Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal

University of South Florida


The University of South Florida, announces that Qualifications Based Design/Build Services (QB/DB), for the design and construction of the USF Track and Field Complex, will be required for the project listed below.


PROJECT AND LOCATION: USF Track and Field Complex, University of South Florida, Tampa Campus, Tampa, Florida.


The project consists of the design and construction of a New Track Facility and the renovation of the Existing Track Facility. The scope of the New Track Facility shall include a new 400 meter, eight (8) lane track and field, recreational field lighting and synthetic track infield subject to budget. The scope of the renovation of the Existing Track Facility includes replacement/reconstruction/reconfiguration of the existing track and field to a new 400 meter, eight (8) lane track and field (with a NCCA and Big East Conference compliant soccer field infield), upgrades to the existing stadium’s press box, restrooms, concourse, grandstands, etc., and replacement of the existing stadium lighting subject to budget.

The project is anticipated to be designed and construction to be completed for occupancy by August 2007 for the renovation of the Existing Track Facility and September 2007 for New Track Facility.

The Design/Build Team (Design and Construction Services Team/DCST) shall be responsible for the management of the process and project to meet project scope, budget and schedule requirements. The Design/Design Team shall be responsible for specific and specialty design and construction expertise required for the design and construction of the new 400 meter track and field facilities to facilitate International, USA, NCAA, and FSHAA track and field events, including ADA, USAFT and IAAF specifications for disabled athletes. The management of the process and project by the Design Build Team shall facilitate the project needs, and accomplishing those needs within the mandatory project schedule and budget for occupancy requirements. The Design/Build Services contract shall be in compliance with the qualifications based Design/Build selection provisions in Section 287.055, F.S., and Rule 6C-14.007, F.A.C., including pre-construction fees, construction related service costs and a guaranteed maximum price. It is the University’s responsibility to negotiate a fair, competitive, and reasonable compensation per Section 287.055, F.S. A fair, competitive and reasonable compensation shall be evaluated based upon the following information: (1) Compensation on similar projects, (2) other compensation reference data; and (3) after approval of the ranking, proposals requested from the short listed firms based upon a scope of services document to be provided at the time of negotiations. The University will contract with a single contract entity who’s Design/Build Team shall provide all services including, but not necessarily limited to professional services, budgeting, construction services, labor, materials, and equipment required to design and construct the project. The selected team will be required to provide computer drawings according to the standards of the University of South Florida, including computer record drawings reflecting as-built conditions. Blanket professional design liability insurance will be required for this project in the amount of $250,000 and will be provided as a part of Basic Services. The proposed contractual value of this project is approximately $2,600,000. The respondent must be capable of bonding at 100% of the value of the contract with a surety licensed to do business in the State of Florida with a Best rating of A, Class VIII. Project development including professional services is contingent upon availability of funds.


Teams desiring to apply for consideration shall submit a Request for Qualifications submittal including a letter of interest, a completed “Design and Construction Services Qualification Supplement form (DCSQS), dated August 2006” with attachments, and additional information required within the proposal limits as described in the Request for Qualifications dated August 2006. Applications submitted in any other format may not be considered. The Request for Qualifications dated August 2006 and the Design and Construction Services Qualifications Instructions and Supplement form dated August 2006, which includes project information and selection criteria, may be obtained by contacting: Kathy Bennett, Contracts Administrator, Facilities Planning and Construction, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue FPC110, Tampa, Florida 33620-7550, via e-mail:, phone (813)974-3098, Fax (813)974-3542. All teams must be properly registered at the time of application to practice its profession in the State of Florida. If the applicant is a corporation, or a joint venture, it must be registered by the Department of State to do business in the State of Florida at the time of application. If the applicant is the contract entity and has a consultant to perform the design or construction services, the contract entity and consultant must have an agreement at the time of application to formally contract for consulting services. Firms applying as “Associations” without a registered joint venture agreement or a contract entity and consultant without an agreement will not be considered. Selection of finalists for interview will be made on the basis of qualifications of the proposed design/build team, including team qualifications, team experience and ability to provide service in meeting the project requirements and the goals and objectives of the University’s Strategic Plan. As part of the University of South Florida’s strategic plan, USF made a commitment to foster collaboration, open and timely communication, mutual respect, trust and inclusiveness. The University of South Florida is an equal opportunity institution, and, as such, strongly encourages the lawful use of certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (“MBEs”) in the provision of design and construction-related services by providing a fair and equal opportunity to compete for, or for participation in, design and/or construction related services. Applications that do not comply with the above instructions may be disqualified. Submittals are part of the public record and no submittal material will be returned. The plans and specifications for The University of South Florida projects are subject to reuse in accordance with the provisions of Section 287.055, F.S. As required by Section 287.133, F.S., 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, subcontractor, or consultant in excess of $25,000 in connection with this project for a period of 36 months from the date of their being placed on the convicted vendor list. Interested teams are invited and encouraged to attend a Pre-Submittal meeting at the University of South Florida, Facilities Planning and Construction, Conference Room 109, to be held at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time), on Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, FPC110, Tampa, Florida 33620-7550, to review the scope and requirements of this project. Requests for meetings by individual firms will not be granted. It shall be noted that no verbal communication shall take place between the applicants and the University of South Florida except as provided at the Pre-Submittal Meeting, the Pre-Interview Meeting and the request for the RFQ and DCSQS. Requests for any additional information or clarification at any other time than above must be in accordance with the RFQ. Seven (7) copies of the required information shall be submitted to the attention of: the Project Manager, Ray Gonzalez, R.A., Facilities Planning and Construction, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, FPC110, Tampa, Florida 33620-7550 by 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), Friday, October 6, 2006. Facsimile (FAX) or electronic submittals are not acceptable and will not be considered. The University reserves the right to suspend or discontinue the selection process at any time and to return or reject any or all submissions of Design/Build proposals without obligation to the respondent. The award of this contract is subject to availability of funds. If additional funding is realized, the University has the option to incorporate additional scope/funding under this contract.