REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Best Value Procurement Option One
For the Project Titled:
KNOXVILLE-SUTHERLAND RC RENOVATION
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
SBC Project No. 361/047-01-2016
RFQ SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
GENERAL CONTRACTING INFORMATION & REQUIREMENTS
PROCUREMENT PROCESS & CONTRACT AWARD
6.1. STATEMENT OF CERTIFICATIONS AND ASSURANCES
6.2. TECHNICAL RESPONSE & EVALUATION GUIDE
SECTION A – MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS
SECTION B – GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
SECTION C – TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, & APPROACH
6.3. RESPONSE PACKAGE DOCUMENTS
a. RESPONSE PACKAGE COVER SHEET
b. PROJECT REFERENCE FORM
6.4. SCORE SUMMARY MATRIX FORMAT
Release Date: July 17, 2020
1.1. State of Procurement Purpose
The State of Tennessee Real Estate Asset Management (“STREAM”), an agency of the State of
Tennessee, hereinafter referred to as “the State,” has issued this Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”)
to define the State’s minimum service requirements, solicit responses, detail response
requirements, and outline the State’s process for evaluating responses and selecting a contractor
using the Best Value Procurement Option One (“BV1”).
Through this RFQ, the State seeks to contract for the requested services and to give ALL qualified
businesses, including those that are owned by minorities, women, service-disabled veterans,
persons with disabilities, and small business enterprises, opportunity to do business with the State
as contractors and subcontractors.
1.2. Project Description
License Classifications must cover 60% of the scope of work of the Project.
Project will consist of the complete Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) and Architectural
renovation of the Knoxville-Sutherland Readiness Center (Bldg. 0001) in order to meet proposed
space usage requirements, ADA standards for accessibility and Design, and code compliance. Project
will include all related work.
The facility was originally constructed in 1959 and is approximately 40,960 square feet. Only minor
repairs been made since that time, however, a complete reroof was performed in 2004. The facility
does not meet ADA standards for accessibility and design, requires several updates for code
compliance, and in need of major improvements regarding usage of space. No female
showers/locker rooms exist in the building and existing restroom and shower fixtures are energy
inefficient and not 100% operable. Inefficient use of space and poor building layout creates cramped
offices and working areas. The kitchen area has outdated/inoperable exhaust and fire suppression
systems, and scullery/serving areas. Existing windows and store front entrance are original to the
facility and are energy inefficient and leaking. Existing doors are also original to the facility and are in
poor battered condition and do not have fully functioning hardware. Points of entrance and egress
to the facility to not meet ADA standards or code requirements. Existing HVAC and electrical service
are outdated and not sized to accommodate needs of the facility. The presence of hazardous
materials (e.g., Asbestos Containing Materials in the floor tile mastic, ACM on pipe joints in plumbing
chase, Lead-Based Paints) is anticipated and will require abatement.
1.3. Current Project Status
Project has completed the 98% Construction Document Phase (CDP) and is read to proceed onto the
Bidding Phase of the project. The Designer (see contact information below) may be contacted for
partial construction document information.
Design House 1411, LLC
Attn.: David Hunter
1411 Woodland Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37206
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1.4. Project Location
3330 Sutherland Avenue
Knoxville, TN, TN 37919
1.5. Project Expectations, and Objectives
The contractor shall provide a superior product, be able to perform the work in an expedient,
thorough and safe manner in accordance with State and Tennessee Army National Guard project
requirements within an operational Readiness Center. Contractor shall be able to observe the site,
interpret the construction documents and discern any discrepancies in the project in order to
mitigate potential change orders.
The scope of this project is made up of 4% commercial roofing repair/replacement and 96% general
building construction. As such, should a General Contractor choose to respond to this RFQ, the State
will require the General Contractor to submit qualifications of their prime commercial roofing
subcontractor in accordance with Attachment 6.2
1.6. Project Construction Budget
Preliminary Estimated Construction Cost for this Project is $5,581,000.00
No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be otherwise subjected
to discrimination in the performance of a contract pursuant to this solicitation or in the employment
practices of the Contractor on the grounds of handicap or disability, age, race, creed, color, religion,
(subject to Tennessee Code Annotated, Sections 4-21-401 and 405), sex, national origin, or any other
classification protected by federal, Tennessee state constitutional, or statutory law. The Respondent
pursuant to this solicitation shall, upon request, show proof of such nondiscrimination and shall
post in conspicuous places, available to all employees and applicants, notices of nondiscrimination.
