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    Florida Atlantic University

    FAU BT631 - Jupiter STEM/Life Sciences Bldg. - Construction Management Services





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

    Project No.: BT-631

    Project Name: Jupiter STEM/Life Sciences Building

    Located on Florida Atlantic University’s John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter. The Jupiter STEM/Life Sciences Building consists of site development and construction of a state-of-the-art research building at approximately 60,000 GSF consisting of research labs, offices, teaching labs, classrooms and study space; and renovation of approximately 5,000 GSF of animal care facility in the existing MC17 building at Jupiter. This facility is to be constructed to a minimum LEED silver or equivalent standard. The total Construction Budget is estimated at $26 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. Finalist may request a copy of the standard Florida Atlantic University Agreement between Owner and Construction Management by contacting the University’s Sole Point of Contact for this project, Ms. Helen Kennedy, Facilities Management Administrative Services Manager, telephone (561)297-2663 or email: A copy of the facilities program is available on the Facilities Management website at:

    From the date of issuance of this Notice until a final selection of a Construction Manager is made or a notice of cancellation is posted, the Construction Manager must not make available or discuss its proposal, or any part thereof, with any member of the Selection Committee, unless permitted by the Sole Point of Contact, in writing, for purposes of clarification only, as set forth herein. Any individual associated with a Construction Manager who contacts members of the Selection Committee, regarding any aspect of this project, whether such contact be in person, telephone, or through electronic or written correspondence, may be determined to have violated the terms and conditions of this solicitation. If that determination is made, any proposal received from such an individual OR their company may be rejected as non-responsive and not subject to evaluation. If there are any changes or additions to the Sole Point of Contact information at any time in the process, participating Construction Manager’s will be notified via an addendum to the Notice.

    Questions regarding the Notice and/or process should be submitted via fax or email to the Sole Point of Contact. No oral communications shall be considered as a change to the Notice. FAU may respond to questions deemed by the University to be material in nature via a written addendum to the Notice. Interpretation of the wording of this document shall be the responsibility of FAU and that interpretation shall be final.

    Any material submitted in response to this Notice will become a public document pursuant to Section 119.07, F.S. this includes materials that the responding proposer might consider to be confidential or a trade secret. Any claim of confidentiality is waived upon submission, effective after opening pursuant to Section 119.07, F.S.

    All postings referred to in this Notice will be posted electronically on the FAU Facilities website: At all times it shall remain the responsibility of the Construction Manager participating in this solicitation to check the website for postings of addenda, short lists, and award decisions. No further notice will be given.

    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 $35,000.00 in connection with this project for a period of 36 months from the date of their being placed on the convicted vendor list.

    Six (6) bound sets and one (1) electronic copy of the required data shall be submitted to: Design & Construction Services, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Campus Building Operations, Bldg. #69, Room 111, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 by 4:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Facsimile (FAX) submittals are not acceptable and will NOT be considered.

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