RFQ / RFP

RFQ

Current RFQs

DECEMBER 2017 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

Firms interested in being considered for an interview for projects on the attached pages must follow these procedures:

  • Submit two (2) hard copies and one (1) electronic file copy of Form 115 specific to each project.  The form and instructions can be found at http://architecture.mt.gov. Information in addition to the 115 is acceptable.
  • Both hard copy and electronic Form 115 submissions must be received at the A&E office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2017.
  • The electronic copy must be in Adobe pdf format and provided through one of three routes:
    • uploaded to the State’s eMACS system (preferred);
    • sent through the State’s e-Pass file transfer service https://app.mt.gov/epass/ addressed to rwarfle@mt.gov; or,
    • provided with the hardcopy on a memory drive (no CDs).
  • Submissions received after the deadline may result in rejection.

     

    Firms selected for an interview on each project:

  • Will be given project-specific initial information, interview questions, and the interview schedule.
  • Will be asked to present their credentials before an interview committee. The committee will then submit the names of three (3) qualified firms to the Dept. of Administration Director, who will appoint one firm for each project in accordance with 18-2-112 MCA.

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The state of Montana makes reasonable accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the application and selection process or that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to perform the essential duties of the job. In order for the state to make such accommodations, applicants must make known any needed accommodation to the individual project managers or agency contacts listed. Persons using TDD may call the Montana Relay Service at 1-800-253-4091.

Fort Peck Hatchery Water Project, FWP (7/21/17)

FORT PECK HATCHERY WATER PROJECT
DEPARTMENT OF FISH, WILDLIFE AND PARKS
A/E #2018-35-06 (Delegated)
Project Budget: $70,000 (initial planning & design only)

The Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking initial planning and design services to install a ~2.5 mile pipeline from Fort Peck Dam to the Hatchery near Fort Peck, MT. A synopsis of the scope of work includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Installing the pipeline from two existing penstock taps at the dam and routing a buried pipeline to the hatchery;
  • Installing an in-line hydroelectric turbine at the hatchery and connecting it the utility grid; and
  • Installing controls to regulate water flow.

At this time, estimated funding of $2.0M is being made available. This amount is subject to change based on design, cost estimates, funding availability, and at FWP’s discretion. FWP reserves the right to modify the suggested scope of work and priorities.

The proposed pipeline will provide gravity feed water supply to the hatchery and an inline hydro turbine that will offset current pumping costs. Initial planning and design shall include a detailed total project cost assessment and construction schedule. The appointed consultant’s scope of services may be expanded or contracted at the discretion of FWP or Dept. of Environmental Quality.

The A&E Division will delegate contracting and project management to FWP after appointment of the consultant.

For more information contact Paul Valle, Construction Projects Manager for FWP (406-841-4013; pvalle@mt.gov).

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Past RFQs

Classroom Upgrades 2018, Montana State University

CLASSROOM UPGRADES 2018
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
A/E #2017-02-16 (delegated)
MSU PPA #17-0094
Project Budget: $75,000 (initial planning& design only)

Montana State University is seeking design and construction administration services to upgrade and renovate existing classroom and instructional spaces to meet needs established by the Office of the Provost and Colleges.

In 2011, a classroom condition inventory process (CCI) was initiated by the Classroom Committee which started a systematic and quantifiable review of all classroom spaces on campus. The results of the inventory effort led to a prioritization of spaces and subsequent funding of numerous classroom and instructional space improvement projects which is spearheading the modernization of MSU’s classrooms.

The condition and quality of classroom and instructional space is critical to the fulfillment of the goals established in the MSU Strategic Plan 2012.  It is stated in the report that “MSU students learn in the classroom, lab, studio and field, through hands-on, student-centered curriculum that integrates learning, discovery, and engagement in and out of the classrooms. And, as a physical resource, we are to be responsible stewards to enhance aesthetic appeal and functional quality of MSU physical resources to support high quality learning, research, and work environments.”  MSU has identified classroom/instructional spaces to be renovated for the 2018 summer construction season.

