Department of Education, University of Florida  



    University of Florida

    Advertisement for Construction Management Services

    The University of Florida Board of Trustees announces that CM-At-Risk services will be required for the project listed below:

    Project: UF-401, Music Building Renovation (Gainesville, Florida)

    The School of Music was constructed in 1970 is in dire need of renovations to correct numerous building deficiencies.  Most prominently, the HVAC system is significantly inadequate to control the climate within the building, as a considerable number of spaces open into hallways and patios that are not closed off from the outside elements.  In addition to inadequate heating and cooling for occupants, uncontrollable humidity levels are causing damage to musical instruments and interior building finishes.  Subsequently, a 2016 UF Environmental Health and Safety Indoor Environmental Quality Assessment recommends a full system replacement of the HVAC system.

    The primary components of the electrical system are all original to the building and were rated for an expected useable life of 25 years, resulting in an underpowered system which is unable to accommodate current demands of the School of Music.

    The estimated construction budget is approximately $4,900,000. The project will be delivered using the Construction Manager at Risk method and construction shall be at fast tracked. Completion date is currently set for June 30, 2019.

    (Gold) LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council will NOT BE PURSUED for this project. See notes on CMQS.

    The contract for construction management services will consist of two phases, pre-construction and construction.  Pre-construction services will begin immediately; analysis of the design documents for constructability, coordination, detailing, materials, and systems; development and maintenance of the construction schedule; production of detailed jobsite management plans; development of strategies for the procurement of trade contracts; development of waste management strategies; and development of a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) proposal based on Design Development phase of this project.  GMP proposal will be reviewed, negotiated and executed, the construction phase will be implemented at completion of the 100%CDs, but material and equipment procurement will begin immediately at design development level. In this phase, the construction manager becomes the single point of responsibility for performance of the construction of the project and shall publicly bid trade contracts.  Failure to negotiate an acceptable fixed fee for the contract, or failure to arrive at an acceptable GMP budget within the time provided in the agreement, may result in the termination of the construction manager's contract immediately.

    Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their past performance, experience, personnel, references, bonding capacity, workload, and responses to questions posed both in the shortlist and interview phases. The Selection Committee may reject all proposals and stop the selection process at any time.

    At the time of application, the applicant must be licensed to practice as a general contractor 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.    The selected applicant will also be required to provide insurance coverage for General Liability, Automotive Liability, Workers’ Compensation, and Builder’s Risk.

    Applicants desiring to provide construction management services for the project shall submit a proposal only after thoroughly reviewing the facilities program, Project Fact Sheet, and other background information. The proposal shall be prepared as specified in the CMQS Instructions and shall include:

    1.    A Letter of Application that concisely illustrates the applicant’s understanding of the scope of services, schedule, and other goals and considerations as outlined in the Project Fact Sheet and facilities program.

    2.    Company information and signed certification.

    3.    A completed, project-specific "CM Qualifications Supplement” (CMQS) proposal. Applications on any other form will not be considered.

    4.    Resumes, LEED accreditation, and other pertinent credentials for all proposed staff.

    5.    Proof of the applicant’s corporate status in Florida (if applicable) and a copy of the applicant firm’s current contracting license from the appropriate governing board.

    6.    Proof of applicant’s bonding capacity and liability insurance coverage.

    If the applicant is a corporation, it 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 construction manager 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.

    Additional information to assist the applicant in preparing a complete proposal – including the project-specific CMQS forms, instructions, Project Fact Sheet, facilities program, UF Design Services Guide, UF Design and Construction Standards, standard University of Florida Agreement for CM Services, 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 number of copies prescribed in the Project Fact Sheet. Submittals must be received in the Planning Design & Construction office by 3:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, October 15, 2019. Facsimile (FAX) submittals are not acceptable and will not be considered.

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

Document Information