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12CMR003 - JWC - The Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin Family Garden

Project Summary

DESCRIPTION, SCOPE AND BUDGET:

The project will develop an area of land northwest of the present Wildflower Center Administration buildings, creating a unique Children’s Garden.  This Garden will provide educational opportunities with outdoor classroom areas, a pavilion, restrooms and numerous innovative and creative features.  Some of the garden features are an interactive earth sieve, a maze, a Fibonacci spiral, a grotto, giant bird's nests and a canopy walk.  Wind chimes, mosaic tile walls and buffalo sculptures are among art objects incorporated on site.  The site will be developed to meet the standards articulated in the Sustainable Sites Initiative, a national effort led by the Wildflower Center, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the US Botanic Gardens. Buildings, such as the pavilion and restrooms will be designed to meet LEED certification.  The storm water control and overall site development will be designed to meet or exceed the City of Austin Watershed Protection Development Review Department regulations.

The Children’s Garden will develop approximately five acres of land northwest of the present Wildflower Center Administration buildings, creating a unique outdoor interactive garden experience.  Construction will be done in two phases.  Design will cover both phases and will be completed by the Fall of 2012.  The whole of the garden will be built to Sustainable Site Initiatives guidelines and the buildings to obtain LEED certification.

It is the intent that the CM@R Contractor, as part of the Pre-Construction Phase Services , will partner up with the JWC Project Team and provide their insight and expertise in the areas of (but not limited to) sustainable construction techniques, sustainable construction documentation and submittals, and cost estimating and scheduling.

The supplemental information for review is available at http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=101282 or click on the "Project Details (ESBD)” link of this Request for Proposals.

SCHEDULE AND PHASING:

The project will be built in two phases. The current schedule has phase 1 construction beginning in the spring of 2013, with the second phase beginning in the fall of 2013.

Estimated construction value of the Project will range between $3,000,000.00 and $4,000,000.00.

Project Site

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (JWC)

JWC location

Pre-Proposal meeting is in the Library, Bldg. 107 on the map

Bldg. 107

Key Dates:

  • Pre-Proposal Conference Site: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Administration Building Library, Bldg. 107
  • Pre-Proposal Conference Date: July 12, 2012 Time: 9:00 A.M.
  • Notice to Proposers Out: July 3, 2012
  • Specifications and Plans Available on or about: July 6, 2012
  • Envelope #1 Date: July 26, 2012 Time: 11:30 A.M.
  • Envelopes #2 and # 3 and Public Response Acknowledgement Date: July 27, 2012 Time: 11:30 A.M.
    (All proposal envelope openings held at FC1, Room 2.102. See map below.)
  • No. of Addenda: 1

PMCS Offices:

Map to PMCS Offices

Directions to PMCS:

FC1 - Facilities Complex Building 1, 1301 E. Dean Keeton, Austin (Corner of Dean Keeton and Lafayette St.)

From the South: Take the Manor Rd. exit and continue north through the light passing Mt. Calvary cemetery on the right. Turn right at the LBJ Library sign and stay to the left. The Facilities Complex is just across Dean Keeton. Turn left. At the second driveway, turn right.

From the North: Take the Manor Rd exit. Turn left at Manor Rd. then left again onto the frontage road. Continue north, passing Mt. Calvary cemetery on the right. Turn right at the LBJ Library sign and stay to the left. The Facilities Complex is just across Dean Keeton. Turn left. At the 2nd driveway, turn right.