RFQ / RFP

RFQ

November 2018 RFQs

RFQ Document:  

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

  • Submit one (1) electronic file copy of Form 115 specific to each project. The form and instructions can be found HERE Information in addition to the 115 is acceptable.
  • Electronic Form 115 submissions must be received at the A&E office no later than:
    • 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 for Maintenance Bay Ad.
    • 12:00 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018 for Veterans Cemetery.
  • 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 bwarfle@mt.gov; or,
    • provided 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.

EASTERN MONTANA STATE VETERANS CEMETERY IMPROVEMENTS, DMA (11/16/18)

EASTERN MONTANA STATE VETERANS CEMETERY IMPROVEMENTS
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
MILES CITY, MONTANA
A/E#2019-33-01
DMA#30R10599 (DELEGATED)
PROJECT BUDGET: $1,900,000 (Design & Construction)

The Department of Military Affairs is seeking Architectural/Engineering services for the purpose of delivering construction documents and construction administration services for the Eastern Montana State Veterans Cemetery Expansion Project. The Project will serve numerous veterans and their families. Montana is home to over 90,000 veterans and has one of the highest veteran populations per capita in the Nation.


The Project includes improvements and expansion of the existing cemetery. The existing Cemetery is located on approximately 30 acres in Miles City, MT. Proposed Project elements consist of the following:

  • Development of a schematic master plan for future cemetery expansion.
  • A kiosk to include a computer-based grave location system.
  • Construction of two pre-cast concrete 100 niche columbarium walls with associated concrete sidewalk plaza and irrigated landscaping.
  • Construction of a new memorial wall to memorialize military service members and veterans whose remains are not attainable.
  • Construction of a new Committal Shelter to accommodate approximately 100 guests. Structure to include unisex restroom and storage facility for cemetery equipment and tools. Restroom will require potable water off new or existing well and sewer with possible force main to existing maintenance shop gravity system.
  • Installation of buried crypts for future internments.
  • Landscaping to include trees, shrubs, lawn and development/expansion of the irrigation system for the cemetery expansion area.
  • Covered soil storage structure. A metal or fabric covered structure to protect stockpiled soil from rain and snow.
  • New paved roads to the newly developed internment areas and repair of existing cemetery roadways.

A design contract will need to be executed in December 2018, with the construction documents ready to bid prior to the start of the spring construction season. Construction would follow receipt of Federal Funds from the Veterans Cemetery Grants Service.


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


For further information, contact Wref Balsam, DMA, (406)-324-3093, Wref.balsam@us.army.mil

MAINTENANCE BAY ADDITION TO COMBINED SUPPORT MAINT. SHOP, DMA (11/27/18)

MAINTENANCE BAY ADDITION TO COMBINED SUPPORT MAINTENANCE SHOP
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
FORT HARRISON, MONTANA
DMA #30R10582 (DELEGATED)
PROJECT BUDGET: $2,000,000 (Design & Construction)

The Department of Military Affairs is seeking Architectural/Engineering services for the purpose of delivering construction documents and construction administration services for the Fort Harrison Combined Support Maintenance Shop (CSMS) Expansion Project. National Guard standards for space authorization indicate that the current CSMS facility is short maintenance work bays and work space. This shortage creates a lack of room for maintenance activities and often causes safety issues due to the nature of having multiple mechanics/inspectors working on multiple vehicles in the same bay. Construction of the project will reduce accident exposure and increase efficiencies for maintenance and training.


The Project includes a new approximately 5760 square foot addition to the existing CSMS Building. Proposed Project elements consist of the following:

  • Two surface vehicle maintenance bays to service heavy military equipment and vehicles, and to provide training space for the Montana Army National Guard.
  • Exterior walks, curbs, gutters, storm drainage and site improvements.
  • New paved parking area and ADA Access.
  • Concrete aprons and fencing to tie to an existing military equipment compound.

A design contract will need to be executed in December 2018, with the construction documents ready to bid prior to the start of the spring construction season. Construction would follow receipt of Federal Funds.


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

For further information contact Wref Balsam, DMA (406) 324-3093; Wref.j.balsam.nfg@mail.mil

Past RFQs

ROMNEY HALL RENOVATION, GC/CM SERVICES, MSU

GENERAL CONTRACTOR / CONSTRUCTION MANAGER SERVICES
ROMNEY HALL RENOVATION
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
BOZEMAN, MONTANA
A/E#: 2012-02-14

RFQ Document:  

Two (2) paper copies and one electronic PDF of the written response to this RFQ must be received at:

Architecture & Engineering Division, State of Montana
(Room 33, Metcalf Building, 1520 East 6th Avenue)
Department of Administration
PO Box 200103
Helena, MT  59620-0103

By October 04, 2018; 2:00 p.m. MST.

