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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 96-1583



Design Professional Selections

[26 Pa.B. 4564]

   The Selections Committee for the Department of General Services will meet to consider selections of Design Professionals for the following projects:

   Project No. DGS 376-1, PHASE 2.  Conversion of Somerset State Hospital to a State Correctional Institution, SCI--Laurel Highlands, Somerset County, PA. Construction cost:  $18,384,000. The program is to convert the existing facility to a Medium Security/Geriatric Correctional Institution. The scope of this project includes, but is not limited to, the renovation and adaptive reuse of the existing administration, housing, dietary and laundry facilities, as well as improvements to the electrical, heating, central energy and other infrastructure systems. New construction will include warehousing, restricted housing and recreational facilities.

   The completed conversion is to provide accommodations for administrative services, public/visitor services, facility management services, warehousing, recreational services, health care services, food services, and housing that meets, so far as possible, the current functional standards and guidelines for correctional institutions and applicable codes and regulations. Phase I of the project, currently underway, will provide the institution compound perimeter fence/security system.

   Project No. DGS 1104-57.  Emergency Fire and Safety Renovations, Phase II, Main Campus, Temple University, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA. Construction cost:  $3,320,000. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, fire detection and suppression systems necessary to bring University buildings into compliance with City of Philadelphia high rise fire codes. Included are:  Conwell Hall, Carnell Hall, Wachman Hall, Old Medical School, Medical Research Building, Beury Hall, Johnson Hall and Hardwick Hall.

Requirements and Information

Instructions for Filing Application

   Professionals will not be considered by the Committee until all of the following requirements are met.

   (a)  Signed Revised 1994 Form 150, not more than 1 year old as of the deadline date stated in paragraph (d) below, must be filed with the Department of General Services for the requesting professional firm and the designated key consultants listed on the requesting professional firm's application (Form 150-S). All signatures on Form 150 must be original signatures. Consultants listed on the requesting professional firm's application (Form 150-S) shall be deemed to be designated key consultants. If these documents are not on file with the Department, the requesting professional firm must submit them with firm's application (Form 150-S). A photocopy of Form 150 without an original signature of a principal of the firm is not acceptable. Revised 1994 Form 150, Architect/Engineer Questionnaire, may be obtained upon request to the Selections Committee, Department of General Services, Room 104, 18th and Herr Streets, Harrisburg, PA 17125, telephone (717) 783-8468.

   (b)  The requesting professional firm shall obtain from each consultant listed in the requesting professional firm's application (Form 150-S) 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-S) 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-S) for the specific project. All signatures on letters of certification must be original signatures.

   (c)  The requesting professional firm must submit six signed copies of Revised 1994 Form 150-S, Specific Project Form, for each project herein advertised in which the firm is interested and qualified to perform. All signatures on Form 150-S must be 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 projects described in Question 14, Page 5 of the application (Form 150-S). The requesting professional firm or joint venture members must be the professional of record for the projects described in Question 14, Page 5 of the application (Form 150-S). 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. Renderings and brochures will not be accepted in lieu of photographs. The photographs shall be attached to each copy of the application, (Form 150-S). The pages of each copy of revised 1994 Form 150-S must be stapled with photographs and consultant's letters of certification followed by photocopies of licenses of registered professionals included as the last section of the application. Do not bind the application (Form 150-S) in any way to any other documentation. Do not bind the application (Form 150-S) in a binder of any type. Revised 1994 Form 150-S may be obtained upon request to the Selections Committee, Department of General Services, Room 104, 18th and Herr Streets, Harrisburg, PA 17125, telephone (717) 783-8468.

   (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, October 11, 1996, 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 current 1994 forms. Outdated forms are not acceptable.

   (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 professional agrees to comply with the terms of the Agreement and specifically as it relates to the Professional Liability Insurance and the General Liability Insurance requirements.

   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 the act of July 22, 1975 (P. L. 75, No. 45).


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 96-1583. Filed for public inspection September 20, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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