Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal

Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University


Florida A&M University (FAMU) announces that Professional Services in the discipline of Architecture will be required for the following: Project No.: FM-315, Jones Hall Remodeling / Renovation, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida

Jones Hall has been the focal point of the Physical Sciences on FAMU’s main campus from its construction until the recent completion of the Science Research Facility. As a result of years of heavy use, Jones Hall is overdue for a major remodeling to correct deficiencies in its major systems, as well as, interior finishes, building security, and building envelope. This project consists of renovations to the existing Jones Hall, a 33,894 nasf and 54,318 gsf five-story facility constructed in 1953 and renovated in 1974 and 1993. The project scope includes restoration of the building’s envelope, major overhaul or replacement of the existing HVAC systems, mechanical equipment, plumbing (including laboratory gases); upgrading of electrical wiring and elevators, fire doors, fire alarm and sprinkler protection systems to meet code, cable TV and internet connections, replacement of existing services and switchgear; and correction of life safety and ADA standards. Some roof and window replacement may be necessary due to the poor condition and lack of thermal efficiency.

The estimated construction budget is $9,500,000.

The selected firm will provide design, construction documents and administration for the referenced project. Blanket professional liability insurance will be required for this project in the amount of $1,000,000 and will be provided as a part of Basic Services.

INSTRUCTIONS: Firms desiring to apply for consideration shall submit a letter of application.

The letter of application should have attached:

1.     A completed “Professional Qualifications Supplement” (PQS); form is to be obtained from the FAMU Facilities Planning & Construction Office. Applications on any other form will not be considered.

2.     A copy of the applicant's current Professional Registration Certificate from the appropriate governing board. An applicant must be properly registered at the time of application to practice its profession in the State of Florida. If the applicant is a corporation, it must be chartered by the Florida Department of State to operate in Florida.

Submit eight (8) ring, comb or spiral (no hard, solid or tack) bound copies of the requested data in the order listed above to:   Samuel J. Houston, Director, Facilities Planning and Construction, C/O Buddy Barker, Director of Purchasing, Florida A&M University, Purchasing Department, Foote-Hilyer Administration Center, Suite 208, 1700 Lee Hall Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32307. Applications which do not comply with the above instructions may be disqualified. Application materials will not be returned. The plans and specifications for State University System projects are subject to reuse in accordance with the provisions of Section 287.055, Florida Statutes. As required by Section 287.133, Florida Statutes, a consultant 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 consultant must warrant that it will neither utilize the services of, nor contract with, any supplier, subcontractor, or consultant in excess of $25,000 in connection with this project for a period of 36 months from the date of their being placed on the convicted vendor list. Professional Qualifications Supplement (PQS) forms, deive project information, and selection criteria may be obtained by contacting: Samuel J. Houston, Director, Office of Facilities Planning and Construction, Florida A&M University, Plant Operations Facility, Building A, Suite 100, 2400 Wahnish Way, Tallahassee, FL 32307, Phone: (850)599-3197 Fax: (850)561-2289, E-mail: Submittals must be received in the FAMU Purchasing Office, by 2:00 p.m., local time, on August 10, 2006. Facsimile (FAX) submittals are not acceptable and will not be considered.