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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).

Renovate Mathews Hall Restrooms, UM Western

RENOVATE MATHEWS HALL RESTROOMS
UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA - WESTERN
A/E #2016-04-01
Project Budget: $1,200,000

The University of Montana Western is pursuing a restroom remodel within Mathews Hall. Mathews Hall provides accommodations for 195 students on four levels who want to live in affordable, on-campus housing.

Because of the poor conditions of the restrooms in Mathews Hall, they are becoming a serious student retention issue. The University of Montana – Western has, with the help of an independent architectural firm, completed a preliminary cost and feasibility study of remodeling the shower and restrooms within Mathews Hall. Some of the Mathews Hall bathrooms were renovated in the 1950s to 1970s, but some still contain the original fixtures from the 1920s.

The current restroom facilities do not meet accessibility requirements and have plumbing that is severely deteriorated. The proposed project would include the complete renovation of the existing restrooms to meet current accessibility guidelines and code requirements, replacement of severely deteriorated plumbing, and include the complete removal of existing fixtures, finishes, and the reconfiguration of the restrooms to meet the required clearances. The bathroom remodel project will also improve energy efficiency through water savings, lighting upgrades, and ventilation improvements.

For more information contact Rick Hilmes, Project Manager for the A&E Division (406-431-8447; rhilmes@mt.gov), or Cole Cottom, Maintenance Supervisor for the University of Montana - Western (406-683-7145; cole.cottom@umwestern.edu).

Expand Clinical Psychology Center, UM, Missoula

EXPAND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA
A/E #2016-01-06
Project Budget: $70,000 (planning only)

UM’s Clinical Psychology Center (CPC) clinic serves two important purposes:  a training clinic for doctoral students and a mental & behavioral health service center for the Missoula community.  Services at the Center are in high demand and UM seeks to expand the physical facilities to accommodate more patients and enhance the training opportunities available to students in the clinical psychology and school counselor program.

 As currently configured, the CPC can only serve the minimum number of clients that students need to pass their courses resulting in lengthy waiting lists.  In order for the CPC to become a mental health center, the Department of Psychology would need to serve significantly more clients from the community: at least 5x the number of current billable hours (currently ~ 50/week).  To become a fully-functioning mental health center, improve training, and maximize research capacity, the CPC would need the following:

  • Communal Spaces –
    • Large room (accommodate 30-40 people) for meetings, smaller CE workshops, mindfulness/meditation, inter-professional education (IPE) activities, videoconferences, or in-service trainings;
    • Larger/additional bathroom(s);
    • Child care space adjacent to the waiting area;
    • Bullpen for reviewing videotape with supervisors; and,
    • Student lounge.
  • Teaching – classroom space with upgraded audiovisual capacities for seminars, dissertation defenses, etc.
  • Group/Family Services – large treatment/intervention rooms for meeting with families, groups, or clinical “classes” (e.g., smoking cessation, chronic pain, DBT).
  • Adult Treatment – six additional treatment/consultation/supervision rooms.
  • Child Services –
    • Child treatment rooms;
    • Small observation rooms adjacent to one of the young child rooms and the older child room; and,
    • Child therapy storage space. 
  • Testing/Evaluation –
    • Additional adult assessment rooms designed specifically for psychological testing and observation;
    • Child assessment rooms designed specifically for psychological testing and observation with kid-friendly tables and chairs; and,
    • Large storage for evaluation and testing materials.
  • Research –  
    • Clinical research rooms with observation and videotaping capacity; and,
    • Office spaces for the CPC assistant, supervisors, the interviewing TA, case managers, Medical Director, and interdisciplinary colleagues)

      The appointed firm will lead a planning/programming effort utilizing information already developed by UM Facilities Services and provide conceptual designs and cost estimates to explore the viability of expanding the existing Clinical Psychology Building.  The University anticipates requesting authorization from the 65th Legislature to proceed into design and construction should funding become available.

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

       For more information contact Rick Hilmes, Project Manager for the A&E Division (406-431-8447; rhilmes@mt.gov), or Jameel Chaudhry, University Architect for the University of Montana (406-243-5576; jameel.chaudhry@mso.umt.edu).

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, May 5, 2016.

Replace Central Heating System, MMHNCC, Lewistown

REPLACE CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM
MONTANA MENTAL HEALTH NURSING CARE CENTER
A/E #2016-19-01
Project Budget: $80,000 (planning/design only)

The Montana Mental Health Nursing Care Center (MMHNCC), located in Lewistown, Montana, is a 70,000 square foot facility constructed in 1951 with an addition completed in 1976.  The building is heated by two 1951 Kewanee Steam Boilers that were upgraded with new insulation and power burners in 2003; the boilers utilize a fuel oil system for backup heat to the building.  The steam boilers provide 15 PSI steam to throughout the building’s heating and ventilation systems, domestic hot water, kitchen hot water and dishwasher, and laundry systems.

The project will upgrade the existing heating system to a high efficiency, hot water heating system. The heating upgrade will include new dual-fuel condensing boilers, new hot water piping, DDC controls, new domestic hot water heating indirect tanks, and new terminal units throughout the facility.  An asbestos survey has been completed and all impacted asbestos-containing materials will be abated as part of the project.  Special emphasis will be placed on energy efficiency improvements while also maintaining resident comfort.

The successful consultant team will work with the A&E Division and MMHNCC staff to develop conceptual solutions to system issues as well as detailed cost estimates.  The project is funded only for preliminary design with the proposed solution to be included in the Long Range Building Program and the State Building Energy Conservation Program for funding during the next Legislative session.

A feasibility study has been completed evaluating the existing heating system and the proposed hot water heating upgrade with a conceptual cost estimate.  The proposed preliminary design will complete a building HVAC assessment including creation of as-built drawings, building heating and cooling load calculations, and sizing of all proposed new HVAC equipment.   A phasing plan will be developed and special expertise will be required by the consultant to assess the knowledge of contractor capabilities and work practices to will minimize the impact on the facility staff and residents.

For more information contact Mark Hines, Project Manager for the A&E Division (406-444-3331; mhines@mt.gov).

