DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Request for Architect/Engineer Qualifications
The County of Fairfax, Virginia, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) is
soliciting statements of qualifications from architectural and engineering (A/E) consulting firms for
design and construction administration services for the renovation and expansion of the Audrey Moore
Recreation Center located at 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale, Virginia (Tax Map 0704 01 0002), in the
Braddock Magisterial District. The facility is owned and operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority.
The Audrey Moore Recreation Center (AMRC) is one of the oldest Recreation Centers in the Park
Authority’s portfolio and many of the systems have been extended beyond their useful life. However,
with its programs and services, and approximately 73,000 square feet of space, AMRC is also one of the
Park Authority’s largest revenue producing facilities. AMRC consists of a 50-meter indoor pool, fitness
center, gymnasium, locker rooms with showers and sauna, multipurpose rooms, racquetball courts,
pottery studio, and a Senior Center operated by Department of Neighborhood and Community Services.
The professional design services will include the full design and construction administration services for
renovation and expansion of the facility.
The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, the renovation/expansion of the Senior Center, fitness
and administrative areas, locker rooms, and support spaces for the pool and building including associated
site improvements. The facility must remain operational throughout construction, requiring the A/E to
provide plans for the complex phasing, design, permitting and construction. The design contract may be
authorized in multiple phases to align with funding appropriation.
The project is required to achieve gold certification under the LEED® program per the U.S Green
Building Council rating system. Major disciplines required for this project may include but are not limited
to architectural and interior design, civil engineering, structural engineering, landscape architecture,
geotechnical engineering, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering, HVAC and building
envelope peer review, third-party commissioning agent, LEED® accredited sustainability consultant,
cost estimating and value engineering, surveying, specialty aquatic and fitness consultants, and special
Teams are required to submit eight copies of their statement of qualifications to Carey Needham,
Director, Building Design and Construction Division, DPWES, 12000 Government Center Parkway,
Suite 449, Fairfax, VA 22035-0052. Consultant teams may elect to submit an electronic copy in lieu of
the eight printed copies of statement of qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note
each email cannot have an attachment over 20MB, multiple emails may be sent. Once the submission is
received, an email will be sent to the consultant team confirming receipt.
The qualifications submitted shall include all required disciplines noted above as required by the AE team
to meet the scope of this project. The qualifications submitted shall include the following but are not
• Statement of Interest.
• GSA Standard Form 330 Part I and Part II for the primary firm and all major sub-consultants
• Past experience with projects of a similar scope and scale, including complex phasing
• Experience of key personnel assigned to this project, including resumes
• Management plan and team structure including overall project approach
• Quality control plan
• Past performance to include references with contact information for recently completed similar
All statements of qualifications shall be delivered no later than 4 p.m., local prevailing time, January
15, 2021. Submissions received after this time or incomplete submissions will not be considered. The
statement of qualifications shall not exceed sixty pages of data (thirty sheets printed front and back, or
sixty sheets of single sided print) including GSA SF 330 form.
A Selection Advisory Committee will review and evaluate the statements of qualifications for all firms
based on the criteria listed below. Each criterion will be rated on a scale ranging from 0 to 4 with 0 being
unacceptable and 4 being excellent. In addition, each criterion has been assigned a weight factor based on
importance with 1 being of low importance. These criteria will be used in determining the short list of
firms to invite for interviews.
Past Experience: Technical experience of architect
and sub-consultants including the specialty
consultants on projects with similar scope, scale,
complex phasing, and/or aquatic and fitness functions.
Key Personnel: Demonstrate key team members’
experience with recreational centers, community
centers, and the role they served on each of the
Management Plan: Team structure, project
management and overall project approach to show an
understanding of the project.
Demonstrable experience on previous projects
developing and incorporating complex phasing plans
while maintaining facility operations.
Quality Control Plan: Discuss the team’s Quality
Control (QC) Plan including approach to assure
quality design documents.
Past performance and experience on contracts with
Fairfax County (if applicable).
Past performance references with contact information.
Availability of staffing resources and ability to
respond to project site and County offices efficiently.
Experience with Construction Manager at Risk
(CMAR) delivery method
Weight Factor (1-4)
Interviews from a short list of selected firms are projected to be held in March 2021.
The County will conduct negotiations for these services with the top-rated firm that is selected for this
project. If a satisfactory fee, schedule, and terms can be negotiated with the top-rated firm, a contract will
be awarded. If not, negotiations with the top-rated firm will be terminated in writing and negotiations
will begin with the firm ranked next highest, and so on.
Fairfax County retains the option to develop this project under alternate contract approaches through a
separate procurement, including Public Private Education Facilities and Infrastructures Act (PPEA),
subsequent to the initial design phase(s) under this contract. Fairfax County retains the option to obtain
the services of a Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) to be part of the project team at any point in the
design prior to the completion the schematic design phase.
Fairfax County is committed to paying a living wage to all qualified County employees and encourages
contractors and subcontractors involved in all County programs, services, and activities to pay a living
wage to their employees. Further, as part of Fairfax County commitment to protecting the environment,
all Statement of Qualifications must be made of paper product only.
Questions related to this request for qualifications should be directed to Mrs. Revathi Vohra, RA,
Project Manager, Building Design Branch, Building Design and Construction Division at 703-324-5028
or by email at email@example.com.
To request this information in an alternate format, please call Merideth Wilhelm, Building Design
and Construction Division, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, at 703-324-5800,