Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - December 10, 2019
December 10, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #33

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) No. 19-TA003044CD for Design Build Services for East County Library


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Contact: Chris Daley - Procurement Manager, Financial Management Department, Procurement Division, Ext. 3048

Presenters: Angela Honts, Project Manager, Ext 5844, and Tom Yarger, Division Manager, Property Management Department, Construction Services Division, Ext. 3003

Action Requested
Authorization to Award Agreement No. 19-TA003044CD Design-Build Services for  East County Library to Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. in the not-to-exceed amount of $764,500.00 for design and pre-construction services and for the development of a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) and schedule for construction.

Authorization for the County Administrator or designee to execute Design-Build Agreement No. 19-TA003044CD.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Manatee County Code of Laws

Background Discussion
On June 19, 2019 the County advertised a Request for Qualifications No. 19-TA003044CD for Design-Build Services for East County Library.  Four responsive and responsible proposals were received. Proposals were evaluated on August 19, 2019 based upon the criteria in the RFQ. Interviews were conducted with Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. and Tandem Construction on September 11, 2019. A.D. Morgan Corporation and Bandes Construction Company, Inc. declined to make a presentation. The final ranking of firms is as follows:

1.      Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc., Sarasota, FL
2.      Tandem Construction, Sarasota, FL
3.      A.D. Morgan Corporation, Bradenton, FL
4.      Bandes Construction Company, Inc., Dunedin, FL

The Agreement staff is presenting to the Commission is for a stipulated sum of $754,500.00 plus a not-to exceed amount of $10,000.00 for reimbursable expenses, for a not-to-exceed Agreement amount of $764,500.00 for design and pre-construction services and for the development of a GMP and schedule for construction. Services include design, engineering, and construction management for a cost of work plus design-builder’s fee for a GMP.

The Design Builder will provide all labor, materials, and equipment for the design and construction of the new public library facility in eastern Manatee County with a minimum of 24,000 square feet, and for the design and construction of a new network fiber connectivity hub to be utilized by the new library and future improvements to the overall master site plan for the Premier Campus.

Total maximum cost for the design, construction, and engineering services for the library is a not to exceed amount of $10,000,000.00 with an additional not to exceed amount of $195,000.00 for the network connectivity hub for a combined not to exceed maximum cost for the project of $10,195,000.00 to include site work, architectural, engineering design, and construction services under a single prime contract with a guaranteed maximum price. 

A map is attached showing tentative location of the library at Premier. However, the final location will be determined as the site proceeds with design. 

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Original to Board Records

Copies to:

Nathan Carr, Willis Smith Construction (ncarr@willissmith.com)

Angela Honts (angela.honts@mymanatee.org) and Marjorie Cruz (marjorie.cruz@mymanatee.org) , Property Management Department

Chris Daley (chris.daley@mymanatee.org), Financial Management Department

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Impact fees and Infrastructure Sales Tax in Project Number 6093304

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  19-TA003044CD- East County Library Design Build Agreement.pdf