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ADVERTISEMENT FOR A/E REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

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Pursuant to §41-16-72 of the Code of Alabama, as amended, Alabama Industrial Development Training AIDT is soliciting qualifications from design professionals licensed in the State of Alabama to provide basic services for a new Education Center to be located at Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley in Mobile, Alabama.

Project General Description and Scope: The scope of the project is to provide a new building of approximately 18,000 square feet including an exhibit/display hall, restaurant to accommodate one hundred people, office space for six people, conference room, gift shop, and two classrooms for up to forty people each. A raised access flooring system is a consideration throughout the facility. The exhibit design within the exhibit hall will be provided by a specialized consultant under separate contract with the Owner. The project may be a phased project with special emphasis on successful experience in delivering fully integrated facilities in a functional, economical and effective manner and documented success in construction cost management, thorough, accurate and timely services and document production.

The estimated construction budget for this project is $4,000,000.00.

Form of Agreement and Scope of Services: The form of agreement will be Division of Construction Management standard forms B-2 and B-2A and the scope of services will include Services A, B, C, D, and E as described therein. The proposal and executed agreement will include signed Disclosure Statement and required E-VERIFY certification forms.

Qualifications:Applicants should have significant design experience with Education Center / Exhibit Hall building projects of similar program requirements. AIDT will select the most qualified design professional as outlined in the Manual of Procedures, 2001 edition, provided by the Division of Construction Management. Recognizing the composition of Alabama’s citizenship, AIDT encourages proposals from design professionals that represent Alabama firms with diversity in their staffing, proposed project team, and associated design professionals and consultants.

All applicable State of Alabama Division of Construction Management documents and procedures, as well as any other applicable requirements from funding sources, shall be utilized on this project. §41-16-82, of the Code of Alabama requires a disclosure statement to be completed and filed with all proposals, bids, contracts, or grant proposals submitted to the State of Alabama in excess of $5,000.00. The form is available online at http://www.ago.state.al.us/File-AL-Vendor-Disclosure-Statement.

§31-13-1, of the Code of Alabama, (Alabama Immigration Law) imposes conditions on the award of state contracts. Firms must agree to fully comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended by the Immigration Act of 1990, and the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act. Architects and engineers should review and adhere to these guidelines as appropriate to their project type. For additional information on this subject, please refer to the Division of Construction Management bulletins.

Proposal Evaluation Criteria: Selection by AIDT shall be based on factors which may include, among others, the following:

a. Demonstrated experience and competence of the proposed project team with related projects within the past five years.
b. Record of past performance and related experience on projects of similar size and scope in regards to quality of work, timely performance, ability to meet budgets, and other related items.
c. Location of proposed team’s office relative to project site.
d. Previous experience working on State of Alabama projects.
e. Familiarity of proposed team with conditions, codes, and other ordinances where such knowledge is essential to the proper performance of the contract in regards to security procedures, owner’s work schedule requirements, and other institutional regulations for work at this facility.
f. Experience coordinating with exhibit hall consultant.

This request for proposal is not an offer to contract but seeks the submission of proposals from qualified, professional respondents that may form the basis for the negotiation of a contractor agreement. At least three A/E firms will be selected for this service from those submitting proposals for further and more detailed evaluation and review by a committee. AIDT reserves the right to award a contract to one or more selected entities, reject any or all proposals and to solicit additional proposals, through the RFQ process, if that is determined to be in the best interest of the State of Alabama.

Response: Interested professionals should submit a letter of interest, statements of qualification utilizing GSA Standard Form 330 for the architectural firm and civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing consultants, Disclosure Statement, plus any other relevant information.

Proposals must be delivered no later than 4:00 p.m. (Central Daylight Time) on May 19, 2017.

Submit five (5) copies of the required proposal information to:

Mr. Lee Hammett, Assistant Director
C/O Dan Woods, Project Architect
Department of Finance
Division of Construction Management

Physical Address:
RSA Plaza Building
770 Washington Avenue, Suite 444
Montgomery, AL 36104

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 301150
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1150

Questions and or information related to delivery of qualifications shall be directed to Dan Woods via email at dan.woods@bc.alabama.gov.