Casselberry seeks design services team to lead new Public Works complex project

Bob Moser
GrowthSpotter

The City of Casselberry is seeking proposals from architecture and civil engineering firms to lead turnkey design services for the demolition and reconstruction of its Public Works Department Complex, according to a State of Qualifications (SOQ) issued on Thursday.

The design services contract would precede phased demolition and construction or renovation of a new Public Works Department Complex within an operational Public Works yard, with construction to begin in 2020. 

The city anticipates design services work would begin in December and be completed by January 2020. Post-design services and construction administration services would be contracted separately, and likely begin January 2020 and run through January 2023. 

The city wants the project to include one or more new multi-story buildings to increase the department's main building from a current total square footage of 37,413 square feet to 43,900 square feet. That would include a new training area, lobby, and repurposing of existing space for new priority departments.

The city's visioning process document from 2015 is recommended as a basis for design. It wants four new multi-story buildings to replace existing ones for departments like Fleet Maintenance, Parks Maintenance, Stormwater and more, with each building to increase by roughly 1,000 square feet.

Those four department buildings would increase by a combined 4,000 square feet in conditioned area, and by 2025 the city's vision plan calls for the existing Public Works complex and administration buildings to increase by roughly 7,500 square feet. 

Proposal applications are due by Sept. 13. The city's selection committee would evaluate through October, when a chosen applicant would have its contract go before the City Commission for approval. 

Full documents for SOQ no. 2018-0382 can be found through the city's Procurement Division.  

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