Department of Education, University of Florida  



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


    Project: UF-643, Broward Hall Renovation Phase II

    In 2013 and 2014, the Broward Hall renovations provided nearly 11,000 SF of improved space for the UF Teaching Center for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This final phase will improve nearly 5,000 SF for student study space and multi-purpose use and in addition, the renovations will create multi-purpose space for students and campus partners. Support space will also be created for Building Services as well as Residential Life and Education. This renovation will include HVAC upgrades in the center section, completion of fire sprinkler system, upgrade to fire alarm system, upgrade to electrical system, improve restrooms and improve common areas.


    The estimated construction budget is approximately $5,300,000 and does not include any site work or underground utilities upgrades. The project will be delivered using the Construction management at Risk method and construction will be on an extremely fast track and specific time allotment for construction during Summer of 2020 which is a MANDATORY requirement to be met if applying for this project.


    The contract for construction management services will consist of two phases, pre-construction and construction.  Pre-construction services will begin at the Advanced Schematics Design 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; development of waste management strategies; and development of a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) proposal based on 60/100% 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 ensure the timelines provided in the Program is met for material procurement and publicly bid trade contracts and be ready for the Summer 2020 start of work in various shifts. Failure to negotiate an acceptable fee at any phase 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. The selected applicant will also be required to provide insurance coverage for General Liability, Automotive Liability, Workers’ Compensation, and Builder’s Risk.


    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, 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 firm’s current contracting license from the appropriate governing board.

    6. Proof of applicant’s bonding capacity and liability insurance coverage.


    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 Planning Design & 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 Planning Design & Construction office by 3:00 p.m. local time on Friday, August 16, 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


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