Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal

University of Florida
UF-256, Outpatient Health Clinic for the Student Health Care Center (Gainesville, Florida)
6C1-3.072: Finance and Administration; Construction; Construction Contract Bidding and Award (Contractor)

The University of Florida Board of Trustees announces that Professional Services in the discipline of engineering for Total Building Commissioning will be required for the project listed below:

Project: UF-256, Outpatient Health Clinic for the Student Health Care Center (Gainesville, Florida)

Initial design priorities for this project will include program verification and master planning for a complete relocation and build-out of the existing Student Healthcare Clinic, then construction of a 20,000 GSF, two or three story facility which will include Women’s Clinical Services, Mental Health Services, Health Promotion, and a Pharmacy on the University of Florida Campus. Included in this project is all associated sitework, utilities, roads and parking to support the facility. The facility will provide health care opportunities for students at the University of Florida. This project will be delivered using the Design/Build method, with an estimated construction budget of $5,736,800.00.

The scope of Commissioning services shall include design phase peer review, development of the Commissioning Plan and Commissioning Specifications, and construction phase pre-functional, functional, and performance testing for mechanical, electrical, building envelope and building automation systems. The consultant shall also support project efforts to attain Silver LEED certification.

Blanket professional liability insurance will be required for this project in the amount of $1,000,000.00.


Firms desiring to apply for consideration shall submit a proposal only after thoroughly reviewing the facilities program, Project Fact Sheet for Commissioning Agent Consultants, and other background information available on the University of Florida Facilities Planning website. The proposal shall be limited to 20 single-sided pages (or 10 double-sided pages) and shall include:

1.             A Letter of Application that concisely illustrates the applicant’s understanding of the

                scope of services.

2.             A completed Commissioning Services Proposal Form using the project-specific version available

                at the UF Facilities Planning & Construction website. Applications on any other form will not

                be considered.

3.             Resumes and copies of the applicant's current Professional Registration Certificate(s) from the appropriate governing board, corporate charter(s) if applicable, LEED certification, and other pertinent credentials.

At the time of application, the applicant must posses current design Professional Registration Certificate(s) from the appropriate governing board; must be properly registered to practice its profession in the State of Florida; and, if the applicant is a corporation, must be chartered by the Florida Department of State to operate in Florida. As required by Section 287.133, Florida Statutes, an applicant 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 applicant must warrant that it will neither utilize the services of, nor contract with, any supplier, subcontractor, 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.

Unsigned proposals or proposals containing expired or invalid licenses will be disqualified. Submittal materials will not be returned.

The Commissioning Services Proposal Form, Project Fact Sheet, UF Design Services Guide, UF Design & Construction Standards, standard University of Florida Owner- Commissioning Agent agreement, and other project and process information can be found on the Facilities Planning & Construction website. Finalists may be provided with supplemental interview requirements and criteria as needed.

Provide the number of copies prescribed in the Project Fact Sheet. Submittals must be received in the Facilities Planning and Construction office by 3:00 p.m. (Local Time), on Friday, December 14, 2007. Facsimile (FAX) submittals are not acceptable and will not be considered.

       Facilities Planning and Construction

       232 Stadium / P. O. Box 115050

       Gainesville, FL 32611-5050

       Telephone: 352-392-1256

       FAX: 352-392-6378