Department of Education, University of Florida  



    University of Florida

    UF Student of Life


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

    Project: UAA-34, Office of Student Life (OSL), (Gainesville, FL)

    The current facility for student Academic Advisement Center (AAC) was completed in 1995 and includes approximately 35,000 square feet of space. Office of Student Life (OSL) currently occupies all of third floor, the southwest portion of first floor, and shares the rest of first floor and second floor with the University Academic Advisement Center.

    OSL currently uses space in Farrior Hall and in several other buildings on campus. To improve efficiency and student-athlete convenience, it is desired that all OSL needs be accommodated at one location with the remodeling and expansion of the existing building to:

    - Create a facility that helps retention of coaches and student athletes. Great facilities are a part of the total package that coaches and student athletes consider when asked to make a commitment to an institution.

    - Create a facility that expands and enhances the academic opportunities for all UF students.

    - Create a facility that offers a powerful first impression to recruits and parents.

    - Optimize efficiency by continuing to share space between OSL and AAC.

    - Celebrate the academic success of UF student athletes.

    - Offer enough space so all who seek out these services have spaces they can use to improve their academic success.

    - Create various types of spaces for study. Include formal large groups, small groups, individual spaces at study tables, and more casual areas. Some spaces could even allow food and beverages.

    - The new addition is 45,000 square feet of space.

    The total project budget is $25,000,000.00 including site improvement, underground utilities, tree surveys, tests, total building commissioning, furniture & equipment, and contingencies Construction shall be “fast-tracked” for new construction to begin February 2015 and end November 2015, and the renovation part to begin February 2016 and end August 2016.Gold LEED V4 (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council is mandatory. But, the project team is encouraged to pursue Platinum level certification.

    The contract for construction management services will consist of two phases, pre-construction and construction. Pre-construction services will begin at the Conceptual Schematic Design stage and will include production of cost studies and estimates; value analysis; 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; development of waste management strategies; and development of a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) proposal based on 60% Construction Documents. 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 prepared as specified in the CMQS Instructions 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 and liability insurance coverage.

    7.              Proof of the applicant’s Experience Modification Rating (EMR) safety rating.

    If the applicant is a corporation, it 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 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.

    Incomplete proposals will be disqualified. Submittal materials will not be returned.

    Additional information to assist the applicant in preparing a complete proposal – including the project-specific CMQS forms, instructions, Project Fact Sheet, facilities program, UF Design Services Guide, UF Design and Construction Standards, standard University of Florida Agreement for CM Services, 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 & Construction office by 3:00 PM local time on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Facsimile (FAX) submittals are not acceptable and will not be considered.

    Planning, Design & Construction

    Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

    245 Gale Lemerand Drive

    P.O. Box 115050

    Gainesville, FL 32611-5050

    Telephone: (352)273-4000


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