Hancher Replacement – Construction of New Facility #0257001 Construction Management Services The University of Iowa intends to retain professional construction management services to provide pre- construction and construction phase services on the construction of a new Hancher Auditorium for performing arts. The basis of services will be based on agency type (non-self-performing, and not-at-risk) construction management services. Interested and qualified firms are invited to submit a written Statement of Qualifications to provide construction management services for this project. Project Description The University of Iowa intends to construct a new 144,770 gross square foot (GSF) facility to replace the existing Hancher Auditorium building. In June 2008, record floods damaged major portions of the University of Iowa Campus. One of the heavily damaged complexes was the Hancher Voxman Clapp (HVC) complex located at 101 East Park Road. After considering repair and replacement options, the University of Iowa, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) identified replacement as the most responsible option. HVC houses Hancher (performing arts) Auditorium and the University School of Music. The University has selected a separate site for each of these two programs. The new Hancher Auditorium will be located on a site near the existing HVC. The University has identified an east campus location at Burlington Street and Clinton Street for the School of Music. The University is currently studying the viability of the east campus site. Should that location prove to be infeasible, the School of Music will be located on a site adjacent to the proposed Hancher Auditorium site and be incorporated into this project. A building with the combined program would encompass at least 315,000 GSF. In the consultant interview, the construction manager should address their ability to manage a project with Hancher alone on the arts campus or a combined Hancher and School of Music program on the arts campus. The University will be searching for an Iowa architectural firm concurrent with this search for a construction manager. The search for an architectural design firm specializing in performing arts and music based facilities will begin after the construction management firm and Iowa architect of record firm have been selected. The programming phase of the project will begin after all three searches have been completed. The proposed 144,770 GSF includes a square foot for square foot replacement of the existing Hancher facility (135,250 GSF) plus necessary increases to account for Code compliance (9,520 GSF). Additionally, given program growth and refinements, there are other physical needs that may be master planned and considered as part of the replacement effort. It is anticipated Hancher will include a large multi-purposed proscenium theatre, front-of-house and back-of-house support space, and administrative offices. The large theatre will be designed for commercial productions and equipped to accommodate music, dance, opera and theatrical productions. The project cost of a combined program has been estimated at $276 million. This estimate includes the potential for a structured parking facility. FEMA is a key partner in the coordination and funding of the project. Therefore, FEMA’s input and requests for information during the design and construction process is to be anticipated, and experience with FEMA will be a component of the CM-agent search process. Sustainability and energy efficiency will be a high priority in this project. Per University expectations, the facility will receive the highest LEED certification possible given the project and program constraints. LEED Platinum certification will be pursued. Statement of Qualifications Firms will be selected to interview on the basis of materials submitted for review by the University, along with an expression of interest in providing services for the project. A demonstrated ability to handle a project similar to that described above and work with complex site issues will be important to the selection process. This is a qualifications-based selection process. The submission should include, as a minimum: The firm’s general-purpose brochure. A list of the proposed project team members, their roles and experience. A list of completed or underway projects similar to that planned by the University, the names of the individuals responsible for those projects, related client references and a summary of project costs related to those projects. Experience with performing arts centers and noted design architects will be taken into account. Specific experience with FEMA-related projects and LEED projects will also be taken into account. A detailed description of the firm’s process for handling performance venue projects for both the pre-construction and construction phases of the project. Included should be, but not necessarily limited to, cost estimating, value engineering, constructability analysis, scheduling, and project delivery. Firms interested in providing services for the project should submit the requested materials (four hard copies and one computer CD) to Beverly Robalino, Project Manager, Planning, Design & Construction, Facilities Management, The University of Iowa, 230 University Services Bldg, Iowa City, IA 52242-1922. The materials must arrive no later than 3:30 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2010. Firms from which additional information is requested will be contacted. All firms expressing an interest in the project will be notified of the recommendations of the University and the Board's selection as those decisions are reached. Firms selected for an interview will be provided with additional details related to that process.