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Submission Cut-off, Thursday, October 31, 2013

 

NOTICE

DESIGN PROFESSIONAL SELECTIONS

FOR

DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES

 


The Selections Committee for the Department of General Services will meet to consider selection of Design Professionals for the following projects:

STATEWIDE SURVEYOR SERVICES -  The Department of General Services (DGS) is seeking land surveyors for Surveyor Services in connection with the design and construction of various Commonwealth civil engineering, building, and flood protection projects, as well as real property acquisitions and dispositions throughout the Commonwealth.

PLEASE NOTE:  If your firm has received notification that your firm was selected for the previously advertised Statewide Surveyor Services for the Commonwealth, you need not apply again.

PROJECT NO. DGS PROJECT NO. DGS 182-24 PHASE 1 – Flood Protection Project, Borough of Montoursville, Montoursville, Lycoming County, PA.  Construction Cost:  $6,000,000.  The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, approximately 1,000 linear feet of earthen levee along the Loyalsock Creek, 2,000 linear feet of earthen levee and/or floodwall extending from Loyalsock Creek eastward towards Loyalsock Avenue, 3 levee closure structures, modifications of existing outfalls and manholes, enlargement of existing drainage pipes and construction of new levee drainage structures to increase efficiency of interior drainage.

PROJECT NO. DGS 189-1 PHASE 1 – Rehabilitation of Dam, Gouldsboro State Park, Lehigh Twp., Wayne County, PA.  Construction Cost:  $1,667,000.  The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, address inadequate capacity of spillway and dam structure.  Upgrade hydraulic capacity of dam and spillway structure from 0.2 Probable Maximum Flood PMF to 0.5 PMF.  Hydraulic and hydrologic analysis and address existing inadequate spillway structure.  Concrete and joint sealant repairs and rock protection and security fencing at existing drop inlet spillway.  Erosion and sedimentation control plan and diversion and care of water during construction.  Update emergency action plan.

PROJECT NO. DGS 195-41 PHASE 1 – New District Office/Infrastructure, Forest District 6, Gallitzin, Cambria County, PA.  Construction Cost:  $4,800,000.  The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, design and construct new district forest office, building to include office space, meeting and conference space, administrative area, map and filing space, comfort facilities, shower area, and lunch area.  Design and construct separate maintenance and storage building for forestry vehicle and equipment.  Provide water, sewer, power and other utilities to suit project.  Design and construct access road, parking and storm water facilities.  Site/civil upgrades to site project and erosion and sediment control.

PROJECT NO. DGS 218-3 PHASE 1 – Construct New Headquarters Facility, P&S/Garage and Crime Lab, Erie Headquarters, Summit Twp., Erie County, PA.  Construction Cost:  $10,750,000.  The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, construct a new Headquarters Building approximately 30,000 sq. ft., new vehicle maintenance garage and procurement and supply building of approximately 7,560 sq. ft., a crime lab of approximately 6,250 sq. ft. and create parking for 199 vehicles on 10 acres of land in Summit Township.  Land is currently being acquired.  The Department and PA State Police will require the Professional to assist in preparation of some documentation as required by the agreement of sale.

PROJECT NO. DGS 251-57 PHASE 1 – Construct a New Stockpile Facility, PennDOT District 9-7, Brothers Valley Twp., Somerset County, PA.  Construction Cost:  $1,500,000.  The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, design and construct a new PennDOT Maintenance Stockpile on an existing 5.09 acre site owned by PennDOT.  Site development and storm water management, paving, electrical and site lighting, salt storage buildings, general storage buildings, personnel staging building, tool storage building, salt brine tanks and containment, and truck and vehicle parking.

PROJECT NO. DGS 571-33 PHASE 1 – Repair Exterior Walls on Various Buildings, State Correctional Institution – Rockview, Benner Twp., Centre County, PA.  Construction Cost:  $1,680,000.  The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, repair/replace deteriorating concrete on the exterior of the DW, Dining Hall and Laundry Buildings.  This would also include sealing with water repellant material on all the buildings.

PROJECT NO. DGS 572-25 PHASE 1 – Electrical Upgrades in Housing, State Correctional Institution – Huntingdon, Smithfield Twp., Huntingdon County, PA.  Construction Cost:  $2,200,000.  The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, upgrade the electrical power distribution system serving various housing units to meet electrical demand.  This includes panels, circuit breakers, conductors, and associated components.

