CUNY Hunter North Building Auditorium

Solicitation #:5550
Issue Date:10/24/2019
Proposal Due:11/25/2019 - 5:00 PM
Classification:Professional Services
Type:Expression of Interest (EOI)
Status:In Progress
Subcontracting Provisioning Goals (%)
Minority Owned:18
Women Owned:12
Service Disabled Veteran Owned:6
Contract Terms
48 months
Location Where Goods to be Delivered or Service Performed
CUNY Hunter College - New York, NY

Ad Notice - revised Tab 7 to include missing sentence.

(Explain the firm’s anticipated approach to utilizing MWBE and SDVOB firms as key members with meaningful roles and responsibilities for the project.)

The Dormitory Authority State of New York (DASNY) is seeking Expressions of Interests (EOI) from Architectural firms to provide prime design services through construction administration services for the renovation of the Auditorium at Hunter College to create a modern venue for musical performances, large lecture-style classes, and special events such as ceremonies and symposiums.  The facility will operate to serve the college’s uses and as a rental venue.

Said services shall include the interior renovation of the Auditorium and optimization of the existing stage, wing and house space with particular focus on improving the acoustics within the auditorium, including but not limited to, through physical re-shaping, introduction of appropriate isolation, improved low velocity HVAC, and state-of-the art electronic enhancement.  Improved ADA seating is a priority. The design for the renovation shall provide (1) back of house spaces to adequately support the auditorium, including stage level dressing rooms, (2) additional space for dressing, and storage to be located on the Basement Mezzanine Level, and (3) improvements to the patron experience with an updated lobby, corridors, amenities, additional breakout rooms, and signage.  The project scope shall also include new bathrooms and HVAC systems. The project shall be designed in conformance with all regulatory requirements, including, but not limited to, Public Assembly (PA), historic preservation, New York City Department of Buildings (NYCDOB), Fire Department of New York (FDNY) and other related New York City agency approvals which maybe required shall be included in the project.

DASNY contributes to the economic development of New York State by assisting and supporting Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOB) through its procurement process. As part of this EOI, and consistent with Article 15A and 17B of the Executive Laws, DASNY encourages all firms to consider submitting proposals that utilize partnerships, joint ventures or other similar arrangements with a New York State certified MWBE/SDVOB firm on this contract. For technical assistance identifying certified MWBE firms contact Empire State Development at www.esd.ny.gov or visit DASNY’s MWBE Registry at www.dasny.org. For NYS Certified SDVOB firms contact www.ogs.ny.gov/veterans.

Firms interested in responding to this solicitation must submit one (1) electronic and twelve (12) double sided hard copies of an EOI to the contact noted below no later than 5:00 pm on November 25, 2019. EOI’s received after this date will not be considered. EOI’s must include the following information in the same tab order as described below:

Tab 1 Provide a cover letter with your firm’s name, address, and telephone number along with the name, title, telephone number and email addresses of the individual within the firm who will be DASNY’s primary contact for this EOI.

Tab 2 Provide a description of your firm’s organization, experience and team makeup, including both subconsultants and specialty subconsultants.  Provide the resumes of all partners, principals, associates and other key staff proposed to provide services to DASNY, with emphasis placed on experience with comparable projects containing similar scope and/or comparable facilities.

Tab 3 Provide up to five (5) project examples of your firm’s experience providing similar services for comparable projects of similar size, scope and complexity as this project. For each project provide: the project’s official name, client, location and completion date, project description, overall project value, firm roles and responsibilities, scope of work, the value of the work designed by your firm, consultants (i.e. MEP, structural, etc.), and specialty subconsultant team members (i.e. theater acoustics, lighting, etc.)  and a brief summary of the services provided, including NYC regulatory approvals, as may have been required. If submitting as a joint venture per Tab 5 below, provide up to five (5) projects per firm.

Tab 4 Provide up to three (3) project examples for each of your team’s principal proposed subconsultants and specialty subconsultants demonstrating their experience providing similar services for comparable projects of similar size, scope and complexity as this project. For each project provide: the project’s official name, client, location and completion date, project description, overall project value, firm roles and responsibilities, scope of work, including NYC regulatory approvals, as may have been required.

Tab 5 For each project example, listed in Tab 3, provide a client reference with contact information and phone number.

Tab 6 Provide the following if submitting a joint proposal: (i) the type of relationship between the two firms; (ii) projects the firms have worked on together; and (iii) how the work will be allocated among the firms.

