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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, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries requests submittals from qualified design professionals to provide architectural and/or engineering services for the following project: ROOFING REAPIRS FOR THE STATE FARMERS MARKET BUILDINGS, located at: 1655 Federal Drive, Montgomery, AL 36107 The contract shall be awarded to one architectural/engineering firm and the services will be contracted per the Manual of Procedures for the Alabama Building Commission.

Proposed Scope of Work: The Scope of Work for professional design services shall include but not be limited to the repair of roofs and related work: evaluating existing roof conditions (including but not limited to metal roof, cupola and roof penetrations, and flashings conditions at parapet walls and clerestory windows), roof repair recommendations, and design work. The project includes but is not limited to the following buildings (square footages are approximate): Retail Building Number One: 20,750 SF, Retail Building Number Two: 20,750 SF, Truckers Building: 22,000 SF, and Administration Building: 2,000 SF. Estimated Construction Budget for this project to be $500,000-$750,000.

Qualifications:The design A/E team shall have the following qualifications and experience:

• An experienced team with extensive prior knowledge with metal roofing systems and repair of similar size and complexity.
• An experienced team with extensive prior knowledge of water infiltration issues of roofing and structures of similar size and complexity.
• Each Project Team member, including Consultants, to demonstrate knowledge, and extensive field experience in existing roofing and water infiltration projects equal or greater size and complexity in the last 5 years.
• Must have design professionals licensed and currently registered to practice in the State of Alabama.
• Previous experience working on State of Alabama Projects and familiarity with the Division of Construction Management’s procedures.
• The design team’s location and availability to visit and monitor the project site to manage project in a timely manner, maintain project schedule, and provide effective construction management.

Recognizing the composition of Alabama’s citizenship, the Department of Agriculture and Industries encourages submissions from design professionals that represent Alabama firms with diversity in their staffing and proposed project team, including but not limited to, associated design professionals and consultants.

§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. The form is available online at http://www.ago.state.al.us/File-AL-Vendor-Disclosure-Statement.

§31-13-9 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.

 Response:Interested firms shall submit the following:

1.) Letter of Interest; 2.) Statement of Qualification utilizing the GSA Standard Form 330 for the lead design firm and all consultants along with information for similar relevant projects ongoing or completed within the last 5 years. Information for similar relevant projects shall include project description, project budget, project location, project timeline including design start and construction contract completion, scope of work, Owner’s name and contact information, plus any other relevant information; 3.) Signed and completed Disclosure Statement

Proposals must be received no later than 4:00 PM (Central Daylight Time) on October 2, 2017.

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

Mr. Gunter Guy, Legal Counsel
C/O: Katie Williams
Division of Construction Management
State of Alabama Department of Finance

Physical Address:
RSA Plaza Building
770 Washington Avenue, Suite 470
Montgomery, AL 36104

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

For questions and additional information, contact Katie Williams via email at  katie.williams@bc.alabama.gov.

Non-Discrimination. The Department of Agriculture and Industries does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, pregnancy, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, or disability in its hiring or employment practices nor in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. Open Trade. By submitting a bid, the Submitter represents that he/she and the business entity he/she represents is not currently engaged in the boycott of a person or entity based in or doing business with a jurisdiction with whom the State of Alabama can enjoy open trade, as defined in Act 2016-312.

Non-Commitment of Funds. Any contract related to this proposed project is subject to the availability of funds and/or the needs of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) and therefore the ADAI, at its discretion, may or may not issue a final contract as a result of this RFQ. Further, even in the event an initial selection is made by the ADAI, no selection is final until full execution of a written agreement detailing an agreed upon scope of work. If the ADAI deems, at is sole discretion, that a satisfactory agreement cannot be reached in accordance with an initial selection; the ADAI reserved the right to proceed with efforts to make another selection based upon proposals submitted pursuant to this RFQ.

Open Records Act. All responses received will be subject to the Alabama Open Records Act, Ala. Code § 36-12-40, (1975), as amended, and may be subject to public disclosure upon request.