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14RFQ002 - PCL - New Learning Commons

Project Summary

The abbreviated Summary of Work is as follows:

This RFQ is issued to select a Professional Services Provider, PSP, for The University of Texas Learning Commons.  The Commons will be open to all students regardless of school or college and it will be located on the entry level of the Perry-Castañeda Library.  The Commons will co-locate existing services and resources and launch new services that enable students to create new knowledge by finding, evaluating, synthesizing and presenting research. It will facilitate productive collaboration among staff working in these learning areas for the benefit of all students and faculty.

The proposed services of the Commons include research, writing, a digital media lab, oral communications, tutoring and academic support and statistical consultations.  In addition it will provide technology, instruction, cross-training, and bookable spaces.  The space will include several active learning classrooms with various sizes and functions.  Adding new bathrooms is also a goal of this project.

The area to be renovated consists of approximately 19,500 square feet.  Separately, internal library processes are being relocated to other floors to create new spaces for the Commons staff and functions.  The staff will regularly assess the impact of the Commons in key areas and use the assessment results to improve programs.

The Preliminary Project Cost (PPC) for this project is $3,750,000. The PPC includes a Construction Cost Limitation (CCL) for the Architect/Engineer of $2,400,000.  Fees, furnishings, equipment, other work, miscellaneous expenses and contingencies make up the balance of the PPC.

Project Site

Perry-Castaneda Library (PRC)

WPR

Key Dates:

  • Notice to Proposers Out: June 25, 2014
  • Project Documents Available on or about: June 27, 2014
  • Pre-Proposal Conference Site: FC1 1.118C Training Room
  • Pre-Proposal Conference Date: July 2, 2014 Time: 10:30 A.M.
  • Envelope #1 & #2 Date: July 17, 2014 Time: 11:00 A.M.
  • No. of Addenda: 2

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.