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ADVERTISEMENT FOR A/E REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

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Pursuant to Alabama Act No. 2001-956, Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) requests submittals from qualified professionals licensed in the State of Alabama to provide architectural and/or engineering services for various upgrades for the Alabama Public Library Service Building located in Montgomery, AL.

Proposed Scope of Work: The scope of work shall include but not be limited to architectural and/or engineering services for renovations, and repairs at the APLS building. The renovations and repairs may include renovations to the automatic storefront entry doors and vestibule; provide additional security measures at the main entrance and east entrance; upgrade lobby lighting; replace lobby ceiling and information desk; replace rooftop HVAC units and investigate methods to provide conditioned air to the main entry vestibule and investigate the source of water leaks at the main entry skylights to determine repair/replacement of the skylights. Anticipated construction budget for the term of this agreement is estimated to be $150,000.00.

Qualifications: The design A/E team must include all architectural and engineering disciplines including but not limited to civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, roofing and interior design. The design team shall have experience with full project management from project inception through completion of construction as well as previous experience working with state’s procedures for design and construction projects. All design professionals shall hold current professional licenses and be licensed in the state of Alabama. The design team will be selected on the following qualifications:

1) Demonstrated experience with various construction and renovation projects of similar scope and size.
2) Experience and familiarity with state’s procedures
3) Ability to provide an experienced multi-disciplinary team.
4) Past performance on state projects including ability to manage design schedules, project budgets, project coordination and construction contract administration.
5) Availability and location to project site.

Recognizing the composition of Alabama’s citizenship, the APLS 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 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 five copies of the submittal including a letter of interest, a completed GSA Standard Form 330 for the lead professional and each engineering consultant. And a signed State of Alabama Disclosure Statement along with any other relevant information to the following:

Mr. Ken Bishop, Construction Manager
Alabama Department of Finance
Division of Construction Management
770 Washington Ave. Suite 470
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

Proposals must be received no later than 2:00 PM CST, June 7, 2018.

This request for qualifications is not an offer to contract but seeks submittals from qualified, professional respondents that may form the basis for the negotiation of a contract or agreement. At least three A/E firms will be selected to interview for this open-end service from those submitting proposals for further and more detailed evaluation and review by a committee of representatives from APLS. APLS 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.