Department of Education, University of Florida  



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

    Project: UF-221, Norman Hall Rehabilitation & Conference Center Addition (Gainesville, FL)

    The project consists of the exterior rehabilitation and interior renovation of historic Norman Hall for the University of Florida College of Education. Norman Hall, originally known as P.K. Yonge Laboratory School, is an historic academic building on the eastern campus of the University of Florida. It was designed by architect Rudolph Weaver and constructed in 1932. It was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1990. The program includes the rehabilitation of the 80,000 GSF Norman Hall, plus the addition of a new 6,800 GSF (approximate) stand- alone conference center. The rehabilitation will include upgrades to the building MEPF systems, the building envelope and glazing systems, ADA and other code compliance. In addition, the interior of the Norman Educational Library (1st and 2nd levels) will be renovated to enhance the indoor air quality, ADA and code compliance, technology and aesthetics.

    The estimated construction budget for the entire project is approximately $24M. The project will be delivered using the Construction manager At-Risk method and construction shall be fast tracked to begin in Summer of 2017. GOLD LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council is mandatory. Platinum is preferred.

    The selected firm will need to have knowledge of and proven track records for working on other historic building rehabilitation projects and shall provide design, construction documents and construction administration services including post occupancy for the referenced project. Plans and specifications for University of Florida projects are subject to reuse in accordance with the provisions of Section 287.055, Florida Statutes.

    Blanket design professional liability insurance will be required from the architect, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, structural, and civil engineering consultants for this project and will be provided as a part of Basic Services. The selected applicant will also be required to provide insurance coverage for General Liability, Automotive Liability, and Workers’ Compensation.

    Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their past performance, experience, personnel, design ability, references, 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 and its landscape architectural and engineering consultants must possess current design licenses from the appropriate governing board and be properly registered to practice its profession in the State of Florida. If the applicant is a corporation, must be chartered by the Florida Department of State to operate in Florida.

    Applicants desiring to provide professional 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 PQS Instructions and shall include:

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

    2. A completed, project-specific Professional Qualifications Supplement” (PQS) proposal 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 applicant firm and all engineering and landscape architecture consultants (firms) from the appropriate governing board.

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

    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 professional 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 PQS forms, instructions, Project Fact Sheet, facilities program, UF Design and Commissioning Services Guide, UF Design and Construction Standards, standard University of Florida Owner-Professional 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 submittals as prescribed in the Project Fact Sheet. Submittals must be received in the Planning Design & Construction office by 3:00 p.m. local time, on December 14, 2016. 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


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