Department of Education, Florida Atlantic University  


    Florida Atlantic University, on behalf of its Board of Trustees, announces that Construction Management services will be required for the project listed below:

    Project No.:           BT#623 located at Florida Atlantic University’s Treasure Coast Campus.

    The project consists of site development and new construction of approximately 30,623 gross square feet facility which will include classroom space, an auditorium, student meeting rooms, and office spaces consistent with the existing architecture on the Port St. Lucie campus. The estimated construction cost is $7.4 million.

    The contract for Construction Management services will consist of two phases. Phase one is pre-construction services, for which the Construction Manager will be paid a fixed fee. Phase one services include value engineering, constructability analyses, development of a cost model, estimating, and the development of a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) at 100% Construction Document phase. If the GMP is accepted, Phase two, the construction phase, will be implemented. In phase two of the contract, 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 phase one of the contract, or to arrive at an acceptable GMP within the time provided in the agreement, may result in the termination of the Construction Manager's contract.

    Selection of finalists for interviews will be made on the basis of Construction Manager qualifications, including experience and ability; past experience; bonding capacity; record-keeping, administrative ability, critical path scheduling expertise; cost estimating; cost control ability; quality control capability; qualification of the firm’s personnel, and staff and consultants. Finalists may request a copy of the building program and the latest documentation prepared by the project architect/engineer, and a copy of the standard Florida Atlantic University Construction Management Agreement. The Selection Committee may reject all proposals and stop the selection process at anytime. The Construction Manager shall have no ownership, entrepreneurial or financial affiliation with the selected architect/engineer involved with this project.

    Firms desiring to provide Construction Management services for the project shall submit a letter of application and a completed “Florida Atlantic University Construction Manager Qualification Supplement” (FAUCMPQS Revised January 2004). Proposals must not exceed 40 pages, including the Construction Manager Qualifications Supplement and letter of application. Pages must be numbered consecutively. Submittals that do not comply with these requirements or do not include the requested data will not be considered. No submittal material will be returned.

    All applicants must be licensed to practice as general contractors in the State of Florida at the time of application. Corporations must be registered to operate in the State of Florida by the Department of State, Division of Corporations, at the time of application. As required by Section 287.133, Florida Statutes, a Construction Management firm 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 Management firm 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.

    The FAUCMQS form and the Project Fact Sheet may be obtained on our website at or by contacting: Carla Capeletti, Office of the Associate Vice President and University Architect, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Campus Operations Bldg. #69, Room 101, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, Telephone (561)297-2663, Fax (561)297-0224.

    Five (5) bound sets of the required proposal data shall be submitted and addressed to Mr. Tom Donaudy, University Architect & Associate Vice President at the above address by 5:00 p.m. on January 3, 2007. Facsimile (FAX) submittals are not acceptable and will not be considered.


    Port St. Lucie Partner Campus-Phase II

    Classroom Facility


    Florida Atlantic University – Treasure Coast Campus


    The project consists of site work and new construction that will include classroom space, an auditorium, student meeting rooms, and office spaces consistent with the existing architecture on the Port St. Lucie campus.

    This facility will be constructed using the construction management delivery process.

    The Construction budget is approximately $7.4 million.


    Firms will be evaluated in the following areas: Experience and ability, past experience; bonding capacity; record-keeping; administrative ability; critical path scheduling expertise; cost estimating; cost control ability; quality contract capability; qualification of the firm’s personnel, staff and consultants; and the ability to phase a project such that key existing computer functions are kept operational throughout the project.

    Experience and ability scores will be based on the following criteria:

    1.     Experience in projects of similar size and scope.

    2.     Experience in working with Universities.


    Thomas Donaudy, University Architect/Boca Campus

    Gerri McPherson, Vice President/Treasure Coast Campus

    Beverly Sargent, Director/Treasure Coast Campus

    Scott Baruch, Associate Director/MacArthur Campus


    The anticipated schedule for selection, award, and negotiation is as follows:

      Submittal Due:                    January 3, 2007

      Shortlist Meeting:              TBD

      Final Interviews:                 TBD

      Contract Negotiation:        TBD


    1.     All applicants will be notified of the results of the short list in writing. Finalists will be informed of the interview date and time and will be provided with additional project information, if available.

    2.     The Selection Committee will make a recommendation to the President of the University. All finalists will be notified in writing of the President's action. Upon approval by the President, negotiations will be conducted in accordance with Section 287.055, Florida Statutes.

    3.     A copy of the building program is available on our website at For further questions contact Bob Richman, Program Coordinator, Office of the University Architect & Associate VP at (561)297-3166 or email at

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