300186 RFQ ? REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS ? HOMER BABBIDGE LIBRARY ENTREPRENEURSHIP HUB ? PHASE II

Agency: State Government of Connecticut
State: Connecticut
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 541330 - Engineering Services
  • 541511 - Custom Computer Programming Services
  • 541690 - Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
  • 541990 - All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Posted Date: Jul 6, 2020
Due Date: Jul 14, 2020
Solicitation No: 300186
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Organization University of Connecticut
Project/Solicitation # 300186
Solicitation Type Request for Quote
Due Date 07/14/2020
Includes SBE/MBE Requirements NO
Qualified Partnership NO
Summary 300186 RFQ – REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS – HOMER BABBIDGE LIBRARY ENTREPRENEURSHIP HUB – PHASE II
Addenda
  • Clarification 1 - Extend due date to July 14, 2020, and contains the RFI responses.
Contact Name Elaine Dumas
E-Mail elaine.dumas@uconn.edu
Phone (860) 486-8049
FAX (860) 486-1953
WebSite https://cpfp.ubs.uconn.edu/current-opportunities-2/
Additional Description The University of Connecticut is soliciting Request for Statement of Qualifications of experienced architectural firms to provide programming, planning, and design/engineering services for the Homer Babbidge Library Entrepreneurship Hub Phase II project.
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REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS
QUALITY BASED SELECTION
FOR
HOMER BABBIDGE LIBRARY ENTREPRENEURSHIP HUB – PHASE II
PROJECT NUMBER: 300186
DUE DATE:
July 9, 2020
Issued By:
Elaine Dumas, CPFP
Procurement Agent II
3 Discovery Drive, Unit 6076
Storrs, CT 06269-6076
Phone: (860) 486-8049
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION I: SCOPE OF WORK:
Purpose of Solicitation
Overview
Scope of Work
Schedule
Planning Documents
SECTION II: PROPOSAL PROCESS:
Quality-Based Selection [QBS]
Contents of Application
Submission Guideline/Considerations
Part One – Technical Criteria: Qualifications and Experience
Part Two – Define Scope/Provide Fee Matrix
Evaluation Process
SECTION III: SUBMISSION FORMAT/ RECEIPT OF SOQ’s
Communication
Submission Format/Receipt of SOQ
Notification
Contract
Vendor Code of Conduct
ATTACHMENTS:
Cover Sheet
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SECTION I
SCOPE OF WORK
PURPOSE OF SOLICITATION
The University of Connecticut is soliciting Request for Statement of Qualifications of experienced
architectural firms to provide programming, planning, and design/engineering services for the Homer
Babbidge Library Entrepreneurship Hub Phase II, located on the University of Connecticut’s Storrs
campus. The Entrepreneur HUB Phase II project comprises the construction of the Entrepreneurship &
Innovation Hub and the Maker Space on the Plaza level (9,500sf) and the relocation of the staff lounge to
Level B and limited work station reconfiguration (2,500sf) for a total area considered for the renovation
of 12,000 gross square feet (GSF).
OVERVIEW
The Homer Babbidge Library was constructed in 1978. The building was designed around the traditional
library model at the time, which included an extended stack footprint and a focus on printed circulated
collections. As technology has advanced, informational resources are more available to students and
faculty through different mediums, and the library model has changed to one focused on group study,
collaboration, innovation, social media, and technology-enhanced instruction.
A ten-year Library Master Plan was developed in 2016, and portions of the work were released to create
sufficient space to complete a larger renovation of the building. Recent strategic space needs for the
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Hub have been identified, and the proposed location is the Homer
Babbidge Library building.
Currently, there are several initiatives on the Storrs campus, located in multiple buildings with poor
visibility to students, which would be consolidated under the umbrella of the Entrepreneurship &
Innovation Hub. The library vision, as identified in the Library Master Plan and the needs of the
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Hub, overlap by requiring similar functions and by providing similar
services to students. The mission of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Hub is to provide startup space
dedicated to collaboration, co-working, prototyping and more to help students, faculty and researchers
develop their ideas and inventions into entrepreneurial ventures. The resources that the library provides
are a great complement to the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Hub mission.
The project anticipates completing work identified in the short term phase (2020 – 2022) in the Library
Master Plan and comprises the renovation and expansion of 9,500 sf on the main Plaza Level, and
relocation of several existing Plaza functions to other floors in the building. The project anticipates phasing
construction over a two year period to allow the Library to remain operational during the renovation.
Phase I of this project comprises the enabling relocation from the Plaza Level of the Dean's suite to Level
4 (4,000 sf) and is not part of this scope.
Phase II comprises the construction of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Hub and the Maker Space on
the Plaza level (9,500sf) and the relocation of the staff lounge to Level B and limited work station
reconfiguration (2,500sf).
