State of Washington
DEPARTMENT OF ENTERPRISE SERVICES
ENGINEERING & ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES
NOTICE TO CONSULTANTS
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Submittal Date: March 13, 2019
SERVICES REQUIRED for Project No. 2019-827; Pierce College Campus Architect, Fort
Scope of Work
This Request for Qualifications is for the purpose of selecting a Campus Architect for the
Pierce College District to provide services for both campuses, Fort Steilacoom and Puyallup,
from July 2019 through June 2021.
The scope of work includes architectural design, engineering and construction administration
services for various minor works preservation, infrastructure and programming projects. This
will include various building repairs, minor works-program, minor works-preservation, and
Pierce College locally funded projects. The selected consultant(s) may assist in the
preparation of the biennial Facility Condition Survey, the development of new major Capital
Project Request Report (PRR’s), Master Planning and other projects at the discretion of the
Pierce College District.
No Pre-Submittal Information Session will be held. For questions relating to the scope of
services requested direct questions to:
DES Project Manager, Chris Gizzi, 360.407.9304, Chris.Gizzi@des.wa.gov.
Firms will be selected on the merit of the submitted information in the RFQ response. The
selection committee reserves the right to award to a single firm, or multiple firms under this
selection on merit of information in the RFQ response, and/or in a two-phase process: Phase 1
- short listing firms based on submitted information and Phase 2 - oral presentations and
interviews of short listed firms.
RFQ responses will be scored based upon the following criteria, as indicated, for 100 possible
points: Qualifications of Key Personnel 30 points
Diverse Business Inclusion Plan 15 points
The State reserves the right to continue with the consultant selected or has the option to conduct
a new consultant selection process for future services beyond those services advertised above.
The State reserves the right to select more than one consultant firm under this selection, and to
assign projects to selected firms at their discretion.
The Agreements for Consultant services will be the standard Engineering and Architectural
Services Agreement and fees will be negotiated when applicable, on a current
Architectural/Engineering Fee Schedule for Washington State Public Works Building Projects.
All submitting firms are encouraged to register in Washington’s Electronic Business Solution
Application (WEBS) at: https://fortress.wa.gov/ga/webs/.
Voluntary numerical Diverse Business Inclusion goals have been established for the project as:
10% MBE, 6% WBE, 5% Washington Small Business, and 5% Veterans have been established
for this project. Achievement of the goals is encouraged. The consultant and all sub consultants
are required to register and create an account with the DES Diversity Compliance program
(B2Gnow). B2Gnow is designed to streamline and automate compliance reporting
requirements. Additionally, all large project selections (fees over $350K) are required to have a
plan for Diverse Business Inclusion.
Consultants may contact the following resources to obtain information on certified and registered
diverse business firms for potential sub-consultants:
The Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises: 866.208.1064 or
For small business information: Charles Wilson, Public Works Business Diversity
Program Manager at the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services:
360.407.8455 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs: 360.725.2169 or www.dva.wa.gov.
Submit required number of Statements of Qualifications: Provide a single PDF format response
on two USB flash drives, in an envelope with the project number and title clearly identified on
the front cover. Hard copies are not required. Each of the PDF submittals should include:
Federal form SF330 (Part II only)
Any other pertinent data to address the selection criteria and assist the Selection Board in
evaluating your qualifications.
Consultant Diverse Business Inclusion Plan form may be found at:
No more than twenty (20) total pages of content at 8 ½ X 11 size sheets
o Covers, dividers, SF330, Consultant Diverse Business Inclusion Plan, and tab
sheets are not included in page count total
o Note, 11”x 17” foldouts can be included, but counted as two sheets.
To qualify for review, submittals must be delivered to the following address:
Attention: Amanda Witt, Management Analyst
Department of Enterprise Services
Engineering & Architectural Services
1500 Jefferson, Olympia, WA 98501 (hand delivered or
courrier) P. O. Box 41476, Olympia, Washington, 98504-1476
Refer to the DES website for amendments to the published public notice and/or RFQ
is the responsibility of the interested firms to track and obtain amendments.
All submittals must be received no later than March 13, 2017, prior to 2:00 PM, (as per
date/time stamped by E&AS.)
For selection process questions please contact Amanda Witt, 360.407.8028,
For project scope questions please contact the DES Project Manager, Chris Gizzi, 360.407.9304,
NO FAXED, OR E-MAILED COPIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Following the Phase 1 evaluation of these submittals, the consultant selection committee may
award immediately, or interview top ranked short-listed firms. The ranking is based on
evaluation of submitted information (as well as reference checks, when performed with Phase 1)
from firms deemed to be the most highly qualified for the required service.
If conducted, the Phase 2 interview criteria will be provided to the short-listed firms. The top
ranking Phase 2 firm(s) will be selected.
If conducted, Phase 2 Interviews will be scheduled between April 1, 2019 and April 5, 2019 at
Pierce College, Fort Steilacoom Campus.
Firms will be notified of the selection results the week of April 15, 2019.
The State of Washington is an affirmative action employer. All submittals become the property
of the State.