The renovations will occur in multiple buildings and locations within the campus and may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Small classrooms (under 49 capacity) with an approximate budget of $60K x 7 rooms = $420K:  AJM 238, Leon 213, Reid 452, Roberts 319, Wilson 1-126, Wilson 1-128, Wilson 1-115, and Traphagen 225
  • Medium classrooms (50 to 114) with an approximate budget of $300K x 3 rooms = $900K:  Roberts 321, Roberts 113, Linfield 109
  • Large capacity (over 115) with an approximate budget of $700K x 2 rooms = $1.4M:  Reid 105, Linfield 301

At this time, estimated funding of $1.0M is being made available. This amount is subject to change based on need, funding availability, and the University’s discretion.  MSU reserves the right to modify and adjust the suggested renovation list and priorities.

The appointed consultant’s scope of services may be expanded at the discretion of MSU and the State to include additional spaces identified in the classroom condition inventory and the Strategic Plan should additional funding become available.

The A&E Division will delegate contracting and project management to MSU after appointment of the consultant.

For more information contact Walt Banziger, Director of Campus Planning, Design, and Construction for Montana State University (406-994-6326; wbanziger@montana.edu).

Surge Tank Relacement, MH H&PE Building

SURGE TANK REPLACEMENT, MH H&PE BUILDING
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
A/E #2017-02-18 (delegated)
MSU PPA #17-0118
Project Budget: $50,000 (initial planning)

Montana State University is seeking analysis, design, and construction administration services to replace failing pool components.    The project will consist of removal and replacement of surge and filter tanks, pool gutters, pool deck, and other related systems.

The total project budget is anticipated to be approximately $1,000,000.  The project design and construction schedule shall be developed in conjunction with MSU’s needs regarding operation of the Marga Hoseaus Fitness Center (a.k.a. the H&PE building).

MSU and the State may conduct on-site or phone interviews with short-listed firms, or may choose 3 firms directly from the qualifications information submitted for selection to be made in accordance with 18-2-112 MCA.

The A&E Division will delegate contracting and project management to MSU after appointment of the consultant.

For more information contact Loras O’Toole, MSU Facilities Services for Montana State University (406-994-7092; loras@montana.edu).

Lambert Field Improvements, Montana State University

LAMBERT FIELD IMPROVEMENTS
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
A/E #2017-02-19 (delegated)
MSU PPA #17-0093
Project Budget: $250,000 (initial planning & design)


VAN WINKLE STADIUM RENOVATIONS
BOZEMAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BSD7 #17-41-36

Montana State University and the Bozeman School District have very similar projects commencing at the same time and are seeking design and construction administration services from the same design team in an effort to achieve synergy and greater efficiency in the design, scheduling, and delivery of each project. 

Lambert Field Improvements:

MSU looks to create an outdoor sports facility, including artificial turf field, field lighting, utility building, and support amenities on the MSU Bozeman campus.  Due to the increase in student population and rapid growth in participation of outdoor recreation and club sports over the past few years, the need for sports field facilities has also grown to accommodate scheduling pressures experienced by Club Sports and intramurals.

This project includes the development of a master plan for the Dobbie Lambert Intramural Fields to determine the best location for fields, support buildings, utilities and parking as well as the planning, design, and construction for the play field and its supporting elements. The project will include the conversion of a natural turf field into synthetic-infill turf surface, a sports field lighting system, scoreboard, bleachers, vehicle/bike/pedestrian access, all utilities, and a 3,000 - 3,500 sf support building for equipment storage, toilet and locker rooms, and team spaces.

A total project budget of $4,200,000 has been established, which is inclusive of all project-related expenditures.  It is expected master planning and design will begin immediately upon selection of the Consultant.  Advertising for construction bids shall occur no later than March 9, 2018 with a completion deadline of August 2018.

 

Van Winkle Stadium Improvements:

BSD7 looks to renovate and expand the current Van Winkle Stadium, which is located on the existing Bozeman High School Campus.  In May 2017, voters approved a bond for the development of a second high school in addition to modifications to the existing campus.  One of the identified and needed improvements included renovations to the existing stadium, which will serve as the home field for both high schools.

As a recognized Class AA school, the stadium will need to accommodate the typical group of athletic offerings in addition to school and community ancillary uses.  This project will include the master planning for the stadium for the optimal layout of bleachers, sports track, and field size to best accommodate the intended uses in addition to providing the best facility for both participants and spectators alike.

The project will include the conversion of a natural turf field to synthetic turf, sports field lighting, modifications to the existing rubberized asphalt running track, new bleachers which will include locker rooms, storage, and concessions along with all associated utility work.

