings, changes to the work, and closeout.

4)   Describe your project scheduling system, and its ability to interface with Microsoft Project software used by the Owner.

Qualifications Due

To be determined by the ASC Region IV Guidelines provided by others.

Request for Proposal (RFP)

After the RFQ proposals are submitted, the RFP including the program documents and site plan will be issued to all short-listed firms in both hard copy and on CD in AutoCAD 2000.

One set of 1/16 scale or larger conceptual level drawings based on program requirements and site plan issued at the Pre-Competition Conference will be required in your proposal.  A set of conceptual level drawings must include at a minimum, but is not limited to:

-Site plan showing building layout and parking plan detailing the required stalls and particular location.

-Site plan showing phasing and completion dates for different areas of the site.

-Interior improvement plan

-Two building elevations

-Preliminary grading plan showing site boundary, pavement, curb and finish floor elevations.

Other minimum requirements of the RFP will include your firm’s specific approach for construction sequencing, project schedule, cost breakdown and discussion of your company’s key design features that you propose for the project.

 

Design-Build 2005

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)

Project Description

The Louis Pasteur Institute (LPI), St. Louis, Missouri seeks a firm to provide architectural/engineering services plus construction services for the new Medical Research Building. The project shall consist of approximately 60,000 gross square feet of new clinical and research space, and may be expanded to provide rental medical office spaces.  Consideration is being given to LEED Certification for the facility.  Completion of this facility is required by September 2007.  The project shall be housed in one building.  The new facility will include a vivarium, bio-security level 3 (BSL 3) spaces, surgical training spaces, medical research labs, clinical offices spaces, and medical tenant spaces.  An auditorium is desired to be a part of this facility if funding becomes available.

Scope of Services

RFQ for services of: Design-Build

LPI anticipates using the Design-Build approach to project delivery.  The Design-Builder will establish a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP).  The Design-Builder will evaluate site usage and recommend to the board the appropriate site usage considering possible expansion.  Additionally, the Design-Builder will evaluate project schedule, project costs as they relate to the established budget.  The design and evaluation will be required to be compatible with LPI Master Planning Committee objectives for the project.  LPI has prepared preliminary program requirements for this facility, which will be available during the Request For Proposal (RFP) phase of this process to firms that are invited to submit a proposal.   The Design-Builder will be required to evaluate the preliminary program and include in the adopted program potential rental space for future tenants.  Normal construction services will be an integral part of the required services.

Minimum RFQ Requirements

 

Minimum Requirements for this project include evidence of completed projects of similar scope and complexity.  Firms must submit 6 copies of their proposal, which accounts for 10% of the selection.  The minimum specific requirements are:

Provide general company information, which includes:

1)      History of company

2)      Description of divisions or area offices

3)      Types of services provided by your firm

4)      Percent of total work procured under each of the following project delivery approaches (Lump Sum Competitive Bid, Design-Build, CM at Risk, other)

5)      Professional Liability Insurance Limits

6)      Number of employees

7)      Annual volume the last three years (provide breakout for Design-Build projects)

8)      EMR the last three years

9)      Current and projected workloads

Provide relevant project experience, which includes:

1)      Project name and description

2)      Owner

3)      Gross square feet

4)      Cost per square foot

5)      Building structural type

6)      Project schedule

Provide project team information, which includes:

1)      Demonstrated experience as a project team designing and constructing projects of a similar scope

2)      Description of each team member’s role on the project

3)      One page summary for each team member describing their qualifications and relevant experience

4)      Organization chart showing roles and relationships of each team member

 

Note:    If design and construction services are to be provided by two separate firms, provide information above for each firm as applicable.

Qualifications Due

To be determined by the ASC Region IV Guidelines provided by others.

Request for Proposal (RFP)

After the RFQ proposals are submitted, the RFP including the program document and tentative site plan will be issued to all short-listed firms in hard copy format.  A CD will be prepared for each qualified bidder that contains the proposal requirements, the preliminary program, adjacency requirements, and plans as appropriate in either PDF or AutoCAD format.

