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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 professionals licensed in the State of Alabama to provide architectural and/or engineering services under an agreement for this project for Northwest-Shoals Community College to be located on Highway 72 East in Florence, Alabama.

Project General Description: Northwest-Shoals Community College Plans to construct a Workforce Development Training Center in Florence, Alabama. This building will be approximately 50,000 square feet. The budget for this project is approximately $10 million

Qualifications:Northwest-Shoals Community College will select the most qualified design 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. Applicants must provide documented success in construction cost management, thorough, accurate and timely services and document production.

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.

Qualifications: The architectural and engineering professional teams shall hold a professional license and be registered in the State of Alabama. Firms with successful record of performance for buildings with similar character, firms with established experience working for University systems and firms with recognized design excellence should apply. Firms should exhibit experience in renovation work similar to required, along with new construction. Firms should contain expertise in:

• Civil Engineering
• Landscape Architecture
• Architecture
• Structural Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• AV Design and Data Systems

The College will appoint a selection committee who will select at least three most qualified firms for more detailed evaluations and review. Interested firms must submit qualifications, along with other relevant information providing overview of firm, consultants, experience for requirements of this project, ability to produce work in a timely manner, evidence of project cost control and budget accuracy and identification of all personnel to be involved. Submissions should be bound, contain no more than 50 sheets (25 if printed front and back), and be submitted with original and four (4) copies. 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.

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:

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

Proposals must be received no later than 4:30 PM, 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.