Department of Education, University of Central Florida  

  • Parking Garage VI


    The University of Central Florida announces that design build services will be required for the project listed below:

    Project No.: UCF-TBD

    Project and Location: Parking Garage VI, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816

    Project description: The project consists of constructing a parking garage that will include approximately 1,400 parking spaces. Conceptual design studies shall be primarily focused on the site located on the north side of campus adjacent to Gemini Blvd. Additionally, the design of garage’s exterior façade should match the existing structures design.

    The selected Design Build (DB) team will provide design, construction documents, and construction administration services with a two (2) year warranty.

    Major building systems, including mechanical and the building envelope, will be commissioned by an independent consultant, with whom the Design Builder shall plan and coordinate its efforts. Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accreditation by the US Green Building Council is a mandatory minimum. The proposed team shall include at least one LEED-certified design professional and one LEED-certified field construction professional that will work with the university’s LEED administration.

    Conceptual and schematic design shall take place onsite with the University in an interactive, charette-style format. The design team shall prepare graphic illustrations of design concepts for review and will participate in the presentation of those concepts.

    The approximate dollar value of this project will be determined by the Design Build Team. Funding for this project will be available from the sale of bonds.

    The contract for design build services will consist of two phases. Phase one is pre-construction services, for which the design builder will be paid a fixed fee. Phase one services include design, value engineering, constructability analysis, development of a cost model, estimating, and the development of a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) at 75% Construction Document phase. If the GMP is accepted, phase two, the construction phase, will be implemented. The design builder is the single point of responsibility for performance of the construction of the project and shall publicly bid trade contracts, encouraging the inclusion of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). 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 design builder's contract.

    Selection of finalists for interviews will be made on the basis of the design builder’s qualifications, including experience and ability; past experience; bonding capacity; cost estimating; qualification of the firm's personnel, staff and consultants. Finalists will be provided with a copy of the final interview requirements and a copy of the standard University of Central Florida design build agreement. The Selection Committee may reject all proposals and stop the selection process at any time.

    Carefully review the Design Build Contract and General Conditions documents. Submitting a proposal for this project constitutes complete agreement with and acceptance of the terms and conditions contained within these documents. These documents can be found on our website at with the advertisement.

    Firms desiring to provide design build services for the project shall submit a letter of application and a completed University of Central Florida “Design Builder Qualifications Supplement.” Proposals must not exceed 40 pages, including the Design Builder Qualifications Supplement and letter of application. Pages must be numbered consecutively. Submittals which 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 design build 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 design build 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 placement on the convicted vendor list.

    The University of Central Florida Design Builder Qualifications Supplement forms and the Project Fact Sheet which contains the selection criteria may be obtained by contacting: Gina Seabrook, Office of Facilities Planning, University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Post Office Box 163020, Orlando, FL 32816-3020, (407)823-2166, Fax: (407)823-5141, Email: or on our website:

    Four (4) bound copies of the required proposal data shall be submitted to: Mrs. Gina Seabrook, Facilities Planning, 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Post Office Box 163020, Orlando, FL 32816-3020.   Submittals must be received by 4:30 p.m. (Local Time), March 24, 2009. Facsimile (FAX) submittals are not acceptable and will not be considered. Late submissions will not be accepted.

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