GRAND FORKS COUNTY QUALIFICATION APPLICATION – Grand Forks Herald

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GRAND FORKS COUNTY REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS RISKY CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES Grand Forks County is requesting statements of qualifications to provide Hazardous Construction Management (CMaR) services to support short and long term planning for possible improvement of county correctional facilities. The scope of construction of the project could include some or all of the following; an addition and / or renovation to the existing Grand Forks County Correctional Center located at 1701 N Washington St # A, Grand Forks, ND 58203, to meet the changing needs of correctional programming, inmate volume and efficiency of administrative space; an addition and / or renovation to the existing Grand Forks County Correctional Center to allow the relocation of the juvenile detention program currently located at 125 S 5th St, Grand Forks, ND 58201, to a facility that has passed its lifespan planned useful life, and an addition and / or renovation of the existing Grand Forks County Correctional Center to increase operational capacity and meet the current high use of the infirmary. Total project budget of $ 31 million, with a start in spring 2022 and a finish in summer 2023. Shortlisted companies will also be asked to provide an opinion on the likely costs before the in-person interviews are held. Interested construction management companies must submit a Statement of Qualifications by 12:00 p.m. Wednesday January 26, 2022 addressed to: Thomas Ford, Grand Forks County Administrative Manager, County PO Box 5726 151 S. 4 th Street Grand Forks, ND 58206 -5726 Companies selected for an interview will be notified by the county and informed of the location and time of the interview. The selection committee will include the following: Tom Wesley, Certified Architect, Jeremiah Christenson, Certified Mechanical Engineer, Kent Anderson, Certified Contractor, Tom Ford and Bret Burkholder, County Representatives and County Commissioner Tom Falck. Grand Forks County requests the following documents to be used in the selection of the Construction Manager: 1. Procedure: a. Submit an electronic proposal to County Administrative Director Thomas Ford at Thomas.ford@gfcounty.org or via USB or CD to County Administrative Director Thomas Ford at Grand Forks County 151 S. 4th Street Grand Forks ND 58206-5726. Proposals must be delivered in PDF or Microsoft Word format. b. Optionally, submit (6) six printed copies of the proposal to County Administrative Director Thomas Ford, Grand Forks County, 151 S. 4th Street Grand Forks, ND 58206-5726. 2. Content of the tender and selection criteria: a. The company’s experience on any similar project. I. Provide up to 5, but no more than 10 similar projects. Include date of completion, estimate / actual construction cost, project owner and project reference. b. The company’s existing workload and available capacity. I. Include ongoing and planned projects, including the cost of the project. vs. The experience of key company personnel on any similar project. I. Include brief resumes of staff to be assigned to this project. D. The company’s safety record. e. The company’s familiarity with the location of the public improvement. F. Any additional information indicated in the request for quotation that the selection committee requested. g. Company compliance with state and federal laws. h. The company proposed fees and expenses for the scope of the project, as described in the RFQ. I. Any reasonable additional information that the proposing CMaR deems necessary. 3. All bidding companies must provide a statement indicating the current insurance coverage in an amount at least equal to the maximum guaranteed price of the project, and the capacity to back the project. All quotes must include with the quote a Certificate of Insurance, indicating liability coverage. The CMaR must be licensed in the state of North Dakota with a “Class A” license and must comply with all of the requirements listed in Chapter 43-07 of the ND Century Code. 4. All bidding companies must explain their approach to providing any self-executed construction work. Specifically, what profession (s) does the company propose to provide and how will these costs be determined? A detailed study and assessment of the current facilities and programming of the Grand Forks County Correctional Center can be obtained by contacting Thomas Ford, County Administrative Director, at 151 S. 4th Street Grand Forks, ND 58206-5726 or by way of electronic at Thomas.ford @ gfcounty.org. 5. Recommend Subcontractor Procurement Methodology: CMaR, in consultation with the Architect, must publicly bid on all Subcontractor work for at least 21 days to recruit the specialist contractors needed to build the project. CMaR, in collaboration with the architect, will prepare the necessary tender documents and recruit specialized contractors. 6. Agreement form: 7. Document AIA A133-2019, Standard agreement form between owner and construction manager as builder, sample contract is available on request by contracting Thomas Ford, administrative manager of County, 151 S. 4th Street Grand Forks, ND 58206-5726 or electronically at Thomas.ford@gfcounty.org. a. 8. CMaR Selection Policy: It is the policy of Grand Forks County that the selection of CMaR to provide professional construction management services for this project is based on the quality of CMaR, i.e. the competence and experience demonstrated, and the cost of providing the proper performance of the services requested. 9. Assessment criteria: This particular request for quotation must be graded according to the following criteria (NDCC 48-01.2-20), as well as predetermined weightings: – Experience on similar projects (20%) – Existing workload ( 10%) – Capacity of key personnel and their experience in any similar project (20%) – Safety record (5%) – Knowledge of the location of the public improvement (10%) – Compliance with state and federal laws ( 10%) – Previous work for Grand Forks County (5%) – Cost (20%) All reviews are scored out of 100 points. This proposal has 80 points for the technical proposal and 20 points for the cost proposal, which is scored by the selection committee. In accordance with NDCC 48-01.2-20 (7-a), the Selection Committee will review each submitted proposal and include the three highest ranked CMaRs on a list of finalists. Finalists will be invited to an in-person interview at 151 South 4th Street Grand Forks, ND 58201. The Selection Committee will recommend to the Grand Forks County Commission the at-risk construction manager receiving the highest score on the criteria. evaluation submitted. Grand Fork County may solicit qualifications, interview anyone who has applied, or consider using an alternate delivery method. 10. Non-collusion: a. By signing the response to the call for tenders, the submitting company certifies that the response submitted was obtained independently and was submitted without collusion with and without any agreement, understanding or plan of common action planned with any other service provider described in the extended tender for works designed to limit independent tendering or competition. 11. Conflict of interest: a. All proposals submitted in response to this RFP must include a statement that the submitting company or individual, its owners, affiliates or employees have no interest, direct or indirect, in the project that would conflict in any way or degree with the performance of its services as CMAR, and the company or individual has no affiliation with any individual member of the selection committee. 12. No Guarantee for Award of Construction Contract: There is no guarantee that Grand Forks County will award the contract for the construction phase. CMaR will not have the right to recover unreimbursed costs, anticipated benefits or monetary rewards for the preparation of the proposal. (5, 12 and 19 Jan. 2022) 19673


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