Department of Education, Florida State University  

  • Notice to Construction Managers


    Florida State University announces that construction management services will be required for the continuing service contract listed below:

    Project and Location:         Minor Projects

                                                    Florida State University

                                                    Tallahassee, Florida

    Project Description: The construction manager will be a single point of responsibility for performance of minor project construction contracts, functioning as an independent contractor; publicly bidding trade contracts. The construction manager may be required to perform a project utilizing the Design/Build method of delivery.  A minor project is defined as a project with a construction budget estimated to be less than $2,000,000 or studies for which the fee for professional services is $200,000 or less. Accordingly, the selected firm(s) minimum bonding capacity should be $2,000,000 and be sufficient to contract multiple concurrent projects. The University intends to award multiple contracts for the upcoming fiscal year through June 30, 2011 with an option to renew for two additional one year periods.

    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, staff and consultants. Finalists will be provided with a description of the final interview requirements and a copy of FSU’s standard construction management agreement for minor projects. The Selection Committee may reject all proposals and stop the selection process at any time. The construction manager shall have no ownership, entrepreneurial or financial affiliation with the architect/engineers under contract with the University to provide services on minor projects.


    Firms desiring to provide construction management services for the project shall submit a letter of application and the completed Florida State University “Construction Manager Qualifications Supplement.” Proposals must not exceed 80 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.

    The Florida State University Construction Manager Qualifications Supplement form and the Project Fact Sheet may be obtained on line at: or by contacting: Lynetta Mills, Facilities Design & Construction, 109 Mendenhall Building A, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4152, (850)644-2843, (850)644-8351 Facsimile.

    Five (5) bound copies of the required proposal data shall be submitted. Submittals must be received at the above location by 2:00 p.m. (Local Time), Tuesday, March 16, 2010. Facsimile (FAX) submittals are not acceptable and will not be considered.

    For further information on campus service projects, contact: Bill Lamb at the address and phone number above. The plans and specifications for campus service projects are subject to reuse in accordance with the provisions of Section 287.055, Florida Statutes. 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 $50,000.00 in connection with this project for a period of 36 months from the date of their being placed on the convicted vendor list.

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