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Request for Qualifications: Design-Build Services for City Park Golf Course – Parks and Drainage Improvements Projects

eBid Document No. 4698249

The Department of Public Works, City and County of Denver (the City), has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Design-Build services for the Platte to Park Hill: Stormwater Systems – City Park Golf Course Parks and Drainage Improvements Design-Build (Project). RFQ documents will be available for download at the following link, eBid Document No. 4698249 at the cost of $10.00.

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Printed Responses are due at 10:00 a.m. MST December 6, 2016 delivered to Public Works Finance and Administration, Attn: Elizabeth Zollo, 201 W Colfax Ave, Ste. 614, Denver Colorado 80202.

A Pre-Submittal Meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. MST, October 28, 2016 in Conference Room 4.F.6, Webb Building, 201 West Colfax Ave, Denver Colorado 80202. Interested firms are encouraged to attend. Submitters are responsible for any information conveyed at this meeting.

General Statement of Work: The Project will renovate the City Park Golf Course to provide a high quality 18-hole regulation municipal golf course designed and constructed to United States Golf Association (USGA) recommendations/guidelines, modified to City standards, that has a more efficient layout while integrating detention that provides flood protection to the community, improves water quality, and provides enhanced public space and facilities. The work included for this procurement includes the design and construction of the City Park Golf Course, integrated detention, short game/chipping area, driving range, First Tee facilities, putting greens, irrigation, parking lots, retaining walls, accessory/outbuilding structures, as well as potential demolition and reconstruction of the clubhouse.

Minority and Women Business Enterprise Participation: The City recognizes that there is value in engaging minority and women owned businesses and has put a process in place by City Ordinance to mandate their involvement. Professional design and construction services contracts made and entered into by the City are subject to Article III, Divisions 1 and 3 of Chapter 28 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code, (D.R.M.C.) and the M/WBE Program’s Rules and Regulations adopted by the Director of the Division of Small Business Opportunity (DSBO), which will be incorporated into any agreement entered into as part of this selection process. The Design goal for this project is 15% and the Construction goal for this project is 17%. The Design goal must be met with certified participants as set forth in Section 28-65, D.R.M.C. or through the demonstration of a sufficient good faith effort under Section 28-62 D.R.M.C. For compliance with good faith requirements under Section 28-62(b), the M/WBE percentage solicitation level required for this project is 100%. The selected contractor will address the Construction goal by means of a Compliance Plan submitted to the City for approval upon contract award by the successful firm.

Prequalification Requirements: The Submitter must be prequalified in one of the following work categories at with a financial level of $25,000,000. The work categories are: 1A - General Civil, OR 2A - General Buildings, OR 1E5 - Sewer – Open Channel and Pond OR Specialty Category 4 – Golf Course Constructor. If not already prequalified, the Submitter must have submitted a prequalification application a minimum of 10 calendar days prior to the submittal due date. Applications shall be submitted to the Department of Public Works, Prequalification Section, 201 West Colfax Avenue, Department 506, Denver, Colorado 80202. To view the Rules and Regulations and to obtain a prequalification application, please visit our website at or call 720-865-2539 for prequalification information ONLY.

Prevailing Wage: Contracts for construction, reconstruction, and remodeling are subject to the City prevailing wage rate requirements established pursuant to Section 20-76, D.R.M.C.

General: As the City’s best interests may appear, the Executive Director of Public Works reserves the right to waive informalities in, and to reject any or all, proposals.

Publication Dates:   October 20, 21, 24, 2016

Published In:   The Daily Journal

Request for Proposals

A Request for Proposals (RFP)* was issued on January 12, 2017, to three design-build teams identified by the Request for Qualifications process. The teams chosen to submit proposals for the City Park Golf Course Redesign are:

  • Landscapes Unlimited, LLC, with golf course architect/designer Robert Trent Jones II
  • Saunders Construction, Inc., with golf course architect/designer Icon Golf Studio
  • SEMA Construction, Inc., with golf course architect/designer Dye Designs

The RFP includes the guidelines and requirements that are driving the redesign of the course. In addition to input from the public, representatives of the neighborhoods around City Park Golf Course and the golf community participated in an eight-month, collaborative process to develop and inform many of the design guidelines that are in the RFP.

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* PDF file includes Instructions to Proposers and Technical Requirement chapters