Seven firms have submitted bids to build the Collins Park Garage, and a Miami Beach committee last month selected the top four:
KVC Constructors, Inc. Design team includes Wolfberg Alvarez & Partners, Hershell Gill Consulting Engineers, and Shulman + Associates.
Plaza Construction Group. Design team includes Heery International, Inc., Elliot + Associates Architects as lead designer, TLC Engineering, Miller Legg, ATC, & Garth Solutions.
Finfrock Construction Inc. in association with Arquitectonica, ArquitectonicaGEO and Kimley-Horn
Kaufman Lynn/Walker Parking/Currie Sowards Aguila
There were three other bids that didn’t make the cut, including Stiles Construction, Munilla Construction, and Burke Construction.
In addition to parking spaces, the project could include retail component, art galleries, art anchor tenants, workforce housing for artists, and a beautiful wrapped shell design.
Miami Beach’s commission is scheduled to vote tomorrow on the committee’s selection of the top four ranked firms. Those four firms would then have about 90 days to prepare a more detailed design/build proposal.
On April 13, 2016, the City Commission requested that the Professional Services contract with Zaha Hadid/BBA joint venture be terminated after deliberation of the final valued engineered redesign of the Collins Park Parking Garage Project submitted on March 31, 2016.
The Commission directed Administration to proceed with a new solicitation for professional services for the design and construction of a new parking garage that would meet the City’s parking needs and that could include retail component, art galleries, art anchor tenants, workforce housing for artists, and a beautiful wrapped shell design. The directive also included coordination with the Collins Park Neighborhood Association and all affected neighborhoods.
On April 20, 2016, the City issued a Request for Qualification (RFQ) for the selection of a Consultant to prepare Design Criteria Packages (DCP) for several Parking Garages. The selected Consultant has been tasked with preparing a DCP that would include concise performance-oriented specifications for the Collins Park Parking project. The purpose of the DCP is to furnish sufficient information to allow Design-Build (DB) firms to provide a response to the City’s Request for Proposals (RFP) for Design-Build services. The process to prepare the DCP is estimated to be 90 days. The DB firm will be required to seek all necessary City approvals during the design process.
The Administration, in an effort to proceed with a design-build method of procurement, requested proposals from DB Firms for the design, permitting, construction administration, and the construction of a new parking garage facility and related infrastructure for the Collins Park Parking Garage. The Parking Garage design is anticipated to be a conventional parking garage structure wrapped with an aesthetically pleasing architectural element.
On September 14, 2016, the City Commission approved the issuance of RFP 2016-204-KB. The RFP was issued on September 16, 2016, with an opening date of November 4, 2016. A pre-proposal conference to provide information to the proposers submitting a response was held on September 27, 2016.
In accordance with Section 287.055 of the Florida Statutes, the RFP provides for a two-step, phased evaluation process. The Phase I selection process, which is the reason for this item, relates to the qualifications, experience and availability of the proposers and key members of the design-build team, including the lead designer and lead constructor. Only those Proposers short-listed during Phase I are authorized to proceed to Phase II of the RFP selection process, in which price and detailed technical proposals based on the approved Design Criteria Package (the “DCP”) will be considered.
The City received proposals in response to the RFP from the following seven (7) firms:
· Burke Construction Group
· Finfrock Construction, Inc.
· Kaufman Lynn Construction
· KVC Constructors, Inc.
· Munilla Construction Management
· Plaza Construction Group Florida, LLC
· Stiles Construction
On November 28, 2016, the City Manager appointed the Evaluation Committee via LTC # 511-2016. The Evaluation Committee (the “Committee”) consisted of the following individuals:
Sabrina Baglieri, Senior Capital Projects Coordinator, Office of Capital Improvement Projects, City of Miami Beach
Monica Beltran, Assistant Director, Parking Department, City of Miami Beach
Ray Breslin, Resident and Collins Park Neighborhood Association President
Adrian Morales, Senior Administrative Manager, Property Management, City of Miami Beach
Mark Milisits, Asset Manager, Tourism, Culture and Economic Development, City of Miami Beach
The following individuals were appointed as alternates:
· Diego Lopez Medina, Capital Projects Coordinator, Office of Capital Improvement Projects, City of Miami Beach
· Roberto Rodriguez, Capital Projects Coordinator, Office of Capital Improvement Projects, City of Miami Beach
· Thais Vieira, Senior Capital Projects Coordinator, City Manager’s Office, City of Miami Beach
The Committee convened on December 19, 2016 to consider proposals received. The Committee was provided an overview of the project, information relative to the City’s Cone of Silence Ordinance and the Government Sunshine Law. The Committee was also provided general information on the scope of services, references, and a copy of each proposal. The Committee was instructed to score and rank each proposal pursuant to the evaluation criteria established in the RFP. The evaluation process resulted in the ranking of proposers as indicated in Attachment A.
CITY MANAGER’S REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATION
After reviewing all the qualifications of each firm and having considered the Evaluation Committee’s comments and rankings, the City Manager recommends that, for Phase I of the evaluation process, the Mayor and the City Commission shortlist the four (4) top ranked firms, all of which received a first or second place rank by at least one (1) committee member, including: KVC Constructors, Inc., as the first top ranked firm, Plaza Construction Group Florida, LLC, as the second top ranked firm, Finfrock Construction, Inc., as the third top ranked firm, and Kaufman Lynn Construction, as the fourth top ranked firm, to be further considered in Phase II of the evaluation process. During Phase II, the shortlisted teams will present their design, technical and cost proposals.
