DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES
Design Professional Selections
[29 Pa.B. 1782]
The Selections Committee for the Department of General Services will meet to consider selections of Design Professionals for the following projects:
Project No. DGS 141-7 Phase 3--Visitor Center, Delaware Canal Improvement Program, Delaware Canal State Park, Bucks County, PA. Construction Cost: $2,500,000. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, demolition of existing structure; construction of new visitor center which will include office/administrative space, classroom/meeting room, reception/display area, bathrooms and storage area. Also included are: utility connections to existing systems, new parking area with improved access and outdoor lighting.
Project No. DGS 406-53--Renovation of Memorial Auditorium, Edinboro University, Edinboro, Erie County, PA. Construction Cost: $1,694,000. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, replacement of the heating/ventilation system (possible conversion from electric to natural gas); possible addition of A/C; replace electrical distribution panels; replace lighting systems in building and stage area; replace auditorium seating; restoration/ preservation of ceiling mural; renovate projection booth; improve projection/sound/voice/video/data wiring; repoint masonry; caulk exterior joints; replace doors/windows and repair roof parapet.
Project No. DGS 410-49--Renovation/Replacement of Belknap Hall and Retan Center, Mansfield University, Mansfield, Tioga County, PA. Construction Cost: $4,000,000. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, renovations to Belknap Hall including heating and associated control systems, installation of A/C system, repairs to plumbing system and provisions for office space. The Retan Center renovations include improved instructional space including a lecture hall and faculty offices, utility upgrades and appropriate HVAC systems necessary for year round instruction.
Project No. DGS 513-27--Renovate Building No. 7, Torrance State Hospital, Torrance, Westmoreland County, PA. Total Construction Cost: $2,150,000. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, installation of new HVAC system; window replacement; bathroom renovations; exterior fence including sally port; installation of door locking system, closed circuit security system and smoke detection system; transformer upgrade and installation of exterior lighting.
Project No. DGS 971-5--Construction of Visitor Center, Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville, Bucks County, PA. Total Construction Cost: $2,500,000. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, demolition of existing center and construction of a new building including parking, landscaping, sewage disposal system, electrical water supply system and plumbing. See Special Note Under Requirements and Information section regarding Design Expertise.
Requirements and Information
Firms applying for Project No. DGS 971-5 should note that archaeology may be required and must retain an experienced archaeologist to perform this work.
A Project Program, prepared by the Using Agency, for the above advertised projects may be available and can be obtained upon request to the Selections Committee, Department of General Services, Room 104, 18th and Herr Streets, Harrisburg, PA 17125, (717) 783-8468.
Instructions for Filing Application
Please Be Advised:
Design firms which may have downloaded the Form 150-ASP from our Home Page on the Internet, prior to February 18, 1999, are advised to download again. In addition to updated Navigating Instructions, there have been minor adjustments made to entry field areas. These adjustments, made to entry field areas only, were made for the convenience of design firms.
Professionals will not be considered by the Committee until all of the following requirements are met.
(a) Signed Form 150-ASP must be filed with the Department of General Services. The signature on Form 150-ASP must be an original signature. Consultants listed on the requesting professional firm's application, Form 150-ASP shall be deemed to be designated key consultants. Form 150-ASP, Application For Specific Project, may be obtained upon request to the Selections Committee, Department of General Services, Room 104, 18th and Herr Streets, Harrisburg, PA 17125, (717) 783-8468. The Form 150-ASP can be downloaded from the Department of General Services Internet Home Page at http://www.dgs.state.pa.us/cnprs.htm. In addition, the Form 150-ASP can be obtained by means of e-mail by addressing a request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(b) The requesting professional firm shall obtain from each consultant listed in Question 9, page 4 of the requesting professional firm's application (Form 150-ASP) a signed letter of certification on the consultant's letterhead, attesting to the firm's consent to participate in the requesting professional firm's application (Form 150-ASP) for the specific project. Signed letters of certification from consultants are required and constitute a part of the requesting professional firm's application (Form 150-ASP) for the specific project. The signature on the letter of certification must be an original signature.
(c) The requesting professional firm must submit six copies of Form 150-ASP, Application for Specific Project, for each project herein advertised in which the firm is interested and qualified to perform. At least one of the six copies submitted must contain all original signatures. For architectural projects and, when appropriate, for engineering projects, the professional shall supply photographs showing a maximum of two different views of each of the three relevant projects described in Question 12, Pages 7 through 9 of the application (Form 150-ASP). The requesting professional firm or joint venture firm must be the Professional of Record for the projects described in Question 12, Pages 7 through 9 of the application (Form 150-ASP). It is not acceptable to list work performed by key consultants. The identification and appropriate supportive information concerning each photograph shall include the name, project title, location and the name of the Professional of Record. Color Xerox copies are acceptable, however, renderings and brochures will not be accepted in lieu of photographs. The photographs shall be attached to each copy of the application, (Form 150-ASP). The pages of each copy of Form 150-ASP must be stapled with photographs and consultant's letters of certification followed by the resumes of key personnel (listed in Question 10 and/or 11 on Pages 5 and/or 6) included as the last section of the application. Do not bind the application (Form 150-ASP) in any way to any other documentation. Do not bind the application (Form 150-ASP) in a binder of any type.
(d) A complete project submission, which consists of documents described in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) above, must be received on or before the close of business (5 p.m.) Friday, April 23, 1999, and addressed to the Selections Committee, Department of General Services, Room 104, 18th and Herr Streets, Harrisburg, PA 17125. Fax applications are not acceptable.
Project submissions must be made on the Form 150-ASP. Applications submitted on any other form are unacceptable and will not be considered by the Committee.
(e) The Selections Committee may at its discretion establish interviews with any or all of the professionals who have requested consideration for appointment as designer for the above projects. If an interview is required, the professional will be notified by the Committee as to the date, time and location.
(f) Additional information, in writing, may be requested by the Committee as required.
Additional Services--Indoor Air Quality Assessment Program and Hazardous Materials
The professional firm selected to design a project will be expected to perform and administer, when required by the Department as Additional Services, an Indoor Air Quality Assessment Program during Building or Renovation Commissioning and the sampling, testing, inspection and monitoring for removal of any asbestos, other hazardous waste or contaminants encountered during project design or construction, unless otherwise stated in the Scope.
The Selections Committee encourages responses from small firms, minority firms, women-owned firms and firms who have not previously performed State work, and will consider joint ventures, which will enable them to participate in this program.
All applications submitted are subject to review by the Selections Committee. The Selections Committee disclaims any liability whatsoever as to its review of the applications submitted and in formulating its recommendations for selection. All recommendations for selection made by the Committee shall be final under Act 57 of May 15, 1998.
GARY E. CROWELL,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-542. Filed for public inspection April 2, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]
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