Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal

University of South Florida

The University of South Florida announces that continuing professional services are required for the following discipline:

Asbestos Abatement Consultants (up to 2) (Tampa Campus with ability to include other campuses as required).


Projects included in the scope of this agreement will be specific projects for renovations, alterations, new construction, and additions for University facilities that have an asbestos abatement construction budget that does not exceed $2,000,000 or survey or studies for which the fee for professional services that does not exceed $200,000. Projects for University facilities may include Teaching, Research, Health, Academic, Administrative, Recreation and Residence Life Facilities, as well as Infrastructure and utility projects. Continuing Service contracts for these projects provide that the consultant will be available on an as-needed basis for an initial period of one (1) year with an Owner’s option to renew for one (1) additional year at a time, up to a total of two (2) additional years. This selection is based upon Asbestos Abatement Consultant services only. Other services (including architectural, structural, etc.) that may be required for specific projects shall be provided as part of basic services through the selected Asbestos Abatement Consultant based upon project need. Use of USF Continuing Service Consultants by the selected Asbestos Abatement Consultants shall be encouraged for other services if required. A consultant receiving the award will not have an exclusive contract to perform services for these projects. The University may have additional continuing service professionals under contract during the same time period. Blanket professional liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 shall be required for the contract. Services required to be provided under the Continuing Service Contracts include the development of record drawings by the Continuing Service Consultant for projects designed by that consultant to reflect as-built conditions to facilitate the University’s space management program. The plans and specifications for University of South Florida projects are subject to reuse in accordance with the provisions of Section 287.055, Florida Statutes.


Firms desiring to provide professional services shall submit one (1) original submittal and four (4) copies consisting of a letter of interest and a completed “USF Professional Qualifications Supplement for Asbestos Abatement Consultant” form dated December 2009 and any required or additional information within the proposal limits as described in the PQS General Instructions. Submittals that do not comply with these requirements or do not include the requested data may not be considered. No submittal material will be returned. Submittals become part of the public record. An applicant must be properly registered at the time of application to practice its profession in the State of Florida. If the applicant is a corporation, it must be properly chartered by the Florida Department of State to operate in Florida.


Selection of finalists for interview will be made on the basis of professional qualifications, including experience and ability, design ability, past performance, workload, volume of USF work (including USF Foundation), and location. As part of the University of South Florida’s strategic plan, USF made a commitment to foster a diverse community distinguished by a shared purpose, collaboration, open and timely communication, mutual respect, trust, and inclusiveness. The University of South Florida is an equal opportunity institution, and, as such, strongly encourages the lawful use of certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (“MBEs”) in the provision of design and construction-related services by providing a fair and equal opportunity to compete for, or for participation in, design and/or construction-related services. As required by Section 287.133, Florida Statutes, a consultant may not submit a proposal for this project if it is on the convicted vendor list for a public entity crime committed within the past 36 months. The selected consultant must warrant that it will neither utilize the services of, nor contract with, any supplier, subcontractor, or consultant in excess of $25,000 in connection with this project for a period of 36 months from the date of their being placed on the convicted vendor list. The “USF Professional Qualifications Supplement for Asbestos Abatement Consultant”, dated December 2009 and “Project Fact Sheet” which include project information may be obtained by contacting: Kathy Bennett, Contracts Administrator, University of South Florida, Facilities Planning and Construction, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, FPC110, Tampa, Florida 33620-7550, e-mail:, phone: (813)974-3098, (813)974-2625 or Fax: (813)974-3542. All interested firms are invited and encouraged to attend a Pre-Submittal Meeting to be held at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time), Wednesday, December 16, 2009, at the University of South Florida, Tampa Campus, Marshall Center Oak Room #3707, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, Florida, to review the scope and requirements of this project. (Those unfamiliar with the campus may find directions at the Campus Information Center at the Fowler entrance and/or consult a campus map website at: Requests for meetings by individual firms will not be granted. It shall be noted that no verbal communication shall take place between the applicants and the employees of University of South Florida except as provided at the Pre-Submittal Meeting, the Pre-Interview Meeting and the request for the PQS and Fact Sheet. Requests for any project information must be in writing to the above address. One (1) original and four (4) bound copies of the above required proposal data shall be submitted to: John-Thomas McCaffrey, Architect, Facilities Planning and Construction, University of South Florida, Facilities Planning and Construction, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, FPC110, Tampa, Florida 33620-7550. Applications that do not comply with the above instructions may be disqualified. Application materials will not be returned. Submittal shall be submitted at the above campus address (4202 East Fowler Avenue, FPC110, Tampa, FL 33620-7550), to the Attention: John-Thomas McCaffrey, Architect, by 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), Wednesday, January 6, 2010. Facsimile (FAX) or electronic submittals are not acceptable and will not be considered. The Selection Committee reserves the right to waive any irregularities and may reject all proposals and stop the selection process at any time.