Commercial – 1


2018 Problem Statement

Project Description

ASC Non-Profit seeks a qualified construction manager / general contractor to provide construction services as the Construction Manager at Risk (CM@R) for the renovation of a 3-story, 61,000 GSF existing building.  The estimated total project cost is between $6-8M.

Special provisions should be made to address construction in an urban environment with adjacent business and pedestrians.

Please note, the client reserves the right to make the final contractor selection based upon ‘Best Value’ as determined by the client

Request for Qualification Information

ASC Non-Profit is seeking your qualifications. Firms will be evaluated on the basis of overall experience and depth of resources.

The qualification package, limited to 20 pages, shall include :

  • Letter of Transmittal
  • Table of Contents
  • Cover Letter
  • Company Information
  • History of company
  • Organizational chart
  • Resumes of key personnel
  •  Locations
  • Services provided
  • Safety Program (3 years of safety statistics)
  • Quality Program
  • Representation of past projects
  • Current projects / current construction backlog
  • Overview of Preconstruction services
  • Project control procedures/systems
  • Safety policy including EMR and RIR for last 3 years
  • Approach to quality management
  • Bonus Section (1 page limit)
    • Provide any information that makes your company uniquely qualified for this project

Qualifications packages must be submitted electronically, via Google Drive by 6pm on October 17, 2018. To obtain access to the Google Drive folder, each team must create a gmail account and email their information to Please note that this email address will be used for all electronic communications during the competition, and should not identify your school name or location.

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

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

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

Request for Proposal Information :

 The RFP documents will be distributed to teams during a mandatory pre-bid conference being held at 6:00am CST on Thursday, October 25. Final proposals will be due at 12:00am CST on Friday, October 26, 2018.  One (1) hard copy and one (1) electronic copy of your proposal will be required.  Hard copies are to be bound in a clear front folder, labeled, and tab divided.  Electronic copies are to be submitted via the Google drive.

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

  • Knowledge of different types of contracts (GMP, LS, NTE, )
  • Knowledge of unit cost estimating and evaluation of quotes
  • Development of Schedule
  • Development of site specific logistics plan
  • Cost estimate with cash flow projection
  • Site specific safety plans
  • Clarifications / Exceptions
  • Bid Alternates

Presentation Information :

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

  • Prepare a handout for the judges
  • Do not summarize the project

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

Other requirements of the RFP and interview will be explained in further detail at the pre-bid conference on Thursday, October 25, 2018.

Division Rules

Specific rules and scoring sheets for the Commercial Division can be found by clicking here.

Past Problem Statements

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