Tab 7 Please note that while no final determination has been made at this stage, the aspirational goals for the proposed contract are 18% MBE, 12% WBE and 6% SDVOB. The goals refer to the percentage of utilization of your M/WBE and SDVOB sub-consultants.  Explain firm’s anticipated approach to maximizing M/WBE and SDVOB participation in both the design and construction phases of the Project. Explain the firm’s anticipated approach to utilizing MWBE and SDVOB firms as key members with meaningful roles and responsibilities for the project. Provide summaries showing the firm’s and the subconsultants performance meeting M/WBE and SDVOB goals on past projects.

Tab 8 Provide a complete Diversity Questionnaire, included in this EOI as an attachment. It is the goal of DASNY to utilize qualified firms that have a demonstrated history of hiring, training, developing, promoting and retaining minority and women staff.  This questionnaire elicits information about each responding firm in order to verify that its work environment demonstrates a strong commitment to diversity.

Tab 9 Provide a NYS Vendor Responsibility Questionnaire For-Profit Business Entity (Non-Construction), included in this EOI as an attachment. DASNY recommends that all firms file the required Questionnaire online via the New York State VendRep System and only provide a copy of the certification page to DASNY. To enroll in and use the New York State VendRep System, see the VendRep System Instructions available at http://www.osc.state.ny.us/vendrep/index.htm or go directly to the VendRep System online at https://portal.osc.state.ny.us.

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 170.1 – Uniform Guidelines for Responsibility Determinations, Executive Order No. 125 – NYS Vendor Responsibility Questionnaire and Executive Order No. 192 – Continuing Vendor Integrity, DASNY may only award a contract to a responsible proposer. A responsible proposer must have the integrity to justify the award of public dollars and the capacity to perform the requirements of the contract fully. The proposer must file a vendor responsibility questionnaire with DASNY. The questionnaire provides the proposer an opportunity to self-disclose any issues and provide necessary information, which DASNY will use as part of its determination.

Based on the information received, the firms deemed qualified by review of their respective EOI’s will be short-listed and issued a request for proposal (RFP).  Once selected, the short-listed firms will be posted on DASNY’s website.

In accordance with State Finance Law § 139-j and § 139-k, this solicitation includes and imposes certain restrictions on communications between Dormitory Authority personnel and an Offerer during the procurement process.  The designated staff for this procurement is Nicole White, RFP Coordinator (ph: 518-257-3667, Email: [email protected]).  Contacts made to other Dormitory Authority personnel regarding this procurement may disqualify the Offerer and affect future procurements with governmental entities in the State of New York.  Please refer to the Authority’s website (www.dasny.org) for Authority policy and procedures regarding this law, or the OGS website (www.ogs.state.ny.us/aboutogs/regulations/defaultAdvisoryCouncil html) for more information about this law. All proposers, domestic and foreign, must be in compliance with New York State business registration requirements. Contact the NYS Department of State regarding compliance.  In addition, business entities proposing to provide professional engineering services must obtain a Certificate of Authorization to Provide Engineering Services in New York State from the State Education Department.  Proposals must be submitted in the full legal name of the proposer, or the full legal name plus a registered assumed name of the proposer, if any.

 

Primary Contact

Nicole White

RFP Coordinator

Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

Procurement

515 Broadway

Albany, NY 12207-2964

United States

Phone: 518-257-3667

Email: [email protected]

Submit To Contact

Nicole White

RFP Coordinator

Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

Procurement

515 Broadway

Albany, NY 12207-2964

United States

Phone: 518-257-3667

Email: [email protected]

