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ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES WANTED

Applications for Architectural Services for the following projects will be accepted until 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 5, 2021. In accordance with La. Acts 2020, No. 302 and Executive Proclamation JBE 2020-168, this notice shall serve as a certification of the Louisiana Architects Selection Board’s inability to otherwise operate in accordance with the Louisiana Open Meetings Law as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Louisiana Architects Selection Board will provide for attendance at the below advertised Selection Board meeting via video conference in a manner that allows for observation and input by members of the public, as set forth in the notice posted to the Louisiana Selection Board website at https://www.doa.la.gov/Pages/ofpc/Selection%20Boards/Selection%20Boards.aspx

(Your attention is called to the 2:00 p.m. deadline -- exceptions WILL NOT be made). Applications shall be submitted on the standard LSB - 1 (September 2019 edition) only, with no additional pages attached. Please be sure to use an up-to-date copy of the form. These forms are available at the selection board office and on the Facility Planning & Control website at http://www.doa.la.gov/Pages/ofpc/Index.aspx. Do not attach any additional pages to this application. Applications with attachments in addition to the pre-numbered sheets or otherwise not following this format will be discarded. One fully completed signed copy of each application shall be submitted. The copy may be printed and mailed or printed and delivered or scanned in PDF format and e-mailed. Printed submittals shall not be bound or stapled. E-mailed PDF copies, as well as printed copies, shall be received by Facility Planning & Control within the deadline stated above. The date and time the e-mail is received in the Microsoft Outlook Inbox at Facility Planning & Control shall govern compliance with the deadline for e-mailed applications. Timely delivery by whatever means is strictly the responsibility of the applicant. By e-mailing an application the applicant assumes full responsibility for timely electronic delivery. DO NOT submit both printed and e-mail copies. Any application submitted by both means will be discarded.


1. Disaster Relief Mega Shelter, Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Project No. 19-619-19-01, WBS F.19002300.
This project consists of an approximately 123,200 SF Mega Shelter Facility to temporarily house 2,500 men, women, and children who are displaced from their homes due to a disaster. The facility will be located on the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center site. The work will include a large open area for sleeping cots with folding wall partitions, toilet facilities, laundry center, storage, shower facilities, registration room, food service and dining area with walk-in freezers and refrigerators, and first aid area. The project includes site preparation, parking and service access drives, site lighting, security and surveillance system. The design of any utility extensions to this building will be the responsibility of the designer. The Designer shall prepare and submit all required drawings to Facility Planning and Control in AutoCAD and hard copy. Drawings shall follow the format specified in the "Instructions to Designers for AutoCAD Drawings Submittal". The funds available for construction are approximately $19,100,000.00 with a fee of approximately $876,016.00. Contract design time is 365 consecutive calendar days; including 122 days of review time. Thereafter, liquidated damages in the amount of $500.00 per day will be assessed. Further information is available from Ellen Jenkins, Facility Planning and Control, ellen.jenkins@la.gov, (225)342-1021.

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2. Renovations, Madison Hall, University of Louisiana Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, Project No. 19-640-20-01, WBS F.19002342.
This project consists of renovations to Madison Hall located on the University of Louisiana Lafayette campus in Lafayette, LA. Madison Hall is approximately 106,000 s. f. The two story facility was originally constructed in 1957. The proposed project will involve the upgrade of finishes throughout the facility, replacement of the mechanical system, and upgrade of the electrical and data systems. Site work includes providing additional electrical service to the building. Spaces for renovation include, but are not limited to, the following areas: classrooms, computer labs, conference rooms, design studio, electrical rooms, labs, lounges, mechanical rooms, offices, robotics, student workshop and tool shop. This project is to be completed in multiple phases as the building will remain partially occupied at all times during the renovation of the building. The Designer shall meet and work with the User Agency to determine the detailed phasing requirements for the project and shall refine and complete the program in a form acceptable to the owner. Design services and the fees established are thru Construction Documents phase only. At the Owner's option, the design contract may be amended to include the additional phases of basic design services with the corresponding fee and time. Hazardous materials abatement and demolition will be necessary to complete the renovation and is included in the scope and in the Designer's fee. Designer services will include a comprehensive asbestos survey, including sampling, testing, and air monitoring during the abatement. Third party sampling, testing, and air monitoring will be treated as reimbursable expenses. The project scope includes any required improvements to comply with the ADA. The Percent for Art program will apply to this project and the designer will cooperate with the selected artist to incorporate the artwork into the design of the building. The Designer shall prepare and submit all required drawings to Facility Planning and Control in AutoCAD and hard copy. Drawings shall follow the format specified in the "Instructions to Designers for AutoCAD Drawings Submittal". The funds available for construction are approximately $16,000,000.00 with a fee of approximately $753,899.00. Contract design time is 255 consecutive calendar days; including 85 days of review time. Thereafter, liquidated damages in the amount of $200.00 per day will be assessed. Further information is available from Robert Mayard, Facility Planning and Control, robert.mayard@la.gov, (225)219-2118.