The remaining renovations of the Plaza Level and Level B, as identified in the Master Plan, will be deferred
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and will require approval prior to proceeding.
All proposed improvements will align with the best practices in the industry and UConn's well-established
policy of sustainable design and construction. The LEED Gold sustainable design requirement does not
apply to the project because the exterior of the building is not being modified and the MEP systems are
not being replaced, but where possible, the interiors will be designed to meet achievable, sustainable
design criteria.
The construction work in the library will be phased between Level B and Plaza Level, as the library has to
remain functional throughout the academic year. The anticipated total Construction, AV and FFE project
budget will be in the range of $4.0M - $4.75M.
SCOPE OF WORK
This Library renovations project will encompass:
Level B – Relocation of the Staff lounge currently located on Plaza level and Consolidation of the
Staff workstations in the area – this work will be a separate package and will be bid prior to the
remainder of the work based on the project schedule.
Plaza level – Renovations to include reconfiguration and expansion of the current Dean’s suite
into offices and meeting spaces for the Entrepreneurial Hub. The required spaces will be
prioritized based on test fits of the proposed space. This exercise will help determine the final
program.
Plaza level – Renovations to include reconfiguration and expansion of the current Staff lounge
area into a Maker Space. The program for the Maker Space will have to be developed to serve
the Entrepreneurial Hub and the Library. Both end-users will have to be involved in this exercise.
The Maker space equipment list will be provided by the consultants and be part of the bid
package. Coordination of power, and HVAC needs, spatial needs, clearances, and equipment
needs are part of this effort. The program for the maker space will be dependent on context,
including the adjacency to the library spaces, existing building systems, and the opportunity to
improve or add to the systems for the new needs.
The areas immediate outside the office and maker space adjacent will have to be addressed and
modifications may have to occur to accommodate the new footprint of the proposed spaces.
AV – the selection of AV will be based on UConn’s standards. The consultant’s team will be
working with our AV group to provide specs and drawings for the AV package. The AV package
will be bid and not purchased by UConn directly.
The consultant is expected to select furniture provided by vendors on State contracts and put
together bid documents. Three equal options should be selected for each type of furniture. They
can be proprietary or open lines.
HVAC , security, electrical, and technology infrastructure enhancements as required are part of the
scope.
Lighting design - the University has developed a lighting standard for replacing fluorescent light
fixtures with LED fixtures and reducing the total number of fixtures. This standard should be
carried throughout the building and on all floors.
A combination of 3D images, Axonometric Views, and Renderings are required for understanding
of the final product and promotional material.
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o 3D images and Axonometric views are required as a tool to understand the scope of work.
Images should include colors, finishes and graphics but professional renderings are not
required.
o 2 renderings inside the Office Space
o 2 renderings inside the Maker Space
o 1 rendering image of the office space to show the addition to the building from outside
o 1 renderings image of the office showing main access from the public areas of the library
o 1 rendering interior image of the Maker Space showing main access from the public areas
of the library
The following services shall be included in this Architect’s scope of work:
Confirmation and development of the program, including any updates that result from
constituent meetings, benchmarking, or budget parameters.
Design services shall consist of all disciplines necessary to meet the needs of the programmatic
requirements including but not limited to: architectural, programming, laboratory planning,
landscape architecture, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, civil, interiors,
telecommunications and data, audio-visual, code compliance, sustainability, and security.
The relocation of the Staff Lounge is enabling the construction of the Entrepreneurial Center. We
are looking for two sets of documents that can be bid separately for the phasing of the work.
This project will be approached with the same strategic thinking, and all improvements will align with best
practices in the industry and UConn’s well-established policy of sustainable design and construction.
Sustainable Design features included in this project are related to the Materials and Resources LEED
requirements and any improvements that can be made for Indoor Environment Quality:
Low VOC paints and coatings
Recycled content in building materials
Renewable materials
Construction and Demolition waste management plan
Energy Star-rated appliances and EPEAT certified electrical equipment.
Energy Star-rated LED Lighting as funding allows
Improved acoustics
Daylight and quality views
In addition to carefully balancing the programmatic requirements for the Entrepreneurial HUB, the
selected Firm will have to address, during the design phase, the budget limitations and cost-
effectiveness to help the University prioritize work.
The successful Firm will be expected to perform architectural functions for a phased project including,
but not limited to:
1. PRE-DESIGN SERVICES. Based on the preliminary program prepared by UConn, the Architect will
develop a detailed program, followed by a test fit and conceptual design.
2. DESIGN SERVICES. Based on the University’s program and budget requirements, and upon written
authorization of the University, the Architect will prepare two sets of Design Documents in alignment
with the University’s Design Standards to allow the University to prepare two bids. One set to include
the scope for Level B and the second set to include the scope for Plaza Level. An estimate of probable
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