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ADVERTISEMENT FOR A/E REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

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Pursuant to Alabama Act No. 2001-956, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College seeks proposals from qualified Commissioning Authority (CxA) professionals licensed as Engineers in the State of Alabama. The CxA will provide Commissioning services under an open-end agreement for various facilities of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.

Project General Description: Projects which Lurleen B. Wallace Community College will execute for the next two years will vary in size, complexity, and duration. Commissioning Authority cumulative cost will not exceed $500,000.00 for the duration of this agreement.

Qualifications: Lurleen B. Wallace Community College will select the most qualified Commissioning Authority professional as outlined in the Manual of Procedures, 2001 Edition, prepared by the Alabama Building Commission. Applicants must demonstrate established successful experience in delivering the following:

A. Building commissioning and retro-commissioning service (Minimum 1M GSF in the last three years)
B. Building energy assessments/audits (Minimum of 2M GSF in the last three years)
C. Developing sustained energy conservation measures and energy reduction opportunities
D. Performing utility rate analysis
E. Providing operator training
F. Have a wide array of energy related expertise

Responding firms shall provide documented success in performing the above for campuses and/or multi facility complexes. In addition, the firm must have the ability to provide thorough, accurate and timely services.

Recognizing the composition of Alabama’s citizenship Lurleen B. Wallace Community College encourages proposals from Commissioning Authority professionals that represent Alabama firms with diversity in their staffing, proposed project team and associated energy professionals and consultants.

All applicable State of Alabama Building Commission documents and procedures, as well as any other applicable requirements from funding sources, shall be utilized on this project. Act 2001-955 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 $5000.

Act 2011-535 (Alabama Immigration Law) imposes conditions on the award of State contracts. Those requirements are effective 1 January 2012 for contracts receiving State funds. Proposers 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 Alabama Building Commission’s bulletins.

Response: Interested professionals should submit a letter of interest, a completed GSA Standard Form 330, and a State of Alabama Disclosure Statement along with any other relevant information to the following:

Tim Jones
Director of College Facilities and Maintenance
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College
P.O. Box 910
1708 N. Main Street
Opp, Al. 36467

Questions regarding the submittal may be directed to Mr. Tim Jones, Director of College Facilities & Maintenance at 334-488-3406 (cell) and or 334-493-5330 (office), or to Ms. Sonia Kilpatrick, Administrative Assistant to the Director of College Facilities & Maintenance at 334-493-5335.

Proposals must be received no later than 2:00 PM, December 19, 2017.

This request for proposals 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 contract or agreement. At least three firms will be selected from those submitting proposals for further and more detailed evaluation and review by a committee of representatives from the College. Lurleen B. Wallace Community College reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to solicit additional proposals, through the RFQ process, if that is determined to be in the best interests of the State of Alabama.