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4. Coastal Center Facility, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana, Project No. 01-109-21-CPR, WBS F.01004164.
This project consists of a new two story, 33,400 s.f. building, to be located on the Nicholls State University campus that will provide critical collaborative space needed for the growth of the Coastal Support Program designed to focus on resources and land preservation. The building will have public spaces to include a large open exhibit/lobby space and four public meeting rooms. The majority of the building will be office and classroom space for the Coastal Support Program and flex and wet research labs with support space. Use of natural materials and sun shading devices is important in design of the building. Site and landscape design will focus on mitigation of storm water flow and use of native plantings. The project includes site preparation, parking and service access drives, site lighting, and security and surveillance systems. The design of utility extensions to this building will be the responsibility of the designer. The percent for art program will apply to this project and the Designer will cooperate with the selected artist to incorporate artwork into the design of the building. Universal design principles are to be incorporated. The Designer shall prepare and submit all required drawings to Facility Planning and Control in AutoCAD and hard copy. Drawings shall follow the format specified in the "Instructions to Designers for AutoCAD Drawings Submittal". The funds available for construction are approximately $12,020,000.00 with a fee of approximately $874,766.00. Contract design time is 270 consecutive calendar days; including 65 days of review time. Thereafter, liquidated damages in the amount of $250.00 per day will be assessed. Further information is available from Ellen Jenkins, Facility Planning and Control, ellen.jenkins@la.gov, (225)342-1021.

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3. Reroof Infirmary, Dining Facility, and Hope Dormitory, Avoyelles Correctional Facility, Cottonport, Louisiana, Project No. 01-107-15-04, WBS F.01004147.
This project consists of the removal of the existing roofing system and related base flashings down to the existing deck, installation of new tapered insulation where necessary to achieve positive drainage, new associated metal and/or elastomeric flashings, adjustments if any to rooftop equipment curbs and other rooftop mounted systems, and installation of a new State of Louisiana approved 20-Year SBS modified bitumen roofing system in accordance with manufacturer requirements. Also included shall be associated pressure cleaning and waterproofing for all exterior envelope surfaces at or above the roof deck plane. The designer shall be responsible for evaluating the existing roof deck to ensure its suitability to receive the new roofing system. Coordination regarding site access, staging for construction, and personnel clearances shall be coordinated with the Department of Corrections. Design and construction shall take into account that all buildings will remain occupied for the duration of the project. Basic design services shall consist of the Program Completion through the Bidding / Contract Award Phases (65%). The Owner will have the option to amend the designer contract to include additional phases of basic services. The Designer shall prepare and submit all required drawings to Facility Planning and Control in AutoCAD and hard copy. Drawings shall follow the format specified in the "Instructions to Designers for AutoCAD Drawings Submittal". The funds available for construction are approximately $1,093,300.00 with a fee of approximately $52,488.00. Contract design time is 90 consecutive calendar days; including 20 days of review time. Thereafter, liquidated damages in the amount of $100.00 per day will be assessed. Further information is available from Ernesto Egoavil, Facility Planning and Control, ernesto.egoavil@la.gov, (225)342-3378.

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GENERAL REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO ALL PROJECTS:
Applicants are advised that design time ends when the Documents are "complete, coordinated and ready for bid" as stated in Article 3.3.1 (4) of the Capital Improvements Projects Procedure Manual for Design and Construction. Documents will be considered to be "complete, coordinated and ready for bid" only if the advertisement for bid can be issued with no further corrections to the Documents. Design time will not necessarily end at the receipt of the initial Construction Documents Phase submittal by Facility Planning and Control. Any re-submittals required to complete the documents will be included in the design time.

In addition to the statutory requirements, professional liability insurance covering the work involved will be required in an amount specified in the following schedule. This will be required at the time the designer's contract is signed. Proof of coverage will be required at that time.

SCHEDULE
LIMITS OF PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY

Construction Cost Limit of Liability
$0 to $10,000,000 $1,000,000
$10,000,001 to $20,000,000 $1,500,000
$20,000,001 to $50,000,000 $3,000,000
Over $50,000,000 To be determined by Owner

Applicant firms should be familiar with the above stated requirements prior to application. The firm(s) selected for the project(s) will be required to sign the state's standard Contract Between Owner and Designer. When these projects are financed either partially or entirely with Bonds, the award of the contract is contingent upon the sale of bonds or the issuance of a line of credit by the State Bond Commission. The State shall incur no obligation to the designer until the Contract Between Owner and Designer is fully executed.

Firms will be expected to have all the expertise necessary to provide all architectural services required by the Louisiana Capital Improvement Projects Procedure Manual for Design and Construction for the projects for which they are applying. Unless indicated otherwise in the project description, there will be no additional fee for consultants.

Facility Planning and Control is a participant in the Small Entrepreneurship Program (the Hudson Initiative) and applicants are encouraged to consider participation. Information is available from the Office of Facility Planning and Control or on its website at www.doa.la.gov/Pages/ofpc/Index.aspx.

ANY PERSON REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS SHALL NOTIFY FACILITY PLANNING AND CONTROL OF THE TYPE(S) OF ACCOMMODATION REQUIRED NOT LESS THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS BEFORE THE SELECTION BOARD MEETING.

Applications shall be delivered or mailed or emailed to :
LOUISIANA ARCHITECTS SELECTION BOARD
c/o FACILITY PLANNING AND CONTROL

E-Mail:
selection.board@la.gov
Mail:
Post Office Box 94095
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9095
Deliver:
1201 North Third Street
Claiborne Office Building
Seventh Floor, Suite 7-160
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Use this e-mail address for applications only. Do not send any other communications to this address.
The tentative meeting date for the Louisiana Architectural Selection Board is Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM at via Zoom teleconference. Information on how to join the Zoom meeting can be found on the Louisiana Selection Board website at https://www.doa.la.gov/Pages/ofpc/Selection%20Boards/Selection%20Boards.

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