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Proposal & Bid Notice Details:



Project Specs:

Notice ID #: 5982

Bid Date: 11/25/2019

Type Of Notice: Request for Qualifications
Location: CA: Porterville


Contact: See Notice Summary for details on how to respond to this notice.

Notice Summary:

Request for Qualifications (RFQ)


The Department of General Services (DGS), Real Estate Services Division (RESD), Project Management and Development Branch (PMDB) is requesting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from firms, pursuant to Government Code §4525 et seq.



                                                 DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES

                                                 26501 AVENUE 140
                                                 PORTERVILLE DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER
                                                 PORTERVILLE, TULARE COUNTY, CA, 93258


Porterville Development Center (PDC) existing heating system consists of a Central Plant with steam boilers. This project will upgrade the PDC on-site boilers and steam and condensate lines to maximize efficiency, lower natural gas consumption, and meet all emissions requirements.

The boilers are to be completely replaced. The new boilers will be downsized to meet the future heating load of the site. There would be 3 boilers, similar to the current arrangement, where 1 boiler would operate during the summer months, 2 during winter, and the 3rd  would act as backup. The steam and condensate lines are adequate within the tunnels and do not require replacement; leaks or physical damage to be repaired or replaced. The thermal wrap for the lines to be repaired or replaced where needed so all steam and condensate piping has no exposure.

All steam traps to be replaced. There are 17 ward units intended to remain operational that have yet to be upgraded. 4 of these buildings should be upgraded as follows: Wards 5, 6, 17 and 18. Remove 2 tankless water heaters and replace with heat exchange-type water heaters in Administration Building. Remove electric condensate pumps and replace with either the same or steam-driven condensate pumps at Building 1 & 21. Demolish and remodel Boiler House restroom and other path-of-travel upgrades.


This project has been identified to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified Silver, considering Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Building measures.


The estimated cost of construction is approximately $11,090,000.00.




For CM: The successful firm shall provide professional construction management (CM) services and additional services as required for the above referenced project. The services may include, but not be limited to, construction project design review and evaluation, construction mobilization and supervision, bid evaluation, project scheduling, cost-benefit analysis, claims review and negotiation, and general management and administration of a construction project.


The firm selected for this work and all sub-consultants are precluded from participating in any of the construction or other competitively bid contract work on this project.




Firms that are interested in providing professional services for this contracting opportunity shall submit the following information in 8.5” x 11” format (11-point font or greater) with each of the

numbered sections collated in a separate tab. Firms shall ensure that their written responses indicate how they meet the Selection Criteria listed below.


All submittals must be accompanied by a compact disk (CD) that contains all of the Firm’s submitted documents. Other forms of electronic storage media will not be accepted.


Submit two (2) sets of the following:


1. Letter of Interest that includes the Federal Identification Number of the firm as well as the person authorized to negotiate and sign all agreements.


2. Executive Summary (2 pages maximum).


3. Federal Form SF330 (“Architect-Engineer Qualifications”) Parts I & II for your firm, and Federal Form SF330 Part II for any proposed sub-contractors. The current revision of these forms is available here.


a. For each resume, firms may supplement the Form 330 (no more than one supplemental page per person) with further information on each individual’s proposed project assignment and responsibilities, their specific professional experience related to this assignment, and their current work assignment(s) and projected completion dates.


4.    Written statement of the firm’s qualifications that is responsive to the selection criteria below. Firms shall respond in writing indicating how they believe their qualifications fulfill the requirements of these criteria. Firms must respond to each numbered criterion with complete and organized responses.


5. Additional Required Documents


a. Current Statement of Information (can be obtained on the California Secretary of State’s website here). If operating under a fictitious business name, provide all supporting documentation (i.e. fictitious business name statement certified by the appropriate county clerk).


b. If applicable, proof of current certification from the DGS Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services (OSDS). This information can be obtained here.


c. Completed and signed California Civil Rights Laws Attachment, available here.


d. Proof of current registration with the California Department of Industrial Relations. This information can be obtained here.


e. Darfur Contracting Act Certification. This form can be found here.


f. Iran Contracting Act Certification. This form can be found here.


g. The Bidder’s Declaration Form (GSPD-05-105, which can be found here). This form documents subcontracted services.

The State encourages Small Businesses and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises participation.

To locate certified firms for subcontracting purposes, start on Cal eProcure (here). Click on “Small Business / Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise,” then “Search for Certified SB/DVBE Firms.” In the Certification Type, select any combination of Micro Business (MB), Small Business (SB), or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE).

Additionally, there are fields that allow for a narrowing of the search. In the UNSPSC Classifications field, a search can be conducted in which the words “architectural” or “engineering” are used. If, for example, the UNSPSC Classification for Architectural Engineering (81101508) is selected, in addition to Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE), Service Area (County) Sacramento (34), a number of DVBE certified firms that associate with the Architectural Engineering category are shown.

