Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal

Division of Administration





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 project listed below.  Applications are to be sent to: Mr. Tom Matthias, Senior Architect, Florida Department of Health, Office of Design and Construction, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin B #06, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1734, (850)245-4444 ext. 3166.


PROJECT NAME:  Architectural/Engineering Continuing Contract, West Florida Catchment Area

SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED:  Architectural/Engineering Services

ESTIMATED CONSTRUCTION BUDGET:  Multiple projects as required by the Department with individual project construction budgets estimated not to exceed $1,000,000.  Depending on development of projects and funding the possibility exists that the contract may expire with no projects being assigned.  Work may include all aspects of Architectural projects and attendant Engineering to provide for construction of new facilities and additions to existing facilities (satellite County Health Department Facilities, support structures, etc.), repair and renovation to existing facilities, including but not limited to roofing work, code compliance modifications, reconfiguration of spaces, replacement of finishes, mechanical system modifications, electrical system modifications, site improvements and minor Studies (Study fee not to exceed $50,000). Service Area shall be the West Florida Catchment area and other locations as determined to be in the best interests of the Department of Health. The West Florida Catchment area shall include the following counties: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, and Gulf. For selection Pensacola will be the point used to calculate distance from Firm to site.  Continuing Contracts selection is for a contract period of one year, renewable annually for up to two years at the discretion of the Department of Health.

RESPONSE DUE DATE: By 4:00 P.M., May 4, 2006, Local Time.

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

1.     Letter of interest.

2.     A modified copy of Department of Management Services Professional Qualifications Supplement [October 1997 Edition of the Professional Qualifications Supplement (PQS)].  A copy can be obtained from the Department of Health by calling (850) 245-4066.   All forms provided are mandatory for qualification. Substitutions and attachments are not acceptable.

3.     A copy of the firm’s Florida Professional License renewal.  (Proper registration at the time of application is required.)

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

5.     Completed Standard Form 254.

6.     Completed Standard Form 255. 

•In Article 8, Work by Firm or Joint-Venture Members, list only projects designed, under construction, and/or completed within the past five (5) years.

7.     A stamped self-addressed envelope if you desire notice of selection results.

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

All proposal information submitted becomes the property of the Department of Health, will be placed on file, and not returned.  Applications that do not comply with the instructions set forth above and/or do not include the qualification data required will be considered improper and disqualified.  Proposals submitted by qualified firms shall be evaluated in accordance with Section 287.055, Florida Statutes.

SHORTLIST SELECTION PROCESS:  From the proposals received, the Department shall shortlist a minimum of three (3) firms.

The qualified, responsive Firm will be required to be registered with MyFloridaMarketPlace before a contract can be executed. However they will be exempt from the one per cent fee.