Limited Scope Project
establish the design capabilities of the lead designer and design firm. In Stage II,
shortlisted lead designer-A/E teams will be interviewed.
All documentation will be in an 8 1/2" x 11" format. The assembled content for the
Stage I portfolio should be no more than 1/4 inch thick. The portfolio should include
the following: a cover letter referencing the FedBizOpps announcement and briefly
describing the firm and its location, organizational makeup, and noteworthy
accomplishments; Standard Form 330 Architect Engineer Qualifications Part II; and
responses to the submission requirements and evaluation criteria listed below. An
A/E Evaluation Board consisting of a private sector peer and representatives of
the client and GSA will evaluate the submissions. The board will establish a shortlist
of three to six firms.
Identification of team members, other than the lead designer(s), is not required at this
stage. Team member information should not be included in the Stage I portfolio.
Submission Requirements And Evaluation Criteria:
PAST PERFORMANCE ON DESIGN (35%): The A/E firm(s) will submit a
portfolio of not more than five similarly scoped projects completed in the last ten
years (maximum of five pages per project). The narrative shall: address the
design approach with salient features for each project and discuss how the
client's program, functional, image, mission, economic, schedule, and operational
objectives were satisfied by the overall design/planning solution; address the
relevance of submitted projects to the GSA project; and provide a client reference
contact for each project, including name, title, address, email, phone, and fax
numbers. A representative floor plan, a building section and a minimum of two
photographs must be included for each project.
PHILOSOPHY AND DESIGN INTENT (25%): In the lead designer's words,
(maximum of two typewritten pages) state the parameters he/she will apply to
the challenges of: designing limited scope projects for major public facilities;
meeting federal standards and codes; addressing sustainable design goals of
construction waste management, energy efficiency, and environmental
responsibility; managing work in occupied buildings; and integrating new design
into existing systems and infrastructure.
LEAD DESIGNER PROFILE (15%): Submit a biographical sketch (maximum of
three pages) including education, professional experience, recognition for design
efforts inclusive of the portfolio examples. Identify and describe areas of
responsibility and commitment to each project.
LEAD DESIGNER PORTFOLIO (25%): Submit a portfolio representative of
the lead designer's ability to provide design excellence. Address his or her
participation in each project. If a single designer, submit a portfolio of up to three
projects completed in the last ten years (maximum of five pages per project).
If the lead designer is a team, submit graphics and a description of up to two
projects from each lead designer or lead design discipline. The narrative shall
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