Seminole State College seeks construction manager for Gould Bldg renovation

Seminole State College of Florida is seeking a construction manager to help renovate an office building that came with 10 acres in Longwood it received as a donation in February 2016, according to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) published Monday. 

Located at 1333 N. U.S. 17-92, the Gould Building was part of a tax-deductible gift the college received from Norman and Jean Gould, who operated a printing business on the property, the Orlando Sentinel reported last year. The property is a designated Superfund site, with a long-term cleanup program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

The chosen firm would provide Construction Management Services (CMS) for renovation and remodeling of the Gould Building, with approximately 66,938 gross square feet to be divided up as 11,500 square feet of institutional support space (offices, computer frame rooms, conference rooms), and 55,438 square feet of secondary spaces (warehouse, circulation, restrooms, mechanical, etc.). 

Any building infrastructure and site improvements related to the project would be included in the scope of work. The CM will review construction documents at design development, the 50 percent completion phase and at 100 percent completion. 

Evaluation criteria in the RFQ will be weighted toward related experience, overall methodology and knowledge of the site, team composition and a firm's workload, among other factors. 

There will be a one-time, mandatory pre-submittal meeting with interested firms on June 21 at 2 p.m., to be held in the Weldon Building at the college's Sanford campus. 

RFQ applications will be due on July 10 at 2 p.m. to Greg Long, director of purchasing at the college. A selection committee will review and rank the applicants on July 25, and select three finalists. Interviews should be held on Aug. 2, and recommendations made to the board of trustees on Sept. 18. 

Firms interested in RFQ no. 17-18-01 can find full documents for the opportunity at Seminole State's Purchasing Division webpage. 

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