Company Name Contact Name Phone Email Website Fax Designation Goods/Services
Abruzzo Bodziak Architects llc Emily Abruzzo 7185222412 [email protected] aba.nyc
  • Women Owned Business (WBE)
AccuCost Construction Consultants, Inc. - WBE Kathleen Farren 2126872121 [email protected] www.accucost.com 2126872323
  • Women Owned Business (WBE)
  • NYS Certified Women Owned Business (NYS-Cert. WBE)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
Cost Estimating
AI-ALT Structural Engineering PLLC Alvin Tabar 6464700827 [email protected] www.ai-alt.com
  • Minority Owned Business (MBE)
AWA Lighting Designers Abhay Wadhwa 2124739797 [email protected] www.awalightingdesigners.com
  • Minority Owned Business (MBE)
  • NYS Certified Minority Owned Business (NYS-Cert. MBE)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
Architectural Lighting Design
AZH CONSULTING Corp UMA REDDI 5162521428 [email protected] www.azhconsulting.com
  • Minority Owned Business (MBE)
  • Women Owned Business (WBE)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
Cost Estimating Services,Change orders,Delay Claims, CPM Scheduling Services, Project Management,Provide Site Safety Manager, Super, Inspection Services, MPT plans, Site Safety Plans,Safe Work Plans, Quality work Plan, BIM Support,IT Support CAD Support, Drafting Services, Steel Shop Drawing, Rebar Detailing and Asbuilt Drawing
B-DESIGN DRAFTING SERVICES, LLC EZRA BRYAN 7187346664 [email protected] WWW.BDESIGNDS.COM
  • Minority Owned Business (MBE)
- Steel Shop Drawings
- Stone Shop Drawings
- Concrete Shop Drawings
- Millwork Shop Drawings
- Architectural/ Structural Supplemental Information
- Zoning Analysis 
- As Built Surveys
- Cost effective 3d laser measurements (Floor Plans, Exterior Elevations)
Charcoalblue Jerad Schomer 2126450790 [email protected] Theatre and Acoustic design consulting
Code Consultants Professional Engineers PC Christine Feddersen 212.216.9596 [email protected] www.codeconsultants.com 212.216.9619 Building & Fire Code Consultation, Life Safety Consultation, Fire Sprinkler & Fire Alarm Systems Design & Consultation and Low Voltage / Information & Communications Technology (ICT Infrastructure, AV, Security) Design & Consultation.
Davis Brody Bond India Lovato 2126334719 [email protected] www.davisbrodybond.com
De Simone Consulting Engineers Giulia Alimonti, AIA LEED AP 2126529185 [email protected] www.de-simone.com 2124816108 Structural design, building envelope design and commissioning, roofing and waterproofing design and commissioning.
Design Aidd Architecture DPC Twana Elliott 212-255-5056 [email protected] www.designaidd.com 212-255-4931
  • Minority Owned Business (MBE)
  • Women Owned Business (WBE)
Dimovski Architecture Meghan Mellina 9147473500 [email protected] www.dimovskiarchitecture.com
  • Women Owned Business (WBE)
Elemental Architecture LLC Tom Abraham 2126164110 [email protected] www.elementalnyc.com 2126164109 Architectural Services, Historic Preservation, Accessibility upgrades, Elevator Modernization
Ensign Engineering P.C> John Cannizzaro 7188635590 [email protected] www.ensignengineering.com 7188636178
  • NYS Certified Women Owned Business (NYS-Cert. WBE)
  • NYS Certified Minority Owned Business (NYS-Cert. MBE)
MEP Design, Fire Alarm, CM Services
EnTech Engineering PC Kaveh Samimi 6467220000 [email protected] www.entech.nyc
  • Women Owned Business (WBE)
  • NYS Certified Women Owned Business (NYS-Cert. WBE)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
(NY State and New York City certified WBE) BIM, LASER Scanning, Environmental, Geotechnical and Traffic Engineering, Civil Design, Construction Management and Inspection
Gerard Associates Consulting Engineers PC Gerry Hluchan 845-291-1272 [email protected] gerardassociates.com Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection engineering
Gertler & Wente Architects Jessica Stander 212-273-9888 [email protected] https://www.gwarch.com/ 212-273-9889
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
Giants Engineering, LLC (WBE) Luciana Gardioli 6319839011 [email protected] www.GiantsEngineering.com
  • Women Owned Business (WBE)
  • NYS Certified Women Owned Business (NYS-Cert. WBE)
Structural Engineering Services
Goshow Architects Adrienne Riso 2122423735 [email protected] www.gosghow.com 212 727-7460
  • Women Owned Business (WBE)
  • NYS Certified Minority Owned Business (NYS-Cert. MBE)
  • NYS Certified Women Owned Business (NYS-Cert. WBE)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
Architectural
Hanscomb Consulting, Cost Estimating Thomas Joseph 9148371062 [email protected] www.hanscombconsult.com Cost Estimating Services
Jack L. Gordon Architects Jack L. Gordon 212-279-0550 [email protected] www.jlgordon.com 212-279-4015 Jack L. Gordon Architects offers planning, architecture, and interior design services.
JCJ Architecture Sarah Callahan 8602409377 [email protected] jcj.com Planning, Architecture, design, interior design
JSARCHITECTS Jamil Sheikh 2128783609 [email protected] www.jsarchitects.net 2128783630
  • NYS Certified Minority Owned Business (NYS-Cert. MBE)
Planning, Architectural Design, Interior Design, Project Management
Kostow Greenwood Architects Marian Prado 6465027629 [email protected] http://kostowgreenwood.com/
  • Women Owned Business (WBE)
Architecture and Interior Design
Koutsomitia Architects PC Maria Gomez 2128070944 [email protected] kapc.com 2126270038
Kouzmanoff Bainton Architects Kenneth Bainton 212-290-8616 [email protected] www.kbarchitects.com Higher Education & Institutional Renovations
Lakhani & Jordan Engineers, PC (MBE) Paul Montero 2123389020 [email protected] www.lakhanijordan.com 2123389030
  • NYS Certified Minority Owned Business (NYS-Cert. MBE)
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Protection Engineering Consultant Services
LEE + ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS PLLC (WBE) Karen A. Lee AIA,.LEED AP 6469984762 [email protected] www.kleearch.com
  • Women Owned Business (WBE)
  • NYS Certified Women Owned Business (NYS-Cert. WBE)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
Full architectural services and CA for 4 subway station partial renovation (100m construction budget)