One set of 1/16 scale or larger conceptual level drawings based on program requirements and site plan issued at the Pre-Competition Conference will be required in your proposal.  A set of conceptual level drawings must include at a minimum, but is not limited to:

-Site plan showing location of building and parking in relationship to existing site

-First floor plan

-Basement, typical or second floor plan

-Two building elevations

Other minimum requirements of the RFP will include your firm’s approach to sustainable design and “green” building techniques, conceptual estimating, value engineering, scheduling, and project management.  Site evaluation and site usage will be major selection criteria.

 

Design-Build 2004

Project Description

Unisource Realty, a division of Unisource Worldwide, Inc. is soliciting proposals from Design-Build contractors for the construction of a new 165,000 square foot office-warehouse facility located on a 16 acre site in Sacramento, California.

 

The Owner, Unisource Realty, will contract with one company to provide complete design-build services.  Selection will be based on a “best value” to the Owner.  The Design-Builder will establish a stipulated lump sum proposal for the project.  The contract for the design-build construction services shall consist of documents provided by the Owner for preparation of the proposal, the proposal of the successful design-build contractor, and AIA Document A191, “Standard Form of Agreements Between Owner and Design/Builder, 1985 Edition.

Scope of Services

The Design-Build contractor shall provide design and construction documents consisting of, but not necessarily limited to the following:  civil engineering (including grading, drainage and utility plans), architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, landscaping and irrigation plans and specifications; and all construction services required to complete the project in accordance with the Design-Build documents.  The work will be completed in accordance with specifications, drawings and reports provided by the Owner, and working drawings and specifications generated by the Design-Builder that conform to all local, state and national Codes (including ADA), including but not limited to:  1993 BOCA Basic Building Code/Uniform Building Code, Uniform Fire Code, Uniform Plumbing Code and the National Electric Code.  The building is to be designed in accordance with Use Group S-1, Moderate Storage, Type 2-C Construction Unlimited Area, Fully Sprinklered as defined by the 1993 BOCA Basic Building Code.  The Design-Builder will acquire and pay for all permits required for the project, as well as all plan check fees, water and sewer connection fees, water meter fees and electric and gas connection fees.  Any Hazardous Material studies or technical reports required by the governing authorities will be prepared by the Design-Builder.

Complete working drawings and specifications will be furnished to the Owner for approval prior to submittal to the building department and at start of construction.  Working drawings will bear the seal of licensed architects and engineers of the State of California.  Should a governing body or local building inspector require that a change be made to any phase of the building plans or specifications after they have been prepared and approved and permits issued, any additional cost for said changes will be paid by the design-builder.  It is the intent that the design-builder be solely responsible for all costs associated with coordinating the plan and specifications with all agencies having jurisdiction over the project.

Minimum RFQ Requirements

Minimum Requirements for this project include evidence of completed projects of similar scope and complexity.  Firms must submit 6 copies of their proposal, which accounts for 10% of the selection.  The minimum specific requirements are:

Provide general company information, which includes:

1)     History of company

2)     Description of divisions or area offices

3)     Types of services provided by your firm

4)     Percent of total work procured under the each of the following project delivery approaches (Lump Sum Competitive Bid, Design-Build, CM at Risk, other)

5)     Professional Liability Insurance Limits

6)     Number of employees

7)     Annual volume the last three years (provide breakout for Design-Build projects)

8)     EMR the last three years

9)     Current and projected workloads

Provide 5 examples of relevant project experience, which includes:

1)     Project name and description

2)     Owner

3)     Gross square feet

4)     Cost per square foot

5)     Building structural type

6)     Project schedule

7)     Your company’s key personnel

Provide project team information for this project, which includes:

1)     Demonstrated experience as a project team designing and constructing projects of a similar scope

2)     Description of each team member’s role on the project

3)     One page summary for each team member describing their qualifications and relevant experience

4)     Organization chart showing roles and relationships of each team member

Note:    If design and construction services are to be provided by two separate firms, provide information above for each firm as applicable.

Provide specific project management techniques, including:

1)  Describe your project estimating system, both for preconstruction and monitoring

during construction.

2)     Describe your project management system, cost accounting and office record

keeping.

3)     Describe your field administration system, including record keeping logs,

submittal processing, record drawings, changes to the work, and closeout.

4)            Describe your project scheduling system, and its ability to interface with Microsoft Project software used by the Owner.

Qualifications Due

To be determined by the ASC Region IV Guidelines provided by others.

