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Request for Qualifications

Architectural Consultant Services for Seminar I Building PreDesign- Submittal Date: Wednesday August 19, 2015 by 2:00 PM

Project Title: Seminar I Building
Submittal date: August 19, 2015 by 2:00pm
Owner: The Evergreen State College
Office of Facilities Services
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505

As the lead member of the project team, the consultant shall provide a full range of services including development of a needs assessment; a functional program; a project budget; cost/benefit and life-cycle cost analysis; project delivery and project management recommendations; and conceptual drawings resulting in a Predesign Study as per the current Office of Financial Management (OFM) Predesign Manual for the renovation of the existing 44,909 gross square foot Seminar I Building.

The building was one of the first buildings constructed for the college and was completed in 1974. The building has been utilized by the college for a variety of purposes and continues to provide classrooms, seminar spaces, faculty offices, the college’s health center, and spaces for the college’s police and parking services. The Architectural/Engineering fee schedule for Washington State Public Works Building Projects and the standard Division of Engineering and Architectural Services Agreement are the basis for fees and services for this project. The Evergreen State College contracts directly for professional services. Services will begin immediately upon selection and conclude by August 30, 2016. Deliverables include a predesign study in accordance with the current OFM Predesign Manual and a detailed project estimate in the format required for the College’s capital budget request. Deliverables also include up to three conceptual schemes with renderings of the interior and exterior, due on or before March 18, 2016, including a schematic level cost estimate for each concept. The study must be ready for the college to bring to the Evergreen State College Board of Trustees in May 2016 and to submit to OFM no later than June 30, 2016.

Qualification Requirements:
Consultants will be considered for selection based upon the following criteria categories as indicated:
(1) Qualifications of Personnel to be used on the project,
(2) Proven successful experience managing and developing a pre-design project in accordance with the OFM Pre-design Manual,
(3) Consultant team experience with high-performance sustainable design,
(4) Demonstrated experience designing health facilities, security space, and phased/occupied renovations,
(5) Related facilities on a college or university campus Consultant project team structure.
(6) Demonstration of working familiarity with GC/CM or Design-Build alternative public works procedures in Washington State.

Contains voluntary MWBE Goals of 10% MBE and 8% WBE.

Submittal Requirements:
Interested firms shall submit eight (8) sets, including a cover letter, to Azeem Hoosein PE, PMP, LEED AP, Assistant Director for Planning and Construction at Facilities Services, The Evergreen State College, Office of Facilities Services, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Lab II Building, Suite 1254, Olympia, Washington, 98505. Submittals shall include a cover letter, no more than fifteen (15) single-sided pages responding to the criteria categories, up to three (3) letters of recommendation (no more than 6 pages), and Federal 330 or 254 and 255 forms. Submittals will be accepted until 2:00 p.m., August 19, 2015. Faxed copies will not be accepted.

This is not a request for a fee proposal. Following the evaluation of the Statement of Qualifications, the selection committee will interview firms most highly qualified for the services required. The Evergreen State College assumes no obligation of any kind for expenses incurred by any respondent to this solicitation. Direct questions to Azeem Hoosein, 360-867-6041, 360-867-6834 (TTY). AA/ADA/EOE.
This advertisement is posted at the college web page at: Evergreen Facilities Services Projects and Reports.

Bid Submittal Requests

Bid for Lab I Basement Renovation -      Bid Submittal Date: Thursday September 3rd, 2015 by 11:00 AM

Sealed proposals will be received for the following project:

PROJECT NO.:                                               14-110

TITLE:                                                            Lab 1 Basement

AGENCY:                                                       Facilities Services

                                                                        The Evergreen State College

                                                                        2700 Evergreen Parkway

                                                                        Olympia, WA  98505

PROJECT MANAGER:                                 David Shellman

ESTIMATED BASE BID COST RANGE:     $2,744,000  to $2,856,000

TIME/DAY/DATE:                                        Bid Proposals Must Be Received Prior To 11:00 A.M., Thursday 09.03.2015

BID OPENING WILL BE HELD AT:            11:00 A.M., Thursday 09.03.2015

BY:                                                                 The Evergreen State College

                                                                        2700 Evergreen Parkway

                                                                        Olympia, WA  98505

LOCATION OF BID OPENING:                   The Evergreen State College

                                                                        Facilities Services Offices

                                                                        Lab II Room 1254

                                                                        Olympia, WA   98505

PRE-BID WALK-THROUGH:  Pre-Bid  Walk-through is mandatory and will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday 08.25.2015. Meet at Facilities Services, Lab 2.

SCOPE OF WORK:     Renovation and reconfiguration  of existing laboratories for Microsopy, Advanced Physics, Dirty Environmental Sciences, Assignable Research. Rest Room and Shower replacement. Some minor exterior work to extend the existing loading dock and to create a bottled gas storage shed.

Contractors may view plans, specifications, addenda, and plan holders list for this project on-line through Builders Exchange of Washington, Inc. at http://www.bxwa.com. Click on: “bxwa.com”; “Posted Projects”; “Public Works”, The Evergreen State College”, and “Project Bid Date”.  Bidders are required to register as a bidder to receive automatic email notification of future addenda and to be placed on the bidders list at Builder’s Exchange. This service is provided free of charge to prime bidders, subcontractors, and vendors bidding this project. Contact Builders Exchange of Washington at (425) 258-1303 should you require further assistance.

Please direct questions regarding this project to the office of the Consultant.

24 hours following bid opening, bid results will be available by calling The Evergreen State College at (360) 867-6700 to receive a fax copy.

Mandatory 15 % apprentice labor hours of the total labor hours  are a requirement of the construction contract.  Voluntary workforce diversity goals  for this apprentice  participation  are  identified in the Instructions to Bidders and Supplemental Conditions.  Bidders may contact the Department of Labor & Industries, Apprenticeship Section, to obtain information on available apprenticeship programs.

Voluntary numerical MWBE goals of 10% MBE and 8% WBE have been established for this project.  Achievement of the goals is encouraged.  However no minimum level of MWBE participation shall be required as a condition of contract award.  Bids will not be rejected or considered nonresponsive if they do not include MWBE participation.  Bidders may contact the Office of Minority and Womens Business Enterprise to obtain information on certified firms.

The State reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals and to waive informalities.

Projects currently bidding are posted on the Builder's Exchange website at www.bxwa.com.

Instructions: From the site, select Posted Projects, then Public Works, then Agree to terms and conditions, and then select The Evergreen State College link.   

Note: In order to download the specs the Builder's Exchange plug-in is needed, instructions and installation links are found in the upper right hand corner of the main page on the Builder's Exchange website.