Department of Education, Florida Gulf Coast University  



    Florida Gulf Coast University



    Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees, announces that Professional Services in the discipline of architecture will be required for the project listed below:


    Project No. BR- 1088


    Project and Location: FGCU Academic Building 9

    10501 FGCU Blvd. South

    Fort Myers, Florida  33965-6565


    Description of Project


    This project will be located on the FGCU main campus.  The academic building will include classrooms, research labs, teaching labs, offices, etc.   With a total building area of approximately 116,505 gross square feet.  The total project budget is approximately $52,493,795.  The selected firm will provide programming, design, construction documents, construction administration and LEED certification services for the referenced project. The scope of services will include architectural, civil, landscape, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering professional services.   


    Project Context


    See the Facilities Planning webpage ( for the campus map indicating the project location within the eastern portion of the Academic Core area on FGCU campus. 


    Selection of Firm


    Included as part of the submittal, the architect should indicate the sub-consultants that are suggested for this project. Once proposals are submitted to the University, the submissions will be reviewed and ranked in order of most qualified.  A shortlist will be established, after which time interviews of the shortlisted firms will be held. Upon approval of the selection, FGCU will negotiate a contract with the selected firm for professional design services. The fee for the professional services requested in this project will be negotiated between the selected firm and the University.  If the fee cannot be successfully negotiated, the second selected firm will be invited to negotiate a fee. Complete funding for the construction phase of this project is forthcoming. Therefore, following completion of the Construction Documents, the University may delay bidding and construction activities until such funding is available. The method of project delivery for construction is anticipated to be Construction Management at Risk.




    Firms desiring to apply for consideration shall submit a letter of application.

    The letter of application should have attached the following:


    1. A completed Florida Gulf Coast University “Professional Qualifications Supplement” dated February 2013, and following the instructions provided at, under Architectural and Other Professional Services.


    2. Applications on any other form will not be considered, however, you may choose the electronic “fillable” DOC version or the PDF version of this form.


    3. 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 chartered by the Florida Department of State to operate in Florida.


    Submit five (5) hard bound copies of the above requested data and as specifically bound in the order listed above and an electronic copy in PDF file format on a USB flash drive or compact disk.  Applications, which do not comply with the above instructions, may be disqualified.  Application materials will not be returned.  The plans and specifications for State University System 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, subcontract, 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.


    Professional Qualifications Supplement forms can be obtained as noted above. Any questions may be directed to:


    Tom Mayo, Director of Facilities Planning, 10501 FGCU Blvd. South, Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565, Phone: (239)590-1500, Fax (239)590-1505, or by e-mail:


    Submittals must be received in the Facilities Planning Office, by 3:00 p.m. local time, on June 30, 2016.  Facsimile (FAX) submittals are not acceptable and will not be considered.




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