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, May 5, 2016

 

Helena AFRC Roof Sustainment, DMA, Helena

DMA has initiated and completed a roof assessment of the existing Helena Armed Forces Reserve Center (HAFRC) and is seeking design and construction administration services to effectuate roof repairs and replacements across the facility (approximately 18 different roof sections). The work will be phased based upon available funding which is anticipated to be a combination of federal and state funds and cross both federal and state fiscal years. A copy of the report is available from the Construction & Facilities Management Office at the Department of Military Affairs. The A&E Division intends to delegate the contracting and project management functions to the Department of Military Affairs after completion of the consultant selection process. For more information contact Wref Balsam, DMA-D&PM Branch Manager (406-324-3093; wreford.j.balsam.nfg@mail.mil). 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, May 5, 2016

Mansfield Student Success Center

MANSFIELD STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA

A/E #2016-01-10
Project Budget: $75,000 (planning only)

This project is a proposed renovation of interior spaces of the existing Mansfield Library on the UM campus to create a Student Success Commons where students can access a vast array of information and learning resources.  The renovation effort envisions a place where students can interact, collaborate on studies, have group meetings, use technology provided in the Commons, and conduct research.  It is anticipated that the selected architect and design team shall work through a programming and needs-assessment process to define the project goals, design options, provide fund-raising materials, and develop a Schematic Design.

The 63rd Legislature has approved $3.2M of non-state spending authorization for the project.  The scope of services for the presently-available funding of $75,000 shall include a detailed project program complete with spatial areas required with floor plans, reporting of necessary building infrastructure upgrades (e.g. mechanical, electrical), cost estimates, potential construction phasing concepts, and a site plan showing the existing Mansfield Library with surrounding campus infrastructure.

Fund-raising materials may include floor plans, interior elevations, and digital models of spaces. Color copies of the renderings may also be requested in a larger poster format by the UM Foundation.

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 design and construction.

For more information contact Rick Hilmes, Project Manager for the A&E Division (406-431-8447; rhilmes@mt.gov), or Jameel Chaudhry, University Architect for the University of Montana (406-243-5576; jameel.chaudhry@mso.umt.edu).

Both hard copy and electronic Form 115 submissions must be received at the A&E office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2015.

 

Neural Injury Center, Skaggs Building

NEURAL INJURY CENTER, SKAGGS BUILDING
UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA

A/E #2016-01-11
Project Budget: $50,000 (planning only)

This project is to plan for a proposed Neural Injury Center (NIC) and Health and Medicine Complex to provide collaborative spaces to integrate existing scientific, educational, and clinical expertise within different UM academic units.  The goal is to provide a centralized and unique combination of personnel and resources dedicated to serving military veterans with neurological injury (e.g. traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, etc.) as they progress from in-patient rehabilitation into college, vocational training, employment, and/or community living.  The NIC will also offer support and education for family members and caregivers through on-campus opportunities and follow-up support.

An initial investigation by UM Facilities Services suggests an addition of nearly 13,000 gross square feet.  The selected architect and design team shall work through a programming and needs-assessment process to define the project goals, design options, cost estimates, impacts to existing Skaggs Building and adjacent infrastructure, and develop a Schematic Design.  The proposed site is in and around the Skaggs Building itself and near the Bio-Research Building.

Scope of services for the presently-available funding of $50,000 shall include a detailed project program complete with spatial areas required with floor plans, necessary building infrastructure upgrades (e.g. mechanical, electrical), cost estimates, potential construction phasing concepts, and a site plan showing the addition with surrounding campus infrastructure.

Fund-raising materials may include floor plans, interior elevations, and digital models of spaces. Color copies of the renderings may also be requested in a larger poster format by the UM Foundation.

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 design and construction.

For more information contact Rick Hilmes, Project Manager for the A&E Division (406-431-8447; rhilmes@mt.gov), or Jameel Chaudhry, University Architect for the University of Montana (406-243-5576; jameel.chaudhry@mso.umt.edu).

Both hard copy and electronic Form 115 submissions must be received at the A&E office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2015.

 

Replace Tietz Hall Systems

REPLACE TIETZ HALL SYSTEMS
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY

A/E #2016-02-07
Project Budget $1,332,000

Tietz Hall is the primary animal care facility serving MSU research.  The facility’s mission is to provide healthy animals for use in IACUC-approved research, education, and testing protocols at Montana State University; ensure that University research animals are cared for in a humane and appropriate manner by the provision of modern, well maintained facilities, trained personnel, technical support, veterinary care, and monitoring of animal care; provide resources, technical assistance, and information for University researchers and educators in meeting the requirements of animal-related protocols; and, ensure observance of ethical standards and federal regulations pertaining to the care and use of animals for research, education, and testing at Montana State University.

Tietz Hall’s engineered systems are critical to the well-being of the resident living research assets and the research programs dependent upon them. The combination of a 2014 assessment of Tietz Hall engineered systems and facility operators’ experience have identified priority concerns to be addressed in this project.  The following systems have been identified for replacement or improvement within this project.  The detailed scope of work will be jointly determined between the selected consultant, MSU, and State A&E Division, but may include the following:

  • Air handling and exhaust systems;
  • Limited chilled water system components to improve system reliability including cooling tower (shared with Leon Johnson) and pumping;
  • Building automation system;
  • Building electrical service; and,
  • Emergency power generation.

The successful consultant team will work with the State and MSU stakeholders to develop conceptual solutions to system issues as well as detailed cost estimates for these system options and the aggregate project scope.  Several conceptual combinations and iterations may be required.  The chosen aggregate solution will increase the reliability, controllability, and energy efficiency of the Tietz Hall engineered systems while achieving a lower ambient sound level.  Detailed energy analysis of the proposed solution will be required.

For more information contact Mark Hines, Project Manager for the A&E Division (406-444-3331; mhines@mt.gov), or Dan Stevenson, Assistant Director of Facilities for Montana State University (406-994-5470; daniel.stevenson1@montana.edu).

