PROJECT INFORMATION SHEET DESIGN-BUILD CONTRACTOR SUPPLEMENTAL REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS PROJECT NUMBER: 300234 PROJECT NAME: MANSFIELD APARTMENTS REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT LOCATION: UCONN STORRS CAMPUS PROCUREMENT AGENT: CESAR ALONZO, CESAR.ALONZO@UCONN.EDU
, 860-486-0012 INTENT OF THIS SOLICITATION: The purpose of this Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) is to solicit experienced Design-Build Firms for design and construction of the new Mansfield Apartments complex. LOCATION OF REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: Submit a Statement of Qualifications for this solicitation (event) through the HuskyBuy Portal: https://bids.sciquest.com/apps/Router/PublicEvent?CustomerOrg=UConnFullSuite.
CRITICAL DATES: Pre-Proposal Meeting Date and Time 11/9/2022 9:00AM Pre-Proposal Meeting Location Purchasing Bid Room, 3 Discovery Drive, Storrs, CT 06269. Q&A (RFI) Due Date and Time 11/17/2022 2:00PM RFQ Due Date and Time 12/1/2022 2:00PM PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING: The Pre-Proposal Meeting is not mandatory, however, interested Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend and hear more about the Scope of Work/Services required. The Pre-Proposal Meeting will commence promptly at the time noted herein. There are limited short-term and PayByPhone parking spaces around the University Business Services building. The North Parking Garage is recommended to all vendors as parking on campus is at your own risk. The North Garage parking is paid via online app (PaybyPhone or Flowbird) or at a kiosk and is required when parking vehicle and not when exiting the garage. REQUEST FOR INFORMATION QUESTIONS: All Requests for Information (“RFI”) questions are to be posted under the Q & A Board Tab in the HuskyBuy sourcing event by the due date and time listed in the “Critical Dates” section above. The University will not be responsible for any interpretations or instructions other than those submitted through the Q & A Board of the event. PROPOSAL CLARIFICATIONS, ADDENDA, and INTERPRETATIONS: Applicants shall promptly notify the University of any ambiguity, inconsistency, or error which they may discover upon examination of the plans, specifications, or other contract documents. Any and all interpretations of the drawings, specifications, responses to any RFIs, or other contract documents and any supplemental instructions, will be in the form of a written proposal mailto:CESAR.ALONZO@UCONN.EDU https://bids.sciquest.com/apps/Router/PublicEvent?CustomerOrg=UConnFullSuite
D-B Contractor RFQ Project Information Sheet Page 2 clarification/addendum, if issued, and will be posted as part of the HuskyBuy sourcing event under the Buyer Attachment Tab. Failure of any Applicant to receive any such addendum or interpretation shall not release any Applicant from any obligations under its bid as submitted. UNIVERSITY COVID-19 MITIGATION GUIDELINES: As part of UConn’s on-going effort to ensure a secure and safe working environment for its students, workforce, clients, and visitors, the University has developed the “University COVID-19 Mitigation Guidelines for the Contractor Community.” A copy of the Guidelines can be found by visiting the following website: https://updc.uconn.edu/contractors-working-
at-uconn/ and clicking on the document located under the Resources section. You may also find additional information at: https://ehs.uconn.edu/ehs-covid-resources/.
These guidelines establish consistent standards for mitigating the spread of COVID-19 that must be undertaken by the Contractor and are intended to assist UConn in meeting its commitments. DAS CLASSIFICATION: Only Applicants prequalified by both the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) in the specified classification for this project (CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AT RISK GROUP B OR GROUP C) as of the due date of the Application, and the University, through this Prequalification Application, shall be permitted to submit a Proposal on this project. PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENT: Applicants are advised that this project will be implemented and performed under a Project Labor Agreement (“PLA”). Sample PLA is being provided within this Request for Qualifications for informational purposes only and the final PLA will be negotiated with the selected vendor of choice upon contract execution. THRESHOLD BUILDING PROJECT: All contractors and major subcontractors must possess, at the time the Application is submitted, a valid license, registration or certification issued by the Department of Consumer Protection in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 20-341gg if a project(s) is for a “Threshold Building” as defined in Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 29-276b. (Pursuant to C.G.S. §29- 276b, the term “threshold limit” shall apply to any structure or addition thereto (1) having four stories, (2) sixty feet in height, (3) with a clear span of one hundred fifty feet in width, (4) containing one hundred fifty thousand square feet of total gross floor area, or (5) with an occupancy of one thousand persons. If a joint venture, all joint venture partners shall be licensed, registered or certified). SCOPE OF WORK: The University of Connecticut (UConn) is a public university founded in 1881. Enrolling approximately 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students, UConn is a national leader among public research universities and is consistently ranked in the top 25 public universities in the nation. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses and Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments. The university’s academic accomplishments are complimented with a school spirit that is fueled by a history of success in Division I athletics. Academic accomplishments, athletic success and a diverse community allows UConn to foster a vibrant campus culture that meets the needs and provides opportunities for a dynamic student body. To enhance the university’s campus culture and in conformance with the campus master plan, the University of Connecticut intends to redevelop the existing Mansfield Apartments complex located on the South Eagleville Road in Storrs CT that was constructed circa 1940. The townhouse-style apartments were originally constructed as graduate family housing but have mostly been utilized by undergraduate upper classes. The facilities have reached the end of their useful life and the property, which contains approximately 16 acres, can be utilized for denser apartment-style development. The complex has been https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fupdc.uconn.edu%2Fcontractors-working-at-uconn%2F&data=04%7C01%7Celaine.dumas%40uconn.edu%7Ca94eab047fd246d7c2ce08d88cb2cec2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637414046888679889%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=i5g8dEZjeAaVLv5PQ7O0UePKlAFTEErwDzCbbTFLgoY%3D&reserved=0 https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fupdc.uconn.edu%2Fcontractors-working-at-uconn%2F&data=04%7C01%7Celaine.dumas%40uconn.edu%7Ca94eab047fd246d7c2ce08d88cb2cec2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637414046888679889%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=i5g8dEZjeAaVLv5PQ7O0UePKlAFTEErwDzCbbTFLgoY%3D&reserved=0 https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fehs.uconn.edu%2Fehs-covid-resources%2F&data=04%7C01%7Celaine.dumas%40uconn.edu%7Ca94eab047fd246d7c2ce08d88cb2cec2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637414046888689843%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=bf9CX6xZYhCr81snNe1xyAy3zp%2Bm2LlyOvX32H7Bn44%3D&reserved=0
D-B Contractor RFQ Project Information Sheet Page 3 utilized exclusively as an isolation location during the Covid-19 pandemic and it is desirable to commence redevelopment activities at this time, with the intention of not having to reopen the complex in its current condition to the general student population again. The University’s Campus Masterplan identified the Mansfield Apartments as a primary location for a denser apartment style development. The new apartment-style complex on the Mansfield Apartments site will range from 900 – 950 beds to fully replace the existing complex The Design/Build firm must demonstrate experience providing design and construction services, providing complete professional services that are required including, but not limited to, site development, architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, security, electrical, civil, site utilities, geotechnical, survey, landscape, construction management, scheduling, commissioning, testing, cost estimating, telecommunications, acoustical, interior design and furniture, fixture and equipment specification and any other design or specialty disciplines pertinent to the project. The response should clearly highlight what services were provided with the proposed Design/Build firm working together. The General Scope of Work includes design and construction services for a new Mansfield Apartments Complex that will accommodate approximately 900-950 beds including the site development of approximately 16 acres. The buildings are planned to be approximately seven levels (Ground + Levels 1 through 6) and approximately 450,000 gross square feet in size. The Ground Level consists of a residential amenity space, common areas, offices, mail room, game room, spiritual space, utility spaces, central plant, bike storage and residential apartments. The upper levels will include “apartment style” residential units of two (2) or four (4) beds each, residential amenity space, laundry, lounge area, multifunction space, utilities areas. The project scope of work will include site utilities, site lighting, site parking and parking deck, one-way perimeter ring road, sidewalks, site furniture, curbing, landscaping, rain gardens, water retention areas, courtyards with lawn/sod areas surrounding the building. New sod will be required in areas disturbed be excavation and utility installations. The project utilities include but not are not limited to gas, electric, telecommunications, fire protection, security, water, sewer, storm water, fuel cell, geothermal wells and distribution, and photovoltaic solar panels. The University intends to use the Design-Build delivery method for this Project and the University will require the successful Proposer to enter a contract to provide both design and construction services. The University has retained Sasaki Associates Inc. for initial design of the Mansfield Apartment Redevelopment and to prepare “Bridging Documents” to an enhanced Schematic Design level of plans and details with input from University Administration, Facilities Management and Residential Life staff. The Bridging Documents reflect the project design intent of the facility, and the University will not revisit the major decisions made during their development. Therefore, it is expected that completion of the design documents, including through Design Development and Construction Documents will be by the Design- Builder. In addition, the Design-Builder will be responsible for all permits, bidding and complete construction of the project. The phases of the project, which the Design Builder may complete concurrently or sequentially, are as follows: Phase 1: Design Development and Bridging Documents hand-off Phase 2: Construction Documents Phase 3: Bidding & Permitting Phase 4: Mobilization & Construction D-B Contractor RFQ Project Information Sheet Page 4 Phase 5: Occupancy & Close-Out Specialty elements and considerations for the project shall include but are not limited to the following: • The building design and construction shall comply with State of Connecticut High Performance Building Regulations (16a-38k-1 et seq.) • The building design and construction shall comply with University Planning Design & Construction Design Standards found at: www.UPDC.UConn.edu