Allocated public bond funds specifically for this project total $8,000,000.  It is expected the project will begin immediately upon selection of the consultant with the bidding and construction schedule to be determined by BSD7.

The A&E Division will delegate contracting and project management of the Lambert Field Improvements effort to MSU after appointment of the consultant.  The Bozeman School District has agreed that the consultant appointed in accordance with 18-2-112 MCA for the MSU project will also be the consultant for the Van Winkle Stadium Renovations.

For more information on the Lambert Field Improvements effort contact Walt Banziger, Director of Campus Planning, Design, and Construction for Montana State University (406-994-6326; wbanziger@montana.edu).

For more information on the Van Winkle Stadium Improvements effort contact Todd Swinehart, Director of Facilities for the Bozeman School District (406-522-6000; todd.swinehart@bsd7.org).

Montana Hall Elevator & ADA Upgrades, Montana State University

MONTANA HALL ELEVATOR AND ADA UPGRADES
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
A/E #2017-02-20
MSU PPA #17-0042
Project Budget: $1,750,000

Montana Hall is home of the Registrar’s Office, Student Accounts, The Office of the President, vice presidents’ offices, and a number of other administrative support offices. One of the campus’ central landmarks since 1896, it is the hub of university administration. Formerly called Old Main, it is the second oldest structure on campus.

This project will program, design, and construct a new elevator, fire exit stair, and ADA-compliant toilet room facilities at the east end of the building. The design will encompass renovation of the east tower (location of the original stairwell) into a combination fire exit stair and elevator and is to address deficiencies in Montana Hall’s current condition:

  • New interior stair from grade to top level to provide required fire and building code egress;
  • New elevator to provide ADA access to all levels;
  • New single user rest rooms on the upper three floors to meet ADA and plumbing fixture count requirements;
  • Provide fire suppression coverage in the renovated portions of the building, and provide sufficient distribution supply to extend the fire suppression to the whole building as funds become available; and,
  • Restoration and refinishing of the west stair.

The internal organization of the building will need to be reconfigured to provide access to these facilities and to minimize reductions in usable assigned.  A goal is to complete the project without altering the structure of Montana Hall and in a manner that results in aesthetics and functional improvements consistent and complimentary to the buildings historic nature and significance to the campus community.  It is not expected that the new stair will replicate the original stairs of the building, but to serve as building egress primarily life safety function as well as primary access for service and delivery.

Project design is expected to begin in September 2017 and be bid in February 2018 using the standard design, bid, build process.  Construction is expected to begin no later than May 2018 and to be completed no later than December of 2018.  The appointed consultant’s scope of services may be expanded at the discretion of MSU and the State should additional funding become available.

For more information contact Paul Blumenthal, Project Manager for the A&E Division (406-444-3333; pblumenthal@mt.gov), or Walt Banziger, Director of Campus Planning, Design, and Construction for Montana State University (406-994-6326; wbanziger@montana.edu).

Wolf Point Maintenance Shop, Dept. of Transportation

WOLF POINT MAINTENANCE SHOP
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
A/E #2018-31-01
Project Budget: $1,300,000

Design and construction administration services are sought to site adapt and expand an existing design for an MDT maintenance shop at Wolf Point, MT.  The desire for this new facility is to generally follow an existing 6-bay Maintenance Shop prototype recently constructed in Shelby, MT, and expand it to an 8-bay layout of approximately 8,550 sf.  There will also be needed revisions to the prototype’s mechanical/electrical systems to accommodate the expanded building area.

Montana high-performance building standards incorporating long-term sustainability and reducing operational costs are primary goals for the Department.  These MDT buildings perform a significant function in maintaining the state’s equipment for use on primary and secondary roadways through the region. 

Internal building systems consist primarily of equipment/vehicle repair bays with an additional 2 bays designed to provide welding capabilities.  All bays will have large overhead doors, concrete floors with trench drains connected to sand-oil separator(s), and adequate heating, ventilation and lighting.  Auxiliary spaces will include an office, a break room, toilet room, tool storage room as well as an enclosed mechanical room for building equipment. 

The maintenance bay floor slabs will have hydronic radiant heating in addition to the supplemental general space heating required.  Geotechnical investigation, site survey, and septic system design/permitting services may also be required.