Both hard copy and electronic Form 115 submissions must be received at the A&E office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2015.

 

Agriculture Livestock Complex Facility

AGRICULTURE LIVESTOCK COMPLEX FACILITY
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY

A/E #2016-02-09 (delegating planning effort only)
Project Budget $50,000 (planning only)

As a land grant institution, Montana State University provides education, research, and extension/outreach programs focused to meet the changing needs of Montana. The College of Agriculture (COA) and the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) generate and disseminate superior knowledge and technological solutions to increase the competitiveness of communities capturing value from Montana's agricultural and natural resources, preserve environmental quality, and improve the quality of life for all our citizens. The integrated nature of the programs offered by the MAES and COA creates opportunities for students and faculty to excel through hands-on learning, to serve through campus and community engagement, to explore unique solutions to distinct and interesting questions, and to connect Montanans with the global community through research discoveries and outreach.

Constructed in the late 1960’s, the Bob Miller Pavilion provides indoor and outdoor equestrian facilities for MSU's Equine program. The priority use of the Pavilion is to support MSU's teaching programs and student activities and is in need of renovation and expansion in order to support the land grant mission of MSU’s COA and MAES programs.

It is the intent of Montana State University to invest in a phased expansion of the Pavilion to create a comprehensive Livestock Complex Facility that will focus on advancing program associated with teaching, research, and outreach as well as student programs. The improvements to the facility would include an improved and modern Miller arena facility that is capable of accommodating classes, rodeo, and livestock events, and contain necessary support facilities. In addition, the complex would look to expand the site with development to include new structures that would house instructional space, teaching and research lab space, student programs spaces, office areas, animal treatment and rehab facilities, two indoor arenas, an outdoor arena, outside livestock areas, quarantine areas, storage areas, enclosed animal pens, and other support facilities as well as integrate and support other existing facilities on the site.  It is expected that a master plan for this facility would be developed and then implemented in stages as funding becomes available.  The master planning effort will play a key role in developing concepts and drawings that would support a future fund raising campaign.

The project would be located within and adjacent to the Bob Miller Pavilion located on the MSU campus west of 19th street and between Stucky Road and West Garfield Street.  The master plan and subsequent project phases will require site improvement and modification, coordination of utilities and utility easements, street improvements and parking as well as service drives and loading/receiving areas. 

The new Livestock Complex Facility is anticipated to be integral to and expand upon the existing Bob Miller Equine Pavilion.  The desired scope of work includes renovation of the existing pavilion and new construction of a series of buildings to house various teaching, research and student programs, including the University rodeo program, and outdoor arena.  Enhancement of the existing site, livestock areas, corrals, pens, fencing, drives, utilities, and relation to existing facilities will be vital to the master planning study. The master planning effort for the Livestock Complex shall include an improved and modern Miller arena facility that is capable of accommodating classes, rodeo, and livestock events, as well as ancillary support facilities. The complex will include new structures that would house instructional space, teaching and research lab space, student programs spaces, office areas, animal treatment and rehab facilities, two indoor arenas, an outdoor arena, outside livestock areas, quarantine areas, storage areas, enclosed animal pens, and other support facilities as well as integrate and support the existing facilities on the site.  Restrooms, custodial, and mechanical spaces, sitework, utility, parking, street access etc. shall be determined as necessary to comply with MSU needs as well as, local, state, and federal code requirements. 

Additional program requirements will be developed in conjunction with the design team and MSU, COA, and MAES Building Committee, as well as work with sub committees and work groups as part of the design services contract.  It will be the Architect’s responsibility to verify and refine the programmed requirements and priorities with the Building Committee.

The total project cost for the programming and master planning phase is anticipated to be approximately $50,000.  Funding for subsequent phases will be identified at a later date and will be determined based on success of the fundraising campaign.  It is expected that the completion of the programming and master planning effort will result in a comprehensive graphics package that can be used by the University in a fund raising campaign.  Drawings, phasing plan, project estimates, necessary support data and finished package product for dissemination is anticipated.

It is expected that the programming and master planning effort will be completed within 3 months from the time the consultant is appointed.  During the fee negotiation, milestones will be established with the consultant and agency to accommodate this schedule.  Below is a preliminary schedule for the desired delivery of the project:

  • December 2015 – consultant selection and appointment complete;
  • January 2016 – Initiate programming and master planning effort;
  • February 2016 - Propose preliminary plans and program to the planning committee for approval to proceed with of master plan documents, renderings, phasing plan, and cost estimates. 
  • March 2016 - Continue to finalize and complete master plan and fund-raising documents, and present final package to University representatives for final approval.

The A&E Division intends to delegate the contracting and project management functions for this initial master planning/programming effort to MSU after completion of the consultant selection process.  The Division intends to retain these functions for subsequent phases of the project.

The State/MSU reserve the right at their sole discretion to pursue a subsequent selection process for design and construction administration services, or separate design team appointments, for various components of the complex based upon the scope/size, funding, and schedule needs defined in the master plan.

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

Both hard copy and electronic Form 115 submissions must be received at the A&E office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2015.

Replace Readiness Center, Malta

REPLACE READINESS CENTER, MALTA
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS

A/E #2013-33-07-01; DMA #300031 (delegated)
Project Budget $15,000,000

The Readiness Center (RC) is a federal FY 2018 project supporting the Montana Army National Guard in Malta, Montana.  The proposed primary facilities for this project include a 42,533 square foot Readiness Center, an Unheated Storage Building, a Controlled Waste Facility, an Unheated Vehicle Storage Building, an emergency backup generator and rigid reinforced concrete paving for military equipment parking.  Design of these primary facilities must include antiterrorism force protection (ATFP) measures, energy management control system (EMCS), and building information systems.

Supporting facilities for the site will include access roads, parking areas, walkways, storm water control and utilities.  The site is not developed and has limited infrastructure within the property limits.  Flexible pavement will be used for privately-owned Vehicle (POV) parking and access roads.  Concrete pavement will be used at Military Equipment Parking (MEP) areas, truck docks, and the apron for vehicle storage.

