Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal

Division of Community Colleges

Valencia Community College on behalf of its District Board of Trustees announces that Professional Services in the disciplines of architecture and construction management will be required for the design and construction of the Valencia Community College and University of Central Florida’s Joint Use Facility.

Project and Location: VCC/UCF Joint Use Facility, Valencia Community College West Campus, 1800 S. Kirkman Rd., Orlando, Florida 32811.

The project budget will be approximately $22,500,000 for planning, design, construction, furnishings and equipment. There will be two separate contracts for this project, one for the Architect (A/E) and one for the Construction Manager (CM).

The project consists of the design and construction of a new joint use facility. The space categories and square footage will be given to the short-listed firms. The solicitation documents that will be released for the project are:

Request for Qualifications No. 06/07-17, A&E Services

Request for Qualifications No. 06/07-18, Construction Management Services

The RFQ for A&E Services will be an open competition for all interested firms. Qualifications for the Construction Management Firms will only be accepted from Valencia’s current pre-qualified list of construction management firms. Proposal reviews, selection and interviews will be conducted separately.

This facility will be ready for classes in the Fall of 2009. The selected architect will provide design, construction documents, and administration for the referenced project. Blanket professional liability insurance for the Architect/Engineer will be required for this project in the amount of $1,000,000 and will be provided as a part of Basic Services.

The above mentioned solicitations (RFQ’s) will be posted on the Valencia Community College Procurement Services web site by mid May.

There will be a pre-submission meeting scheduled for each solicitation.


Selection of finalist for interviews will be made on the basis of architect/engineer and construction manager qualifications separately, including but not necessarily limited to: experience and ability; bonding capacity; cost estimating; qualification of the firm's personnel, willingness to meet time and budget requirements, staff and consultants. Finalists will be provided with a description of the final interview topics. The Selection Committee may reject all proposals and stop the selection process at any time.


All construction manager applicants must currently be pre-qualified with Valencia Community College. The current pre-qualified list is posted on our web site and effective through July 1, 2007.


The contract for construction management services will consist of two phases. Phase one is pre-construction services, for which the construction manager will be compensated. Phase one services include value engineering, constructability analyses, development of a cost model, estimating, and the development of a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) at 50% Construction Documents. If the GMP is accepted, phase two, the construction phase, will be implemented. In phase two of the contract, the construction manager becomes the single point of responsibility for performance of the construction of the project and shall publicly bid trade contracts. Failure to negotiate an acceptable GMP within the time provided in the agreement may result in the termination of the construction manager's contract.


Additional information concerning this project and the two forthcoming request for qualifications, may be obtained by contacting Ed Ames, Procurement Director, Valencia Community College, (407)582-5528 or e-mail