Request for Qualifications Architect/Engineer

Scope of Services

Founded in 1971, Belmont College is one of 23 community colleges in the University System of Ohio. The College’s mission to provide affordable, achievable, and meaningful academic degrees and technical training is reflected in the more than 40 associate degree and certificate programs designed to serve area citizens. Belmont provides a comprehensive array of credit and non-credit programming at the Main Campus in St. Clairsville, Ohio to meet the training and educational needs of the Ohio Valley.  To better serve all our students, online programming has grown tremendously at Belmont.  Currently, the College is pleased to offer an array of continuous learning opportunities to all who seek them.

Today, Belmont offers certificate and degree programs in business, allied health, early childhood education, public safety, industrial technologies, and engineering technologies.  The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees allow students to immediately seek employment or transfer their credits towards a bachelor’s degree at four-year institutions.  The College’s Building Preservation and Restoration program is one of the few in the country to offer such specialized training to the construction market. Some of the fastest growing career fields in nursing, health care assistants and information systems employ Belmont College graduates.  In addition, the Workforce Development and Community Education Department fills a much needed role by offering classes to those seeking training without the extended time commitment of degree completion.  Popular offerings include Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR), Pharmacy Technician, Real Estate License, and State Tested Nursing Aide (STNA). This request for qualifications focuses on our expanding needs in the Industrial Trades.

Industrial Trades Building

This freestanding structure is to be approximately 26,000 square feet. Proposed training within the structure includes:
  • HVAC
  • Industrial safety
  • Building Preservation/Restoration
The design will include an attractive façade and entry, lunchroom and showcase space for display of items of different type and size.

The goal for minority participation for each trade is 2.4% and for female participation is 6.9%

For projects advertised with an appropriately developed Program of Requirements (“POR”), upon award of the Agreement, commence with Design. For projects without such a POR, upon award of the Agreement, commence by developing the Program of Requirements.

The selected A/E, as a portion of its required Scope of Services and prior to submitting its proposals, will discuss and clarify with the Owner and/or the Contracting Authority, the cost breakdown of the Architect/Engineer Agreement detailed cost components to address the Owner’s project requirements.

As required by the Agreement, and as properly authorized, provide the following categories of services: Program Verification, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Document Preparation, Bid and Award Support, Conformed Documents, Construction Administration, Post-Construction, and Additional Services of all types

Refer to the Ohio Facilities Construction Manual for additional information about the type and extent of services required for each. A copy of the standard Agreement can be obtained at the OFCC website at

During the construction period, provide not less than 8 hours (excluding travel time) on-site construction administration services each week, including (1) attendance at progress meetings, (2) a written field report of each site visit, (3) on-site representation comprised of the A/E and its consultant staff involved in the primary design of the project, all having relevant and appropriate types of construction administration experience.

For purposes of completing the Relevant Project Experience Matrix in Section F of the
Statement of Qualifications (Form F110-330), below is a list of relevant scope of work requirements for this RFQ:
  1. Project Delivery Method (MP, GC, CMR, DB)
  2. Role on Project (CMA, OA, CMR, DB, GC, Trade)
  3. Experience in developing a Project specific Program of Requirements
  4. Familiarity with the State of Ohio Management System (OAKS CI)
  5. Design of industrial style training facility

Evaluation Criteria for Selection

  • Demonstrated ability to meet Owner’s programmed project vision, scope, budget, and schedule on previous projects.
  • Previous experience compatible with the proposed project (e.g., type, size).
  • Relevant past work of prospective firm’s proposed consultants.
  • Past performance of prospective firm and its proposed consultants.
  • Qualifications and experience of individuals directly involved with the project.
  • Proposer’s previous experience (numbers of projects, sizes of projects) when working with its proposed consultants.
  • Specification writing credentials and experience.
  • Experience and capabilities of creating or using Critical Path Method (CPM) schedules and of using CPM schedules as a project management resource.
  • Approach to and success of using partnering and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
  • Proximity of prospective firms to the project site.
  • Proposer’s apparent resources and capacity to meet the needs of this project.
  • The selected A/E and all its consultants must have the capability to use the Internet within their normal business location(s) during normal business hours.

Submittal Instructions

Firms are required to submit the current version of Statement of Qualifications (Form F110-330) available via the OFCC website at

Electronic submittals should be combined into
one PDF file named with the project number listed on the RFQ and your firm’s name. Use the “print” feature of Adobe Acrobat or similar software for creating a PDF rather than using a scanner. If possible, please reduce the file size of the PDF. In Acrobat, go to Advanced, then PDF Optimizer. Also, please insert the project number and firm name followed by “SOQ” in the email subject line.
Statements of Qualifications must be submitted electronically by email. Submittals are limited to one email with a maximum file size of 25 MB.

Firms are requested to identify professional registrations, memberships and credentials including: LEED GA, LEED AP, LEED AP+, CCCA, CCM, CCS, CDT, CPE, DBIA, and any other appropriate design and construction industry credentials. Identify that information on the resume page for individual in Block 22, Section E of the F110-330 form.

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