The RC will be situated in the northwest corner of the property to facilitate minimal utility runs, avoid floodplains and to provide access to the existing roads and the training area.

The design of the facilities will follow the principles of LEED with a Silver certification requirement.  Additional funding will be provided for portable kitchen equipment, furniture, fitness equipment, and communication devices/instruments.

This project is funded in whole or in part by funds received from the Federal Government, and the contract award is wholly contingent on the state's appropriation authority for the federal funds and actual receipt of the federal funds.

Execution of an agreement with the selected consultant is dependent upon the availability of federal funds, but is anticipated to consist of $1,297,000 from federal FY 2016.  The expected construction funding schedule is to complete the design and have the Project ready for bidding by October 1, 2017.  If federal funding is delayed for any reason, the State and DMA reserve the right to retain the same firm or conduct a subsequent selection process at its sole discretion, including during or after the completion of the design process.

The A&E Division intends to delegate the contracting and project management functions to the Department of Military Affairs after completion of the consultant selection process.

For more information contact Seth Brandenberger, DMA Project Manager (406-324-3083; seth.j.brandenberger.nfg@mail.mil), or Wref Balsam, DMA-D&PM Branch Manager (406-324-3093; wreford.j.balsam.nfg@mail.mil).

Both hard copy and electronic Form 115 submissions must be received at the A&E office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2015.

Montana Agricultural Experiment Stations (MAES)

MT AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATIONS (MAES):
WESTERN AG. RESEARCH CENTER (WARC), CORVALLIS
W. TRIANGLE AG. RESEARCH CENTER (WTARC), CONRAD
CENTRAL AG. RESEARCH CENTER (CARC), MOCASSIN
N.W. AG. RSEARCH CENTER (NWARC), CRESTON
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Estimated Project Budget $1,720,000

This project is primarily the site application of an Owner-provided prototype pesticide handling building to be constructed at three MAES locations, a prototype vehicle repair shop to be designed and constructed at two MAES locations, and various improvements to the following Agricultural Research Centers:

  • Western Ag. Research Center (WARC), Corvallis; A/E #2016-02-01
    • Pesticide/chemical storage and handling facility, $250,000
  • Western Triangle Ag. Research Center (WTARC), Conrad A/E #2016-02-02
    • Pesticide/chemical storage and handling facility, $250,000
  • Northwestern Ag. Research Center (NWARC), Creston A/E #2016-02-03
    • Pesticide/chemical storage and handling facility, $250,000
    • Vehicle repair shop, $300,000
  • Central Ag. Research Center (CARC), Moccasin A/E #2016-02-04
    • Vehicle repair shop, $300,000
  • Miscellaneous deferred maintenance projects at the above-mentioned facilities estimated at $370,000

The selected consultant will be required to implement site planning strategies at each MAES site slated for new construction, exploring various individual building/ campus configurations; complete construction documents; bid; and provide construction administration services. This project is being undertaken with 64th legislature, HB 403, and is part of Phase 1 MAES appropriation and Life Safety/Deferred Maintenance appropriation.

Both hard copy and electronic Form 115 submissions must be received at the A&E office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2015.


For more information contact Paul Blumenthal, Project Manager, at (406) 444-3333 or pblumenthal@mt.gov.

Equipment Storage Building, 5-Bay @ Noxon, MDOT

EQUIPMENT STORAGE BUILDING, 5-BAY @ NOXON
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
A/E #2015-31-03
Project Budget $800,000

A single architectural firm will be selected to perform the site adaptation design of an equipment storage building at Noxon, MT.  The desire for this structure is to generally follow an existing 5-Bay prototype plan built in Troy, MT (i.e. a conventionally framed building with sprayed-in foam insulation and metal wall panels inside and out).  There will also be needed revisions to the prototype’s mechanical and HVAC design.  Montana high-performance building standards incorporating long-term sustainability and reducing operational costs are primary goals for the Department.  These building types perform a significant function for the state’s primary and secondary roadways through protection of various vehicles used for both winter and summer highway maintenance.  Internal building systems consist primarily of equipment/vehicle storage areas with large overhead doors, an adjoining small restroom, and an office space and breakroom.  Mechanical systems typically consist of radiant slab and/or gas fired unit heaters and ventilation with heat recovery.  Geotechnical investigation, site survey, and septic system design/permitting services will also be required.

Future equipment storage buildings and maintenance shops in the western portion of the State for the next two legislative biennia may be included in this appointment at the sole discretion of the Owner.

Both hard copy and electronic Form 115 submissions must be received at the A&E office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

For more information contact Rick Hilmes, Project Manager, at (406) 431-8447 or rhilmes@mt.gov.

 

Hell Creek State Park Campground Renovations, Dept. of FWP

HELL CREEK STATE PARK CAMPGROUND RENOVATIONS
DEPARTMENT OF FISH, WILDLIFE AND PARKS
A/E #2015-35-05 (delegated)
Project Budget $1,500,000

This project is to renovate existing recreation facilities and bring current infrastructure at Hell Creek State Park (including campsites, roads, fish cleaning station, water system, parking area and other improvements) up to current codes and regulations. Montana State Parks has identified this site as needing renovations to meet existing and future recreational needs of citizens and tourists.  Hell Creek State Park is located approximately 26 miles north of Jordan, MT, on Fort Peck Lake.

A Master Site Planning (MSP) effort has been initiated and is expected to be finalized in Fall 2015.  A Facility Condition Inventory (FCI) was completed for the site in 2015.  The MSP and FCI efforts will be made available to firms short-listed for interviews. 

The anticipated renovations include, but are not limited to

  • Water system infrastructure improvements, including storage tanks;
  • Sewer system infrastructure improvements;
  • Electrical system upgrades;
  • Consideration of isolating a high-volume fish cleaning station on a separate septic system or other means of waste disposal;
  • Developed campsite additions, including group-camping opportunities (electrified sites typ.);
  • Possible addition of one or more comfort stations;
  • Access road improvements/possible reroutes;
  • Parking area improvements at existing public areas and new improvement locations;
  • Considerations for the management of solid waste collected at the site; and,
  • Possible infrastructure improvements at/near the privately-operated concession area.

