State of Washington
DEPARTMENT OF ENTERPRISE SERVICES
ENGINEERING & ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES
NOTICE TO CONSULTANTS
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Submittal Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018 prior to 2:00 PM
Project No. 2018-173; WWCC Recreation Center - Architect Selection for GC/CM Project
For Walla Walla Community College in Walla Walla, WA
Scope of Work
This Request for Qualifications is for the purpose of selecting an Architectural Firm for planning,
design, and construction of the WWCC Recreation Center Project.
This project is expected to receive construction funding through a Certificate of Participation (COP)
in the 2019-2021 Capital Budget which is expected to pass by June 30, 2019. A project
budget/program summary was prepared in 2016 to assist the college in developing a student fee, and
sufficient funds are currently available to move forward with design and possible phased construction
prior to the budget passing. An updated Campus Master Plan was prepared in June 2017 that further
addressed the Rec Center project. The documents are posted to the DES website at
shall serve as initial references. Verification and updating of the information may be required.
Submitting firms should have GC/CM experience and a strong background in multi-phased
construction and the State of Washington capital budget process. Consultants will be part of an
integrated team and expected to work with the GC/CM during all phases of the project, with an
emphasis on value engineering throughout the process. Consultants should include past projects with
integrated project delivery and explain their approach to value engineering and working with a
GC/CM. The GC/CM selection process will begin shortly after the Architectural firm is selected.
While the project is expected to utilize the GC/CM project delivery method, the state reserves the
right to switch to a Design-Bid-Build project delivery method during the process.
There will be an Informational Meeting for this request on:
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Walla Walla Community College
500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Main Building (D), Room 245
Firms will be selected in a two-phase process: Phase 1- evaluation and short listing of finalist
firms based on submitted Statement of Qualification, and Phase 2 - oral presentations and
interviews of short listed finalist firms.
Firms will be considered for interviews based upon the following criteria, as indicated, for a total
of 100 possible points:
Qualifications of Key Personnel (20 points);
Relevant Experience (25 points);
Previous Performance (20 points);
Project Approach (25 points)
Diverse Business Inclusion Plan (10 points)
The state reserves the right to continue to work with the selected consultant or has the option to
conduct a new consultant selection process for future services beyond those services advertised
The Agreements for Consultant services will be the standard Engineering and Architectural
Services Agreement and fees will be negotiated, when applicable, based 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 subconsultants
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 email@example.com
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs: 360.725.2169 or www.dva.wa.gov.
Submit one (1) bound hard copy and two (2) electronic copies of the Statements of
Qualifications with each on a USB flash drive, with the project number and title clearly
identified on the exterior of the flash drive. The Statements of Qualifications submittals should
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” fold outs can be included, but counted as two sheets.
To qualify for review, submittals must be delivered to the following address:
Attention: Jeff Gonzalez
Department of Enterprise Services
Engineering & Architectural Services
1500 Jefferson, Olympia, WA 98504 (hand delivered or currier)
P. O. Box 41401, Olympia, Washington, 98504-1401 (Mailed)
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 Thursday, September 20, 2018 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 questions please contact the Project Manager, Jeff Gonzalez, (360) 819-3240,
NO FAXED, OR E-MAILED COPIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Following the Phase 1 evaluation of these submittals, the consultant selection board will
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.
The Phase 2 interview criteria will be provided to the short-listed firms. The top ranking Phase 2
firm will be requested to submit a fee proposal to initiate agreement negotiations.
Phase 2 Interviews will be scheduled in the afternoon on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 on the
Walla Walla Community College campus at 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, WA 98362.
Firms will be notified of the selection results by October 17, 2018.
The State of Washington is an affirmative action employer. All submittals become the property
of the State.