For more information contact Rick Hilmes, Project Manager for the A&E Division (406-431-8447; rhilmes@mt.gov), or Mike Murolo, Facilities Manager for the Department of Transportation (406-444-6163; mmurolo@mt.gov).

Road Infrastructure Repairs, Makoshika SP, FWP

ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIRS, MAKOSHIKA
DEPARTMENT OF FISH, WILDLIFE & PARKS
A/E #2017-35-05 (delegated)
Project Budget: $2,100,000

The Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking design and construction administration services for repairs to the existing entrance road and pedestrian trails in Makoshika State Park near Glendive, MT.

The existing road has areas of poor base materials on top of expansive clay soils that will need to be upgraded to provide a long-term solution to areas that experience repeated road failure.

It is expected the project will be ready to bid within six (6) months from the time the consultant is appointed.  During the fee negotiation milestones will be established with the consultant and FWP to accommodate this schedule. The actual construction will start after September 2, 2018, and must be coordinated to not adversely impact park operations and visitation.

The A&E Division will delegate contracting and project management to the Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks after appointment of the consultant.

For more information contact Paul Valle, Chief of the Design & Construction Bureau for the Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks (406-841-4013; pvalle@mt.gov).

Install Fire Alarm System, Bannack SP, FWP

INSTALL FIRE ALARM SYSTEM, BANNACK
DEPARTMENT OF FISH, WILDLIFE & PARKS
A/E #2017-35-06 (delegated)
Project Budget: $1,650,000

The Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking design and construction administration services for replacing an outdated fire alarm system throughout the buildings located at Bannack State Park near Dillon, MT.  Bannack State Park is located at 721 Bannack Road, approximately 22 miles west of Dillon, MT.

An investigation in 2012 determined the existing 1980’s system has reached the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced in its entirety as components have become obsolete and difficult to replace. 

The Bannack Townsite contains over 80 existing historic buildings, many of which do not currently have any power or communication service. The objective is to provide fire alarm system coverage to the entire townsite.  Physical or practical limitations involved with providing fire alarm protection to every building are to be evaluated.

Installation of power and communication service to individual buildings may involve trenching operations that could impact culturally sensitive areas and installation of system components in historic buildings could also have aesthetic impacts. Consultation with a cultural resource specialist and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will be necessary with any special requirements applied to system design and installation.

Most of the buildings are not temperature controlled or secure and are subject to extreme temperature variations, rodents, and potential for vandalism.  Additionally, the townsite often experiences power surges due to lightning strikes.  System coverage must also meet requirements for 2 residences, 3 offices, and one maintenance shop.

It is expected the project will be ready to bid within six (6) months from the time the consultant is appointed and construction must be coordinated to not adversely impact park operations and visitation.

The A&E Division will delegate contracting and project management to the Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks after appointment of the consultant.

For more information contact Paul Valle, Chief of the Design & Construction Bureau for the Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks (406-841-4013; pvalle@mt.gov).

Dormitories & Dining Hall Renovations, MT Law Enforcement Academy

DORMITORIES & DINING HALL RENOVATIONS
MONTANA LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY (MLEA)
A/E #2017-37-01
Project Budget: $6,630,000

The Montana Law Enforcement Academy provides law enforcement, public safety, and educational training to new and veteran state, county, city, and tribal officers throughout Montana.  Educational programs offered at the Academy range from entry-level basic through advanced training, and professional development programs.  The

highly trained law enforcement and public safety professionals educated at MLEA, provide effective and efficient service to the people of Montana. 

The MLEA campus is located in the north Helena valley on approximately twenty-two acres.  Of the seventeen structures on campus, 8 occupied buildings are used for academic purposes:  1920’s vintage Craftsmen-style buildings (State-owned Heritage Properties) originally constructed as the Montana State Vocational School for Girls (3 dormitories, a classroom building and a gymnasium); an additional dormitory and central dining hall constructed in the 1960’s; and, the Ohs Education Center constructed in 2010.   

