tate System Construction Contracting Presentation

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State System of Higher Education
Supplier Fair
Dixon University Center
Construction Contracting
Robert F. Unger
Director of Construction Management
October 10, 2014
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Purpose of this Session
For construction firms, subcontractors, and
suppliers:
…to better understand State System and
University organization, projects, and contract
opportunities
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Act 188 of 1982, Enabling Legislation
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System considered a “State-affiliated” organization
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Authorized to execute and administer contracts for
construction, repair, renovation, and maintenance
projects, except capital projects
Must comply with Commonwealth statutes
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The Universities
14 universities:
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110,000 Students
almost 900 buildings
Universities…
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have professional facilities and contracting staffs
operate “independently”
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At the Office of the Chancellor
Assistant Vice Chancellor
for Facilities, provides:
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project funding policies
and approvals
other facilities functions
Construction Support Office, provides:
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policy, guidance, and oversight of facilities procurement
coordination, advice, and assistance to universities
review of contract disputes (bid protests, claims)
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Project Funding Sources
1) Commonwealth Funded
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Commonwealth Capital projects (for E&G facilities)
2) University Funded
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University capital projects
University auxiliary facilities (self-supporting activities)
Smaller renovation/maintenance projects
3) Special Projects
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student housing
others
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What does this mean for firms?
Department of General Services (DGS)
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advertises for and bids Commonwealth-funded projects
Universities
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advertise for and bid university-funded projects
may advertise for and hold job order contracts
System/CSO
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does not procure or administer construction
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What about upcoming bids?
DGS IFBs for PASSHE projects:
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in FY14/15 – up to 6 projected
advertised on PA eMarketplace
University IFBs:
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IFBs for numerous projects
advertised on PASSHE eProcurement Exchange
System/CSO:
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nothing
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What about CM and Commissioning?
Department of General Services:
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open AFQs for CM and Commissioning
uses their own firms/contracts
for projects they administer
Universities:
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typically do not procure CM and
Commissioning services;
utilize System/CSO contracts
System/CSO holds open-end contracts:
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26 open-end CM contracts awarded in 2013
6 open-end Commissioning contracts, and will issue an RFP
in 2015 for new contracts
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Advertising, Bidding, and Award
IAW the Commonwealth Procurement Code
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public notice
low bid
No prequalification list
Other Commonwealth statutory requirements:
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performance and payment bonds
separate primes
prevailing wage and eVerify
Steel Act, etc.
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SB and SDB Considerations
DGS:
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requires SDB participation as subcontractors/suppliers
has an SB set-aside program for construction
System and Universities:
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require SDB participation as subcontractors/suppliers
do not have an SB set-aside program for construction
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Web Sites and Contacts
PASSHE CSO web page:
http://www.passhe.edu/inside/anf/Fac/Procurement/Pages/d
efault.aspx
PASSHE eProcurement Exchange:
https://www.ebidexchange.com/Default.aspx?cid=82810cea
-bc7a-4b3c-a173-0933695fbe73
Bob Unger
[email protected]
717-720-4131
Dot Latin
[email protected]
717-720-4113

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