RFQ ? Architectural Services for ARC Technical Education Building Modernization

Agency: Los Rios Community College District
State: California
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 236220 - Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
  • 541310 - Architectural Services
  • 541330 - Engineering Services
Posted Date: Aug 23, 2019
Due Date: Oct 3, 2019
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Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Architectural Services for American River College Technical Education Building Modernization Details
  • Open Notice Date: August 23, 2019
  • Closing Date and Time: October 3, 2019

RFQs must be received by October 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm at the following location:

Dan McKechnie, Director of Facilities Planning and Construction
Facilities Management
3753 Bradview Drive
Sacramento, CA 95827

Documents Notice Contact

Gail Higashino, Administrative Assistant
Fax: (916) 856-3456
higashg@losrios.edu

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LOS RIOS
COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
AMERICAN RIVER COLLEGE
TECHNICAL EDUCATION BUILDING
MODERNIZATION
Due Date
Thursday, October 3, 2019
4:00 P.M.
Facilities Management
3753 Bradview Drive
Sacramento, CA 95827
Tel: (916) 856-3442
Fax: (916) 856-3456
Facilities Management Office
3753 Bradview Drive
Sacramento, CA 95827
(916) 856-3400 (916) 856-3456 fax
American River College Cosumnes River College Folsom Lake College Sacramento City College
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR
ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES
LOS RIOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (“DISTRICT”)
AMERICAN RIVER COLLEGE
TECHNICAL EDUCATION BUILDING MODERNIZATION (“the Project”)
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
The District requests qualifications for architectural services for the Project as more particularly
described herein. Firms must submit timely written qualifications which fully respond to this Request
for Qualifications (“RFQ”). Upon invitation of the District, selected Firms will be requested to
participate in an interview to discuss their qualifications with the District. The District reserves the
right to modify or amend this RFQ or portions hereof by issuance of addenda to this RFQ. If the
District issues any addenda, copies of the same will be transmitted by the District to each Firm who
has theretofore obtained this RFQ.
THE DISTRICT AND THE PROJECT
The Los Rios Community College District was established in 1970. The District services a 2,400
square mile area in five counties with an enrollment of over 78,000 students. It is the second largest
community college district in the State of California and the fifth largest in the nation. The Los Rios
District is a 2-year public community college committed to an open-door admission policy and a
comprehensive curriculum. The District has four main campuses – American River College,
Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake College, and Sacramento City College. In addition, the
District has six recognized Educational Outreach Centers – the Natomas Center, the Elk Grove
Center, the El Dorado Center, the Rancho Cordova Center, the Davis Center and the West
Sacramento Center. The District also has a Public Safety Training Center at McClellan Park.
This Project builds a new 60,552 assignable square feet (asf) (91,000 gross square feet)
instructional facility to replace the existing Tech Ed building on the American River College
campus. The new building will be used for instruction in Automotive Technology, Welding,
Funeral Services and Electronics and provides ADA access compliance and adequate HVAC,
power, technology and lighting systems to support these instructional programs. This includes
5,782 asf of lecture space, 50,081 asf of lab space and 4,689 asf of office/admin support. The
Project will incorporate existing Tech Ed spaces and surrounding portable buildings, as well as
the phased demolition of the existing Tech Ed facility and adjacent portable buildings. A summary
project timeline is provided in Exhibit “A”. The construction budget is $45,779,000. The Project
budget will also be supplemented with approximately $1 - $1.5 million to address various
infrastructure upgrades which will serve this new building and the area of the campus where this
building will be located. The specific scope of these improvements will be determined in
coordination with the District and designed by the successful firm.
REQUESTS FOR QUALIFICATIONS – ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES
AMERICAN RIVER COLLEGE – TECHNICAL EDUCATION BUILDING MODERNIZATION
AUGUST 23, 2019
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BASIC SERVICES
The District intends to enter into a contract with an architectural firm for Basic Services for the
design, bidding, construction and close-out of the Project. The scope of Basic Services required for
the Project is set forth in the form of the Agreement for Architectural Services, and are referred to
hereinafter as “the Agreement” and are attached to this RFQ as Exhibit “B”.
QUALIFICATIONS
Firms must provide a complete statement of qualifications, capabilities and experience of the Firm to
provide design services as set forth in the attached Agreement. The statement of qualifications
(SOQ) must address all the items outlined below.
1. Experience
A. Scope of architectural services typically provided or offered by the Firm; summary of
the Firm’s firm history.
B. Prior experience with public agency public works projects, including a general
description of the scope of services provided on each contract.
C. Prior experience with other California community college districts and K-12
educational institutions on projects of similar scope, including a general description of
the scope of services provided on each contract.
D. Prior experience with the University of California and California State University
systems on projects of similar scope, including a general description of the scope of
services provided on each contract.
E. Identify the Firm’s principals and employees who are licensed contractors or architects
or registered engineers under California law.
F. Identify at least five (5) completed projects in which the Firm served as the architect in
the last five (5) years and provide the following information for each project:
(a) the original contract sum of the construction contract
(b) the total value of all change orders issued for each Project
(c) whether claims for additional time or additional compensation were asserted
by any contractor on any Project and if so, a description of the nature and
resolution of each claim.
2
Capacity
A. Staff and Technical Resources
i.
