Department of Education, University of Florida  

  • Department of Education - Notice to Construction Managers

    The University of Florida Board of Trustees announces that CM-At-Risk services will be required for the project listed below:

    Project: UF-273, Harn Museum Asian Art Wing (University of Florida)

    The facility will include a 22,000 GSF three story addition to the west side of the Harn Museum. Comprehensive site (and jobsite) planning must account for accessibility, routing of utilities, landscape and hardscape elements. The existing loading dock will be demolished and a new loading dock will be constructed while the museum remains open and will require loading dock functions. During construction, the existing building must maintain acceptable temperature and humidity levels and remain secure. In addition, a condensed schedule will be of the upmost importance. The goal is to occupy the building – after Final Completion of construction – in January 2010. An early site package will be issued at the 60% CD phase to allow sitework and site utilities work to begin before the building design is complete. This building will be designed to achieve higher-than-normal energy efficiency and attain minimum Silver LEED certification.

    The estimated construction budget is approximately $12,800,000, including site improvements and utilities, interior voice/data and audio/visual systems, and other site specific allowances, but not including landscape. The University is interested in utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM) as a tool for improving quality, cost and schedule by aiding in coordination of trades, reducing field conflicts and generally enhancing the construction process itself. Minimum Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council is mandatory, and an independent consultant will provide commissioning services throughout design and construction.

    The contract for construction management services will consist of two phases, pre-construction and construction. Pre-construction services will begin at the Design Development stage and will include production of cost studies and estimates; value engineering; analysis of the design documents for constructability, coordination, detailing, materials, and systems; development and maintenance of the construction schedule; production of detailed jobsite management plans; development of strategies for the procurement of trade contracts; and development of at least two Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) proposals, including the primary based on 100% Construction Documents and an early site package GMP. If the GMP proposal is accepted and executed, the construction phase will be implemented. In this phase, 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 failure to arrive at an acceptable GMP budget within the time provided in the agreement, may result in the termination of the construction manager's contract.

    Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their past performance, experience, personnel, references, bonding capacity, workload, and responses to questions posed both in the shortlist and interview phases. The Selection Committee may reject all proposals and stop the selection process at any time.

    At the time of application, the applicant must be licensed to practice as a general contractor 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.

    Applicants desiring to provide construction management services for the project shall submit a proposal only after thoroughly reviewing the facilities program, Project Fact Sheet, and other background information. The proposal shall be limited to 50 single-sided or 25 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, schedule, and other goals and considerations as outlined in the Project Fact Sheet and facilities program.

    2.     Company information and signed certification.

    3.     A completed, project-specific “CM Qualifications Supplement” (CMQS) proposal. Applications on any other form will not be considered.

    4.     Resumes, LEED accreditation, and other pertinent credentials for all proposed staff.

    5.     Proof of the applicant’s corporate status in Florida (if applicable) and a copy of the applicant’s current contracting license from the appropriate governing board.

    6.     Proof of applicant’s bonding capacity.

    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 construction manager 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 project-specific CMQS forms, instructions, Project Fact Sheet, facilities program, UF Design Services Guide, UF Design and Construction Standards, UF General Terms and Conditions, standard University of Florida Owner-CM agreement, and other project and process information can be found on the Facilities Planning & 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), Thursday May 15, 2008. 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)392-1256; Fax: (352)392-6378


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