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1.8. RFQ Communications
1.8.1. The State has assigned the following RFQ identification number that shall be referenced in
all communications regarding this RFQ:
SBC PROJECT No.: 361/047-01-2016
1.8.2. Unauthorized contact about this RFQ with employees or officials of the State of
Tennessee, except as detailed below, may result in disqualification from consideration
under this procurement process.
18.104.22.168. Any entity or individual responding or intending to respond to this RFQ
(“Respondent”) shall direct communications concerning this RFQ to the following
person designated as the Solicitation Coordinator:
Tammy Robbins, Solicitation Coordinator
Department of General Services
Central Procurement Office, 3rd Floor
William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 924-7028
22.214.171.124. Notwithstanding the foregoing, prospective Respondents may alternatively contact:
Staff of the Governor’s Office of Diversity Business Enterprise for assistance
available to minority-owned, woman-owned, Tennessee service-disabled
veteran owned, and small businesses as well as general, public information
relating to this RFQ (visitwww.tn.gov/businessopp/ for contact information);
Daphne.email@example.com is the individual designated by the State to coordinate
compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of the State of
Tennessee, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, and associated federal regulations.
1.8.3. Only the State’s official, written responses and communications with Respondents are
binding with regard to this RFQ. Oral communications between a State official and one or
more Respondents are unofficial and non-binding.
1.8.4. Potential Respondents shall ensure that the State receives all written questions and
comments, including questions and requests for clarification, no later than the Written
Questions & Comments Deadline detailed in the RFQ Section 2, Schedule of Events.
Respondents shall assume the risk of the method of dispatching any communication or
response to the State. The State assumes no responsibility for delays or delivery failures
resulting from the Respondent’s method of dispatch. Actual or digital “postmarking” of a
communication or response to the State by a specified deadline is not a substitute for the
State’s actual receipt of a communication or response.
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1.8.6. The State will convey all official responses and communications related to this RFQ to the
prospective Respondents from whom the State has received a Notice of Intent to Respond
(refer to RFQ Section 1.12).
The State reserves the right to determine, at its sole discretion, the method of conveying
official, written responses and communications related to this RFQ. Such written
communications may be transmitted by mail, hand-delivery, facsimile, electronic mail,
Internet posting, or any other means deemed reasonable by the State. For internet posting,
please refer to the following website:
1.8.8. The State reserves the right to determine, at its sole discretion, the appropriateness and
adequacy of responses to written comments, questions, and requests related to this RFQ.
The State’s official, written responses will constitute an amendment of this RFQ.
Any data or factual information provided by the State (in this RFQ, an RFQ amendment, or
any other communication relating to this RFQ) is for informational purposes only. The State
will make reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of such data or information; however, it
is the Respondent’s obligation to independently verify any data or information provided by
the State. The State expressly disclaims the accuracy or adequacy of any information or data
that it provides to prospective Respondents.
1.9. Assistance to Respondents with a Handicap or Disability
Prospective Respondents with a handicap or disability may receive accommodation relating to the
communication of this RFQ and participation in the RFQ process. Prospective Respondents may
contact the Solicitation Coordinator to request such reasonable accommodation no later than the
Disability Accommodation Request Deadline detailed in the RFQ Section 2, Schedule of Events.
Respondent Required Review & Waiver of Objections
1.10.1. Each prospective Respondent shall carefully review this RFQ, including but not limited to,
attachments, amendments, questions, comments, defects, objections, or any other matter
requiring clarification or correction (collectively called “Questions and Comments”)
1.10.2. Any prospective Respondent having Questions and Comments concerning this RFQ shall
provide them in writing to the State no later than the written Questions & Comments
Deadline detailed in the RFQ Section 2, Schedule of Events.
1.10.3. Protests based on any objection to the RFQ shall be considered waived and invalid if the
objection has not been brought to the attention of the State, in writing, by the Written
Questions & Comments Deadline.
A Pre-Response Conference will be held at the time and date detailed in the RFQ Section 2, Schedule
of Events. Pre-Submittal Conference attendance is not mandatory, but It is highly recommended
that the contractor attends the pre-proposal conference in order to gain a thorough understanding
of the existing site, building conditions, project documentation, requirements for working within a
secure military installation and designer/owner expectations for the fit, finish and delivery of the
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