The existing site infrastructure includes, boat ramp and parking areas, courtesy dock, fish cleaning station, day-use area, camping areas, group use area, shower/toilet building, vault latrines, entrance road and host pad, staff housing. Future renovations may include additional flush toilets and fish cleaning station additional camping, water system, and sanitation upgrades.

Both hard copy and electronic Form 115 submissions must be received at the A&E office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

For more information contact Paul Valle, FWP Design and Construction Bureau Chief, at (406) 841-4013 or pvalle@tmt.gov.

Finley Point State Park Campground Renovations, Dept. of FWP

FINLEY POINT STATE PARK CAMPGROUND RENOVATIONS
DEPARTMENT OF FISH, WILDLIFE AND PARKS
A/E #2015-35-06 (delegated)
Project Budget $1,000,000

This project is to reconfigure the camping facilities at Finley Point State Park including campsites, utilities, and roads.  Montana State Parks has identified this site as needing renovations to meet existing and future recreational needs of citizens and tourists.  Finley Point State Park is located approximately 11 miles north of Polson, MT, on the east shore of Flathead Lake.

The scope will primarily involve work within the existing park site including, but are not limited to:

  • Reconfiguration of the existing 15 linear campsites to a more appropriately spaced layout of approximately 10 campsites, all with electricity:
  • Development of a new campsite loop with approximately 12-14 appropriately sized/located campsites given the topography and available space, all with electricity and  potable water;
  • Development of 6-8 tent-only campsite locations;
  • Siting and installation of two yurts, including appropriate access, electricity, and parking;
  • Installing of two camp host sites near the park entrance with electricity and water/sewer services;
  • Consideration of road improvements at the park entrance to improve traffic flow related to the host pad sites (e.g. sight distances, appropriate widths/travel lanes/pull-out areas);
  • A maintenance shed at/near the park entrance area and host pads;
  • Consideration of appropriate internal road improvements; and,
  • Interaction with Lake County during the design of the proposed park improvements to address known zoning, subdivision regulation, and related code issues.

The existing site infrastructure includes a boat ramp, slips, parking areas, courtesy dock, boat dump station, day-use area, camping area, vault latrines, and entrance road. Future work will include additional camping, host sites, road loops, electrical, water system and sanitation upgrades.

A preliminary site layout has been prepared by Montana FWP and will be made available to firms short-listed for interviews.

Both hard copy and electronic Form 115 submissions must be received at the A&E office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

For more information contact Paul Valle, FWP Design and Construction Bureau Chief, at (406) 841-4013 or pvalle@tmt.gov.

 

New Dining / Living-Learning Center, University of Montana

NEW DINING / LIVING-LEARNING CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA
A/E #2015-01-05
Project Budget $150,000 (planning only
)

The University of Montana campus has three primary dining facilities that serve approximately 15,000 students, faculty, and staff.  The main dining center (Food Zoo) was built in 1954, has severe infrastructure concerns and is undersized to meet current needs.  The campus also has nine residence halls that provide living quarters for over 2,500 residents with many buildings configured in an outdated arrangement that does not meet the needs of today’s students.

The goal of this project is to provide detailed programming, planning, and analysis for the functional space needs for a modern dining facility and a combined living-learning center.

The appointed firm shall conduct on-site interviews and charrettes with the UM Dining and Residence Life staff, student body representatives, and Facilities Services to ascertain the programs and functional spaces required for this project.  Required deliverables shall include a detailed final report of spatial areas, site plan showing the new facility and surrounding campus infrastructure, construction cost estimate, conceptual floor plans and elevations for all facades in 2D along with a 3D model done in Revit, SketchUp or similar program.

It is anticipated that a single appointment will be made for project.  However, the State/UM reserve the right to pursue separate design team appointments for the new dining facility and for the living-learning center at its sole discretion.  The State/UM also reserve the right to retain the same firm(s) or conduct a subsequent selection process for either component at its sole discretion should the project proceed into design and construction.

Submissions (2 hard copy and 1 electronic as indicated page 1 of this RFQ) must be received at the A&E office no later than 5:00 p.m. on TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015.

For more information contact Kevin Krebsbach, Interim Director of Facilities Services, at (406) 243-2095 or krebsbachka@umontana.edu.

Campus Electrical Distribution Upgrade, University of Montana

CAMPUS ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION UPGRADE
UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA
A/E #2015-01-06
Project Budget $75,000 (planning only
)

The campus’ existing medium (12,470) voltage electrical service was installed in approximately 1983 and used equipment manufactured in 1966 was obtained so that Montana Power Company could be utilized as a resource for medium voltage issues. The existing equipment consists of three air breakers, each feeding approximately 1/3rd of the campus and the main feeders were arranged in a loop manner with two interconnects allowing for the isolation of sections of medium voltage cable and equipment, should a failure occur.  Over the last three decades, the electrical load of the campus has grown substantially in an unbalanced fashion and each loop rarely operates at less than 100 amps. The system no longer has the ability to operate in a "loop" manner during the peak load months of winter. In addition, the emergency electrical feeder no longer has the capacity to operate the buildings in such a manner as to prevent freeze-up in the winter should the primary electrical service fail.

On Memorial Day, 2013, a fault occurred in the "South" loop medium voltage system which left the entire campus without power. The emergency feed was activated and also failed. Several hours of investigation determined that the University's service equipment had failed to operate in response to the fault resulting in the opening of Northwestern Energy's substation circuit protection. Much of Missoula experienced a blackout as a result.

The goal of this project is to provide detailed analysis and reporting of the existing campus electrical infrastructure, detailed concepts and estimates for replacement, and design/construction administration services.

It is anticipated the design and construction of the project will be funded by a combination of MUS Life Safety/Deferred Maintenance and UM Auxiliaries Services funds. UM Facilities Services will provide the appointed engineering firm site plan backgrounds of utilities and campus infrastructure.