• The building design and construction shall comply with LEED Gold requirements and shall receive LEED Gold Certification • The building design and construction shall comply with State of Connecticut Building Codes, State of Connecticut Fire & Life Safety Codes, ADA Accessibility codes and applicable Energy Codes. The Design Build Team will be responsible for identifying long lead items, critical path construction sequences and any obstacles to adhering to the project schedule. The Design Builder shall prepare Construction Documents and attain permits to ensure construction is completed on or before the stipulated Substantial Completion date. PROJECT SCHEDULE/DURATION: Contract Execution/Notice to Proceed: March 31, 2023 Construction Commencement: On or before May 31, 2023* Construction Substantial Completion: July 30, 2025 *The start of construction activity on the site cannot commence prior to the acceptance by the UConn Board of Trustees of the Record of Decision from the Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA), which shall be attained no later than May 31, 2023. FINANCIAL ABILITY: The Applicant must demonstrate the financial ability and bonding capacity to complete a construction project with a minimum value of at least $315,000,000 (Three Hundred Fifteen Million dollars). SUBMITTING PROPOSAL: The Statement of Qualifications shall address the following Qualifications and Experience criteria: - Project Team Qualifications – The Applicant must demonstrate the ability to staff the project with high quality, experienced personnel. Describe the qualifications and responsibilities of the key project team personnel who will be assigned to the project including their experience on similar assignments and their specific responsibilities on the proposed project. a. A full-time Construction Project Superintendent, Construction Project Manager and Principal Designer/Lead Architect is mandatory, and the Applicant must demonstrate adequate levels of staffing to oversee the project through completion. b. The Statement of Qualifications shall include complete resumes for each key project team personnel as well as resumes of personnel the Applicant deems necessary to complete the purposes of this project. Utilize the Resume of Proposed Key Personnel for this Project Form provided with this RFQ. c. Provide an Organizational Chart that identifies the primary team members’ roles for this project. If after the Statement of Qualifications are submitted to the University, there are staffing changes to D-B Contractor RFQ Project Information Sheet Page 5 the proposed assignment team, the Company must notify the University immediately and submit the resumes of the staffing changes. Lack of notification could be grounds for disqualification. NOTE: In order to maintain the integrity of the competitive bid process, the Firm and it’s consultants, selected as the Bridging Architect for this project will not be able to participate as part of the team for any Design Builder submitting a Proposal for the construction of this Project. - Project Relevant Experience - Describe the overall qualifications of the Company, including background in this field and the services that it provides. Utilize the Project Relevant Experience Form provided with this RFQ. The Applicant shall: a. Provide Three (3) examples of projects that are in progress (at least 75% complete) or completed, comparable in size, scope, and similar environment to this project, with an emphasis on large scale mid-rise to high-rise residential dormitories in a higher education environment, completed within the past Ten (10) years. NOTE: Only provide the required number of project examples listed in this section. Only one (1) project example completed for UConn may be included as part of your Submission. b. Include a detailed description of the work performed and how it relates to the scope of work outlined in the Prequalification Application shall be included. c. If a joint venture is proposed, provide project examples where the Companies have worked together, outlining the percentage of responsibilities and the organizational structure associated the assignment. If a joint venture is proposed, provide the proposed joint venture arrangement between the parties outlining the percentage of responsibilities and the organizational structure associated with a joint venture established for the assignment. - Miscellaneous Documents: A. If certified, provide Applicant’s Connecticut certificate of Small Business Enterprise and/or Minority Business Enterprise (SBE/MBE). B. Architecture License – Provide a copy of the Firm’s Connecticut License (as per Connecticut General Statutes Section 20-298a and 20-298b). This certificate must remain effective for so long as the design professional is under contract to provide professional services to the University for this Project. C. Provide a copy of at least one proposed project team member’s current Connecticut Architecture License. NOTIFICATION: All Applicants will be notified of the status of their application via email as soon as practical after the Evaluation process is complete. Successful companies will be invited to participate in the ITB stage for this Project. SET-ASIDE REQUIREMENTS: The awarded Design-Builder is advised that they must award thirty percent (30%) or more of the value of the total contract amount to Small Business Enterprises (SBE) certified by the State of Connecticut DAS Supplier Diversity Program, of that amount, one-third (10% of the total award) or more must be awarded to SBE’s who are also Minority Business Enterprises (MBE). The Design- Builder is responsible for ensuring that the SBE’s/MBE’s they have elected are eligible contractors, and that they meet state requirements. In support of the 30/10 goal, it is suggested that a thoughtful approach be considered in package size, value, and design to encourage SBE/MBE opportunities. End of Project Information Sheet