State Building Construction Projects - Requests for Qualifications for On-Call Consultants

FAQs

  • What Are Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Construction Services “On-Call Consultant Services Task Assignments”?
    Answer:

    On-Call Consultant Services Task Assignments are tasks that:

    • are negotiated and assigned by DAS Construction Services for State Building Construction Projects that have a total construction budget of less than $5,000,000;
    • are performed under a specific On-Call Contract that has a duration of approximately two years; and
    • have a maximum fee of $300,000 to $1,000,000 for all Task Assignments under a specific On-Call Contract.
  • What Type of DAS Construction Services “On-Call Consultant Services Contracts” are available?
    Answer:

    DAS Construction Services provides the following On-Call Consultant Services Contracts: 

    1. Claims Analyst (ANLY),
    2. Architect (including Interior Design) (ARC),
    3. Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Architect (MBE-ARC),
    4. Claims Auditor (AUD),
    5. Construction Administrator (CA),
    6. Construction Administrator Minor Projects (CAm),
    7. Building Commissioning & Building Envelope Commissioning (Cx),
    8. Civil Engineer & Survey and Landscape Architect (CIV-SUR),
    9. Minority Business Enterprise Civil Engineer (MBE-CIV),
    10. Energy Consultant (ENGY),
    11. Multi-Disciplined Engineer (MDE),
    12. Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineer (MEP),
    13. Roofing Consultant (ROOF),
    14. Scheduling (and Cost) Consultant (SCHL),
    15. Structural and Threshold Engineer (STR),
    16. Vehicular Parking Consultant (VEH).
  • What is the “Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) Procedure”?
    Answer:

    The QBS Procedure evaluates the qualifications and experience of your firm, beginning with the public advertising of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on the DAS State Contracting Portal.

    • The RFQ requires prospective Consultants to submit specific information about their qualifications and experience for one of the categories of On-Call Consultant Services. 
    • There are separate RFQs for each category of On-Call Consultant Services.
    • If qualified, your firm becomes an “On-Call Consultant” for a specific On-Call Contract and is placed on a list to be assigned future tasks on State Building Construction Projects.
  • Are there any On-Call opportunities for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Firms?
    Answer:
  • Are there any On-Call Contracts set aside for only MBE Firms?
    Answer:
    • Yes: the MBE Architect (MBE-ARC) and MBE Civil Engineer (MBE-CIV) On-Call Contracts are completely set aside for participation by MBE firms only that have been certified by DAS.
    • These two On-Call Contracts are for projects having a total budget of $2,000,000 or less and encompass a wide array of projects from commercial-type space modifications in existing state buildings to the design of new structures to be located on state property. 
    • Read the DCS Consultant Diversity Policy (April 2013) for additional details.