Skip to main navigation Skip to section navigation Skip to main content
MRH Logo
Show search

Latest Headlines

October 18, 2018

Share:

MRH Issues RFQs for Facilities and Safety Plan

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
FACILITIES AND SAFETY PLAN

Section 1: NOTICE TO INTERESTED ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES
The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District is seeking proposals from qualified architects
to assist the District with the following services:
? Create a Facilities and Safety Plan to include:
? Renovations and construction of instructional and health & fitness spaces at the
facility located at 7539 Manchester Rd.
? Safety initiatives throughout the MRH School District facilities
? Bond Planning
? Facility Programming, Design, and Contract Administration
The District reserves the right to adjust the Scope of Services and completion schedule for
services based on District budget and needs.

Section 2: ESSENTIAL DATES
ADVERTISEMENT POSTED:
October 19 & October 26
RFQ QUESTIONS and/or CLARIFICATIONS:
Received in writing no later than (October 29, 2018) to:
Amber Silver
7539 Manchester Rd.
Maplewood, MO, 63143
amber.silver@mrhschools.net
RFQ DUE DATE:
November 2, 2018
EVALUATION, REVIEW, & SELECTION:
November 5, 2018

Section 3: GENERAL SCOPE OF SERVICES
a. Facility & Safety Planning (Plan) and Bond Planning Services
It is expected that a single firm will be selected for the purpose of providing Facility & Safety
Planning and Bond Planning Services. The District intends to select, from the qualified
responders, a firm who will produce a comprehensive Facility and Safety Plan. This firm and the
Plan will be used to provide Bond Planning Services and support informative presentation
materials for the District. All materials produced will be used by the District to present and
communicate the long-term needs of the District to staff and to the District’s communities.
The firm selected will provide Facility & Safety Planning and Bond Planning Services to include
at a minimum:
1. Review, research, analyze, and validate the District’s need for future facilities/buildings
to serve the District’s growth.
2. Provide the District with updated architectural programming and project space planning
of existing facilities.
3. Provide research and data to substantiate needs of the District to pursue a future bond
referendum.
4. Summarize findings and recommendations with a comprehensive Facility & Safety Plan.
5. Produce public educational bond planning materials and presentations as required to
communicate to the District’s Board of Education and educate the District’s community
concerning the Facility & Safety Plan.
b. Facility Programming, Design, and Contract Administration
It is anticipated that the same firm will also provide Basic Architectural Services including but not
limited to:
? Site Acquisition Evaluation
? Project Scope Programming
? Schematic Design
? Design Development
? Safety Planning and Design
? Energy Modeling
? Contract Documents
? Administration of the Construction Contract
? Project Close Out & Warranty

Section 4: SELECTION PROCESS

A Selection Committee of the Board of Education and the District’s Administrative staff will
review submitted RFQ’s. The committee will select a short list of respondents who may be
interviewed by the Selection Committee. Additional information may be requested from firms
selected. The District anticipates selecting a single Architectural Firm for Facility, Safety, and
Bond Planning. The District retains the option to select multiple firms to perform Facility
Programming, Design, and Contract Administration on a project by project basis. The Selection
Committee will submit recommendations for finalists to the Superintendent and Board of
Education. Finalists will present their firm to the Board of Education at a scheduled Board
meeting. The Board will make a selection based on the evaluation of the firm’s qualifications,
presentation, and recommendation of the Superintendent and Selection Committee. Based on
each firm’s qualifications and the District’s needs and funding, the District will negotiate a
contract for individual projects with one of the selected firms. If the District is unable to reach a
contract agreement with a selected firm, the District will terminate discussions and proceed to
the next firm deemed most appropriate. All contract revisions and approvals are subject to
approval by the District’s legal counsel and the District’s Board of Education.

Section 5: REQUIRED INFORMATION
TAB ONE: GENERAL INFORMATION
Provide the following information about your firm:
? Firm name
? Corporate address and branch office addresses (if applicable)
? If multiple offices, which office will be the primary office responsible for the MRH School
District?
? Type of organization (Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation, etc.)
? Former company name(s), if any, and year(s) established
? Year present firm established
? Name of parent company, if any
? List firm owner(s) and city/state of residence
? Contact person for this RFQ, title, Missouri registration number (if applicable), telephone
and e-mail
In the past five years (including time under former names/ownership structures), have there
been or are there currently any judgments, claims, arbitration/mediation proceedings or suits
against your firm or its officers? If yes, please attach details of each.
Firm must provide a financial statement for each of the past three years. A balance sheet does
not meet this criterion.
Provide your firm’s banking institution, contact person and phone number.

Professional Liability Insurance Information:
? Provide insurance agency name and contact information
? Describe limits per project, limits in aggregate and deductible
? Include a copy of your firm’s current loss run ratio from your Professional Liability
Insurance carrier.
TAB TWO: PERSONNEL
Provide an organizational chart that clearly describes your firm's project organization with
supervisory reporting.
Provide a list of assigned staff to Maplewood Richmond Heights School District and briefly
discuss their roles on the project.
Include professional resumes for key personnel and their responsibilities for the duration of the
contract. Indicate the education and professional licensing of each person as it relates to this
project.
Include a list of previous projects in which you provided services for community engagement as
well as the architectural services in a district similar to MRH School District.
TAB THREE: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Please check all services your firm provides in-house and list any others not listed here.
? Planning
? Architectural Design
? Construction Documents
? Civil Engineering
? MEP Engineering
? Safety Planning and Design
? Technology Design
? Security Design
? Structural Engineering
? Construction Administration
? Educational Specifications
? Technical Specifications
? Cost Estimating
Who would your firm propose as a consultant firm for the following areas, and how long have
you worked with this consultant?
? Structural Engineering
? MEP Engineering
? Civil Engineering/Landscaping
? Safety Design

? Technology Design
? Security Design
? Kitchen
? Roof
? Acoustical
? Bond Planning/Public Relations
What software, if any, would be used by your firm to gather data and produce the facility
assessment? What are the benefits to MRH School District?
What software will be used by your firm to produce construction documents? What are the
benefits to MRH School District?
TAB FOUR: PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLAN
Include a plan describing how your firm would manage a district-wide facilities safety
assessment for Maplewood Richmond Heights School District and how it could support the
District in future bond planning, working with committees and voter communications.
Following a successful bond referendum, provide information on how your firm would work with
the District on programming and design.
Discuss your firm’s construction administration services and procedures.
TAB FIVE: RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
What experience does your firm have working within a 50-mile radius of the MRH School District
in the last five years? And, state specifically:
1. Number of educational projects completed during this time frame in this region
2. Number of projects currently in progress in this region
List K-12 public educational districts where your firm has completed a comprehensive facility
assessment in the past five years, include:
1. Client name
2. Date of completion
3. Number of facilities included
4. Areas assessed
5. Client contact information
List K-12 public educational districts where your firm has completed either new construction or
or renovation projects in the past five years, include:
1. Client name
2. Name of project(s)
3. Date(s) of completion
4. Final cost(s)

5. Square footage(s)
6. Short description of the project(s)
7. Client contact information
List current public educational districts where your firm is currently working, include:
1. Client name
2. Name of project(s)
3. Estimated date(s) of completion
4. Budget(s)
5. Estimated size(s)
6. Short description of the project(s)
7. Client contact information

END OF QUESTIONNAIRE

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.