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ADVERTISEMENT FOR A/E REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

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Pursuant to the Alabama Act No. 2001-956, the Alabama Supercomputer Authority seeks a qualified electrical engineering firm to provide professional services that include design, project manual, construction contract procurement, and construction administration for modifications to our emergency power systems infrastructure.

Description:The work for this project shall include, but is not limited to, engineering design for the following:

• Replace the existing 160kVA Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI) Wavestar Static Switch (SS) & Power Distribution Unit (PDU) with a comparable 300kVA unit.
• Replace existing PDI Remote Power Panel (RPP) with updated comparable model
• Upgrade existing Square D paralleling switchgear to accommodate a third generator
• Install a new 450kW diesel generator, fuel tank and automatic fuel polishing system
• Integrate new equipment into our existing emergency power infrastructure
• Eliminate/consolidate underutilized electrical circuits, switches and panelboards
• Commissioning of all installed systems
• All work will be performed without interruption to the Center’s critical loads

The work will concentrate in the electrical equipment rooms, main computer room and adjacent support areas of the Alabama Supercomputer Center (ASC) at 686 Discovery Drive in Huntsville, Alabama. This project has a construction budget of $600,000.

Qualifications: The engineering firm shall hold a professional license and be registered in the State of Alabama, and be knowledgeable of the requirements of Alabama’s Public Works law and the Alabama Building Commission’s Manual of Procedures. Applicants will be selected on the basis of experience and qualifications of the firm including, but not limited to, specific experience in design for supercomputing facilities.

All applicable State of Alabama Building Commission procedures as well as any other relevant requirements from additional 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 $5,000.

Act 2011-535 (Alabama Immigration Law) imposes conditions on the award of State contracts. 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.

Interested firms must submit qualifications on GSA Standard Form 330, along with any other pertinent information (e.g. letter of interest, license, insurance, experience, company history, proposed team & resumes).

Proposals must be received no later than 12:00 noon on Friday, 23 November 2018.

Submit proposals to:

K. Wayne McVay, Facilities Manager
Alabama Supercomputer Authority
686 Discovery Drive
Huntsville, AL 35806
(256) 971-7409
wmcvay@asc.edu

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. The Alabama Supercomputer Authority 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.