Engineering firms submitting qualifications for this project must demonstrate research, analysis, design solution capabilities for medium voltage systems, and accurate cost estimating, and have successfully collaborated with electrical utility providers.

Submissions (2 hard copy and 1 electronic as indicated page 1 of this RFQ) must be received at the A&E office no later than 5:00 p.m. on TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015.

For more information contact Mark Hines, Project Manager, at (406) 444-3331 or mhines@mt.gov; Kevin Krebsbach, Interim Director of Facilities Services, at (406) 243-2095 or krebsbachka@umontana.edu.

Washington Education Center Expansion, University of Montana

PHYLLIS J. WASHINGTON EDUCATION CENTER EXPANSION
UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA
A/E #2015-01-07
Project Budget $50,000 (planning only)

The expansion of the Phyllis J. Washington Education Center will provide much needed research, classroom, and learning spaces to meet growing, diverse needs of UM faculty, staff, and students. Planning services for an expansion are anticipated to include classroom and instructional space with advanced and sustainable technology/equipment, enhanced experiential learning, and inspirational spaces for students.  Also included are essential spaces for innovative programming, clinical instruction, and for provision of services of great need to the campus and wider Missoula community that many of UM programs seek to deliver, such as autism, early childhood education, and digital learning.

The Education Center, constructed in 2009 as an addition to the existing College of Education and Human Sciences facility, has proved invaluable but is now at capacity and requires a substantial increase in space due to steady programmatic and research growth within the College.  Enrollment in the College of Education and Human Sciences’ five academic departments has consistently risen above 1,400 students. This, combined with over forty-five tenure-track faculty, demonstrates a significant need for greater functional space.

In addition to its significant on-campus contributions, the College of Education and Human Sciences plays a vital role in the educational community in Missoula and across the state and nation.  Planned facilities to expand research and service in the areas of autism, early childhood education, and digital learning will address state and national needs.  Additionally, numerous trainings, conferences, and continuing education units are provided each year in the College. Concurrently, a large number of innovative programs geared toward external constituents are offered to professionals in the community. These contemporary initiatives range from such subjects as STEM education, wage equality, mental health facilitation, child phonology, and more. The existing Phyllis J. Washington Education Center, too, has become known in the community as welcoming, positive environment that is perfectly suited for hosting anything from the smallest meetings to international conferences.

The original Education building was built in 1950 and is listed on the UM Campus as a historic building.  As such, any remodel work done to the existing building exterior and interior must be approved by a SHPO (State Historical Preservation Officer) in Helena. These requirements were adhered for the Education Center addition.

The goal of this project is to provide detailed programming, planning, and analysis for the functional space needs for the Expansion.

The appointed firm shall conduct on-site interviews and charrettes with the College of Education, student body representatives, and Facilities Services to ascertain the programs and functional spaces required for this project.  Required deliverables shall include a detailed final report of spatial areas, site plan showing the new facility and surrounding campus infrastructure, construction cost estimate, conceptual floor plans and elevations for all facades in 2D along with a 3D model done in Revit, SketchUp or similar program.

The State/UM reserve the right to retain the same firm or conduct a subsequent selection process at its sole discretion upon conclusion of this planning effort or upon commencement of design.

Submissions (2 hard copy and 1 electronic as indicated page 1 of this RFQ) must be received at the A&E office no later than 5:00 p.m. on TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015.

For more information contact Rick Hilmes, Project Manager, at (406) 431-8447 or rhilmes@mt.gov; Kevin Krebsbach, Interim Director of Facilities Services, at (406) 243-2095 or krebsbachka@umontana.edu.

 

Liberal Arts Building Renovation & Addition, University of Montana

LIBERAL ARTS BUILDING RENOVATION & ADDITION
UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA
A/E #2015-01-08
Project Budget $100,000 (planning only
)

The existing 100,713 gross square feet Liberal Arts Building was originally constructed in 1953 with an addition added in 1960, serves the majority of the College of Humanities and Sciences’ (CHS) academic course offerings in the fields of Liberal Arts and Humanities. The building is extremely outdated and requires interior and exterior upgrades of finishes, insulation systems, roofing, and mechanical/electrical infrastructure.  In addition to the building’s infrastructure, the priority of the remodeling effort will be given to upgrading classroom and instructional space, faculty offices, and technology. 

The building is listed on the UM Campus as a historically contributing building. It also is located within the UM Campus Historic District (as defined by the UM Master Plan of 2002). As such, any remodel work done to the existing building exterior & interior must be approved by SHPO (State Historical Preservation Officer) in Helena. Discussions with SHPO must be conducted for response and interpretations of design ideas proposed before schematic plans are finalized.

The appointed firm shall conduct on-site interviews and charrettes with the CHS, student body representatives, and Facilities Services to ascertain the programs and functional spaces required for this project.  Required deliverables shall include a detailed final report of spatial areas, site plan showing the new facility and surrounding campus infrastructure, construction cost estimate, conceptual floor plans and elevations for all facades in 2D along with a 3D model done in Revit, SketchUp or similar program.

The State/UM reserve the right to retain the same firm or conduct a subsequent selection process at its sole discretion upon conclusion of this planning effort or upon commencement of design.

Submissions (2 hard copy and 1 electronic as indicated page 1 of this RFQ) must be received at the A&E office no later than 5:00 p.m. on TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015.

For more information contact Rick Hilmes, Project Manager, at (406) 431-8447 or rhilmes@mt.gov; Jameel Chaudhry, Campus Architect, UM Facilities Services, at (406) 243-5576 or jameel.chaudhry@umontana.edu.

Plan Music Building Addition & Remodel - University of Montana

PLAN MUSIC BUILDING ADDITION & REMODEL 
UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA
A/E #2015-01-01
Project Budget $100,000 (planning only)

The Music Department at the University of Montana is facing accreditation challenges and this project must determine the extent those challenges can be resolved by means of physical space improvements, both as new space and by remodeling existing spaces.  Increased enrollments and technological developments since 1953, coupled with the need to maintain the School of Music’s accreditation and reputation of excellence, necessitates serious consideration and top priority status for an expansion by the University.

