Obtaining Bid Documents
Infinite Source is user friendly, with many great tools for bidders, including notification of new addenda, powerful online measuring tools, the ability to share notes and comments on drawings and specifications, and a word search function for specifications that make it quick and easy for firms to search a document for relevant information. Bidders must complete a one-time registration process with Infinite Source in order to access bid documents. In order to register go to http://bid.planrooms.com and click on the "Don't have an account? Sign up here" link. There is also a "Quick Start Guide" on the Infinite Source login page, and an online manual under the Help tool.
For additional information about Infinite Source, please contact Cindy Magruder at (206) 221-4396.
Invitations to Bid
Bids received after the required bid submission deadline will not be accepted or considered. Bidders are responsible for verifying the actual bid submission date by obtaining addenda through the sources listed in the Advertisement for Bids. Invitations to Bid are advertised in the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce newspaper. The University strongly encourages minority business enterprises (MBEs), women’s business enterprises (WBEs), and small businesses to submit bids or to participate as subcontractors on University contracts.
Current bid opportunities can be found to the right.
Preliminary Project Bid Results
After bid opening, the bids received by the bid submittal deadline will be carefully evaluated for responsiveness by Capital Projects Office, with the intent to award a contract to the low responsive and responsible bidder. Bid results will be posted for a period of 60 calendar days from bid submittal date. Questions regarding the actual bid award should be directed to the Project Manager.
Preliminary bid results can be found to the right.
Small Works Roster
Work costing less than $45,000 or $90,000 is normally performed by University personnel. Work estimated to cost more than $300,000 is publicly advertised. There are three categories on the Small Works Roster: General Contractors, Mechanical Contractors, and Electrical Contractors. The University will utilize the Roster to solicit bids and award contracts for construction, renovation, remodeling, demolition, or repairs for projects at the University's Seattle, Tacoma, Bothell campuses and other locations. Applications for the Small Works Roster are accepted any time during the year, and contractors placed on the Roster must meet certain responsibility criteria as outlined on the application form.
Seattle / Tacoma / Bothell Campuses & Other Locations
Critical Patient Care and Specialized Medical Research Facilities Roster
These projects will be located within existing, occupied portions of the UWMC, HMC and other facilities with work occuring adjacent to critical care and research facilities and supporting spaces. The Roster will be used for projects with an estimated construction cost of $5,000,000 or less. Two Roster groups have been established - Group A and Group B. Group A work will consist of projects containing life-critical elements, e.g. oncology suites, operating rooms, procedure rooms, biosafety lab 3, etc. Group B work will consist of all other critical medical and specialized medical research facilities projects.
Firms interested in placement on the roster must submit their Statement of Qualifications responding to the Request for Qualifications, which is accessible at the link, below. Statements of Qualifications will be accepted at any time and will be evaluated as described in the Request for Qualifications.
For additional information, please contact Cindy Magruder, 206-221-4396, firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Order Contracting
At least 90% of the total dollar amount of the job order contract must be performed by subcontractors. The University's current Job Order Contractors and their contact information are: Forma Construction Company, email@example.com, (206) 883-4210; and Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc., Troy Alexander, firstname.lastname@example.org, (253) 926-0870.
Energy Conservation Contracting
After substantial completion of construction, each project is monitored for a period of time to verify that the conservation goals have been met. Examples of projects that the University has constructed under this contracting method include: chiller and cooling tower upgrades, HVAC system modifications from a constant volume to variable volume system, and lighting and plumbing fixtures replacement. The energy services prime contractor is chosen through a competitive bidding process. The prime, in turn, contracts with subconsultants and subcontractors as needed to perform the work. The University's current energy services contractor with contact information is: McKinstry Essention, Inc., Mark Jonson, email@example.com, (206)832-8450.