Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal

University of Central Florida
Greek Park

Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal


The University of Central Florida announces that Design Build Services will be required for the project listed below:

Project No.: UCF-560, Project and Location: Greek Houses and Greek Life Center Main Campus, University of Central Florida 32816-3020

Project description: The project consists of the new construction of two (2) new houses at 80 new beds per house and one (1) Greek Life Center added to Greek Park on the main campus of the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. The new construction will consist of approximately 25,500 GSF for the two (2) houses and 4,506 GSF for the Greek Life Center.

The selected Design Build (DB) team will provide design, construction documents, and construction services.

Major building systems, including mechanical and the building envelope, will be commissioned by an independent consultant, with whom the Design Builder shall plan and coordinate its efforts. Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accreditation by the US Green Building Council is a mandatory minimum. The proposed team shall include at least one LEED AP design professional and one LEED AP field construction professional that will work with the university’s LEED administration.

Conceptual and advanced schematic design phases shall take place at the University of Central Florida employing an interactive style format. The design team shall prepare graphic illustrations of design concepts for review and will participate in the presentation of those concepts.

The total budget for this project is $6,658,136, which includes planning, construction, and furniture and equipment. The two (2) houses are budgeted at approximately $5,658,284 with $999,852 budgeted for the Greek Life Center. This project is contingent on the availability of funds.

The contract for design build services will consist of two phases. Phase One is for pre-construction services, for which the design builder will be paid a fixed fee. Phase One services include value engineering, constructability analyses, and development of a cost model, estimating, and the development of a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) at 75% Construction Document phase. If the GMP is accepted, Phase Two, the construction phase, will be implemented. The Design Builder is the single point of responsibility for performance of the design and construction of the project and shall publicly bid trade contracts, encouraging the inclusion of Minority Business Enterprises. Failure to negotiate an acceptable fixed fee for phase one of the contract, or to arrive at an acceptable GMP within the time provided in the agreement may result in the termination of the design builder’s contract.

Selection of finalists for interviews will be made on the basis of the design builder’s qualifications, including experience and ability, past experience, bonding capacity, cost estimating, and qualification of the firm's personnel, staff and consultants. Finalists will be provided with a copy of the final interview requirements, a copy of the University of Central Florida Design and Construction Standards, and the University of Central Florida Design Build agreement. The Selection Committee may reject all proposals and stop the selection process at any time.

Carefully review the Design Build Contract and General Conditions documents. Submitting a proposal for this project constitutes complete agreement with and acceptance of the terms and conditions contained within these documents. These documents can be found on our website at: with the advertisement. Please note that the University of Central Florida will not compensate for lodging, food, or travel associated with this project.

Firms desiring to provide design build services for the project shall submit a letter of application and a completed University of Central Florida “Design Builder Qualifications Supplement.” Proposals must not exceed 40 pages, including the Design Builder Qualifications Supplement and letter of application. Pages must be numbered consecutively. Submittals, which do not comply with these requirements or do not include the requested data, will not be considered. No submittal material will be returned.

All applicants must be licensed to practice as general contractors in the State of Florida at the time of application. Corporations must be registered to operate in the State of Florida by the Department of State, Division of Corporations, at the time of application. As required by Section 287.133, Florida Statutes, a design build firm 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 design build firm must warrant that it will neither utilize the services of, nor contract with, any supplier, subcontractor, or consultant in excess of $15,000.00 in connection with this project for a period of 36 months from the date of placement on the convicted vendor list.

The University of Central Florida Design Builder Qualifications Supplement forms and the Project Fact Sheet which contains the Selection Criteria may be obtained by contacting: Gina Seabrook, Office of Facilities Planning at (407)823-2166, Fax: (407)823-5141, Email: or on our website:

Five (5) bound copies of the required proposal data shall be submitted to: Mrs. Gina Seabrook, Facilities Planning, 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Post Office Box 163020, Orlando, FL 32816-3020. Submittals must be received by 4:30 p.m. (Local Time), Friday, November 29, 2010. Facsimile (FAX) submittals are not acceptable and will not be considered. Late submissions will not be accepted.