Department of Education, University of South Florida  


    The University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) announces that continuing professional services are required for the following disciplines: Architecture and Construction Management. Projects included in the scope of this agreement will be specific projects for renovations, alterations, and additions that have a basic construction budget estimated to be $1,000,000 or less, or studies for which the fee for professional services is $100,000 or less. Campus Service contracts for these projects provide that the consultant will be available on an as-needed basis for the upcoming fiscal year, July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009. Award of contract is for an initial period of one (1) year with an Owner’s option to renew for up to one (1) more year. The selected consultants are required to give first priority to USFSP in the event that an emergency should occur that would require their services.   The consultant receiving the award will not have an exclusive contract to perform services for these projects. The university may have additional campus service professionals under contract during the same time period. Firms desiring to provide professional services shall submit a letter of interest specifying the discipline for which they are applying and a completed USFSP Professional Qualifications Supplement (PQS) or USFSP Construction Management Qualifications Supplement (CMQS) form. Proposals must not exceed 40 pages, including the “Professional Qualifications Supplement” and letter of interest. 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. Attach to each letter of interest:

    1.     The USFSP PQS or CMQS, dated April, 2007, completed by the applicant. Applications on any other form will not be considered.

    2.     A copy of the applicant’s current Professional Registration Certificate from the appropriate governing board. An applicant must be properly registered at the time of application to practice its profession in the State of Florida.

    If the applicant is a corporation, it must be properly chartered by the Florida Department of State to operate in Florida. Selection of finalists for interview will be made on the basis of the information provided in these forms. The plans and specifications for University 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 consultant 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 consultant must warrant that it will neither utilize the services of, nor contract with, any supplier, subcontractor, or consultant in excess of $25,000.00 in connection with this project for a period of 36 months from the date of their being placed on the convicted vendor list. The USFSP qualifications supplement, descriptive project information, and selection criteria may be obtained by contacting: Yoli Lanuza, Contracts Administrator, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Facilities Planning and Construction Services, 140 – 7th Avenue South, TER 100, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, (727)873-4822, or e-mail: All interested firms are invited and encouraged to attend a pre-submittal meeting to be held as follows: For Architecture: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EDT), and for Construction Management: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon (EDT), April 25, 2008, at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Campus Activity Center, Room 133, 131 – 6th Avenue, South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701, to review the scope and requirements of these projects. Requests for meetings by individual firms will not be granted. It shall be noted that no verbal communication shall take place between the short listed applicants and the USFSP. A projected list of minor projects will be available for attendees at the pre-submittal meeting. Six (6) bound copies of the above required proposal data shall be submitted to: James A. Grant, AIA, Director, Facilities Planning and Construction Services, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 140 – 7th Avenue, South, TER 100, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Submittals must be received at the above campus address by 2:00 p.m. (EDT), May 9, 2008. Facsimile (FAX) submittals are not acceptable and will not be considered. The Selection Committee may reject all proposals and stop the selection process at any time.

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