When MLEA relocated to the campus in 1997, the buildings were in poor and deteriorating condition.  Since then, over $8.2 million in infrastructure upgrades and improvements have been completed:  a new waste water treatment system, new water supply system, upgrading the campus fire alarm systems, stabilization of existing buildings and foundations, mitigation of seismic building hazards, existing building exterior envelope improvements, retrofitting HVAC systems as they fail and a new classroom/office building.  With the majority of the infrastructure and building stabilization work complete, MLEA’s focus is to provide interior building upgrades and improvements to enhance on-site living accommodations and provide more conducive learning environments for law enforcement cadets and safety professionals.

In anticipation of the future growth and continued success of the campus and its facilities, MLEA administration and staff teamed with the A&E Division to develop a Masterplan report to reflect the findings of building assessments and provide basic planning principles, priorities, phasing, and estimates to outline and guide the direction of the facilities for the future of the MLEA.

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The appointed firm will reference the Masterplan report information to prepare construction documents for up to 3 separate building projects with the funds appropriated to the project by the 65th Montana Legislative Session:  renovating/remodeling the existing interiors and HVAC systems of 3 of the 4 existing dormitories to improve on-site living conditions for students; and, addition to and renovation of the existing dining hall interior to provide more seating to better serve the increasing student capacity and provide interior and exterior dining options. 

It is anticipated the project will be ready to be bid 6 to 9 months from the time the consultant is appointed and will be bid as one general contract.  Construction/renovation is anticipated to begin in spring/summer of 2018 and be completed no later than the fall of 2019.

The 65th Legislature authorized an $8.1M spending limit (House Bill 5) but provided funding of $6.63M (House Bill 650) at the present time.  The appointed consultant’s scope of services may be expanded at the discretion of the A&E Division should additional funding become available.

For more information contact Marina Little, Planning Manager for the A&E Division (406-444-3327; mlittle@mt.gov), Steve Faherty, Architectural Technician for the A&E Division (406-444-2566; sfaherty@mt.gov), or Glen Stinar, Administrator of the Montana Law Enforcement Academy (406-444-9957; gstinar@mt.gov).

Athletics Facilities Master Plan, MSU Bozeman

ATHLETICS FACILITIES MASTER PLAN
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
A/E #2017-02-11 (delegated)
Project Budget: $100,000

MSU and the Athletics department look to create an athletics complex master plan, fundraising documents, and if feasible and desired, develop plans and specifications for a large scale athletic project yet to be determined.

MSU’s Athletics program operates within various athletics facilities, including the Bobcat Stadium, Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, Marga Hosaeus Fitness Center, and numerous athletics fields located in and around campus.  The development of this master plan for the future development of its program is likely include proposed new construction, additions, and renovations to existing facilities as well as maintenance and updates, in an effort to promote and advance the athletic programs for the next 10 to 20 years. 

In addition to the master plan, the consultant will be tasked with assisting in the development of a graphics and marketing package to assist with and support a fundraising campaign.  The marketing documents may include but are not limited to drawings, renderings, site plans, models, 3d graphics, digital fly through models, estimates, and phasing schedules as well as other relevant information necessary to assist the Athletics Department, MSU Foundation, and the University with a capital campaign for funding its future endeavors and vision. 

At the State/MSU’s discretion, the consultant appointment may also lead into a potential medium to large scale project of a yet-to-be-determined scope of work, cost, and schedule. The scope of the project will be determined based on multiple factors including fundraising success, obtainable priority needs as identified in the master plan process, and the University’s desire to continue with the selected consultant.  The project scope may include renovation of existing facilities, and/or an addition to an existing facility, or even a new construction project.  If and when a project is pursued, it may be performed under the provisions of MCA 18-2-102 or the University reserves the right to transfer any and all appointments to the MSU Alumni Foundation under provisions of MCA 20-25-309. 

The consultant’s scope of services is intended to include:

  • The development of the athletics facilities master plan shall –
    • Analyze existing facilities in terms of performance, needs, and future development;
    • Identify potential growth projections;
    • Identify Athletic Program needs and desires with a focus on the next 20 years;
    • Graphically represent potential, phased build-out scenarios;
    • Provide a probable, multi-faceted build-out schedule; and,
    • Provide order of magnitude cost analysis and estimates of probable costs for build-out scenarios, including each identified proposed project phase.
  • Develop graphics and marketing package which may include, drawings, renderings, site plans, models, 3d graphics, digital walkthrough and fly through models, written descriptions, schedules, cost analysis, growth projections and other documents necessary to assist the University in a capital campaign program.
  • If desired and approved by the University and its constituents, transition into a programming, design, and construction effort for a potential medium-to-large scale project.

