Request for Qualifications
Construction Management at Risk
Pursuant to Sections 1013.45(1)(c), 255.055, and 287.055, Florida Statutes, Educational Facilities Contracting and Construction Techniques, State of Florida’s Consultants’ Competitive Negotiations Act, and State Requirements for Educational Facilities 2014, the Walton County School District is soliciting responses from qualified firms to provide Construction Management at Risk (CM at Risk) professional services for:
South Walton High School
Classroom Additions and Site Improvements
Pre-Construction, Design Input, New Construction
The scope of work will include pre-construction, design input, and construction services for the project. JRA Architects is the design lead firm for the project. Property is located in the southern section of Walton County.
Business entities interested in providing Construction Management at Risk services to Walton County School District are hereby notified that one original, seven (7) copies, and one (1) electronic copy of qualification statements for providing the required services must be received by 2:00 PM, CDT, June 1, 2017, at the reception desk of the Facilities Planning Department (Room 319) located at Walton County School District, WISE Educational Center, 555 Walton Road, DeFuniak Springs, Florida, 32433, telephone (850) 892-1100 x1810.
Information and instructions for completing and submission of the “Statement of Qualifications,” and all addenda if issued, may be downloaded from the WCSD web site at http://www.walton.k12.fl.us/default.aspx, RFQ section, on the right-hand side of the home page or obtained from the Walton County School District, WISE Educational Center, Facilities Planning Department (Room 319), 555 Walton Road, DeFuniak Springs, Florida, 32433. In order to receive notice of supplemental information, responses, addenda, or clarification(s) regarding the RFQ, firms must register a letter of intent via e-mail to Mark Gardner (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Alicia Cole email@example.com. Only firms formally registered, per above, will be notified.
A voluntary pre-submittal meeting will be conducted at 2:00 pm CDT, May 25, 2017, Facilities Planning Department (Room 319), located at Walton County School District, WISE Educational Center, 555 Walton Road, DeFuniak Springs, Florida, 32433. This meeting will cover the requirements of the “Statement of Qualifications” submittal package.
The Evaluation Committee will evaluate and conduct informal interviews to select firms. Selected short-listed firms will make formal presentations to the School Board at a date to be determined.
A person or affiliate who has been placed on the convicted vendor list following a conviction for a public entity crime may not submit a bid on a contract to provide any goods or services to a public entity; may not submit a bid on a contract with a public entity for the construction or repair of a public building or public work; may not submit bids on leases of real property to a public entity; may not be awarded or perform work as a contractor, supplier, subcontractor, or consultant under a contract with any public entity; and may not transact business with any public entity in excess of the threshold amount provided in Section 287.017, F.S., for CATEGORY TWO, for a period of thirty-six (36) months from the date of being placed on the convicted vendor list.
Contractors are subject to the provisions of the Jessica Lunsford Act (Section 1012.465, F.S.) – Background screening requirements for certain noninstructional school district employees and contractors. Noninstructional school district employees or contractual personnel who are permitted access on school grounds when students are present, who have direct contact with students, or who have access to or control of school funds must meet level 2 screening requirements as described in Section1012.32, F.S. Contractual personnel shall include any vendor, individual, or entity under contract with a school or the school board.
School Board of Walton County reserves the right to waive any informality in the selection process and to reject any or all Statements of Qualifications.