Full architectural and historic preservation services (LiRo is CM , EDC is the overseeing agency)
Leeser Architecture Seth Embry 718-643-6656 [email protected] www.leeser.com 718-643-6945 Architectural Design
LERA Consulting Structural Engineers Carrie Villani 2127509000 [email protected] www.lera.com
  • Minority Owned Business (MBE)
  • Women Owned Business (WBE)
  • NYS Certified Minority Owned Business (NYS-Cert. MBE)
  • NYS Certified Women Owned Business (NYS-Cert. WBE)
Structural engineering
LSTN Consultants Ken Andria 347-788-0810 [email protected] www.lstnconsultants.com Acoustics and Audiovisual Design
Marvel Architects PLLC Marisa Irizarry 2126160420 [email protected] https://marvelarchitects.com/
  • Minority Owned Business (MBE)
Meridian Design Associates Architects, P.C. Luis J Roges 2124318643 [email protected] www.meridiandesign.com 2124318775
  • Minority Owned Business (MBE)
  • NYS Certified Minority Owned Business (NYS-Cert. MBE)
Architecture and Project Management
NK Architects Michael Gorman 2129827900 [email protected] http://www.nkarchitects.com 2129828111 Architectural, Structural Engineering, Interior Design, Planning
NY Building Systems Consultant Inc MD ISLAM 9174035425 [email protected] www.nybscinc.com 7185047160
  • Minority Owned Business (MBE)
  • NYS Certified Minority Owned Business (NYS-Cert. MBE)
Phil Esposito Photography Phil Esposito 7186140134 [email protected] www.philespositophotography.com
  • NYS Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (NYS Cert. SDVOB)
Progress photo-documentation
Architectural Photography ,
Pro-Tech Engineering, Pllc Bharat Patel 2129339277 [email protected] www.ptepc.com
  • Minority Owned Business (MBE)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
Engineering design work & filing with NYC DOB. Facade inspection work.
Purcell Architects, P.C. ROBERT DEREK PURCELL 212-921-1177 [email protected] www.purcellarchitects.com 212-921-6830
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
New addition, full architectural design services
Razak Associates Chenoa Kucera 5853886710 [email protected]
  • Minority Owned Business (MBE)
  • NYS Certified Minority Owned Business (NYS-Cert. MBE)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
Red Square Design – signage & wayfinding consultants Lev Zeitlin 7184693018 [email protected] www.redsquaredesign.com Architectural Graphics, Signage, Wayfinding, Placemaking
Reid Wilson Architects LLP Shannon Reid 2124652200 [email protected] www.rwa.nyc
  • Women Owned Business (WBE)
ReWire Group, LLC Alan Evans 5183650431 [email protected] rewireenergy.com 5182903130
  • Minority Owned Business (MBE)
  • NYS Certified Minority Owned Business (NYS-Cert. MBE)
Robert Dooley, Professional Engineer Robert Dooley 518-231-0198 [email protected]
  • Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB)
  • NYS Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (NYS Cert. SDVOB)
Mechanical engineering, Design, Steam Boilers, Hot Water Boilers, Central Plants, Controls, Diagnostics and Troubleshooting, Code Reviews, HVAC, Commissioning, Quality Assurance (QA/QC), Field observation, Forensic Engineering, Value Engineering, CHP (Combined Heat & Power), Cogeneration, SCADA Systems, Boiler Safety
Ruzow & Associates Elyse Ruzow 2123350409 [email protected] www.RuzowandAssociates.com
  • Women Owned Business (WBE)
SBLM Architects PC 2129955600 [email protected] www.sblm.com 2126754228
Schuler Shook Ted Ohl 2124395650 [email protected] www.schulershook.com Theatre Planning/Architectural Lighting Design
Studio of Applied Architecture Research Michael Plottel 9178652560 [email protected] Architecture, Programming, Master Planning, Program management
Studio T+L, LLC Jason Livingston 7187880588 [email protected] http://www.studio-tl.com Lighting Design
Theatre and Auditorium Planning, Design and Specification
The Lighting Practice Darcy Veneziale 646 838 4385 [email protected] https://www.thelightingpractice.com/
  • Women Owned Business (WBE)
  • NYS Certified Women Owned Business (NYS-Cert. WBE)
LIGHTING DESIGN CONSULTANTS:

