Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal

University of North Florida

Request for Qualifications

RFQ 11-07

A/E – Osprey Dining Facility

The University of North Florida – Board of Trustees, a public body corporate, announces that Professional Services in the discipline of Architecture and Engineering are required for the project termed Osprey Dining Facility – University of North Florida located at – 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL.

The scope of work for this project is anticipated to include a project program for a building of approximately 30,000 GSF, configured as either a single or two-story structure. The facility’s first floor will be dedicated to a new UNF dining facility and the remaining space will be either partially or fully built-out, depending on available project funding plus other UNF program requirements. The new facility will be located on the same site as the current UNF dining facility. Demolition documents for the existing Osprey Café (UNF building 14C) will be included in the scope of this project. Applicants are requested NOT to nominate sub-consultants at this time. Selection of sub and specialty consultants will occur at a later date.

The tentative solicitation schedule for this RFQ:

Advertisement                                     October 15, 2010

Submissions due                                  November 15, 2010 @ 2:00 p.m.

Evaluation/Short listing                         November/December 2010

Interviews (TBD)/Award                      December 2010

Existing facility demolition                    May 2011

Construction substantial completion       August 2012


Firms desiring to apply for consideration shall submit a letter of application with all of the appropriate documents from the RFQ 11-07 A/E – Osprey Dining Facility.

The letter of application should have attached:

1.    The most recent version of the “Professional Qualifications Supplement,” completed by the applicant. Applications on any other form will not be considered.

2.    A copy of the applicant’s current Professional Registration Certificate from the appropriate governing board. 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 chartered by the Florida Department of State to operate in Florida.

3.    Submit seven (7) complete copies of the above requested data bound and in the order listed above. Applications which do not comply with the above instructions will be disqualified. Application materials will not be returned.

Minority Business participation is strongly recommended and supported by the University of North Florida.

Blanket professional liability insurance will be required for this project in the amount of $2,000,000 and will be provided as part of the Basic Services (each, aggregate and per occurrence).

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 $15,000.00 in connection with this project for a period of 36 months from the date of their being placed on the convicted vendor list.

Professional Qualifications Supplemental forms, descriptive project information, required forms and the selection criteria may be obtained electronically online at the UNF Purchasing department website or by emailing:

Dianna White                           AND                                                       Angela Dyal             University of North Florida              

(904)620-1731                        Purchasing Dept. Bldg 53/Suite 2950          (904)620-1733

                                             1 UNF Drive

                                             Jacksonville, FL 32224

Submit one (1) original six (6) complete copies of submittals to the above referenced address. RFQ submittals must be received no later than 2:00 p.m. local time, on November 15, 2010. Facsimile (FAX) or email submittals are not acceptable and will not be considered.