If you feel your company or your subcontractor qualifies as either, you may go here for more information or call OSDS at (916) 375-4940 for further information.

Please note that no preference in the qualifications category can be given to Small Business firms under the contracting law set up for professional services contracts (Architectural, Engineering, Environmental Services, etc.). Procedures shall assure maximum participation of small business firms, as defined by the Director of General Services pursuant to Government Code Section 14837.




Documents shall be received no later than Monday, November 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

Documents shall be submitted to:


Department of General Services Real Estate Services Division
Project Management & Development Branch
Attn: Karena Benskin, Contracts Analyst
707 3rd Street, 4th Floor
West Sacramento, CA 95605


Facsimile or e-mail submittals will not be considered.




1. Professional experience of the firm in relation to the work to be performed – list each person with their role and office location for all staff identified as a part of this proposal (identify staff of sub-consultants similarly but separately).


2. Professional experience of the principals to be assigned to the project – list the Principals to be assigned to and involved with the project.


3. Professional experience and training of key personnel – list staff education, certification and training.


4. Demonstrated competence and specialized experience of firm.


5. Nature and quality of completed work.


6. Reliability of firm and continuity of proposed firm’s staff and sub-consultants with firm.


7. Firm’s workload and demonstrated ability to meet schedules.


8. Location of firm office(s) for project coordination and services.


9. Demonstrated ability of coordinating and working with various governmental subdivisions, jurisdictions and municipalities including San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD).


10. Demonstrated LEED experience and capabilities.


11. Demonstrated expertise and experience in cost estimating, scheduling and phasing, value engineering and cost benefit analysis.


12. Demonstrated ability in design and phased construction projects in secured, occupied facilities.


13. Demonstrated Office of Statewide Hospital Planning and Development (OSHPD) or OSHPD peer review experience and capabilities.


Consultant team shall be comprised of all disciplines necessary to effectively provide essential and ancillary services for the work described for the project. Team shall be experienced with designs of similar nature, size and complexity.




Firms will be selected on the basis of written responses to this RFQ and an oral interview.


Submittals will be evaluated and scored based upon the above selection criteria for those firms who have complied with the minimum qualification requirements.


Typically, three firms with the highest scores will be selected for the “short list.” These firms will be invited for an interview and asked to make an oral presentation on their firm and its qualifications and experience.


Upon completion of all interviews, the firms will be rated in order of preference – 1, 2, 3, etc. The number one firm will be asked to submit a fee proposal. The State will attempt to negotiate a fee for services. In the event that a satisfactory agreement cannot be negotiated, the State will terminate negotiations with the firm and begin negotiations with the next ranked firm and so on. After successful negotiations, a contract will be awarded and executed.


The State reserves the right to terminate the selection proceedings at any time.


Ten percent (10%) percent retention will be held for all progress payments made to Consultant. When the estimated amount to be retained exceeds ten thousand dollars ($10,000), and the retention continues for a period of 60 days beyond the completion of phased services, upon written request and at the expense of the Consultant, the State will pay the retentions earned directly to a state or federally chartered bank in this state, as the escrow agent (Public Contract Code § 6106.5). See Public Contract Code § 6106.5 (e) for further requirements pertaining to sub-consultants.




Pursuant to Labor Code § 1725.5, contractors must register with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) as a Public Works Contractor to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal or engage in the performance of any public works contract. The application also provides agencies that administer public works programs with a searchable database of qualified contractors. Application and renewal

are completed online here. The current annual fee is $400 and the registration period coincides with the fiscal year.


All A&E contractors and subcontractors shall be required to comply with the Monitoring and Enforcement Program, including, but not limited to, contractor registration, submittal of electronic certified payroll reports directly to the DIR as applicable and cooperation with on-site monitoring by DIR personnel if the work performed is covered by prevailing wage laws. Not all work performed by an A&E Firm or its subcontractors are covered by prevailing wage laws. Refer to Labor Code § 1771.4 et seq. or visit the Prevailing Wage Requirements page of the DIR website here.




Pursuant to Labor Code Section § 1774, the Contractor and any subcontractors, regardless of tier, shall pay not less than the specified prevailing wage rates to all workers employed in the execution of the Contract.


Copies of the prevailing rate of per diem wages are on file at the Department of General Services, which shall be made available to all interested parties. Additionally, these prevailing wage rates are available on the DIR website here.


This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations.




All technical questions should be directed to Art Iwasa, Project Director, (916) 376-1737, Art.Iwasa@DGS.CA.GOV.


All contract related questions and questions regarding the submission of RFQs should be directed to Karena Benskin, Contracts Analyst at (916) 376-5265 or




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