The schedule for the Master Planning effort is February through August 2017 with fundraising materials available before May 2017.  The schedule of any potential future project(s) will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Firms will be notified of the short-list for interviews no later than January 16, 2017, and shall be prepared to interview the week of January 23, 2017.

While no official planning efforts have occurred, MSU Athletics has had conversations with Crawford Architects (1801 McGee Street, Suite 200; Kansas City, MO 64108; 816-421-2640) regarding what is involved in a project of this type.

The State/MSU reserve the right to pursue subsequent selection processes for any future project(s) at its sole discretion should fundraising efforts be successful.

Following appointment of the design firm, the A&E Division intends to delegate the project to MSU, who will then have authority over the master planning effort.  The delegation of any future projects not done as allowed in 20-25-309 MCA will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

For more information contact Walt Banziger, Director of Campus Planning, Design, and Construction for Montana State University, (406) 994-6326; wbanziger@montana.edu.

New Residence Hall, MSU Bozeman

NEW RESIDENCE HALL 2016
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
A/E #2017-02-12 (delegated)
Project Budget: $350,000 (Programming and Schematic Design)

MSU enrolls a student body of over 16,400 individual students and approximately 4,200 students reside in existing residence halls located within walking distance to the central campus core. Over 73% of residents are freshmen.

This project will program and provide schematic design services for MSU to analyze and consider a new residence hall of approximately 440-460 bed capacity. The design will encompass modern, mixed gender, suite-style and traditional room layouts and will include amenities such as resident meeting spaces, spaces to accommodate collaborative academic work, lounge space, kitchen area for resident group functions, public restrooms, etc. The project will also include significant site work and adequate parking for residents.

The new residence hall project will be constructed on the MSU Bozeman campus and the consultant will help MSU evaluate multiple (3-4) site options to include comprehensive analysis, data gathering, written and graphic presentation materials, and final report outlining site options for consideration by the University.  The site selection process will include meeting with a broad range of campus constituent groups and presenting site options to the project building committee and University Facilities Planning Board for final recommendation to the President.

Utilities available to the site will include MSU-owned infrastructure such as electrical, natural gas, water, sewer, telephone and data systems.  It will be the consultant’s responsibility to confirm adequacy of the utilities to serve the project and include costs associated with utilities in the cost of the Work.  Connection to the campus utility tunnel system will be included as part of the project scope if the final location is in the vicinity for a suitable connection.

This project must comply with the MSU Design Standards found at http://www.montana.edu/us/committees/ufpb/files/DesignGuidelines2015.pdf.  Although this is an Auxiliary Housing project, MSU desires to have the new facility comply with the State of Montana High Performance Building Standards Minimum Requirements for All Projects found at http://architecture.mt.gov/. The consultant will provide documentation and support to the project manager in completing the High Performance Building Standards Checklist.

The project is funded with revenue bonds with debt service coming from the facility. The total project budget is expected to be approximately $45 million, which will include all project-related expenditures. The consultant will be expected to assist the University in developing details of the overall project budget including construction cost, construction contingency, owner’s contingency, furnishings, commissioning, design fees, MSU internal fees, city permit fees, and all ancillary costs including but not limited to reproduction, geotechnical, testing, supervisory costs, etc.

It is expected the project will begin advertising for bids on or around October 2017:

  • Programming and schematic design are expected to begin in February 2017 with full construction documents completed no later than September 2017;
  • MSU anticipates using the CMGC/Alternative Delivery Method as prescribed in MCA, Title 18, Chapter 2, Part 5. The consultant will assist the University in determining the appropriate method for construction delivery and in soliciting, evaluating, and selecting the CMGC contractor. This is expected to occur no later than March 2017;
  • Construction is expected to begin no later than November 2017 and to be completed no later than July 2019;
  • Owner set up will occur from July 2019 through August 2019; and,
  • Initial Occupancy will occur by August 15, 2019

It is anticipated that a single appointment will be made for project to continue through full design and construction administration services once funding has been realized.  However, the State/MSU reserve the right to pursue a subsequent selection process at its sole discretion should the project proceed into design and construction.

Following appointment of the design firm, the A&E Division intends to delegate the project to MSU, who will then have authority over the project.

