Architect/Engineers RFQP for BEST Grant Project

Architect/Engineers RFQP for BEST Grant Project

Supporting Documentation

Responses to Questions for Architect/Engineers RFQP

(PDF Version of response is available by clicking the following link: AE Questions and Responses )

  1. Is there a page limit on the proposal?
    No.
  2. Is this delivery of the RFP via electronic email to you by May 14, 2021, 4:00pm MDT? If so, on p.6 of 7, the document states, “The fee proposal is to be submitted in a sealed envelope with this RFQ/P.”
    Please submit a fee proposal as a separate file in the same email.
  3. Will there be a scheduled site walk for interested design firms?
    a. If no, can firms visit the site on their own accord?
    All pertinent information is available in our website. A site walk is not anticipated or deemed necessary for this solicitation.
  4. Will selection be made solely off of the RFQ/P response, or will there be a shortlist of firms that will be invited to interview?
    The district will decide how to proceed with this solicitation upon BEST grant award.
  5. The preliminary schedule posted on the District website indicates a design starting in December of 2022, which we are assuming ties to a November bond election. With the release of this RFP/Q now, we are assuming it is the District’s goal to start the process before then. When would the District like to start design?
    The district intends to start design as soon as possible upon a successful BEST grant award. A local bond election passed in November of 2020.
  6. In section IV Fee Proposal, there is reference to short listed firms preparing a fee. It also indicates that the fee should be in a sealed envelope and submitted with this RFP/Q. Question: Is a fee due at the time of electronic submittal of this RFP/Q? If yes, since the RFP/Q is an electronic submittal would the fee also be submitted electronically?
    Please submit a fee proposal as a separate file in the same email.
  7. Is there any anticipated renovation scope at the existing Peakview School?
    Yes. This solicitation is limited to the replacement of John Mall High School.
  8. Can you confirm it’s the District’s intent to incorporate 7th and 8th grade into the new
    John Mall Secondary School?
    That is the intent.
  9. Does the District want the AE team to include FF&E (Fixtures, Furnishings & Equipment) design, specification, procurement, installation observation services?
    (Please indicate if any/all of those services.)
    Yes.
  10. Please clarify if fees are due with this RFQ/P response or later after firms are
    shortlisted?
    See response to Question #2.
  11. Does the District intend to interview shortlisted firms?
    See response to Question #4.
  12. Beyond targeting LEED Gold or CHPS, has the District set any specific high performance goals?
    No.
  13. With BEST Grant Awards scheduled to be made by June, is it feasible to start
    Programming/Conceptual Design in summer and Schematic Design in the fall instead of December?
    The district intends to start design as soon as possible upon successful BEST Grant award.
  14. On page 4 of 7, Section 3 item 1 references Programming/Conceptual Design, but can you clarify when that phase would occur since it is not shown on the Project Schedule?
    The district intends to start design as soon as possible upon successful BEST Grant award.
  15. Is the CM/GC to be selected based on the Schematic Design deliverable? For which
    phases does the District want a detailed cost estimate, not provided by the CMGC?
    It has not been decided when a CMGC will be selected. For the purpose of this solicitation, assume cost estimates for all design phases.
  16. Can you confirm the required dates of construction completion for Phase 1 (new
    building) and Phase 2 (demo and site)?
    Please reference BEST Grant project schedule for preliminary timeline
  17. Can you confirm what competition-level sports are to be planned for, both indoor and
    outdoor?
    This will be discussed upon award with the successful candidate.
  18. Would it be possible for the clarification responses to be issued sooner than Monday, May 10?
    Clarifications will be posted per RFQP stated timeline.
  19. Is the Owner/Architect contract form yet known? If so, is a draft available for review?
    This will be provided and negotiated with the successful candidate.