Department of Education, University of Florida  



    University of Florida

    UF-608 Commissioning Services

    The University of Florida Board of Trustees announces that Professional Services in the discipline of engineering for Total Building Commissioning will be required for the project listed below:

    Project: UF-608, Parking Garage XIV (University of Florida - Gainesville, FL)

    The facility will include a new seven (7) story parking garage of approximately 623,000sf, with five (5) elevators in two conditioned towers, lighting and emergency backup generator system.  The scope of services shall include design phase peer review; review of the design team’s Owner's Project Requirements (OPR) document for clarity and completeness; review of the design team’s Basis of Design (BOD) document for clarity and completeness; development of the Commissioning Plan, Commissioning Specifications, and Systems Manual; and construction phase pre-functional, functional, and performance testing for mechanical, electrical, and building envelope systems.  The consultant shall also support project efforts to achieve higher-than-normal energy efficiency and attain minimum of Bronze level Parksmart certification by providing Enhanced Commissioning Services.

    Blanket professional liability insurance will be required for this project in the amount of $1,000,000.  The selected applicant will also be required to provide insurance coverage for General Liability, Automotive Liability, and Workers’ Compensation.


    Firms desiring to apply for consideration shall submit a proposal only after thoroughly reviewing the Project Fact Sheet for Commissioning Consultants and other background information.  The proposal shall be limited to 20 single-sided pages OR 10 double-sided, consecutively-numbered pages and shall include:

    1.    A Letter of Application that concisely illustrates the applicant’s understanding of the scope of services.

    2.    A completed, project-specific Commissioning Services CxQS 0 form with signed certification.  Applications on any other form will not be considered.

    3.    Resumes, LEED accreditation, and other pertinent credentials for all proposed staff (applicant and consultants).

    4.    Proof of the applicant’s corporate status in Florida (if applicable) and copies of current licenses for the applicant firm and its consultants (firms) from the appropriate governing board.

    5.    Proof of the applicant’s ability to be insured for the level of professional liability coverage demanded for this project.

    At the time of application, the applicant must possess current design Professional Registration Certificate(s) from the appropriate governing board; must be properly registered to practice its profession in the State of Florida; and, if the applicant is a corporation, must be chartered by the Florida Department of State to operate in Florida.  As required by Section 287.133, Florida Statutes, an applicant may not submit a proposal for this project if it is on the convicted vendor list for a public entity crime committed within the past 36 months.  The selected applicant must warrant that it will neither utilize the services of, nor contract with, any supplier, subcontractor, or consultant in excess of $15,000.00 in connection with this project for a period of 36 months from the date of their being placed on the convicted vendor list.

    Incomplete proposals will be disqualified.  Submittal materials will not be returned.

    The Commissioning Services CxQS 0 Form and Instructions, Project Fact Sheet, UF Design Services Guide, UF Design & Construction Standards, PD&C non-technical specifications, standard University of Florida Owner-Commissioning Consultant agreement, and other project and process information can be found on the Planning Design & Construction website.  Finalists may be provided with supplemental interview requirements and criteria as needed.

    Provide the electronic submittal as prescribed in the Project Fact Sheet.  Submittals must be received in the Planning Design & Construction office by 3:00 PM local time, on January 18, 2019.  Facsimile (FAX) submittals are not acceptable and will not be considered.

    Planning Design & Construction, 245 Gale Lemerand Drive / P.O. Box 115050, Gainesville, FL 32611-5050, Telephone: (352)273-4000, Internet:

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