Department of Education, University of Florida  

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    DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

    University of Florida

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

    Project: UF-638 Student Health Care Center Phase II (Gainesville, FL)

    The project consists of the design for a new facility with an approximate total build-out of 53,000 GSF on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. This facility will house all current functions of the existing Student Health Care Center (Infirmary), including primary medical and psychiatric care, pharmacy, women’s clinic, and various other ancillary services. Phase one of this project included program construction of a 23,635 GSF facility on the SW part of campus on Radio Road. Design focused on maximizing net/gross SF with the intention of constructing the most possible assignable SF for Phase One.  Phase two will consist of Sports Medicine and Acute Care, Physical Therapy, Lab, X-Ray, Pharmacy (w/drive through), ENV Services, as well as Primary care, Women’s Health, Psychiatry, immunizations, nutrition counseling, administration, research, marketing and conference rooms. The site for this phase is located at the SW of the O’Connell Center. Design creativity will be a critical factor in completing this project considering the requests for the parking spaces and an emergency vehicle pick up area. 

    Design of this phase should focus on maximizing net/gross SF with the intention of constructing the most possible assignable SF. Design creativity for maximizing net/gross will be a critical factor in Professional selection. Applicants should consider the potential for build-out of Phase Two and propose several alternate solutions to the owner. The Professional team should also be prepared to provide cost and programmatic alternates based on the selected site. The design must be 100% complete with all details provided at conformed set for a complete bidding scope review of the professional to ensure all aspects of this project is covered and included within the documents. 

    The estimated construction budget is $20,500,000 which would cover all work associated with site, roadway improvements, surveys and tests, and utilities infrastructure. Telecommunications and Audio/visual infrastructure design is included, and components equipment and installation are excluded and will be performed by the University in coordination with the project construction. Any security system design and installation will be provided as part of the project (CFCI).  GOLD LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accreditation by the U.S. Green Building Council V4.1 is mandatory minimum although the Student Health Care Center team would be interested in a highly efficient building that would lend itself to a Platinum certificate. 

    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 architect, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, structural, and civil 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, LEED accreditation, 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 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 Thursday, September 19, 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: www.facilities.ufl.edu.

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