For more information contact Walt Banziger, Director of Campus Planning, Design, and Construction for Montana State University, (406) 994-6326; wbanziger@montana.edu

GC/CM Services, Romney Hall, MSU Bozeman

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

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In accordance with 18-2, Part 5 MCA, the State of Montana is soliciting for Qualifications submittals from interested parties for a GC/CM contract involving pre-construction and construction services with a guaranteed maximum price for:

GC/CM Services
Romney Hall Renovation
Montana State University
A/E #2014-02-07

Qualifications submittals will be accepted until 2:00 PM on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at the Architecture & Engineering Division offices, Room 33, Metcalf Building, 1520 E. Sixth Avenue, (north side entrance), State Capitol Complex. Mailing address is P.O. Box 200103, Helena, MT  59620-0103.

The estimated single-project bonding requirement is approximately $15 Million. Performance and Payment bonds, minimum 50% Montana resident workforce, and compliance with State Prevailing Wage Rates (Building) will be required.

Interested parties shall obtain and comply with the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) document which describes the project, schedule, information to be submitted, and criteria that will be used to determine qualified firms that will receive the subsequent Request for Proposals (RFP) document.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all submissions and to waive any and all irregularities or informalities and the right to determine what constitutes any and all irregularities or informalities.

ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING DIVISION
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
STATE OF MONTANA

Parking & Street Maintenance / Construction, MSU, Bozeman

PARKING & STREET MAINTENANCE/CONSTRUCTION
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
A/E #2017-02-04 (delegated)
Project Budget: $2,500,000

Montana State University seeks to obtain consultant design services for various campus parking and street maintenance and/or new construction projects undertaken by the University under BOR Authority item number 172-2002-R0916.  Various projects will be selected and performed on a project-by-project basis with an aggregate value not to exceed $2,500,000 in total project costs.   

Projects will be selected on an as-needed basis and encompass various streets and parking areas located within the campus.  Project scopes of work may consist of new construction, maintenance, repair, replacement, survey and program development and any other paving-related issues for the campus’ parking, street, and service areas. 

Contracts will be negotiated and issued on a project by project basis and the term of the consultant appointment is expected to continue through March 2019 or upon expenditure of the $2,500,000 authority, whichever comes first.

For more information contact Bill Mackin, MSU Campus Planning, Design, and Construction Project Manager for Montana State University (406-994-6377; bmackin@montana.edu).

Leon Johnson Hall Emergency Generator, MSU, Bozeman

LEON JOHNSON HALL EMERGENCY GENERATOR
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
A/E #2017-02-05 (delegated)
Project Budget: $750,000

Leon Johnson Hall is home to offices and laboratories for multiple science related programs within several of MSU’s colleges.  Completed in 1976, the eight story building is in need of infrastructure updates.  MSU is seeking engineering services to design and install a new emergency generator to serve some or all of the building.

 

The building contains many laboratories served by fume hood exhaust systems, coolers, freezers, and other equipment that are subject to substantial risk when electrical power is not available.  In addition, the building contains a heat pump system that serves heating and/or cooling water to three adjacent buildings (Tietz, Jabs, and Wilson).  Tietz Hall is an animal resources facility that will lose cooling capability if the Leon Johnson heat pump system is not operating, which is also a substantial risk to the University investment and care of the animals.

It is anticipated the generator will be located outside of the existing building and will likely require a concrete pad, landscaping, and architectural fencing or other elements to reduce its visual impact.  The design team will need to review existing building systems and structures to determine the most appropriate way to provide generator power to important building functions.

It is expected the project will be ready for to be bid within 12 months from the time the consultant is appointed.  During the fee negotiation, milestones will be established with the consultant to accommodate this schedule.  The project is then expected to be constructed and completed no later than the summer of 2018.

MSU and the State may conduct on-site or phone interviews with short-listed firms, or may choose 3 firms directly from the qualifications information submitted for selection to be made in accordance with 18-2-112 MCA.

For more information contact Loras O’Toole, MSU Facilities Services for Montana State University (406-994-7092; loras@montana.edu).

