Valencia College seeks CMAR for new building on Osceola campus

Valencia College wants to hire a Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) to help build the new Center for Accelerated Training (CAT) building on its Osceola campus, according to Request for Qualifications (RFQ) issued on Friday.

The new CAT building will be located on the northeastern side of the campus in Kissimmee, and is projected as a one-story, 14,700-square-foot facility with 10 classrooms, a computer lab, administrative area and trade lab. 

Construction budget for the project is estimated at $3 million. Site work will include surface parking, on-property access roads, water detention, landscaping and all utility requirements. 

The CMAR would schedule and lead all project meetings with the owner, architect and contractor, enter "at risk" contracts with all subcontractors and suppliers, provide cost estimating, scheduling and document review during the design phase, and provide continuous on-site management during the construction phase, among other duties. 

A non-mandatory pre-proposal meeting will be held Aug. 22 at 9:30 am, at Valencia's Osceola campus.

Applications are due by Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. to Valencia's Procurement Services office in Orlando. A selection committee will evaluate proposals by Sept. 15, interview the top-ranked firms by Sept. 19, and submit a selection to the college's board by October. 

A final Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) will be expected from the chosen CMAR in October, with groundbreaking targeted for November and final completion in August 2018. 

Full documents for RFQ no. 2018-05 can be found through Valencia's Procurement Division webpage. 

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