RFQ No. FM210240

As-Needed Laboratory Design Services


Bidding Closed

Bid Date4/9/21 4:00pm

Company & Contacts

UCSB Design and Construction Services

Telli Foster, University Rep.   telli.foster@ucsb.edu


UCSB Campus

FINAL SELECTION – The University Selection Committee has determined that the following five (5) firms are the most qualified to provide the requested services: (1) Blackbird Architects (Santa Barbara, CA); (2) Kruger Bensen Ziemer Architects (Santa Barbara, CA); (3) 19Six Architects (Santa Barbara, CA); (4) Lionakis (Newport Beach, CA); and (5) ShubinDonaldson (Santa Barbara, CA).

Introduction: The University of California, Santa Barbara (“University”) will be selecting multiple design firms to provide As-needed Laboratory Design Services for a one-year base term with an additional single-year option to extend the agreement(s). Statements of Qualification are hereby solicited from professionals interested in providing programming, conceptual design services, preparation of bidding documents, cost estimating, construction administration, and construction support services, including but not limited to environmental approval processes, for a series of separate laboratory renovation projects with a gross renovated floor area in the aggregate of as much as 10,000 SF.

Project Description: The total estimated value for the various laboratory projects will be in the range of $200,000 to $2M; however, the selected consultant(s) are not promised any minimum commitment of work by the University. The University may, at its sole discretion, select and enter into an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity agreement with five to seven qualified consultant firms. Project services will be awarded to the selected firms based upon availability, workload, capacity, demonstrated expertise/experience, the relevant scope, scheduling issues, etc.

The various projects will renovate laboratory spaces in one or more University buildings, bringing each up to current building standards for safety, increased energy efficiency, utility infrastructure and modifying the interior spaces to facilitate future use by newly hired University faculty. A majority of the design work will impact the University’s Biology II Building 571, which was constructed in 1967 and has been renovated throughout subsequent years. The anticipated as-needed laboratory design services will be required throughout fiscal year 2021/22.

Scope of Services: Work on each laboratory project will be authorized in two stages. The first stage (“Stage 1”) will be conducted under a Professional Services Agreement (“PSA”) for the development of a Detailed Project Program (DPP), including conceptual design and a detailed cost estimate. The programming and planning effort will then seek to identify stakeholders’ priority needs, verify project scope and produce a program document. The consultant(s) will need to identify the cost for each project component to assist the University in establishing its requirements and an affordable scope. Stage 1 services may also include, but are not limited to extensive evaluation of existing conditions, identification of current and future site constraints, project programming, adjacency studies, LEED scoring, energy modeling, concept design, and cost estimating. Note, the project planning phase at the University is highly collaborative and consensus on recommended plans will be required between various University departments and stakeholders.

The second stage (“Stage 2”) of each project, if authorized, will be conducted under the University’s Executive Design Professional Agreement (“EDPA”) for, among other services, architectural, engineering design, preparation of construction documents, relevant cost estimates, and support services during the administrative and environmental approval process, bidding assistance, construction phase administrative services and surveys. Authorization to proceed with Stage 2 will be contingent upon satisfactory completion of Stage 1, University project approvals, and the appropriation of adequate funding.

General Information: Consultants with relevant professional qualifications and experience are encouraged to respond. A copy of the Request for Qualifications will be available for viewing and/or download on the UCSB planroom site at: www.ucsbplanroom.com/jobs/rfq (click on “RFQs” and the appropriate project link to download the RFQ documents). Should you have difficulty downloading the documents please contact Greg Moore at (805) 893-3298.

Equal Opportunity Statement: Each candidate firm will be required to show evidence of its equal employment opportunity policy. Every effort will be made to ensure that all persons shall have equal access to contracts and other business opportunities with the University, regardless of: race; color; religion; sex; age; ancestry; national origin; sexual orientation; physical or mental disability; veteran’s status; medical condition; genetic information; marital status; gender identity; pregnancy; service in the uniformed services; or citizenship within the limits imposed by law or University’s policy.