Over the course of hundreds of engagements, The Lighting Practice has refined its expertise in several key service areas. Our clients rely on TLP to present smart analyses, deliver insightful recommendations, and create and implement distinctive and cost-effective lighting designs. The following represents some of the more highly sought services we provide. We tailor these services to meet the specific needs of each of our clients.

FULL-SERVICE LIGHTING DESIGN:
Our normal scope of services starts with a conceptual or schematic design, and continues through the design development, construction documentation, and construction administration phases.

Before beginning our design, we work with clients to understand their project goals, budget, and schedule constraints. Our intent is to develop lighting strategies that directly respond to these requirements. Through our involvement in all project phases, we monitor the design process and modify the lighting design, details, and specification to address changes in the architecture or field conditions. We participate in construction phase services such as shop drawing review and supervise the aiming of adjustable lights and the programming of sophisticated lighting control systems. This full scope of services ensures that the designed lighting intent is achieved in the final installation.

LIGHTING MASTER PLANS:
A lighting master plan establishes the standards and performance criteria for future development, organizes and prioritizes options for future funding, and defines a broad conceptual vision.

TLP performs on-site surveys, measures existing light levels, and analyzes the overall environment to develop a comprehensive plan for lighting. We diagnose problems and identify opportunities to improve the appearance, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of the facility’s lighting systems. Our intent is to create a roadmap that provides for cohesive and consistent lighting treatments as the facility expands and develops.

DAYLIGHTING DESIGN AND ANALYSIS:
Daylight in interior environments benefits the building owner and the end users. It provides a vital connection to the outdoors and a source of free light. However, if not carefully considered, it can also bring disabling glare and create excessive cooling load for the building through unwanted solar-heat gain. TLP uses computer modeling to analyze opportunities for daylighting. These models enable us to visualize and quantify the effects of daylight. Our goal is to provide spaces where the balance of daylight and electric light is appropriate and comfortable for people using the space.
The Saban Engineering Group, Inc. Stephen Pharai 2123720338 [email protected] www.sabancorp.com 2123720821
  • Minority Owned Business (MBE)
  • NYS Certified Minority Owned Business (NYS-Cert. MBE)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
Hazardous Materials Testing, Management & Compliance Industrial Hygiene / Indoor Air Quality Asbestos Inspection, Testing & Design Lead Paint Survey & Testing Microbial Evaluations Laboratory Testing Services
Theater Design Inc Michael Mell 9145881143 [email protected] www.theaterdesigninc.com Theater consultant: theater planning and theatrical systems design
Tobin Parnes Design Timothy Kincer 6465645017 [email protected] www.tobinparnes.com
  • Women Owned Business (WBE)
Interior Design, Project Management, Master Planning
Top Knotch Productions, Inc. jill keogh 9173730860 [email protected] www.topknotchproductions.com 9175913455
  • Women Owned Business (WBE)
True Role Dynasty Nnamdi T. Ananaba Jr 3475925265 [email protected] www.trueroledynasty.com
  • Minority Owned Business (MBE)
Watts Architecture & Engineering Jessica Henschel 7162065100 [email protected] www.watts-ae.com 7162065199
  • Minority Owned Business (MBE)
  • NYS Certified Minority Owned Business (NYS-Cert. MBE)
Architecture, MEP Engineering, Site/Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering & Environmental Consulting Services