Construction Manager (CM) at Risk for the Preconstruction and Construction of the Water Tower Global Innovation Hub at Gwinnett

Agency: Gwinnett County
State: Georgia
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 236210 - Industrial Building Construction
  • 236220 - Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
  • 237110 - Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
  • 541611 - Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
Posted Date: Jan 3, 2020
Due Date: Feb 7, 2020
Solicitation No: RP001-20 INV
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  • RP001-20 INV

    Construction Manager (CM) at Risk for the Preconstruction and Construction of the Water Tower Global Innovation Hub at Gwinnett

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    Opening Date : 02/07/2020 03:00 PM EST


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    January 09, 2020
    The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners is soliciting competitive sealed proposals from qualified contractors for a Construction
    Manager (CM) at Risk for the Preconstruction and Construction of the Water Tower Global Innovation Hub at Gwinnett for the
    Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources.
    Proposals must be returned in a sealed container marked on the outside with the Request for Proposal number and Company Name.
    Proposals will be received until 2:50 P.M. local time on February 07, 2020 at the Gwinnett County Financial Services - Purchasing
    Division 2nd Floor, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046. Any proposal received after this date and time will not be
    accepted. Proposals will be publicly opened and only names of submitting firms will be read at 3:00 P.M. A list of firms submitting
    proposals will be available the following business day on our website
    A pre-proposal conference is scheduled for 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 23, 2020 at the F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center,
    3320 Financial Center Way, Buford, GA 30519 Operations Building. All contractors are urged to attend.
    Questions regarding proposals should be directed to Dana Garland, CPPB, Purchasing Associate III, at no later than Friday, January 24, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. Proposals are legal and binding upon the
    bidder when submitted. One unbound original, five (5) copies, and one copy on disk/electronic copy should be submitted of the
    proposal without the cost. Cost should be submitted in one separately sealed envelope with the proposal copies, clearly marked
    “cost/fee proposal”. Only one cost/fee proposal is necessary in a sealed envelope. Do not put additional copies of the cost/fee
    schedule in the technical proposal copies. The original proposal will not be bound as stated in the invitation to propose, and
    therefore the separately sealed cost/fee proposal should be unbound as well.
    All contractors must submit with bid, a bid bond, certified check or cashier's check in the amount of five percent (5%) of the base
    amount for preconstruction services. Failure to submit a bid bond with the proper rating will result in the proposal being deemed non-
    responsive. The successful supplier will be required to meet insurance requirements, submit a one hundred percent (100%)
    performance bond and a one hundred percent (100%) payment bond. Insurance and Bonding Company should be licensed to do
    business by the Georgia Secretary of State, authorized to do business in Georgia by The Georgia Insurance Department, listed in the
    Department of Treasury's Publication of Companies holding Certificates of Authority as Acceptable Surety on Federal Bonds and as
    acceptable reinsuring companies. The bid bond, payment bond, and performance bond must have an A.M. Best rating of A-12 for
    construction or higher. Please see the solicitation document for further information regarding insurance and bonding. The Owner
    may retain from the monies which may become due the amount of $1,000.00 per day for each and every day that the completion of the
    work may be delayed.
    Gwinnett County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to its programs or activities. Any requests
    for reasonable accommodations required by individuals to fully participate in any open meeting, program or activity of Gwinnett County
    Government should be directed to Susan Canon, Gwinnett County Justice and Administration Center, 770-822-8165.
    The written proposal documents supersede any verbal or written prior communications between the parties.
    Selection criteria are outlined in the request for proposal documents. Gwinnett County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals
    to waive technicalities and to make an award deemed in its best interest.
    Award notification will be posted after award on the County website, and companies submitting a proposal
    will be notified via email.
    We look forward to your proposal and appreciate your interest in Gwinnett County.
    Dana Garland, CPPB
    Purchasing Associate III
    Page 2
    A. Request for Proposal Document
    Section I.
    Section II.
    Project Description
    Section III.
    Scope of Work
    Section IV.
    Proposal Submission Instructions
    Section V.
    Selection Procedures and Evaluation Criteria
    B. Basic Attachments
    Attachment 1. Cost Proposal Submitted in a separate Sealed Envelope
    Attachment 2. Firm Information Submitted with Technical Proposal
    Attachment 3. Code of Ethics Affidavit- Submitted with Technical Proposal
    Attachment 4. Contractor Affidavit and Agreement Regarding Illegal
    Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act Submitted with
    Technical Proposal
    Attachment 5. Professional Insurance Requirement Submitted only by
    Highest Scoring Firm
    Attachment 6. Bond Requirements (Bid, Payment, Performance)-Bid Bond
    submitted by ALL firms, Payment and Performance Bond
    submitted only by the Highest Scoring Firm
    C. Appendices
    Appendix A. Conceptual Site Plan
    Appendix B. Gresham Smith Conceptual Narrative
    Appendix C. Conceptual Development Schedule
    D. Elements of Construction Manager Contract
    Agreement Between Owner and Construction Manager as
    Guaranteed Maximum Price Authorization (Sample)
    General Conditions of Contract for Construction
    Construction Insurance Requirements
    Performance and Payment Bond Increase Riders
    Page 3
    Project Background
    The Water Tower Global Innovation Hub mission is to be a thriving ecosystem of water innovation fueled
    by imagination, informed by research and powered by pioneers. The Water Tower goal is to become a
    landmark for water innovation and an ecosystem that will have a positive impact on public health and
    the environment.
    The Water Tower Institute (“Owner” or “Water Tower”), is a 501(c)3 private nonprofit organization
    established to develop and operate The Water Tower Global Innovation Hub at Gwinnett. The Water
    Tower is developing a campus district anchored by a nationally renowned research center focusing on
    training, education and research to attract water-oriented companies and support workforce
    development and public engagement around water related issues.
    Gwinnett County has a reputation for being proactive, especially when it comes to water. The F. Wayne
    Hill Water Resources Facility, constructed in the early 2000s, is still considered today as one of the most
    advanced water reclamation facilities on the Eastern Seaboard. The Board of Commissioners and the
    Department of Water Resources began discussions about creating a water innovation center several
    years ago. That vision is coming to fruition in this, the first phase of an innovation campus district
    located adjacent to the F. Wayne Hill Facility.
    The first major component of this overall campus district is the Water Tower Global Innovation Hub (“the
    Hub”). The Hub will partner with universities and other entities to secure research grants and conduct
    technology demonstrations. Space will be offered to private sector companies to conduct
    demonstrations of their technologies on different water quality streams from the F. Wayne Hill Water
    Resources Center.
    The Hub will be a 55,600 gross square feet, three story flexible building based on a standard office
    building structural grid of 120’ by 225’. Labeled as “Building A” on the attached campus conceptual
    master plan (Appendix A), Phase 1 will include site infrastructure, parking, and best practice stormwater
    management features. The program includes office and collaboration space, classroom and meeting
    space, 250-seat multi-purpose space and multiple laboratories.
    This Proposal is only concerned with Phase I of the campus. Later phase proposed improvements
    shown on the conceptual master plan, for information only, include a 75,000 square foot flex office
    space (“Building B”), a renovation of an existing maintenance facility (“Building C”), and a high bay
    building with an outside pad to house research truck trailers (“Building E”). These three buildings are
    outside of this request for proposal’s scope but detailed to give prospective firms context of the vision
    for the campus.
    A. Basic Program and Design
    The Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources is soliciting competitive sealed proposals for
    Construction Manager (CM) at Risk for the Preconstruction and Construction of the Water Tower Global
    Innovation Hub at Gwinnett. All work will be located at 2000 Clean Water Drive, Buford, GA 30519.
    DaVinci Development Collaborative (“DaVinci”) is the development manager for the project and the
    project team coordinator.
    HGOR is the architect responsible for designing the campus master plan. They are responsible for
    landscape and stormwater design associated with Phase I.
    Gresham Smith is the design engineer responsible for the design and permitting of Phase I.
    B. Construction Budget and Schedule
    Page 4
    Appendix C in the proposal contains a design and construction schedule for the Water Tower Global
    Innovation Hub at Gwinnett. With design work still in the early stages, there may be some amendments
    to the schedule during the request for proposal process.
    The Water Tower team has set forth a specific cost objective using market benchmarking for this
    project comparable to other institutional buildings with similar programs. The owner has set forth a
    hard cost construction budget objective including sitework and vertical construction of $24,800,000.00,
    based on a building program of 55,600 gross square feet.
    The cost objective is a critical aspect of this request for proposal. The Water Tower will expect the
    selected respondent to deliver the project for the indicated cost objective while staying as close as
    possible to the current design intent and development program. Toward this primary objective, the
    Water Tower team strongly encourages respondents to provide creative value-engineering suggestions
    as part of their response to help ensure the cost objective can be met.
    Construction management services will include a variety of preconstruction services to assist the
    Architect and County in the design, budgeting, and scheduling/phasing of the project; and construction
    services under a Construction Manager at Risk (Guaranteed Maximum Price) delivery approach. The
    construction process is expected to involve phased work and multiple open-book pricing exercises by
    the Construction Manager. The Construction Manager’s preconstruction services will be performed in
    association with each phase of design. The Construction Manager at risk contract will be awarded with a
    fixed fee for preconstruction services and based on an aggregate project budget for construction of the
    Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for all pre-construction and construction phases shall not exceed
    $24,800,000.00 inclusive of the Construction Manager’s fee for profit, corporate overhead, and mark-ups.
    The Construction Manager’s actual compensation for each phase of the project will be the guaranteed
    maximum price for each such phase as determined by the Agreement between owner and Construction
    Manager as constructor. It is anticipated that each phase of construction will be authorized separately
    and have its own guaranteed maximum price. It is the DWR’s intent that the Guaranteed Maximum Price
    (GMP) for all preconstruction and construction phases shall not exceed $24,800,000.00.
    The Construction Manager’s services are described at length and in detail in the sample Agreement
    between Owner and Construction Manager as Constructor included herein. All proposing construction
    management firms are urged to read this Agreement (and the scope of work detailed below) carefully,
    for they establish the scope of services required under this request for proposal. Any exceptions taken
    by the proposing firms to this proposed Agreement and the associated general conditions of the
    Contract for Construction, also included herein, must be presented to the County for consideration by
    the cutoff for questions date stated in the invitation, prior to the opening of proposals.
    The Construction Manager will actively participate with the Architect, DWR and their consultants during
    the preconstruction services. Anticipated preconstruction services under a lump sum fixed fee include,
    but are not limited to: cost estimating, scheduling; assisting with selection of construction systems,
    methods, and materials; and constructability analysis. It is critical that the selected Construction
    Manager be integrally involved in the design process. DWR expects attendance at design team meetings
    throughout the design phase of the project.
    The subsequent construction services to be provided by the Construction Manager will include all
    procurement, construction and construction management required to deliver the completed project
    based on a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) basis. The schedule and budget are expected to require
    the project to be constructed in a phased approach. At a given point for each phase, the Construction
    Manager will be required to develop a component GMP. Once a component GMP Agreement has been
    reached, each component GMP Agreement will be presented to the Gwinnett County County
    Administrator for approval and authorization.
    Page 5
    The following is a listing of some, but not all, of the representative services to be provided by the
    Construction Manager:
    A.Design and Preconstruction Phase
    1. Develop a provisional critical-path method (CPM) project schedule.
    2. Develop requirements for safety, quality assurance, and schedule adherence.
    3. Perform constructability and maintainability reviews at each major design phase
    submission of the construction documents.
    4. Provide detailed construction cost estimates to achieve DWR’s budget.
    5. Develop a construction budget to be maintained throughout construction.
    6. Identify possible options for reducing life cycle costs.
    7. Provide alternate systems and materials evaluations.
    8. Maintain and update the project schedule.
    9. Evaluate cost implications of various building methods, systems, and materials.
    10. Utilize Lean techniques:
    i. Analyze possible standardization of systems
    ii. Consider component pre-fabrication and pre-assembly options, etc.
    11. Regularly attend project planning and coordination meetings with the DWR and Architect
    as required.
    12. Assist in permitting processes.
    13. Develop a logistics plan for demolition, material delivery, and patron and employee access
    to on-going events and isolation construction activities.
    14. Develop Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for each component of construction as
    B.Bidding and Award Phase
    1. Prepare bid packages and sample contracts for subcontractors.
    2. Develop requirements to ensure schedule, cost and quality control during construction.
    3. Provide a provisional CPM construction schedule for issuance with bid packages.
    4. Identify prospective bidders.
    5. Schedule and conduct pre-bid conferences in conjunction with the DWR and the Architect.
    6. Advertise and distribute bid documents.
    7. Monitor bidder activity.
    8. Review and analyze bids. Make recommendations for subcontractor selection for the
    owner’s approval.
    9. Award contracts to owner-approved subcontractors and suppliers.
    10. Maintain and update the project schedule.
    C.Construction Phase
    1. Provide and maintain qualified and sufficient on-site staff, acceptable to the DWR, for
    construction management at risk services.
    2. Manage the construction of the project.
    3. Establish and maintain coordinating procedures.
    4. Develop and maintain a detailed CPM schedule for submittals, materials delivery, testing
    and inspections, construction, and occupancy.
    5. Perform work by own forces and supervise the work of subcontractors.
    6. Provide a project safety plan to meet OSHA requirements. Monitor subcontractors’
    compliance without relieving them of responsibility to perform. Work in accordance with
    the best acceptable practices.
    7. Conduct and record job meetings.
    8. Prepare and submit change proposals and other change order documents for approval of
    the Architect and the DWR.
    9. Maintain a system for review and approval of shop drawings.
    10. Maintain records and submit daily reports, bi-weekly reports and formal monthly reports to
    the Architect and the DWR.

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