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Request for qualifications for consultant services

Project Title:              Design Competition RFP

Submittal Date:          2:00 PM September 3, 2019

Owner:                        The Evergreen State College

                                    Office of Facilities

                                    2700 Evergreen Parkway NW

                                    Olympia, WA  98505


Description/Scope of Work:

Evergreen is seeking a consultant to lead the development of an RFQ or RFP for a design competition to develop a campus infrastructure master plan. The Consultant will work with College staff, and confer with key staff at DES and OFM, to define and write the final criteria, selection, and qualification process for an innovative approach to capital planning.


The College intends to recruit design competitors to develop performance-based master plans for the upgrade of critical campus infrastructure (heating/cooling, power, roads, and water). Selected competition finalists will receive design funding to flesh out their proposed plans. One plan will then be selected from the finalists to define the College’s replacement and renovations of the aforementioned campus infrastructure over the next few biennia.


Qualification Criteria:

Consultants will be considered for selection based upon the following criteria (300 points):

  1. (50 points) Relevant experience and qualifications of consultant (or team) proposed for the project
  2. (50 points) Knowledge of and demonstrable experience with WA State public works contracting
  3. (20 points) Proven successful experience working with college or university, multi-stakeholder project teams (supported by references)
  4. (20 points) Demonstrable experience with utility and energy infrastructure projects
  5. (20 points) Demonstrable experience with performance-based design
  6. (20 points) Samples of previous work
  7. (20 points) Previous performance of the firm



The firm selected for this preparatory work will not be eligible to participate in the design competition.


The Evergreen State College has established voluntary MWBE Goals of 10% MBE and 8% WBE.


Submittal Requirements:

Interested firms shall submit six (6) sets, including a cover letter, addressed to Tim Byrne, Project Manager, 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 twelve (12) single-sided pages, or six (6) double-sided pages, responding to the criteria categories.  Additional requirements not included in the maximum page count are up to three (3) letters of recommendation and Federal 330 forms.  Submittals will be accepted until 2:00 p.m., September 3rd, 2019Faxed copies will not be accepted.


Following the evaluation of the Statement of Qualifications, the selection committee will interview firms most highly qualified for the services required.  Interviews will be scheduled the weeks of September 16, 2019 and September 23, 2019. The Evergreen State College assumes no obligation of any kind for expenses incurred by any respondent to this solicitation.  Direct questions to Tim Byrne, 360-867-6093, 360-867-6695 (TTY) AA/ADA/EOE




August 20, 2019



2019 – 2021 Commissioning Services




September 10th, 2019 2:00 PM


Facilities Services


The Evergreen State College


2700 Evergreen Parkway


Olympia, WA  98505


THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE is inviting Commissioning Consultants to submit a statement of qualifications including a statement of qualifications, in accordance with the information set forth herein.




Provide a wide range of Commissioning Services to include but not limited to Heating, Ventilation and Cooling Systems, Electrical and Life Safety systems. Services will be selected on a project by project basis. Commissioning work may take place during the design and construction phases, as well as the acceptance phase, and potentially on a post-occupancy basis. The college will select up to two consulting firms who will be separately responsible for providing services on designated capital improvement and small repair projects. Consultant fees on any single project may range from $500 to $75,000.  Total fees for the biennium may not exceed $150,000. On-call consultant fees and services shall be negotiated based upon the current Office of Financial Management Architectural/Engineering Guidelines for Professional Services.  This selection is for the period through June 30, 2021.



Consultants will be considered for selection based upon the following criteria categories, weighted as indicated:  Qualifications of Personnel (20pts), Relevant Experience of the firm with Higher Education (20pts), Previous Performance of the firm (20pts), Capability to Perform On-Call (20pts), Quality Control Plan Management (20pts). 

Provide information on whether you would meet voluntary MWBE Goals of 10% MBE, 6% WBE, 5% Veteran Owned Business and 5% Small Business.




Interested firms shall submit four sets, including a cover letter, to William Ward, MBA, Associate Vice President for Facilities Services The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway, Olympia, Washington, 98505.  Submittals shall include a cover letter, up to three (3) letters of recommendation, Federal 330 forms, and no more than ten (10) single-sided pages responding to the description of services and the criteria categories. Faxed copies will not be accepted.


This is not a request for proposal.  Following the evaluation of the submittals, the selection committee will be selecting up to two firms most highly qualified for the services required.  Direct questions to Harmony Gehlert, 360-867-6330, 360-867-6695 (TTY). AA/ADA/EOE.



Bid Submittal Requests





The Evergreen State College uses the Washington State Department of Enterprises Services Small Works Roster. Vendors interested in being included in that roster may sign up at:

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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 left hand corner of the main page on the Builder's Exchange website under the logo.