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-223, Tropical Research and
The project consists of the conceptual master planning of the ‘front end’ of the TREC facility. This will address concerns with parking, storm water management, traffic patterns within the center, and the design and construction of a single story approximately 5760 GSF laboratory building. The building will consist of four labs, faculty offices, an equipment room, and restrooms. Master planning will consist of working to cluster buildings together for future building sites, preserving setbacks and traffic flow, and ensuring the current building fits in with the overall design and feel of the center.
The total project budget is approximately $3.3 Million, including begin by (date) and/or end by (date). (Gold) 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; development of waste management strategies; 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
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 prepared as specified in the CMQS Instructions 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
6. Proof of applicant’s bonding capacity and liability insurance coverage.
7. Proof of the applicant’s Experience Modification Rating (EMR) safety rating.
If the applicant is a corporation, it must be chartered by the Florida Department of State to operate in
Incomplete proposals will be disqualified. Submittal materials will not be returned.
Additional information to assist the applicant in preparing a complete proposal – including the project-specific CMQS forms, instructions, Project Fact Sheet, facilities program, UF Design Services Guide, UF Design and Construction Standards, standard University of Florida Agreement for CM Services, 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 local time on
Facilities Planning and Construction
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Telephone: (352)273-4000; Fax: (352)273-4034