Request for Proposal (RFP)

After the RFQ proposals are submitted, the RFP including the program documents and site plan will be issued to all short-listed firms in both hard copy and on CD in AutoCAD 2000.

One set of 1/16 scale or larger conceptual level drawings based on program requirements and site plan issued at the Pre-Competition Conference will be required in your proposal.  A set of conceptual level drawings must include at a minimum, but is not limited to:

-Site plan showing building and expansion areas.

-Interior improvement plan

-Structural column layout and roof framing orientation

-Two building elevations

-Preliminary grading plan showing site boundary, pavement, curb and finish floor elevations.

Other minimum requirements of the RFP will include your firm’s specific approach for construction sequencing, project schedule, cost breakdown and discussion of your company’s key design features that you propose for the project.

 

Design-Build Fall 2003

Project Description

The City of McAlester, Oklahoma seeks a firm to provide architectural/engineering services plus construction services for our new Public Safety and Municipal Courts Building. The project shall consist of 95,000 gross square feet of new space to house the city’s Police Department and provide new Municipal Courts.  In addition to the building, parking must be provided.  The site is approximately 31 acres (not all of which will  be used) located just East and South of downtown.  The completion of this $15.7 million (total design and construction cost) is tentatively planned for September 2004.  The project shall be housed in one building.  The new facility will support Police Investigations, Patrol/Traffic, Records, Community Resources, Administration and Support Services.  The Municipal Courts will include the City Attorney’s department as well as Judges Chambers.  Appropriate security measures throughout the facility will also be included.

Scope of Services

RFQ for services of: Design-Build

The City of McAlester anticipates using the Design-Build approach to project delivery.  The Design-Builder will establish a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) in conjunction with the City.  The Design-Builder will evaluate among other things availability of materials and labor, project schedule, project costs as they relate to the established budget, and constructibility and will work with the City throughout the value engineering phases of the project.  The City has already completed the programming for this facility, which will be available during the Request For Proposal (RFP) phase of this process to firms that are invited to submit a proposal.   Therefore the design portion of this proposal should only include concept design, schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction contract administration.  Full pre-construction and construction services should also be included in this proposal.

Minimum RFQ Requirements

Minimum Requirements for this project include evidence of completed projects of similar scope and complexity.  Firms must submit 6 copies of their proposal, which accounts for 10% of the selection.  The minimum specific requirements are:

Provide general company information, which includes:

1)      History of company

2)      Description of divisions or area offices

3)      Types of services provided by your firm

4)      Percent of total work procured under the each of the following project delivery approaches (Lump Sum Competitive Bid, Design-Build, CM at Risk, other)

5)      Professional Liability Insurance Limits

6)      Number of employees

7)      Annual volume the last three years (provide breakout for Design-Build projects)

8)      EMR the last three years

9)      Current and projected workloads

Provide relevant project experience, which includes:

1)      Project name and description

2)      Owner

3)      Gross square feet

4)      Cost per square foot

5)      Building structural type

6)      Project schedule

Provide project team information, which includes:

1)      Demonstrated experience as a project team designing and constructing projects of a similar scope

2)      Description of each team member’s role on the project

3)      One page summary for each team member describing their qualifications and relevant experience

4)      Organization chart showing roles and relationships of each team member

Note:    If design and construction services are to be provided by two separate firms, provide information above for each firm as applicable.

Qualifications Due

To be determined by the ASC Region IV Guidelines provided by others.

Request for Proposal (RFP)

After the RFQ proposals are submitted, the RFP including the program document and site plan will be issued to all short-listed firms in both hard copy and on CD in AutoCAD 2000.

One set of 1/16 scale or larger conceptual level drawings based on program requirements and site plan issued at the Pre-Competition Conference will be required in your proposal.  A set of conceptual level drawings must include at a minimum, but is not limited to:

-Site plan showing location of building and parking in relationship to existing site

-First floor plan

-Basement, typical or second floor plan

-Two building elevations

 

Other minimum requirements of the RFP will include your firm’s approach to conceptual estimating, value engineering, scheduling, and project management.  You must also demonstrate your analysis of a minimum of two options for the building’s structural system and exterior skin system.  These should include cost, schedule, and quality factors.  Development of the conceptual design will only be required for your recommended system.

