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ADVERTISEMENT FOR A/E REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

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Pursuant to Alabama Act No. 2001-956, Northwest-Shoals Community College seeks proposals from qualified professional firms in the State of Alabama to provide Commissioning Services for the planning and construction of a new Workforce Development Center.

Project General Description: Commissioning services will be required for a new building for the purpose of workforce development training. The building will be approximately 50,000 square feet and will be located on Highway 72 East, in Florence, Alabama. Commissioning services required are the following: Infrastructure, Building Envelope, HVAC including controls, Electrical, domestic hot water, and all related mechanical services.

Qualifications:Northwest-Shoals Community College will select the most qualified professional as outlined in the Manual of Procedures, 2001 Edition, prepared by the Alabama Building Commission. Applicants must demonstrate successful experience in delivering fully integrated facilities in a functional, economical and effective manner. At a minimum, the applicants must meet the following requirements:

• Must have a licensed Professional Engineer who is registered to practice in the State of Alabama.
• Must have acted as the principle commissioning authority for at least three projects of comparable size, type and scope.
• Must have extensive experience in the operation and troubleshooting of HVAC systems and energy management control systems.
• Must have extensive field experience. A minimum of five full years in this type of work is required.
• Must be knowledgeable in building operation and maintenance and O&M training.
• Must have extensive experience in the evaluation of building envelope systems.

Recognizing the composition of Alabama’s citizenship, Northwest-Shoals Community College encourages proposals from professionals that represent Alabama firms with diversity in their staffing, proposed project team and associated 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. 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 an original proposal on USB along with one hard copy. Proposals must include a letter of interest including a history of similar commissioning experience, Standard Form (SF) 330, along with any other relevant information to the following:

Northwest-Shoals Community College
Attn: Ms. Tammy Gresham
800 George Wallace Boulevard
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

Proposals must be clearly marked “Commissioning Services Submittal” and must be received no later than 4:30 PM, Thursday, October 26, 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 Commissioning Agent firms will be selected from those submitting proposals for further and more detailed evaluation and review by a committee of representatives from the College. Northwest-Shoals Community College reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to solicit additional proposals, through the RFP process, if that is determined to be in the best interests of the State of Alabama.