PROJECT NO. DGS 800-293 PHASE 1 – Capital Renewal, Phase II – Central Region, The Pennsylvania State University, Blair County, PA.  Construction Cost:  $15,060,000.  The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, the original Adler Athletic Complex which was built in the 70’s when the student population at Penn State Altoona was about 30% of the student population today.  In addition to the increase in student population, the student use of the facility has increase significantly.  The Complex is now used for intramural and recreation sports, weightlifting and fitness, Division III NCAA men and women’s athletics, and many different student events such as concerts, graduation, etc.  The Program for this expansion calls for a new gymnasium, new fitness area, new weight training area, new locker rooms, new offices for the expanded athletic department staff, new coaches’ offices, player meeting rooms, and faculty offices for the education programs that take place in the building.  A kinesiology program is being developed and will soon be offered at Penn State Altoona, resulting in the need for additional classrooms and laboratory space.

PROJECT NO. DGS A 960-120 – Installation of Emergency Generator, Southeastern Veterans’ Center, Spring City, Chester County, PA.  Construction Cost:  $2,239,709.45.  The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, existing generator serves the facility in accordance with life safety code requirements.  The Southeastern Veterans’ Center experiences numerous outages each year as a result of inconsistent voltage, faults, transients, or failures that occur at the utility company.  The existing generator should be replaced with appropriately sized generator(s) to support the mission and emergency management plan of the facility in an effort to improve and expand the capacity of its emergency generator arrangement.  The extent of these improvements would be dependent on the extent the facility would need to sustain on its own without commercial electric which is typically the time required to coordinate and begin transferring residents to another facility.  Given the climate of the northeast, which extreme high and low temperatures are common it is critical that this facility have the ability to maintain a reasonable condition space through a utility outage.

PROJECT NO. DGS 962-19 PART 2 – New Water Tank, Huntingdon Readiness Center, Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, PA.  Construction Cost:  $256,000.  The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, construct a water storage tank for Readiness Center (RC) fire suppression system.  The RC is approximately 32,000 SF, was recently constructed and has a modern suppression and fire alarm system.  Design water tank and interconnecting pipes, pumps, controls, power electrical, and devices to provide water to the fire suppression system including site hydrant(s).  Currently the suppression system is connected to the local water system through an 8” metered/service line; this work includes establishing the smallest fire suppression meter service to accommodate the tank functionality.  Tank design should be energy conservative during freeze protection seasons.

PROJECT NO. DGS A 970-221 – Installation of Emergency Generator, Southwestern Veterans’ Center, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA.  Construction Cost:  $1,694,915.23.  The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, the existing emergency generator that serves the facility is a 600KW generator with three switch gear units.  Units power the emergency lighting (life safety code requirements), powers one elevator, and some mechanical and dietary equipment.  Existing generator serves the facility in accordance with life safety code requirements.  The Southwestern Veterans’ Center experiences numerous outages each year as a result of inconsistent voltage, faults, transients, or failures that occur at the utility company.  The existing generator should be replaced with appropriately sized generator(s) to support the mission and emergency management plan of the facility in an effort to improve and expand the capacity of its emergency generator arrangement.  The extent of these improvements would be dependent on the extent the facility would need to sustain on its own without commercial electric which is typically the time required to coordinate and begin transferring residents to another facility.  Given the climate of the northeast, which extreme high and low temperatures are common it is critical that this facility have the ability to maintain a reasonable condition space through a utility outage.



REQUIREMENTS AND INFORMATION

 

NOTE – PROJECT PROGRAM

A Project Program, prepared by the Using Agency, is available for the following projects:  Statewide Surveyor Services, DGS 182-24 Phase 1, DGS 189-1 Phase 1, DGS 195-41 Phase 1, DGS 218-3 Phase 1, DGS 251-57 Phase 1, DGS 571-33 Phase 1, DGS 572-25 Phase 1, DGS 800-293 Phase 1, DGS A 960-120, DGS 962-19 Part 2, and DGS A 970-221.  Project Programs are available on this Web Site by clicking on the project number in the above advertisement.  Copies of the Project Programs may be obtained upon request to the Selections Committee, Department of General Services, 3rd Floor Arsenal Building, 18th & Herr Streets, Harrisburg, PA 17125 telephone (717) 783-8468, or via e-mail by addressing a request to: nspade@pa.gov

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING APPLICATION  (Please note, FORM ASP-150 has been updated 11/2012 to reflect changes relative to the implementation of the Small Diverse Business Initiative.  Design Firms submitting ASP-150 Applications for the projects advertised above must utilize the 11/2012 update form, older versions will not be accepted by the Department)

Professionals will not be considered by the Committee until all of the following requirements are met:

(a) Signed Form 150-ASP must be filed with the Department of General Services.  The signature on Form 150-ASP must be an original signature.  The firm’s Vendor Registration number should be listed on Page 1 adjacent their firm name.  Vendor Registration web address is www.pasuppplierportal.state.pa.us or by calling 717-346-2676 (Harrisburg area) or 877-435-7363 (toll free).  Consultants listed on the requesting professional firm's application, Form 150-ASP shall be deemed to be designated Key Consultants.  Form 150-ASP, Application For Specific Project, may be obtained upon request to the Selections Committee, Department of General Services, 3rd Floor Arsenal Building, 18th & Herr Streets, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17125.  Telephone:  (717) 783-8468.  The Form 150-ASP can also be downloaded from this Web Site.  In addition, the Form 150-ASP can be obtained via e-mail by addressing a request to:  nspade@pa.gov


