Department of Education, University of Florida  

  • Project: UF-331, Southwest Recreation Center Expansion


    The University of Florida Board of Trustees announces that Professional Services in the disciplines of engineering and architecture for Total Building Commissioning will be required for the project listed below:

    Project: UF-331, Southwest Recreation Center Expansion (Gainesville, Florida)

    The facility will include the projects consists of and approximately 37,000 GSF addition and renovation of 6,600 GSF to the Southwest Recreation Center. The construction/ renovation of the facilities is necessary to fulfill a growing demand for intramural sports, personal training, and other recreation sports uses. The current facilities are used extensively with daily overcrowding and lines constantly form for use of the equipment and facilities. The proposed project will alleviate the immediate problem and establish a framework for future growth and ultimate build–out of the complete recreation sports center complex. The scope of services shall include design phase peer review, completion and maintenance of the Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR) document, development of the Commissioning Plan and Commissioning Specifications, and construction phase pre-functional, functional, and performance testing for mechanical, electrical, building automation, and building envelope systems. The consultant shall also support project efforts to achieve higher-than-normal energy efficiency and attain minimum (Gold) LEED certification.

    Blanket professional liability insurance will be required for this project in the amount of $1,000,000.


    Firms desiring to apply for consideration shall submit a proposal only after thoroughly reviewing the facilities program, Project Fact Sheet for Commissioning Consultants, and other background information. The proposal shall be limited to 20 single-sided pages OR 10 double-sided, consecutively-numbered pages and shall include:

    1.     A Letter of Application that concisely illustrates the applicant’s understanding of the scope of services.

    2.     A completed Commissioning Services Proposal Form using the project-specific version available at the UF Facilities Planning and Construction website. Applications on any other form will not be considered.

    3.     Resumes and copies of the applicant’s current Professional Registration Certificate(s) from the appropriate governing board, corporate charter(s) if applicable, LEED accreditation, and other pertinent credentials.

    At the time of application, the applicant must possess current design Professional Registration Certificate(s) from the appropriate governing board; must be properly registered to practice its profession 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. 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 applicant 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.

    Unsigned proposals or proposals containing expired or invalid licenses will be disqualified. Submittal materials will not be returned.

    The Commissioning Services Proposal Form, Project Fact Sheet, UF Design Services Guide, UF Design and Construction Standards, FP&C non-technical specifications, standard University of Florida Owner-Commissioning Consultant agreement, and other project and process information can be found on the Facilities Planning and 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 Facilities Planning and Construction office by 3:00 p.m. (Local Time), Friday, February 27, 2009. Facsimile (FAX) submittals are not acceptable and will not be considered.

    Facilities Planning and Construction

    232 Stadium/P. O. Box 115050

    Gainesville, FL 32611-5050

    Telephone: (352)273-4000, Fax: (352)273-4034


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