NOTICE TO CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS:
The University of Florida Board of Trustees announces that CM-At-Risk services will be required for the project listed below:
Project: UF-331, Southwest Recreational Center Expansion (Gainesville, FL)
The project consists of proposed project is for a 37,000 GSF addition, and renovation of 6,600 GSF to the Southwest Recreational Center. The construction/renovation of the facilities is necessary to fulfill a growing demand for intramural sports, personal training, and other recreation sports uses. The current facilities are used extensively with daily overcrowding and lines formed for use of the equipment and facilities. The proposed project will alleviate the immediate problem and establish a framework for future growth and ultimate build-out of the complete recreation sports center complex.
The estimated construction budget is approximately $11M. Construction shall begin May 5, 2009. A minimum of Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council is mandatory.
The contract for construction management services will consist of two phases, pre-construction and construction. Pre-construction services will begin at the Conceptual Schematic Design stage and will include production of cost studies and estimates; value engineering; analysis of the design documents for constructability, coordination, detailing, materials, and systems; development and maintenance of the construction schedule; production of detailed jobsite management plans; development of strategies for the procurement of trade contracts; and development of a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) proposal based on 100% Construction Documents. If the GMP proposal is accepted and executed, the construction phase will be implemented. In this phase, the construction manager becomes the single point of responsibility for performance of the construction of the project and shall publicly bid trade contracts. Failure to negotiate an acceptable fixed fee for phase one of the contract, or failure to arrive at an acceptable GMP budget within the time provided in the agreement, may result in the termination of the construction manager’s contract.
Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their past performance, experience, personnel, references, bonding capacity, workload, and responses to questions posed both in the shortlist and interview phases. The Selection Committee may reject all proposals and stop the selection process at any time.
At the time of application, the applicant must be licensed to practice as a general contractor 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.
Applicants desiring to provide construction management services for the project shall submit a proposal only after thoroughly reviewing the facilities program, Project Fact Sheet, and other background information. The proposal shall be limited to 50 single-sided, consecutively-numbered pages OR 25 double-sided, consecutively-numbered pages (prefer double sided) and shall include:
1. A Letter of Application that concisely illustrates the applicant’s understanding of the scope of services, schedule, and other goals and considerations as outlined in the Project Fact Sheet and facilities program.
2. Company information and signed certification.
3. A completed, project-specific “CM Qualifications Supplement” (CMQS) proposal. Applications on any other form will not be considered.
4. Resumes, LEED accreditation, and other pertinent credentials for all proposed staff.
5. Proof of the applicant’s corporate status in Florida (if applicable) and a copy of the applicant’s current contracting license from the appropriate governing board.
6. Proof of applicant’s bonding capacity.
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 construction manager 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 project-specific CMQS forms, instructions, Project Fact Sheet, facilities program, UF Design Services Guide, UF Design and Construction Standards, UF General Terms and Conditions, standard University of Florida Owner-CM agreement, and other project and process information can be found on the Facilities Planning and 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), Friday, August 22, 2008. 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