Department of Children and Families, Departmental  







    The Florida Department of Children and Families, announces that professional services are required for the project listed below.  Applications are to be sent to:  Bill Bridges, Office of Design & Construction, Department of Children and Families, Building 3, Room 205-G, 1317 Winewood Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-6570, Phone (850)717-4011.

    PROJECT NUMBERS:  DCF-88020100

    PROJECT:  Architectural/Engineering Services for corrective measures due to Hurricane Michael at the campus of Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee, Florida.  

    SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED:  A/E Services include preparation of construction documents, bidding support, construction administration.  The total work scope may be parceled into several bid packages.

    ESTIMATED CONSTRUCTION BUDGET:  The total work scope is expected to exceed $1,000,000.  Architectural designs for repairs and renovations to existing hospital facilities (roofing work, structural damage repair, code compliance modifications, etc.) may require Structural Engineering support and/or other engineering disciplines.

    RESPONSE DUE DATE:  By 5:00 p.m., February 13, 2019.

    INSTRUCTIONS:  Submit three (3) copies of the following:

    1.  A Letter of Interest summarizing the firm’s qualifications,

    relevant experience, and any past experience with this department and/or with state, federal or local government clients.

    2.  A copy of the firm’s valid Florida Professional License (Architect Business or Certificate of Authorization).  If not so designated on the firm’s professional license, provide the name(s) of the professional(s) qualifying the firm.

    3.  Corporations only:  A current corporate registration in the State of Florida, as a Domestic Corporation or a Foreign Corporation.

    4.  A Completed US GSA Standard Form 330 (may be downloaded from

    5.  A current Professional Qualifications Supplement (PQS) (which may be downloaded from the Department of Management Services website at

    _management/building_construction/forms_and_documents ).

    All proposal information submitted becomes the property of DCF, will be placed on file, and shall not be returned.

    SELECTION PROCESS: Selections will be made in accordance with Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, following procedures outlined in DMS publication “Selection of the Design Professional” (which may be downloaded from

    _management/building_construction/forms_and_documents ).  Applications not complying with the instructions set forth above and/or do not include the qualifications data required shall not be considered.

    From the proposals received, the Department will perform a preliminary evaluation and ranking.  Based on preliminary ranking, not more than four applicants will be invited to the interview phase.  Each applicant will be contacted, and a telephone interview scheduled.  Each will be requested to submit reference letters from previous clients to potentially add points to the interview evaluation scoring.

    Interviews will be scored, and firms ranked by score.  The top three ranked firms will be shortlisted.

    SELECTION RESULTS:  The Department’s shortlist will be posted on the Vendor Bid System.  Any protests of the selection must be made within 72 hours of posting of the results.   “Failure to file a protest within the time prescribed in subsection 120.57(3), Florida Statutes, or failure to post the bond or other security required by law within the time allowed for filing a bond shall constitute a waiver of proceedings under chapter 120, Florida Statutes.”

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