Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board, in Sarasota, Florida, hereby invites submittals from engineering consulting firms, under the provisions of Section 287.055, F.S., for threshold inspection and materials testing for Sarasota Memorial Hospital's new Central Energy Plant, per construction plans dated January 3, 2008.

Interested firms shall submit at least the following documentation:

1.     Copies of Florida professional licenses and corporate registration certificates.

2.     Proof of general and professional liability insurance coverage.

3.     A statement of qualifications, capabilities, adequacy of personnel, past record, experience, and whether the firm is a certified minority business enterprise.

Pricing and compensation – related information shall NOT be included in the submittal.

A complete set of plans and specifications on compact disc can be obtained at the below-referenced address on April 14, 2008, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., upon proof of professional licensure. Plans and specifications must be returned with the submittal.

Submittals shall be delivered in an opaque package bearing the outer label of “CENTRAL ENERGY PLANT – ENGINEERING SERVICES SUBMITTAL,” no later than 3:00 p.m. on April 21, 2008, at:

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Architecture/Construction Office

1515 South Osprey Avenue, Building A

Sarasota, Florida  34239-3555

Attention: Mr. Ron Schofield

Submittals received after the stated date and time will not be considered and will be returned to the submitting firm.

Ranking of firms and contract negotiations will occur on April 24, 2008, 8:30 a.m., Waldemere Medical Plaza Jacaranda Room, 2nd Floor, 1921 Waldemere Street, Sarasota, FL 34239.  Interested parties are invited to attend.