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Issue Date: 09/17/2020 Contract Number: TBD

SUCF#341014 Replace Cooling Tower - Barton Labs


Description:

Request for Qualifications

Geneva Barton Laboratory Cooling Tower Replacement
SUCF#341014 Replace Cooling Tower - Barton Labs


Request for Qualifications
Cornell University is seeking proposals from consultants to provide complete design, bid administration and construction administration services for the replacement of the cooling tower and associated systems that provide temperature and humidity control for growth chambers within the building.

Project Description
Design and replace cooling tower with variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heat pump and provide a new hydronic loop to chamber condensers. Cooling Tower is at end of service life and beginning to fail, incurring corrective maintenance costs. The systems that moderate temperature and humidity within the growth chambers are at the end of their service life and require replacing.

Scope of Services
The services indicated below shall include, but not be limited to:
• Review Cornell Barton Lab Growth Chambers HVAC Feasibility Study
• Validate conceptual design options
• Opinion of probable construction cost
• Anticipated construction schedule
• Complete construction documents and specifications
• Bid phase and Construction administration

Project Reference Materials (if applicable):
Cornell Barton Lab Growth Chambers HVAC Feasibility Study 2/17/2020

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: 3/31/2022

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

1) Cover letter with signature.

2) 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.

3) 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.

4) Approach and Capability: Show organization of staff and design/technical resources specifically dedicated to this project. Identify assignment of responsibilities and authority.

5) 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.

6) 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.

7) 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.

8) References: List references for design and construction administration of similar projects in public and educational settings.

Deadline and Submittal Information
1) Proposals must be received on or by the due date listed in the NYSCR ad.

2) 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

3) Proposals shall be e-mailed to:
Danielle Hartman
ccf-admin@cornell.edu

4) If inquiries regarding the project are received, all answers given will be posted at the following link: https://fcs.cornell.edu/departments/contract-colleges-facilities/contract-colleges-facilities-consultant-selection-status

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

All new contracts are subject to NYS Division of Budget approval during COVID-19.

 

Due Date: 10/08/2020 12:00 PM

Contract Term: TBD

Location: Ithaca, NY

Ad Type: General


Primary Contact:     Cornell University
Contract Colleges Facilities

Danielle Hartman
Administrative and Program Coordinator
125 Humphreys Service Building
Ithaca, NY 14853
United States
Ph: 607-254-8563
Fax:
dnd23@cornell.edu

Secondary contact:     Cornell University
Contract Colleges Facilities

Danielle Hartman
Administrative and Program Coordinator
125 Humphreys Service Building
Ithaca, NY 14853
United States
Ph: 607-254-8563
Fax:
dnd23@cornell.edu