Harrison Hospitality Program Retrofit, MSU, Bozeman

HARRISON HOSPITALITY PROGRAM RETROFIT
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
A/E #2017-02-06
Project Budget: $250,000 (planning & schematic only)

In 2015, the Board of Regents approved a degree-program in Hospitality Management at MSU to capitalize on MSU’s strengths in food, agriculture, and business, being well-aligned with Montana’s brand of tourism, and addressing current demand from hospitality and food industry stakeholders, future employers, and students. Four degree options are proposed: Restaurant Management: Farm to Table; Lodge Management & Rural Tourism; Value-Added Food Enterprise; and Sports & Recreation Administration. The Bachelor of Science degree program is a one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary curriculum preparing professionals who will develop and manage successful hospitality enterprises that promote community engagement and rural economic development in Montana and the region.

Harrison Hall has been identified to provide space for the Hospitality Management program and is currently used as a campus food service facility. Following the completion of the new dining hall in the spring of 2018, approximately 15,000 sf (basement and first floor) in Harrison Hall will become available to repurpose for the Hospitality Management program.

A Feasibility & Programming study was completed in 2015 for the reuse of Harrison Hall and this will be made available to firms selected for interviews.  The study will form the basis of programming for the Harrison Hall portion of the project. However, it will be important for the selected design team to become completely immersed in the goals and the mission of the Hospitality Management program. This should involve an understanding of different program components, research other hospitality management programs, provide innovative ideas, and thoroughly investigate the opportunities and constraints of working with an existing building. The design solution should equal the one-of-a-kind curriculum and showcase the program to the campus.

The approximate 15,000 sf renovation program includes a reception and entry space, meeting rooms, faculty and staff support spaces, student support spaces, classroom areas, a commercial kitchen, a teaching kitchen/culinary classroom, a 100-seat dining space for students, faculty, staff and public, and associated service spaces as defined in the Feasibility & Programming Study.

It is anticipated the selected firm shall continue with design and construction administration of the project once fund-raising efforts are successful.  However, the State reserves the right to retain the same firm or conduct a subsequent selection process at its sole discretion should the project proceed into full design and construction.

For more information contact Russ Katherman, A&E Division Project Manager (406-444-3332; rkatherman@mt.gov); or, Walt Banziger, Director of Campus Planning, Design, and Construction for Montana State University (406-994-6326; wbanziger@montana.edu).

Instructional Labs Renovations, MSU Bozeman

INSTRUCTIONAL LABS RENOVATIONS
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
A/E #2016-02-19 (delegated)
Project Budget: $75,000 (planning only)

A classroom condition inventory process (CCI) was initiated in 2011 to provide a systematic and quantifiable review of all classroom spaces on campus. The results of the inventory effort led to a prioritization of spaces and subsequent funding for modernization of numerous classrooms.

MSU desires to implement a similar systematic approach to its instructional labs to include the evaluation of program, physical condition, technology, and safety issues. Over 65 instructional labs have been identified, primarily science and engineering labs, which will serve as the beginning of periodic reviews for these types of spaces. Similar to the CCI, the Classroom Committee will review the condition reports and prioritize instructional lab spaces with the greatest need for functional, operational, and aesthetic improvements. Following this review, the several instructional labs to be renovated will be identified for this project.

The condition and quality of instructional labs is critical to the fulfillment of the goals established in the MSU Strategic Plan 2012. It is stated in the report that "MSU students learn in the classroom, lab, studio and field, through hands-on, student-centered curriculum that integrates learning, discovery and engagement in and out of the classrooms. And, as a physical resource, we are to be responsible stewards to "enhance aesthetic appeal and functional quality of MSU physical resources to support high quality learning, research and work environments."

The design objective for this project is to upgrade and renovate existing instructional lab facilities to provide safe, contemporary, adaptable instructional lab space meeting the instructional needs established by the Office of the Provost and Colleges, and the physical needs of a modern labs. Further design considerations may be formed following identification of the spaces. The successful consultant will assist the classroom committee, CPDC, and other University entities in initial evaluations, programming, estimating, and phasing during the initial evaluation steps.

It is expected that the selected consultant will participate in the evaluations as well as lead the design phases for the project to be designed, bid and ready for construction, starting the second week of May 2017 and be completed by August 15, 2017. During the fee negotiation, initial milestone dates will be established to accommodate this schedule.

For more information contact Walt Banziger, Director of Campus Planning, Design, and Construction for Montana State University (406-994-6326; wbanziger@montana.edu).

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