Request for Qualifications

Improvements to the Pedestrian Underpass at Grand Street

RFQ# 210202-044

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AT RISK (CMAR)

Missouri State University (Owner) is accepting qualifications in accordance with RSMo. Sections 67.5050 and 67.5060, for a Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) team member to provide preconstruction and construction services for the Improvements to the Pedestrian Underpass at Grand Street. The Owner will be using a two-step CMAR selection process in accordance with RSMo. Sections 67.5050 and 67.5060. 

Step One:  The first step in the selection process will be the receipt of qualifications statements from all interested companies and interviews from no more than the five (5) most qualified candidates, as determined by the Owner. Submitted qualifications can be received electronically through our e-bidding service provider, DemandStar at https://www.demandstar.com/app/agencies/missouri/missouri-state-university/procurement-opportunities/f6e6a3d7-625e-4022-8b68-c47f650addc0/, or received at Planning, Design and Construction, Missouri State University, by mail or hand delivery.

Respondents that submit physical copies shall provide sealed qualification submittals either consisting of (5) hard copies and one (1) PDF file format on a USB flash drive to the Planning, Design and Construction office located in the Burgess House on the Missouri State University campus.  These submissions must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 3, 2021, late submissions shall not be accepted.  Submissions may be hand delivered to our office at 736 South National Avenue or mailed to 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, Missouri, 65897.  Company names with submissions received by the due date will be publicly opened and read aloud.  All packages to be marked with the firm’s name and CMAR RFQ# 210202-044. Firms intending on serving as sub-consultants, subcontractors, sub-subcontractors, vendors, or material suppliers should not submit qualifications in response to this request, as it is to short- list up to five (5) prime CMARs only.

Step Two:  When the Request for Proposals (RFP) for preconstruction and construction services for the project is issued, only those CMAR candidates short-listed by Step One of this process will receive a copy and be requested to respond. The scope of services provided by the selected CMAR candidate will include, without limitation, assistance to the Owner and the design team during the process of preconstruction, construction, and the warranty period. Specific tasks to be performed by the selected CMAR will be more clearly identified in the RFP when it is issued.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all qualifications and re-solicit for new qualifications, or to reject any and all proposals and temporarily or permanently abandon the project. The Owner makes no representations, written or oral, that it will enter into any form of agreement with any respondent to this RFQ for any project and no such representation is intended or should be construed by the issuance of this RFQ. By submitting qualifications in response to this RFQ, the respondent accepts the evaluation process and acknowledges and accepts that determination of the “most qualified” firm(s) will require subjective judgments by the Owner. Respondents acknowledge and accept that any costs incurred from the respondent’s participation in this RFQ process shall be at the sole risk and responsibility of the respondent. Respondents submit qualifications and proposals at their own risk and expense.

The schedule for this procurement process is currently as follows, and is subject to change by the Owner at its sole discretion:

Step 1 Qualifications

May 13, 2021:  Missouri State University publicly disclosed at our regular Board of Governors meeting out intent to utilize the Construction Management At-Risk delivery method. (HB2376.3)

July 20, 2021:  Start of Public Advertisement.

August 3, 2021:  Request for Qualifications Deadline by 4:00 p.m. CST, names of Construction Managers read aloud via Zoom.

August 4-5, 2021:  Owner review of RFQ. 

Step 2 Proposals and Interviews

August 5, 2021:  RFP Issued to short-listed candidates.

August 12, 2021:  Proposals from short-listed candidates due by 4:00 p.m. CST, names of Construction Managers read aloud via Zoom. Proposals may be received electronically via DesignandConstruction@MissouriState.edu, or received at Planning, Design and Construction, Missouri State University, 901 S. National, Springfield, MO  65897, or hand delivery.

August 16, 2021:  Call for Interviews submitted to selected Construction Managers.

August 26, 2021:  Construction Manager interviews.

August 30, 2021:  Construction Manager final selection read aloud at 2:00 p.m. CST via Zoom.

September 15, 2021:  Anticipated Construction Manager award by Board of Governors.

 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​PROJECT INFORMATION:

The Grand Street Tunnel is an underdeveloped, non-accessible major pedestrian entry point into the Missouri State University campus. The tunnel is frequently used by students, faculty, staff and visitors that park in the lots (18, 22 and 24) south of Grand Street. Currently there are no ADA parking spaces in these lots due to the lack of an accessible route across Grand Street. The intent of this project is to develop a welcoming, accessible entrance connecting MSU’s property south of Grand Street to the rest of campus while providing ADA parking within those lots. An ADA accessible ramp system will need to be designed on Lot 22 down to the existing tunnel under Grand Street. A new elevator will need to be designed on the north end of the tunnel in front of the Art Annex. All work will need to be coordinated with the City of Springfield's future to widen Grand Street at this location.  The Owner has hired a design team that is actively working on this project.  The project is currently in the Schematic Design Phase. Construction of this project could occur in multiple phases with a construction completion deadline of May of 2022.  The estimated total project cost for this project is $3.5M.

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SCOPE OF WORK:

Preconstruction Services: The CMAR will work with the Architect and the Owner during the design process to ensure the feasibility and constructability of the building. The CMAR will also be responsible for cost estimates during remaining design phase. The CMAR will work with the Architect and Owner to ensure that the cost of construction of the Project is within the estimated Construction Budget through the selection of construction systems and materials, detailed CSI format cost estimating, scheduling, and other means.

CMAR will also review the project schedule and identify critical path and long lead items. Upon the completion of the design development phase and prior to the completion of the 100% set of construction documents, the CMAR will submit a proposal of a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for the construction of the Project, which is within the Owner’s Project Construction Budget.  To meet the project schedule, it is anticipated that early release packages could occur on long lead time items.

BIDDING SERVICES:

Should the Owner exercise its option, the CMAR will serve as General Contractor to complete all work for the bidding and construction of the project. The CMAR will be responsible for coordination of all bids, advertisement and solicitation, bid procurement, selection of sub-consultants or trade contractors as outlined in the Missouri State Statutes. CMAR will also be responsible for issuance of pre-purchase orders for long lead items, if required.

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES:

Should the Owner exercise its option, the CMAR will serve as General Contractor to complete all work for the construction of the Project. The scope of Construction services will be determined based on the final Drawings and Specifications.

The work does not include inspection and material testing services necessary for Owner’s acceptance of the Project, which will be performed under a separate contract with an independent provider engaged directly by the Owner.