Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal

South Region Continuing AE Contract 2009600 Advertisement


The State of Florida, Department of Health, Division of Administration, Bureau of General Services, Office of Design and Construction, announces that professional services are required for the Contract listed below. These Services may be used for projects anywhere in the State of Florida at the sole discretion of the Department of Health, however, it is anticipated that the vendors selected will primarily be activated for projects in the Southern region of the state. For this contract, the Southern Region is defined as all counties south of and including Palm Beach, Hendry and Lee. Multiple firms may be selected under this Continuing Contract and may be activated at the sole discretion of the Department as workload may occasion. Selected firms may be assigned projects having estimated construction cost, planning or study fees not exceeding the threshold amounts of $2,000,000 (Construction) and $200,000 (Planning or Study fee) respectively, provided for in Section 287.055, Florida Statutes. This contract will be for an initial period of two (2) years with an option to renew for an additional two-year period.

QUALIFICATIONS SELECTION CRITERIA: Firms must be properly licensed in the State of Florida at the time of submittal. Selections will be made in accordance with Section 287.055, Florida Statutes. The Selection Committee will conduct interviews with and may require public presentation by no fewer than three (3) firms regarding their qualifications, understanding of program/requirements and approach and methodology for providing required services. SELECTION OF FINALIST FOR INTERVIEW: Selection for interview will be made on the basis of professional services qualifications including relevant experience and ability, location, recent experience, current and projected workloads of the firms, technical and Florida licensed professional staff and volume of Florida Departments of Health and Management Services work. The firm or firms selected must be registered with MyFloridaMarketPlace (MFMP) prior to execution of a contract. However, they will be exempt from the one percent MFMP fee.

Applications being sent via the U.S. Mail or via overnight express service shall be sent to: Charles Alby, Senior Architect, Florida Department of Health, Office of Design and Construction, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN #B06, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1734, Phone: (850)245-4444, ext. 3167, Facsimile: (850)412-1419.


PROJECT NAME: South Region Continuing Contracts for Architectural – Engineering Services

SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED: Architecture-Engineering Services

RESPONSE DUE DATE: Friday, September 2, 2011, 4:00 p.m. (EDT). Any Responses received after the due date and time will be deemed non-responsive and will not receive further consideration.

INSTRUCTIONS: Submit three (3) bound copies of the following information:

1.     Table of contents

2.     Letter of interest

3.     A copy of the current Department of Health Professional Qualifications Supplement (PQS) Form DBC5112 Revised 7/1/04. A copy of this form can be obtained by calling (850)245-4444, ext. 3167 and at the following Website:

4.     A copy of the firm’s current Florida Professional License registration. (Proper registration at the time of application is required.

5.     (CORPORATIONS ONLY) Current Corporate Certificate providing evidence of validation date and designation of professional or professionals qualifying the corporation to practice Architecture and/or Engineering.

6.     Completed Standard Form 330

*In Article 19, Relevant Projects, and Article 23, Project Owner’s Information, list only projects designed, under construction, and/or completed within the past five (5) years.

7.     All future notices regarding this solicitation and results of selection will be posted at the following web site:

* All applicants are urged to limit their submittal content to fifty (50) pages, excluding front and back covers and any section dividers. However, this is not a mandatory requirement.

EVALUATION: All proposals submitted shall become the property of the Department of Health. The submitted proposals will be placed on file and not returned. The Department reserves the right to deem proposals that do not comply with the above instructions and/or do not include the required qualification data non-responsive. The applicant will not receive further consideration.


The Department of Health encourages minority and women-owned business (MWBE) and service-disabled veteran business enterprise (SDVBE) participation in all its solicitations. Bidders are encouraged to contact the Office of Supplier Diversity at (850)487-0915 or visit their website at: for information on becoming a certified MWBE or SDVBE.

POSTING OF RESULTS: Results of the short listing evaluation will be posted on the DMS Vendor Bid System at within 48 hours after the committee’s recommendation. In the event that this information cannot be posted within this time frame, then the applicant firms will be notified of the results by e-mail. Proposals shall include, in the cover letter of each submission, the name of the contact person, e-mail address and direct phone number to be used. All future announcements, results and information about the selection for this project will be posted on the DOH Website at:

Special Instructions to access website: Go to link above – open – go to “Search Advertisements” open – go to “Agency” select “Dept of Health” – go to “Advertisement Type” – select “Competitive Solicitation” – Do not fill-in any other boxes – go to bottom and click “Initiate Search” – advertisement is located in the list shown in the box.