Department of Education, University of Florida  



    University of Florida

    UF-642 SW Campus Transportation Improvements Engineer Selection


     The University of Florida Board of Trustees announces that Professional Services in the discipline of Engineering will be required for the project listed below:

    Project: UF-642, SW Campus Transportation Improvements, Main Campus (Gainesville).

    The project proposes multiple roadway and utility improvements in the SW area of campus including medians and turn lanes on Hull Road between 34th Street and Mowry Road, a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of Radio Road at Museum Drive, a concrete box culvert and drainage control structure at Lake Alice near Radio Road as referenced in the September 2018 Stormwater Modeling Final report, a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of Hull Road at Mowry Road, the reconstruction and extension of IFAS Research Drive from Hull Road to the signalized intersection of SW 23rd Terrace at SW Archer Road, roadway stormwater collection and treatment as required, various utility relocations and improvements in the area, design and permitting of associated Archer Road (State Road 24) improvements to include signal improvements, an eastbound left turn lane, and a northbound right turn lane.

    The estimated construction budget is approximately $7,800,000 for both roadway and utility infrastructure improvements.  The project will be delivered using the Design-Bid-Build method.

    The selected firm will provide design, construction documents and construction administration services for the referenced project.  Plans and specifications for University of Florida projects are subject to reuse in accordance with the provisions of Section 287.055, Florida Statutes.

    Blanket design professional liability insurance will be required from the civil and electrical engineering consultants for this project and will be provided as a part of Basic Services.  The selected applicant will also be required to provide insurance coverage for General Liability, Automotive Liability, and Workers’ Compensation.

    Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their past performance, experience, personnel, design ability, references, 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 and its landscape architectural and engineering consultants must possess current design licenses from the appropriate governing board and be properly registered to practice its profession in the State of Florida.  If the applicant is a corporation, must be chartered by the Florida Department of State to operate in Florida.

    Applicants desiring to provide professional 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 PQS Instructions and shall include:

    1.    A Letter of Application that concisely illustrates the applicant’s understanding of the scope of services, design intent, schedule, and other goals and considerations as outlined in the Project Fact Sheet and facilities program.

    2.    A completed, project-specific "Professional Qualifications Supplement” (PQS) proposal with signed certification.  Applications on any other form will not be considered.

    3.    Resumes and other pertinent credentials for all proposed staff (applicant and consultants).

    4.    Proof of the applicant’s corporate status in Florida (if applicable) and copies of current licenses for applicant firm and all engineering and landscape architecture consultants (firms) from the appropriate governing board.

    5.    Proof of the applicant’s and all engineering consultants’ ability to be insured for the level of professional liability coverage demanded for this project.

    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 professional 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 PQS forms, instructions, Project Fact Sheet, facilities program, UF Design and Commissioning Services Guide, UF Design and Construction Standards, standard University of Florida Owner-Professional agreement, and other project and process informationcan be found on the Planning Design& Construction website.  Finalists may be provided with supplemental interview requirements and criteria as needed.

    Provide the electronic submittal as prescribed in the Project Fact Sheet.  Submittals must be received in the Planning Design & Construction office by 3:00 p.m. local time, on July 25, 2019.  Facsimile (FAX) submittals are not acceptable and will not be considered.

    UF Planning Design & Construction, 245 Gale Lemerand Drive / P.O. Box 115050, Gainesville, FL 32611-5050, Telephone: (352)273-4000, Internet:

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