Identify specific individual staff members that the Firm anticipates will be
dedicated to the Project; provide description of each staff member’s education
and experience. For each staff personnel identified, provide a description of
the typical anticipated role(s) and responsibility(ies) relative to the Basic
Services for the Project.
ii.
Identify current ongoing projects (no more than five) in which the Firm is
serving as an architect and provide the existing levels of staff commitment and
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a general description of the project and the scope of services provided by the
Firm for each project.
B. Insurance Coverage
i.
Identify insurance coverages maintained by the Firm, including specific
confirmation of commercial general liability, professional liability, workers
compensation and employer’s liability coverages as required by the attached
Agreement.
C. Staffing and Methodology
i. Address the extent to which the District will be permitted to request specific
staff personnel to provide or perform all or portions of the Basic Services.
ii. Commitment of Firm’s staff for specific Basic Services for the Project.
iii. Describe the manner in which each of the Phases of the Basic Services will be
completed for the Project.
iv. Generally describe the approaches taken by the Firm relative to
recommendations of value engineering of the Design Documents so that: (a)
the Construction Costs of the Project are within the Construction Budget
established for the Project; (b) operational/use costs are minimized; or (c) to
extend the useful life of the Project or components thereof. Generally describe
the approaches taken by the Firm to ensure that District accepted value-
engineering recommendations are incorporated into the Design Documents.
v. Generally describe approaches taken to prepare estimates of Construction
Costs for the Project, including the extent to which estimates are based on the
current marketplace conditions in the locality of the District.
vi. Generally describe the quality control measures of the Firm to ensure that the
Design Documents for the Project conform with the design intent and other
requirements established by the District.
vii. Generally describe approaches taken to ensure the thorough periodic District
reviews of the Design Documents.
viii. Generally describe the Firm’s Construction Phase quality control measures to
ensure that the Project as constructed conforms to the Design Documents.
Note: To facilitate the District’s review and evaluation of submittals, the District requests that SOQ’s
be organized in a manner that closely follows the above outline.)
ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES CONTRACT
Included with this RFQ is the District’s form of Agreement. Firms must thoroughly review the
Agreement included herewith and must in their respective responses to this RFQ identify any term or
condition of the Agreement which the Firm requests modification, by amendment to existing
provisions, addition of additional provisions or deletion of existing provisions. Where any requested
modification consists of amendments to existing provisions or additional provisions, the response to
this RFQ must set forth the text of the requested amendment or addition. Any Firm whose proposal
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does not identify modifications to terms or conditions of the Agreement will be deemed to
have agreed to all terms and conditions set forth therein.
SUBMISSION OF RFQ RESPONSE
To be considered by the Selection Committee, responses to this RFQ must be in writing and must be
responsive to all of the material requirements of this RFQ. Each Firm must submit two (2) hard
copy originals and four digital copies (“.pdf” format) each on a USB flash drive (for a total of 4
USB drives) of its response to this RFQ. A response to this RFQ which is not responsive to all
material requirements of this RFQ will be rejected. Hand delivered responses to this RFQ must be
submitted to Dan McKechnie, Director of Facilities Planning and Construction, Los Rios Community
College District, 3753 Bradview Drive, Sacramento. Mailed responses to this RFQ must be sent to
Dan McKechnie, Director of Facilities Planning and Construction, Los Rios Community College
District, 3753 Bradview Drive, Sacramento, CA 95827. Responses to this RFQ must be received
prior to 4:00 P.M., Thursday, October 3, 2019. Firms are solely responsible for timely submission
of responses to this RFQ. Any response to this RFQ which is not submitted at or prior to the latest
date/time for submission of responses will be rejected and returned to the Firm submitting the same
unopened.
SELECTION OF ARCHITECT
The District will establish a committee to review and evaluate qualification statements submitted in
response to this RFQ. The selection committee will make a recommendation to the District’s Board of
Trustees for the selection and retention of an architect for the Project. Prior to making a
recommendation to the Board for selection of an architectural firm, the selection committee will
request that Firms, selected at the sole discretion of the selection committee, conduct an interactive
discussion with the selection committee members. Recommendation of the selection committee for
retention of an architect will be based upon the demonstrated competence and qualifications to
perform the Basic Services. The recommendation of the selection committee is not binding on the
District; award of the Agreement will only be by action of the District’s Board of Trustees.
SELECTION PROCESS TIMELINE
RFQ – solicitation date:
Pre-Qualification Conference (Non-mandatory):
Deadline for submission:
Review by Selection Committee:
Announcement of Short-listed Firms
Presentations by Short-listed Firms:
Anticipated Agreement Start Date:
Friday, August 23, 2019
Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 2:30 p.m. @
LRCCD Facilities Management Office,
3753 Bradview Dr., Sacramento, CA 95827
Thursday, October 3, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
October 4, 2019 – October 16, 2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Friday, November 1, 2019
December 2019
QUESTIONS / REQUESTS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
All questions or requests for additional information must be submitted to the District in writing by e-mail. The
District’s point of contact for this RFQ is:
Gail Higashino
Administrative Assistant
3753 Bradview Drive
Sacramento, CA 95827
(916) 856-3456 fax
higashg@losrios.edu
Please do not attempt to contact any other members of the District’s or College’s staff during the proposal
period.
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AMERICAN RIVER COLLEGE – TECHNICAL EDUCATION BUILDING MODERNIZATION
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