 

Design-Build Spring 2003

Project Description

The United States Postal Service (USPS) seeks a firm to provide architectural/engineering services plus construction services for modifications, additions, and upgrades required on the Processing and Distribution Facility located in Kansas City, Missouri. The required upgrades include architectural and structural revisions to accommodate new sorting equipment, new security provisions, additional look-out galleries, chemical detection units, and revisions to the loading dock area. Additionally, the entire facility will be upgraded as required to meet current ADA standards.  In addition to the interior modifications and upgrades, the workroom areas will be expanded.  This expansion is anticipated to be approximately 56,000 square feet.  Project cost is expected to be between $10 and $20 million.

Scope of Services

RFQ for services of: Design-Build

The USPS will contract with one company to provide complete design-build services.  Selection will be based on a “best value” to the Government.  The Design-Builder will establish a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) in conjunction with the USPS.  The Design-Builder will evaluate project schedule, project costs as they relate to the established budget, and sequencing of work so that current operations will not be compromised.  The selected Design-Builder will coordinate all plans and specifications with construction services personnel at the regional USPS office in St Louis, Missouri.  The actual construction plan and sequencing will be coordinated with the Postmaster, Kansas City, Missouri.  The USPS will provide specific design criteria for the modifications and upgrades for this facility, which will be available during the Request For Proposal (RFP) phase of this process to firms that are invited to submit a proposal.

Minimum RFQ Requirements

Minimum Requirements for this project include evidence of completed projects of similar scope and complexity.  Firms must submit 6 copies of their proposal, which accounts for 10% of the selection.  The minimum specific requirements are:

Provide general company information, which includes:

1)      History of company

2)      Description of divisions or area offices

3)      Types of services provided by your firm

4)      Percent of total work procured under the each of the following project delivery approaches (Lump Sum Competitive Bid, Design-Build, CM at Risk, other)

5)      Professional Liability Insurance Limits

6)      Number of employees

7)      Annual volume the last three years (provide breakout for Design-Build projects)

8)      EMR the last three years

9)      Current and projected workloads

Provide relevant project experience, which includes:

1)      Project name and description

2)      Owner

3)      Gross square feet

4)      Cost per square foot

5)      Building structural type

6)      Project schedule

Provide project team information, which includes:

1)      Demonstrated experience as a project team designing and constructing projects of a similar scope

2)      Description of each team member’s role on the project

3)      One page summary for each team member describing their qualifications and relevant experience

4)      Organization chart showing roles and relationships of each team member

Note:    If design and construction services are to be provided by two separate firms, provide information above for each firm as applicable.

Provide specific project management techniques, including:

1)  Describe your project estimating system, both for preconstruction and monitoring

during construction.

2)      Describe your project management system, cost accounting and office record

keeping.

3)      Describe your field administration system, including record keeping logs,

submittal processing, record drawings, changes to the work, and closeout.

Qualifications Due

To be determined by the ASC Region IV Guidelines provided by others.

Request for Proposal (RFP)

After the RFQ proposals are submitted, the RFP including the program document and site plan will be issued to all short-listed firms in both hard copy and on CD in AutoCAD 2000.  The existing facility was constructed in 1967, and complete plans will not be available electronically to the proposing design-builders.

One set of 1/16 scale or larger conceptual level drawings based on program requirements and site plan issued at the Pre-Competition Conference will be required in your proposal.  A set of conceptual level drawings must include at a minimum, but is not limited to:

-Site plan showing building and expansion areas.

-Interior modification plan

-Graphic construction sequencing plan for all modifications.

-Two building elevations

Other minimum requirements of the RFP will include your firm’s specific approach for construction sequencing and non-interruption of current Postal operations.

Summary

The original solicitation for qualifications for Design-Build Services is hereby modified with the following:

Modifications

The project documentation for the original facility is not available in electronic format.  Therefore, the RFP that is issued to short listed firms will contain only copies of the original project documentation.  Proposers will be required to transfer the appropriate information from these copies onto their own formatted drawings required for submission.  The requirements for submission will remain as originally stated.

The expansion size is hereby modified to be approximately 30,000 square feet in lieu of 56,000 square feet as originally advertised.  The estimated value is still expected to be between $10 and $20 million.

No other modifications.

Qualifications Due

Amendment number 1 shall not affect the submission deadline.