(b) Under question 9, page 4 of the requesting professional firm's application (Form 150-ASP), the requesting professional firm shall state, following the consultant’s name, whether the consultant is a Commonwealth Verified Small Diverse Business.  Also, the requesting professional firm shall obtain from each consultant listed, a signed letter of certification on the consultant's letterhead, attesting to the firm's consent to participate in the requesting professional firm's application (Form 150-ASP) for the specific project.  Signed letters of certification from consultants are required and constitute a part of the requesting professional firm's application (Form 150-ASP) for the specific project.  The signature on the letter of certification must be an original signature.


(c) The requesting professional firm must submit six (6) copies of Form 150-ASP, Application for Specific Project, for each project herein advertised in which the firm is interested and qualified to perform.  At least one of the six (6) copies submitted must contain all original signatures.  For architectural projects and, when appropriate, for engineering projects, the Professional shall supply photographs showing a maximum of two different views of each of the three relevant projects described in Question 12, Pages 7 through 9 of the application (Form 150-ASP).  The requesting professional firm or joint venture firm must be the Professional of Record for the projects described in Question 12, Pages 7 through 9 of the application (Form 150-ASP).  It is not acceptable to list work performed by Key Consultants.  The identification and appropriate supportive information concerning each photograph shall include the name, project title, location, and the name of the Professional of Record.  Color photo copies are acceptable, however, renderings and brochures will not be accepted in lieu of photographs.  The photographs shall be attached to each copy of the application, (Form 150-ASP).  The pages of each copy of Form 150-ASP must be stapled with photographs and consultant's letters of certification followed by the resume(s) of Key Personnel (listed in Question 10 and/or 11 on Pages 5 and/or 6) included as the last section of the application.

DO NOT BIND THE APPLICATION (FORM 150-ASP) IN ANY WAY TO ANY OTHER DOCUMENTATION.  DO NOT BIND THE APPLICATION (FORM 150-ASP) IN A BINDER OF ANY TYPE.

  
(d) A complete project submission, which consists of documents described in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) above, must be received on or before the close of business (5:00 p.m.), Thursday, October 31, 2013, and addressed to the Selections Committee, Department of General Services, 3rd Floor Arsenal Building, 18th & Herr Streets, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17125.  FAX APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE

Note:  Project submissions must be made on the Form 150-ASP.  Applications submitted on any other form are unacceptable and will not be considered by the Committee. 


(e) The Selections Committee may at its discretion establish interviews with any or all of the Professionals who have requested consideration for appointment as designer for the above projects.  If an interview is required, the Professional will be notified by the Committee as to the date, time and location.


(f) Additional information, in writing, may be requested by the Committee as required.


(g) The terms of the Professional’s contract and the fee to be paid to the appointed design professional will be negotiated by the Department for each project.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES - INDOOR AIR QUALITY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS 

The Professional firm selected to design a project will be expected to perform and administer, when required by the Department as Additional Services, an Indoor Air Quality Assessment Program during Building or Renovation Commissioning and the sampling, testing, inspection and monitoring for removal of any asbestos, other hazardous waste or contaminants encountered during project design or construction, unless otherwise stated in the Scope.

SMALL DIVERSE BUSINESS CONSIDERATION IN PROFESSIONAL SELECTIONS

The Department of General Services encourages the participation of Small Minority Business Enterprises, Small Women Business Enterprises, Small Veteran Business Enterprises and Small Service‐Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (collectively referred to as “Small Diverse Businesses” as defined under Title 4 of The Pennsylvania Code, Chapter 58) in Commonwealth Design Professional Agreements.

Therefore, the Selections Committee on behalf of the Department of General Services will consider participation of Small Diverse Businesses (SDB) as either the prime professional, or as a subcontracting consultant, as a factor in the final selection of Design Professionals on Commonwealth projects.

Firms wishing to participate in Commonwealth Design Professional Agreements should specify whether the professional or consultants being proposed on the projects are currently recognized as SDB’s by the Department of General Services, Bureau of Small Business Opportunities. If the proposing firm is itself a current SDB, the firm should state that fact in its proposal.

In order to identify SDB’s the Department of General Services Small Diverse Design Businesses database can be accessed by clicking HERE

 

All applications submitted are subject to review by the Selections Committee.  The Selections Committee disclaims any liability whatsoever as to its review of the applications submitted and in formulating its recommendations for selection.  All recommendations for selection made by the Committee shall be final pursuant to the Commonwealth Procurement Code, 62 Pa. C.S § 101 et seq., as amended (Act 57 of May 15, 1998).