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Position Announcement

Design-Build Team

Date Issued: July 1, 2020

Overview: The Prince William Sound Science Center (PWSSC; www.pwssc.org), a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and education institution located in Cordova, Alaska is seeking Statements of Qualifications from qualified companies (“the Contractor”) interested in entering into a Design-Build Contract with PWSSC for constructing a new facility in Cordova. This is the first step of a two-step process. Step One is a request for Statements of Qualifications. Step Two will be a request for a full proposal (RFP) including price and project schedule. PWSSC will rank all qualifications submitted in Step One and ask a minimum of three teams to participate in Step Two. PWSSC reserves the option to conduct interviews with potential design-build teams as part of the evaluation, as well as reference checks, for either Step One or Step Two.

PWSSC has contracted with MCG Architects to develop bridging documents for the design of the new facility. These documents include design concept drawings that represent a 35% design effort that has been formally approved by the PWSSC Board of Directors. These drawings and other supporting materials such as written design criteria and will be issued with the RFP in Step Two. The documents will provide design intent and criteria for use by the design-build team to provide cost-effective design, permitting assistance, and construction solutions.

The Contractor will report to the Owner’s Project Manager and will engage periodically with both the President & CEO and the organization’s Facilities Committee, which serves at the pleasure of the Board of Directors. PWSSC may also utilize other consultants, such as members of the 35% design and bridging documents team, to provide guidance so as to achieve the best outcomes for the project.

Full position announcement available for download as a PDF here.