Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. (DPAC) issued a Request for Proposals on September 8, 2015, to select a firm to provide Construction Manager at Risk services for the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts—Stage II.
Section 5.2 of the Orlando Performing Arts Center Agreement between the City, City of Orlando Florida Community Redevelopment Agency and DPAC dated June 20, 2007, as amended (PAC Agreement), requires an open and competitive procurement process in the selection of the consultant and City Council approval of the selection and contract. In compliance with the PAC Agreement, proposals were reviewed by the Procurement Committee comprised of: Jim Pugh, Roger Chapin, Kyle Riva, Kevin Edmonds (City Representative), and Rick Howard (City Representative). Based on the information presented in the proposal documents, presentations and the evaluation criteria set forth in the Request for Proposals, the proposer firms were ranked in the following order:
1. The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
2. Brasfield & Gorrie / Mortenson
3. Gilbane Construction
4. Hunt Construction
Note: PCL and Skanska submitted proposals, but were not short listed and not interviewed. Therefore, no rank or score was given.
The Construction Manager (CM), under the direction of DPAC and DPAC’s Owner’s Representative (The Projects Group), will be responsible for pre-construction activities and ultimately construction of the Stage II project. The CM will be the prime contractor and will contract with subcontractors and suppliers. Stage II includes a 1,700 seat multipurpose acoustic hall. This request is for approval of ranking only. An agreement will need approval by City Council, at a later date.
The ranking has been reviewed by DPAC’s Owner’s Representative and has been recommended for approval by DPAC. Whiting-Turner (the number one ranked firm) has committed to having (1) twenty four percent of its management team and (2) twenty four percent of its subcontractor procurements fulfilled by City Certified M/WBE firms. Therefore, the M/WBE participation goal for this project is twenty four percent at the management level and twenty four percent at the subcontractor procurement level. The Venues Blueprint Office has reviewed and approved the ranking.