Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal

Florida State University


Florida State University announces that construction management services will be required for the project listed below:

Project No.: FS-284

Project and Location:          Student Success Center

                                                Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

The project consists of the design and construction of approximately 47,000 square feet of space on Woodward Avenue, adjacent to the Student Life Building. This new facility will house the LEAD Center, the Center for Civic Education and Service, and the Career Center, which are currently in separate locations. The Student Success Center will include classrooms, resource centers, meeting rooms, offices and technology accommodations. The estimated construction cost is $9,450,000.00.

The contract for construction management services will consist of two phases. Phase one is pre-construction services, for which the construction manager will be paid a fixed fee. Phase one services include value engineering, constructability analyses, development of a cost model, estimating, and the development of a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) at 50% Construction Document phase. If the GMP is accepted, phase two, the construction phase, will be implemented. In phase two of the contract, the construction manager becomes the single point of responsibility for performance of the construction of the project and shall publicly bid trade contracts, encouraging the inclusion of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). Failure to negotiate an acceptable fixed fee for phase one of the contract, or to arrive at an acceptable GMP within the time provided in the agreement may result in the termination of the construction manager’s contract.

Selection of finalists for interviews will be made on the basis of construction manager qualifications, including experience and ability; past experience; bonding capacity; record-keeping/administrative ability, critical path scheduling expertise; cost estimating; cost control ability; quality control capability; and qualifications of the firm’s personnel, staff and consultants. Finalists will be provided with the latest documentation prepared by the project architect/engineer, a deion of the final interview requirements and, if requested, a copy of the standard Florida State University’s construction management agreement. The Selection Committee may reject all proposals and stop the selection process at any time. The construction manager shall have no ownership, entrepreneurial or financial affiliation with the selected architect/engineer involved with this project.


Firms desiring to provide construction management services for the project shall submit a letter of application and the completed Florida State University “Construction Manager Qualifications Supplement.” Proposals must not exceed 80 pages, including the Construction Manager Qualifications Supplement and letter of application. Pages must be numbered consecutively. Submittals which do not comply with these requirements or do not include the requested data will not be considered. No submittal material will be returned.

All applicants must be licensed to practice as general contractors in the State of Florida at the time of application. Corporations must be registered to operate in the State of Florida by the Department of State, Division of Corporations, at the time of application. As required by Section 287.133, Florida Statutes, a construction management firm 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 construction management firm must warrant that it will neither utilize the services of, nor contract with, any supplier, subcontractor, or consultant in excess of $50,000.00 in connection with this project for a period of 36 months from the date of their being placed on the convicted vendor list.

The Florida State University Construction Manager Qualifications Supplement forms and the Project Fact Sheet may be obtained through the website at or by contacting: Lynetta Mills, Facilities Design and Construction, 109 Mendenhall Maintenance, Building A, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4152, (850)644-2843 telephone, (850)644-8351 facsimile. For further information on the project, contact: Lisa Durham, Sr. Project Manager, at the address and phone listed above.

Five bound copies of the required proposal data shall be submitted. Submittals must be received at the address listed above by 2:00 p.m. (local time), on Friday, September 1, 2006. Facsimile (FAX) or electronic submittals are not acceptable and will not be considered. All applicants will be notified of the results of the short listing via the Facilities Design and Construction web site at