 The current music building was built in 1953 to accommodate a student body of about 120, with studio space for faculty of about 12.  Enrollment has steadily increased over the decades and currently has experienced a 130% increase in FTE each year for the past several years.  The music major population since 2008 has been consistently 300+ undergraduate and graduate students as well as 60 music minors.   There are 23 full-time faculty and 11 adjunct faculty. Suitable classroom space, teaching studios and practice rooms are needed and are a priority in this proposal for expansion.

 A Music Building expansion will provide much needed rehearsal and learning spaces that meet health and safety codes, and provide adequate spaces for personal practice and laboratory instruction.  It will also provide classrooms with innovative and sustainable technology enhancing experiential learning and creativity.

 At present, the School of Music serves more students that at any time in UM’s history.  Besides the record UM music major population, the unit serves in any given year over 4000-5000 individuals by way of non-major offerings, concert band, orchestra and choir festivals, music camps, hosting community organizations such as the Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, the Montana Music Teachers Association, the String Orchestra of the Rockies, The Montana Lyric Opera Company and Montana Music Educators Association events, as well as regional and national music events.   Enrollment is expected to grow to 400 students by 2015. 

 An initial investigation of new spaces required by the Music Department suggests an addition of nearly 30,000 NSF (roughly 40,000GSF) but this figure must be evaluated by the architect for feasibility to fit the functional needs, site, and budget restrictions.

The proposed site available for an addition is north and east of the Music Building, which is listed on the UM Campus as a historical building. As such, any remodel work done to the existing building exterior & interior must be approved by SHPO (State Historical Preservation Officer) in Helena.

For the planning effort, the architect shall prepare a detailed final report of spatial areas required by the client, floor plans, construction cost estimate, and a site plan showing the new addition in context with the existing Music Building and surrounding campus infrastructure. Also required will be floor plans for each floor affected both new addition as well as remodel of existing space.   Assistance with fund-raising may also be required.

 The selected firm will be required to meet both a LEED silver certification and State of Montana HPBS goals.  The project will be managed and contracted through the Architecture & Engineering Division.

 The Owner reserves the right to retain the firm appointed to this planning effort or pursue a separate design team appointment for completion of construction documents and construction administration services when the project is fully funded.

 Submissions (2 hard copy and 1 electronic as indicated page 1 of this RFQ) must be received at the A&E office no later than 5:00 p.m. on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014. Information in addition to the 115 is acceptable.

For more information contact Jameel Chaudhry, Campus Architect, at (406) 243-5576 or jameel.chaudhry@mso.umt.edu.

Reid Hall Elevator Repair/Renovation - Montana State University

REID HALL ELEVATOR REPAIR/RENOVATION
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
A/E #2015-02-04
Project Budget $2,000,000 (delegated
)

Reid Hall is an L-shaped, four-story academic building with four large double-height lecture halls on the first floor of the short leg and a mix of classrooms and offices on the long leg.  It was built in 1959 and is subject to SHPO review for any modifications to public spaces and the exterior.

This project will address three main code issues, two related to accessibility and one to fire safety.  The elevator must be replaced with one of adequate size and features, and the rest rooms renovated to meet ADA requirements.  In addition, the fixture counts for the bathrooms will likely increase to meet the occupant loads, particularly on the first floor.  Fire exiting from the third and fourth floors must be augmented with a new stair from the south wing, above the lecture halls.  Some further interior reallocation of space may result from this work.  The project may be phased depending upon availability of funds.

The project must comply with MSU Design Standards.  In addition to governmental authority reviews and permitting, the project will be reviewed by various campus stakeholders depending on the scope of the project, including the University Facilities Planning Board (UFPB), the Classroom Committee, the Space Management Committee, and others.

Submissions (2 hard copy and 1 electronic as indicated page 1 of this RFQ) must be received at the A&E office no later than 5:00 p.m. on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014. Information in addition to the 115 is acceptable.

For more information contact William Walker, MSU CPDC Project Manager, at (406) 994-7484 or william.walker@montana.edu.

State Parks Facility Condition Inventory - Dept of FWP

STATE PARKS FACILITY CONDITION INVENTORY
DEPARTMENT OF FISH, WILDLIFE & PARKS
A/E #2015-35-01
Project Budget $110,000

The Architecture and Engineering (A&E) Division is soliciting for Facility Condition Inventory (FCI) survey services at selected park sites within Montana’s State Park system.  The FCI will involve site visits by the selected consultant team to determine and document the physical conditions of buildings, facilities, roads, bridges, building systems, roofs, and related infrastructure amenities.

The FCI survey will determine the physical condition of the facilities and key infrastructure at individual State Park sites.  Repair deficiencies will be identified and documented through a visual assessment of key building systems (including; heating, plumbing, electrical distribution, structural, etc.), site amenities (including ADA), recommendations will be provided for corrective actions, and an order-of-magnitude cost estimate for correcting the deficiencies identified.  Additionally, each deficiency will be prioritized utilizing a consistent method.

Additional information related to this project:

  1. The FCI review at each State Park site shall include the identification and documentation of existing and probable future facility/site deficiencies that should be addressed through capital funding budget planning for each site;
  2. The consultant will provide recommendations for corrective action for each deficiency, with an estimate of the current repair/replacement costs, to guide the Montana State Parks administrative team in developing future capital funding project requests;
  3. The consultant will make a determination of the relative severity/priority of each identified deficiency to generate a ranking which will be utilized as a guide for future capital funding requests; and,
  4. A discussion should be provided of the industry standards related to planning for future infrastructure investments or major maintenance efforts within the Montana State Park system (e.g. – a septic system is expected to last 20 years, an asphalt shingle roof should be replaced in 30 years, asphalt surfaced roads and parking areas should be reviewed for chip-sealing/sealing every ‘x’ years, etc.).

