Trace Metal Clean Laboratory at Webb Hall, Bldg. 526 (PREQUALIFIED GCs ONLY)



Accepting Bids

Prebid Date5/3/18 1:30 pm

Bid Date6/8/18 2:30 pm

Company & Contacts

UCSB Design and Construction Services

Liana Khammash, University Rep.


UCSB Campus

Description of Work: The successful bidder will be required provide all labor, materials, equipment, tools, transportation, insurance, and services associated with the Trace Metal Clean Laboratory at Webb Hall project described in the Construction Documents including, but not limited to, the following: construction of a new ISO certified cleanroom laboratory suite for the Department of Earth Science that will be housed on the 2nd floor of an existing building on the University campus.

The new lab will be used by one of the nation’s preeminent geochemists who is conducting cutting edge research using isotopic and chemical composition of lavas to gain insight into the make-up of the Earth’s deep interior. This level of research requires a metal-free clean lab and an adjacent precision instrument room that will contain a thermal ionization mass spectrometer [TIMS]. Several laminar flow fume hoods will be incorporated into the Project. The successful Contractor will be required to install specialized metal-free systems from a specialized manufacturer.

Based upon projected needs, the assignable square footage for this project is anticipated to be approximately 1,039 square feet. The laboratory includes two (2) separate suites; both highly specialized and ultra-clean.

ONLY PREQUALIFIED GENERAL (B-LICENSED) BUILDING CONTRACTORS WILL BE ALLOWED TO SUBMIT A BID ON THIS PROJECT. The following firms have been prequalified by the University to bid on this project:

1. Armstrong Associates (Santa Barbara, CA)
2. Frank Schipper Construction (Santa Barbara, CA)
3. Hodess Cleanroom Construction (North Attleboro, MA)

The overall scope of Work will include architectural, mechanical, plumbing, structural, electrical, and fire protection modifications & automatic fire extinguishing piping (inside laboratory suites for future use only).

Estimated Construction Cost: $2,911,235.00

Best Value Selection: The methodology used to determine Best Value will be described in the Construction Documents (see Supplementary Instructions to Bidders). In summary, the lowest responsible bidder will be selected by the University on the basis of the technical criteria described in the Bidding Documents with the resulting selection representing the best combination of price and qualifications and other technical factors. The scoring methodology used to determine the basis of award is described in the Construction Documents.

The University of California reserves the right to reject any or all responses to Best Value Questionnaires and any or all bids and to waive non-material irregularities in any Questionnaire response or bid received.

Prequalified Cleanroom Consultant Firms: Prime bidders must hire one of the following PRE-QUALIFIED Clean Room Protocol Management firms (listed in no particular order), to perform the specified cleanroom management services:

Abbie Gregg, Inc.
Cleanroom Management
Protocol Management Svcs.

The successful Bidder and its Subcontractors will be required to follow the nondiscrimination requirements set forth in the Bidding Documents and to pay prevailing wage rates at the location of the Work. Every effort will be made to ensure that all persons shall have equal access to contracts and other business opportunities with the University within the limits imposed by law or University’s policy. Each Bidder may be required to show evidence of its equal employment opportunity policy.

The work described in the contract is a public work subject to section 1771 of the California Labor Code. No contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a Bid for this project unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 [with limited exceptions from this requirement for bid purposes only under Labor Code section 1771.1(a)]. This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations.