Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal

University of Florida
Commissioning Consultant Services


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-365, Corry Village Commons Replacement (Gainesville, FL)

The project includes the deconstruction of two small buildings, the construction of a new 9,000 square foot, multi-purpose Commons facility, and associated sitework and landscaping at the Corry Village Graduate and Family housing complex. The scope of services shall include design phase peer review; completion and maintenance of the Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR) document; development of the Commissioning Plan, Commissioning Specifications, and Systems Manual; 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 achieve higher-than-normal energy efficiency and attain LEED certification at the Gold level or higher.

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 Consultants, and other background information. The proposal shall be limited to 20 single-sided pages OR 10 double-sided, consecutively-numbered pages and shall include:

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

2.     A completed, project-specific Commissioning proposal form with signed certification. Applications on any other form will not be considered.

3.     Resumes, LEED accreditation, and other pertinent credentials for all proposed staff (applicant and consultants).

4.     Proof of the applicant’s corporate status in Florida (if applicable) and copies of current licenses for the applicant and its consultants from the appropriate governing board.

5.     Proof of the applicant’s ability to be insured for the level of professional liability coverage demanded for this project.

At the time of application, the applicant must possess 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.

Incomplete proposals will be disqualified. Submittal materials will not be returned.

The Commissioning Services Proposal Form and Instructions, Project Fact Sheet, UF Design Services Guide, UF Design & Construction Standards, FP&C non-technical specifications, standard University of Florida Owner-Commissioning Consultant 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), Thursday, January 13, 2011. 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)273-4000; Fax: (352)273-4034