Request For Qualifications
WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND RELATED SERVICES
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR
The Office of Facilities Development and Capital Budget is requesting that consulting firms interested in contracting with Western Washington University submit their qualifications in accordance with the requirements below.
All firms legally engaged in the State of Washington, in the practice of architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, interior design, planning, and related services are encouraged to submit a completed standard Federal 330 form (Part II) with a cover letter (certified minority or women’s business enterprises shall indicate that status in their cover letter and attach a copy of their certification letter from the Washington State OMWBE). Please submit one copy of only the standard Federal 330 form with a small brochure that will fit within a legal size folder. OMIT loose data, large project brochures, drawings and/or examples of work.
Consultant shall include in their qualifications a current Certificate(s) of Insurance for Commercial General Liability, Business Auto Liability, Worker’s Compensation and Professional Liability Insurance. Limits of liability must be at least $1,000,000. The University’s Risk Manager will review the furnished certificate(s) of insurance and deviations from the minimum requirements will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, although deviations are not likely to be accepted.
At a minimum, Western Washington University, its trustees, officers, directors, employees, agents and volunteers shall be named as an additional insured (except Worker’s Compensation and Professional Liability Insurance), all rights against the University for recovery of damages shall be waived and all insurance shall be primary and shall not contribute to any other insurance or self-insurance programs afforded to the University. Also, additional coverage may be required depending on the specific project selected.
The consultant shall agree to the University’s standard indemnification and hold harmless provision, which is in favor of the University, and will agree to waive its immunity under Title 51 RCW.
If you have any questions, contact Teyra Carter, Program Support for Facilities Development and Capital Budget. The submittals must be postmarked no later than February 17, 2016. Non-mailed submittals should be delivered to Facilities Development and Capital Budget, Physical Plant, 915 26th Street, Bellingham, WA, no later than 3:00 p.m. February 22, 2016.
The Office of Facilities Development and Capital Budget will dispose of all consultant data currently in its files on February 23, 2016. This material may be retrieved (in person only) prior to that date.
For SMALL PROJECTS (consultant fees less than $300,000), REPAIRS, and EMERGENCY WORK, the University may select consultants directly from the consultant roster without further notice. For MAJOR PROJECTS (consultant fees $300,000 or higher), advertisements will appear in the Bellingham Herald and Daily Journal of Commerce indicating the intent of the University to select a consultant for a specific project from the instructions given at that time.
Send qualifications to:
Teyra Carter, Program Support
Facilities Development and Capital Budget – MS 9122
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9122