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Issue Date: 04/01/2024 Contract Number: TBD

SUCF# 161056 Replace RO-DI Water System – Comstock Hall


Description:

SUCF# 161056 Replace RO-DI Water System – Comstock Hall

Request for Qualifications

Cornell University is seeking proposals from consultants to provide design and construction administration services. 

Project Description

Design and replace the Reverse Osmosis-Deionized (RO-DI) water system at Cornell University’s Comstock Hall (#1081).  The existing RO-DI water system is at the end of its useful life and replacement parts are no longer available.  The existing system is original to the building and does not have the capacity, alarming capabilities, and redundancy needed to support the present-day use.  The design of the project should include an analysis of the existing system as a whole, including distribution, current usage trends, types of equipment served, maintenance, and future needs.  The design should also consider a phased approach that will minimize interruption to research and academic activities during the transition to the new system. 

Scope of Services

The services indicated below shall include, but not be limited to:

  • Code compliance review
  • Design documents for bidding and construction
  • Opinion of probable cost
  • Construction administration services
  • Standard operating procedures 

Project Reference Materials (if applicable):

  • n/a 

Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Participation

Pursuant to New York State Executive Law Article 15-A, Cornell University is committed to promoting opportunities for maximum feasible participation of certified MWBE firms and the employment of minority group members and women in the performance of Cornell contracts.  Consultants are required to ensure that good faith efforts are made to include meaningful participation.

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (SDVOB) Participation

Pursuant to New York State Executive Law Article 17-B, Cornell University is committed to promoting opportunities for maximum feasible participation of certified SDVOB firms and the employment of veterans in the performance of Cornell contracts. Consultants are required to ensure that good faith efforts are made to include meaningful participation 

MBE, WBE, and SDVOB goals are listed in the New York State Contract Reporter (NYSCR) ad. 

The consultant shall provide a Subconsultant Staffing List for the project using the form attached to the NYSCR ad.  This subconsultant staffing list shall include the percent of work to be completed by each subconsultant and indicate whether each subconsultant is a MBE, WBE, or SDVOB. 

References

References will be contacted as part of the evaluation process. When submitting references, the following information shall be included:

  • Name(s) and title(s) of person/people to contact
  • Phone numbers and e-mail addresses
  • Name of project and/or reason for reference

Time of Completion Schedule

Estimated Completion Date:  August 31, 2025

Format of Proposal

To be considered for this project, prospective consultants shall include the following in their response: 

  • Cover letter with signature. 
  • Prime Consultant’s Qualifications and Experience: Show specific relevant expertise and successful completion of projects similar in size and scope as the project described above. 
  • Qualifications of Prime Consultant Staff: Demonstrate experience and qualifications of the firm’s key personnel in the planning, organizing and execution of projects similar in scope.  List the qualifications of employees who will be working on this project. 
  • Approach and Capability: Show organization of staff and design/technical resources specifically dedicated to this project.  Identify assignment of responsibilities and authority. 
  • Previous Experience with Work Specific to Project Scope: Include examples of prior work on Cornell projects and other colleges and/or state agencies.  Demonstrate thorough understanding of project scope. 
  • Proposed Subconsultant Team: List subconsultants who will work on this project and demonstrate that they have the necessary staffing and experience for this type of work. 
  • MWBE and SDVOB Utilization: On the Subconsultant Staffing List, list all MBE, WBE, and SDVOB staff and subconsultants who will work on this project to show how the MWBE/SDVOB goals will be met.  If the prime consultant is an MWBE/SDVOB firm, it counts towards the goals. 
  • References: List references for design and construction administration of similar projects in public and educational settings. 

Deadline and Submittal Information

  • Proposals must be received on or by the due date listed in the NYSCR ad. 
  • Proposals must be in PDF format, no more than 25 pages total (including cover sheet and all forms), and labeled using the following naming convention:

                                        SUCF#-Project Name-Firm Name 

No fee information is to be submitted with the proposal.  A fee proposal will be requested only after a consultant selection is made.

Due Date: 04/26/2024 5:00 PM

Contract Term: 1-2 years

Location: 129 Garden Ave Ithaca, NY

Ad Type: General


Primary Contact:     Cornell University
Contract Colleges Facilities

Danielle Cox
Program Administrative Coordinator
125 Humphreys Service Building
Ithaca, NY 14853
United States
Ph: 607-254-8563
Fax:
dsc237@cornell.edu

Secondary contact:     Cornell University
Contract Colleges Facilities

Danielle Cox
Program Administrative Coordinator
125 Humphreys Service Building
Ithaca, NY 14853
United States
Ph: 607-254-8563
Fax:
dsc237@cornell.edu