The following is a preliminary list of State Park sites where the FCI’s will be conducted:

  • Lewis &Clark Caverns (Whitehall);
  • Bannack – less the historic town site (Dillon);
  • Chief Plenty Coup (Pryor);
  • Hell Creek (Jordan);
  • Lake Elmo (Billings);
  • Makoshika (Glendive);
  • Tongue River Reservoir (Decker);
  • Rosebud Battlefield – Kobold house only (Decker);
  • Travelers’ Rest (Lolo);
  • Cooney (Joliet);
  • Beavertail Hill (east of Missoula);
  • Black Sandy (Helena);
  • Lone Pine (Kalispell); and,
  • Whitefish Lake (Whitefish).

The FCI effort may be architect-led or engineer-led teams and interested firms must submit consultant teams consisting of the necessary disciplines for complete and accurate FCI survey results. In addition to the required Form 115, consultants interested in this project should submit a proposed methodology and approach and a description of past projects which may be similar.  Given the size of this effort, the A&E Division, in cooperation with FWP, may choose waive the interview portion of this solicitation and submit three firms from the submissions received to the Director, Department of Administration.

Submissions (2 hard copy and 1 electronic as indicated page 1 of this RFQ) must be received at the A&E office no later than 5:00 p.m. on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014. Information in addition to the 115 is acceptable.

For more information contact Tom Reilly, Assistant Administrator of Montana State Parks, at (406) 444-3752 or treilly@mt.gov. 

Plan D-Wing Expansion - Montana State Hospital

PLAN D-WING EXPANSION
MONTANA STATE HOSPITAL
A/E #2014-11-** (TBD)
Project Budget $124,000 (planning only)

The Forensic Unit (D-wing) at the Montana State Hospital lacks adequate space for sufficient separation of the quantity and array of the current patient population and is above its intended operational capacity.  At present, the Unit is similar to a medium security environment and lacks the capability to adequately house maximum security patients.  The number and range of the patients involved severely restricts the use of treatment and management options available.

The design team will be assigned with analysis, planning, programming, schematic, and design development efforts to be completed during the 64th Legislative session.  If the project is approved by the Legislature, it is anticipated the selected design team will commence with construction documents in May 2015 and have the project ready to bid by September 2015.

Form 115 submissions (2 hard copy and 1 electronic as indicated on page 1 of this RFQ) must be received at the A&E office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Information in addition to the 115 is acceptable.

Short-listing of firms for interviews will occur on or about August 20, 2014.  Interviews will be scheduled within a week of the short-listing and may be conducted by phone or in-person at the short-listed firms’ offices.

The interview is likely to consist of discussion of current workload, schedule, person(s) assigned to the planning/design effort, and experience with forensic/health care environments.  No formal presentation is anticipated.

The Owner reserves the right to pursue a separate design team appointment for completion of construction documents and construction administration services at its sole discretion.

For more information contact Marina Little, Planning Manager, at (406) 444-3327 or mlittle@mt.gov. 

Renovate Harrison/Hannon dining Halls - Montana State University

RENOVATE HARRISON/HANNON DINING HALLS
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
A/E #2014-02-06 (delegated)
Project Budget $7,000,000

In an effort to update two 50-plus year old facilities, address deferred maintenance and code compliance issues, and to meet the ever changing needs of a diverse university population, Montana State University Auxiliaries Food Services is soliciting for design and construction administration services for renovations of Harrison and Hannon Dining Halls at MSU-Bozeman.  The renovations for Harrison will include a complete re-design of front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house functions.  The renovations for Hannon will be primarily a front-of-the-house focused project with some select kitchen improvements.

The project will focus on developing multiple food concepts for each of the dining halls and specifying all equipment needed.  The architect that is selected will have the added advantage of having a general contractor already selected (Swank Enterprises) to provide pre-construction and construction services through the GC/CM delivery method.  The selected architect will also be supplied with a pre-selected food service specialist.

The project budget is approximately $7 Million, allocated $4.5 million for Harrison and $2.5 million for Hannon.  Some early programming and design work has been done for these two dining halls.  It is anticipated that the selected firm will utilize this information in the design process.  MSU will facilitate gathering this information once the design process is initiated.

MSU envisions project design to commence immediately upon completion of the selection process with construction occurring the summer of 2016 with both food service operations being renovated simultaneously.

 

The list below represents, but is not limited to, the tasks expected of the selected firm:

  • detailed proposed concept floor plans
  • detailed proposed food service layouts
  • interior and exterior renderings as appropriate
  • assessment of impacts to existing buildings
  • assessment of existing building utilities and recommend upgrades
  • assessment of existing structural conditions of the buildings
  • phasing considerations and project timelines
  • collaboration with GC/CM to provide project costs  including all equipment
  • collaboration with MSU to understand the improvements currently underway at Miller Dining Hall to establish continuity between dining halls
  • collaboration with MSU to gain insight from the 2012 exploratory trips taken to various universities
  • Harrison Dining Hall
    • serves 1800 meals per day; open 7-days a week
    • kitchen 7000 sqft; servery 9000 sqft; seating capacity: 435
  • Hannon Dining Hall
    • serves 1400 meals per day; open 5 days a week
    • servery 5066 sqft; seating capacity: 400

Form 115 submissions (2 hard copy and 1 electronic as indicated page 1 of this RFQ) must be received at the A&E office no later than 5:00 p.m. on THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014. Information in addition to the 115 is acceptable.

For more information contact Andrew Allen, Project Manager for MSU FPDC at (406) 994-5970 or andrew.allen@montana.edu. 

College of Engineering Expansion - Montana State University - GC/CM

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:

College of Engineering Expansion
Montana State University
A/E #2014-02-07

Qualifications submittals will be accepted until 2:00 PM on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014, at the Architecture & Engineering Division, Room 33 of the Metcalf Building on the State Capitol Complex. Mailing address is P.O. Box 200103, Helena, MT  59620-0103.

The estimated single-project bonding requirement is approximately $50 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 RFQ document, which describes the project, schedule, information to be submitted, and criteria that will be used to develop a short list of firms that will receive the subsequent Request for Proposals document.

The RFQ document may be obtained at the Architecture & Engineering Division offices (address above), by calling (406) 444-3104, online at http://architecture.mt.gov/, or by email from DOAAEDivision@mt.gov. 

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.

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