 

Electronic PDF copy may be emailed prior to the closing time to DOAAEDivision@mt.gov, bwarfle@mt.gov, or sent ftp to bwarfle@mt.gov by use of the State’s e-Pass file transfer service, https://app.mt.gov/epass (a free account will need to be created for use of e-Pass)

e-Pass MUST be used for files larger than 10MB

 

ALL QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS RFQ MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING (email is acceptable) BY September 27, 2018, TO:

Bob Warfle-P.E., Engineering Manager
(406) 444-0771
fax (406) 444-3399
bwarfle@mt.gov
or
DOAAEDivision@mt.gov

HARRISON HALL RENOVATION, GC/CM SERVICES, MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY

GENERAL CONTRACTOR / CONSTRUCTION MANAGER SERVICES
HARRISON HALL RENOVATION
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
BOZEMAN, MONTANA
A/E#: 2017-02-06

RFQ Document:  

RFQ Addendum 1:  

Two (2) copies of the written response and one electronic PDF copy to this RFQ must be received by June 21, 2018 May 31, 2018 by 2:00pm MDT at:

Architecture & Engineering Division, State of Montana
P.O. Box 200103; 1520 East 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59620-0103
rwarfle@mt.gov or
DOAAEDivision@mt.gov

ALL QUESTIONS AND CONTACTS REGARDING THIS RFQ MUST BE ADDRESSED IN WRITING TO:
(email will qualify, make sure to use read receipts for your protection)

Bob Warfle - PE, Engineering Manager
Architecture & Engineering Division, State of Montana
P.O. Box 200103; 1520 East 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59620-0103
rwarfle@mt.gov
(406) 444-0771

 

GC/CM - Montana Hall ADA Improvements, Montana State University

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

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:

Montana Hall ADA Improvements
Montana State University
A/E #2017-02-20

Qualifications submittals will be accepted until 2:00 PM on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 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 $2.0 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 (see link above) 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.

ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING DIVISION
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
STATE OF MONTANA

Combined State Labs Study

COMBINED STATE LABS STUDY
A/E #2018-50-01
Project Budget: $30,000 (initial analysis & estimating)

The Legislative Fiscal Division (LFD) and the Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) are seeking initial research, analysis, and conceptual information to assist in the study of the long-term future and increasing of efficiencies of state-supported labs as outlined in House Bill 661 of the 65th Legislative Session. The study is being conducted by a bipartisan subcommittee as outlined in HB 661.

The existing labs are located on and near the Montana State University (MSU) campus in Bozeman, and include the analytical lab, wool lab, seed lab, pulse crop diagnostic lab, veterinary diagnostic lab, and wildlife lab.  The following is a brief description of each:

  • Department of Agriculture Analytical Lab
    • Role of the lab is to analyze feed, fertilizer, pesticide residues, livestock water and forage
    • Located in McCall Hall on the MSU campus 
  • Montana Agricultural Extension Station Wool Lab
    • Role of the lab is to serve the sheep industry through:
      • Research – conducting scientific and practical research for better understanding of the wool industry, increase wool income, and the creation of value-added and marketing strategies;
      • Services – sampling, testing, and scouring wool clips and fleeces to determine yield, strength, fineness, length of staple, uniformity, and character; and,
      • Educational – to the public, industry, university students, and ag based service clubs.
    • One of two labs in the US
    • The lab was constructed in 1947
    • Located in the Wool Lab on the MSU campus
  • Montana Agricultural Extension Station Seed Lab
    • Role of the lab is to test seed samples for:
      • Value, germination potential, and contamination of seed based on % of pure seed, other crop seed, weed seed, inert matter, and germination
  • Located in Marsh Lab on the MSU campus
  •  MSU Regional Pulse Crops Diagnostic Lab
    • Role of the lab is to test for pathogens of pulse crops, marketing, and research
    • Located in Marsh Lab on the MSU campus
  • Department of Livestock Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
    • Role of the lab is for livestock health and disease identification and identifying zoonotic diseases
    • Located in Marsh Laboratory on the MSU campus
  • Fish, Wildlife, & Parks Wildlife Lab
    • The wildlife health program provides information, training, and collaborative support to FWP wildlife managers and biologists, wildlife monitoring programs, and wildlife management decisions in order to promote the health and conservation of Montana wildlife
    • Role of the lab is to provide necropsy information and identification.   Testing services are conducted at the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
    • Located in Region 3 Headquarters on the campus of MSU

Architectural services to be provided as part of this initial effort include:

  • Site visits and information gathering of each lab’s function, operation, and usage of
  • existing space;
  • Preliminary observations of potential space needs for current and future lab functions, including possible relationships to educational functions;
  • Information on other/similar labs;
  • Assist the subcommittee with facility information for efficiency and operational improvement data;
  • Concept-level space needs and shared spaces for a combined facility;
  • Cost estimates and schedule projections based upon timelines/milestones to be provided by the subcommittee.

The project team selected for this effort should possess the following qualifications and emphasize these areas in the RFQ response when applying:

  • Recent experience analyzing, designing, and constructing a wide variety of laboratory environments, including BSL-2 and BSL-3 facilities;
  • Wide-ranging laboratory project cost database information;
  • Ability to collaborate and work with a range of stakeholder interests; and,
  • Excellent group facilitation and communication skills.

 No representation is made or intended that a combined state lab project will be funded as a result of this effort. However, it is anticipated the selected firm shall continue with programming, design, and construction administration services should a project result from the findings of the study and be authorized/appropriated by the Legislature. 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 programming, design, and construction.

 For more information contact Shauna Albrecht, LFD (406-444-1783; salbrecht@mt.gov), or Marina Little, A&E Planning Manager (406-444-3327; mlittle@mt.gov).

 [END OF RFQ SOLICITATION]

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 Replacement, 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.

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. 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

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).

Current RFPs

There are no RFPs at this time.