UCSB San Benito Student Housing (Prequalified CM/GCs Only)

Project No. FM240284L/986410


Bidding Closed

Prebid Date4/18/24 1:30pm

Bid Date5/9/24 2:30pm

Company & Contacts

UCSB Design and Construction Services
Telli Foster, University Representative  
(805) 448-1379


UCSB Campus

NOTE: A bidder must be registered and logged into the UCSB planroom to submit its bid electronically via the 'Submit Bid' tab above AND that bid must be submitted prior to the stated bid deadline.

Summary of Work: UCSB San Benito Student Housing project, located on the main UC Santa Barbara campus, is envisioned as a new LEED Platinum residential community, providing student apartments with a range of amenities. Located on roughly 6.6 acres of developable area and surrounded by a sizeable Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Area (“ESHA”), the sloping topography will incorporate native plantings and preserve the protected landscape. The project scope will include the construction of an estimated 2,250 student beds, retail dining, and various support spaces in approximately 700,000 gross square feet across multiple buildings. In addition to site and utility connections, the UCSB San Benito Student Housing project will make improvements to adjacent roads, parking, and bike paths. The successful bidder will be required to provide both Phase 1 Pre-Construction Services (e.g., design assist, estimating, constructability, site logistics, development of trade packages (including selected design-build / design assist packages), buy out/ bidding and, if awarded, Phase 2 Construction Services (i.e., management and coordination of the construction Work). Phase 2 services shall be exercised at the University’s sole option. Phase 2 Construction, if awarded, is scheduled for the May 2025 timeframe.

Estimated construction cost: $550,000,000

ONLY PREQUALIFIED CM/GENERAL CONTRACTORS WILL BE ALLOWED TO SUBMIT A PRIME CM/GC BID ON THIS PROJECT. The following firms have been prequalified to bid on this project:

1. Hensel Phelps (Irvine, CA)

2. PCL Construction Services (Glendale, CA)

3. Webcor (Los Angeles, CA)

Pre-Bid Meeting: A mandatory, in-person Pre-Bid Meeting will be hosted by the University. Only prequalified bidders who attend the mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be allowed to bid on the Project as a CM/General Contractor.

General Project Information: Bid Security in the amount of 10% of the Anticipated Contract Value (see Bidding Documents, Supplementary Instructions to Bidders) shall accompany each Bid. The surety issuing the Bid Bond shall be, on the Bid Deadline, an admitted surety insurer (as defined in California Code of Civil Procedure Section 995.120).

The methodology used to determine Best Value as part of the competitive bidding process will be described in the Construction Documents. The University will use a Best Value selection methodology to determine the apparent lowest responsive bidder. The Best Value to the University will be determined by using objective criteria described in the Bidding Documents with the resulting selection representing the best combination of both price and technical qualifications.

The University shall pay for, obtain and maintain a University Controlled Insurance Program (“UCIP”) providing workers’ compensation and employer’s liability insurance coverage, commercial general liability insurance coverage, and excess liability insurance coverage, to all GC and subcontractor personnel enrolled in the UCIP for Work performed on or at the Project site. The Contractor and its subcontractors are required to cooperate with the University of California and its UCIP Administrator in all aspects of UCIP implementation and administration. UCIP coverages shall apply only to the Work of each Enrolled Party performed on or at the Project site, and only to Enrolled Parties eligible for the UCIP. Enrollment in the UCIP is mandatory for all Eligible Parties. In addition to the insurance provided under the UCIP, Enrolled Parties shall obtain and maintain, and shall require each of their Subcontractors of all tiers to obtain and maintain, the insurance coverage specified in the Construction Documents.

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 pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 [with limited exceptions from this requirement for bid purposes only under Labor Code section 1771.1(a)].