Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! is accepting proposals for construction consulting
services. The Request for Proposals document is available at www.michiganworks.com
or from the office below. Proposals must be submitted to the Great Lakes Bay Michigan
Works! Administrative Offices, 1600 N. Michigan Ave., Room 400, Saginaw, MI 48602
by 4:00 p.m. on August 9, 2012. Proposals received after that time will not be eligible
for funding. For information call (989) 754-1144 extension 0. Great Lakes Bay
Michigan Works! is an Equal Opportunity Employer Program. Auxiliary aids and
services are available to the disabled upon request. For TTY service call (989) 497-7111.
GREAT LAKES BAY MICHIGAN WORKS! (GLBMW)
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR
August 2, 2012
Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! is one of 25 Michigan Works! Agencies in the State of
Michigan, and one of about 600 similar agencies nationwide. Its annual operating budget of
approximately $14,000,000.00 varies somewhat from year-to-year, and is made up to 40
separate federal and state grants. With a program staff of approximately 120 employed by three
major contracted service providers, it operates four Michigan Works! Service Centers, one
satellite center, one separate academic center and one separate Jobs, Education and Training
facility in Saginaw, Midland and Bay Counties. In general, Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!
provides services to our business customers by reducing the time it takes for them to fill job
openings with qualified candidates, by coordinating workforce development programs in the area,
and by helping the local labor force improve skills required by businesses.
The Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! is developing a new 1-Stop Service Center(s) in
Downtown Saginaw and is seeking to obtain the services of a construction consultant to facilitate
that process. The consultant’s primary task will be representing Michigan Works’ interests in the
development, construction, negotiations and general project management of the new service
center(s). It is expected that consultant will work on Michigan Works behalf with the landlord,
general construction contractor and other vendors and entities. The consultant must be
competent in construction techniques, including specific knowledge of the ADA, architectural
engineering, building codes, carpentry, communication systems, electrical and plumbing systems,
furniture installation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, project management and
general construction techniques.
It is anticipated that the contract for these services will last through June 30, 2013, and may be
extended beyond that date at the sole discretion of Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!. A
maximum contract amount shall be negotiated annually.
A proposal in response to this RFP must include:
1. A description of your company including official name, address, contact information, and
listing of individuals/job titles with contract signature authority.
2. The names, certifications, job titles, experience, and qualifications of the persons who will
be assigned to work on this project.
3. A description of the specific experience that the individuals listed in response to Item 1,
above, have had working with manufacturers and training providers. (A maximum of three
pages using a 12-point font.)
4. The maximum average amount of time per week the individuals may be able to devote to
this project, if required to do so by Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!.
5. Your billing structure, hourly rate(s) charged, and billing procedures used.
Send or deliver your proposal to:
Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!
1600 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 400
Saginaw, MI 48602
In order to be considered, your proposal must be received by 4:00 p.m. on August 9, 2012,
and must be signed by a person with authority to bind your organization in contract.
Faxed or emailed proposals will not be eligible for funding.
Proposals will be scored according to the following criteria:
70% based on a Items 1, 2, 3, and 4 above; and
30% based on Item 5 above.
This RFP does not commit Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! (GLBMW) to award a contract, to
pay any cost incurred in the preparation of a proposal, or to enter into negotiations. GLBMW has
the right to reject or accept any or all proposals or part of any or all proposals, or to cancel this
RFP in whole or in part. GLBMW has the right to require additional information from one or more
bidders, to negotiate with one or more bidders, and/or to accept any proposal or proposals
without negotiations. GLBMW has the right, at its sole discretion, to waive minor discrepancies in
proposals and minor deviations from RFP requirements. The successful bidder(s), if any, shall be
selected based on GLBMW sole discretion in its determination of best value in terms of services
provided, qualifications, and cost.
The need for additional related services may become apparent during the period covered by this
RFP. In that event, GLBMW reserves the right to review and award the contract for those
services based on this RFP process provided the proposals submitted encompass the type of
services needed. In its discretion, GLBMW may also determine that another RFP should be
issued regarding the additional services.
Any bidder that attempts to exchange information with any potential bidder for the purpose of
gaining competitive advantage, or who attempts to discuss its proposal with or offer anything of
value to any of GLBMW officers, directors, staff, agents or representatives during this
procurement process, shall be subject to disqualification and possible criminal prosecution. This
provision does not prohibit potential bidders from seeking and joining with subcontractors or
partners in making the proposal. All partners and subcontractors must be clearly identified in the
proposal. Likewise, this provision does not prohibit communication between GLBMW and any
bidder that is determined by GLBMW to be necessary as part of the procurement process.
GLBMW operates an equal opportunity procurement process. Upon request, GLBMW shall make
this RFP available in large print or alternative format to individuals with disabilities. Proposals
from minority and female owned organizations are encouraged.
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