Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal

University of Florida
UF-290, Southwest Parking Garage Complex (The University of Florida – Main Campus, Gainesville, FL)
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 disciplines of engineering and architecture for Total Building Commissioning will be required for the project listed below:

Project: UF-290, Southwest Parking Garage Complex (The University of Florida – Main Campus, Gainesville, FL)

The project consists of constructing a 5-story parking garage that will include approximately 950 parking spaces and an approximate 9,000 GSF facility that will provide office/administrative functions for the Transportation and Parking Services office. The scope of 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 automation, and building envelope systems. The consultant shall also support project efforts to attain Silver LEED certification for the office space and a goal of Silver LEED certification for the parking garage structure.

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


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. The proposal shall be limited to 20 single-sided pages and shall include:

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


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


3.             Resumes and copies of the applicant’s current Professional Registration Certificate(s) from the

                appropriate governing board, corporate charter(s) if applicable, LEED accreditation, 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 and 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 & Construction office by 3:00 p.m. (Local Time), on Thursday, December 20, 2007. Facsimile (FAX) submittals are not acceptable and will not be considered.

       Facilities Planning & Construction

       232 Stadium / P. O. Box 115050

       Gainesville, FL 32611-5050

       Telephone: (352)392-1256

       FAX: (352)392-6378