Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal

Florida Gulf Coast University


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

Project No. BR-1043

Project and Location:          Botanical Garden Laboratory Building

                                                Naples, Florida

Deion of Project

This building will be built on the site of the Naples Botanical Garden in Naples, Florida and will be utilized jointly by Florida Gulf Coast University and NBG staff and faculty.

In general, the building will contain approximately 15,000 square feet and will be one story in height. The design of the building will have a distinct appearance and establish a design standard for other future NBG buildings.

The project will utilize the Construction Management Delivery method. The selected firm will provide design, construction documents, and administration services for the referenced project. The estimated cost of construction is approximately $3,990,000 and the total project budget is $5,000,000.


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

The letter of application should have attached the following:

1.     A completed Board of Regents “Professional Qualifications Supplement,” dated September 1999. 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 five (5) copies of the above requested data bound in the order listed above. 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, subcontract, 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.

Professional Qualifications Supplement forms, deive project information, and selection criteria may be obtained by contacting: Mr. Jack Fenwick, Director of Facility Planning, 10501 FGCU Blvd. South, Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565, Phone (239)590-1500, Fax (239)590-1505.

Submittals must be received in the Facilities Planning Office, by 3:00 p.m., local time, on July 31, 2006. Facsimile (FAX) submittals are not acceptable and will not be considered.