The following are brief bios of each recommended firm according to the information presented in their proposals.
KVC Constructors, Inc.:
KVC (Prime Proposer) is a Miami-Dade based Design/Build company that has earned a strong reputation for excellence in delivery of a broad range of construction services and projects and has developed a niche in the construction of parking and mixed-use facilities. In the last 12 months alone, KVC has either successfully completed or has worked on five major parking garages including Braman Motors Parking Garage, City View Parking Garage, Museum Parking Garage, The Palms Parking Garage and Wynwood Parking Garage.
In addition to those mixed-use garages, KVC is proud to have been the Design-Builder for the City of Miami Beach’s Pennsylvania Avenue Design-Build Parking Garage in collaboration with Frank Gehry, which was the recipient of an Awards of Excellence from the Florida Parking Association. KVC has assembled a team of design and construction professionals who we have worked together for more than 25 years, and are currently working with on multiple parking garages as well as other projects. The make-up of the design team includes well respected design firms that are leaders in their respective fi elds. This includes Wolfberg Alvarez & Partners (WA), Hershell Gill Consulting Engineers (HGCE), Kimley-Horn, and Shulman + Associates, all who have long established reputations for design excellence. As our parking consultant, Kimley-Horn’s project manager, Mark Santos, P.E., is a certified Parksmart Advisor, which adds additional value to the team.
Plaza Construction Group Florida, LLC:
Plaza Construction Group Florida, LLC, as Prime Proposer, in a design-build partnership with Heery International, Inc. (Plaza/Heery), is pleased to present our qualifications for the Collins Park Parking Garage. We offer a dynamic and fresh approach that will give the City of Miami Beach the best option in achieving its vision. Our team is committed to bringing together functional design, efficiency, environmentally sound and aesthetic appeal, in keeping with the character of the immediately adjacent cultural center and Collins Park Neighborhood. Our design-build team includes the most qualified professionals with experience in design-build management, parking garage expertise, and familiarity with construction in Miami Beach. We have built over 3.4 million square feet of facilities just-blocks from Collins Park, giving us unparalleled insight & knowledge of your site conditions, neighborhood and overall building requirements. Our recent successes demonstrate that our completion of similar projects is proven.
Heery International, our proposed Architect of Record, with one of the largest parking structures completed in Florida, located in Miami-Dade County, has been intimately involved with the Collins Park Neighborhood Association, and understands the stakeholders needs and culture. Our commitment in delivering value through design is extended with the inclusion of Elliot + Associates Architects as lead designer, whose parking garage portfolio is award winning and nationally recognized. Additionally, Tim Haahs offers extensive parking garage experience, and along with TLC Engineering, Kimley-Horn, Miller Legg, ATC, & Garth Solutions, that have in-depth working experience with the City and familiarity with the proposed site conditions and project requirements.
Finfrock Construction, Inc.:
Finfrock Construction Inc. in association with Arquitectonica, ArquitectonicaGEO and Kimley-Horn is pleased to respond to the request for proposals for the Collins Park Parking Garage. The Finfrock/Arquitectonica team is enthusiastically interested in the project because the programmatic elements and scope of services requested so closely matches our experience and expertise from completing similar projects. Finfrock and Arquitectonica were the design/build team for The Venture’s 720-car garage in Aventura.
As a fully integrated design-build firm, Finfrock has demonstrated its ability to provide design conscious parking solutions to our clients here in the Florida market for the last 71 years. With fully integrated precast manufacturing facility on our 103 acre facility in Apopka, Florida, Finfrock has the ability to evaluate the specific design and budget parameters of a project utilizing a seamless network of collaboration between designers, builders, and manufacturers all based here in our facility. This approach has led to the successful completion of over 200 structures and 135,000 spaces of parking provided in the Florida market alone.
Kaufman Lynn Construction
The Kaufman Lynn/Walker Parking/Currie Sowards Aguila team will work in partnership with the City to develop a highly functional parking structure that is in harmony with its surrounding, and has the flexibility to respond to changes in needs. Collectively, the team has completed 80 design-build projects. Throughout this work the team has always been able to correctly interpret, and bring to fruition, the vision of the client according to the scope of the criteria already set forth.
The proposed team listed for this project has first-hand knowledge and experience working with municipal staff and building quality parking garages. Some of the projects completed by the proposed staff include the Pompano Beach Pier Parking Garage, FAU Parking Garage III, Nebraska Street Garage and many others. Kaufman Lynn Construction is highly skilled at keeping the public safe and operations uninterrupted while building on active sites and makes a concerted effort to being “good neighbors” and minimizing dust and noise. Each member of the Design/Build team has extensive experience building a variety of projects together that add up to decades of experience. The firms’ mutual respect for each other’s dedication to owner vision and project successes, along with thriving working relationships among our combined staff, place our team well ahead of our competition.
The Administration recommends that the Mayor and City Commission approve the Resolution authorizing the City Manager’s recommendation, for Phase I of the evaluation process, that the four (4) top ranked firms, all of which received a first or second place rankings by at least one (1) committee member, including: KVC Constructors, Inc., as the first top ranked firm, Plaza Construction Group Florida, LLC, as the second top ranked firm, Finfrock Construction, Inc., as the third top ranked firm, and Kaufman Lynn Construction, as the fourth top ranked firm, be further considered in Phase II of the evaluation process, which shall consider price and detailed technical proposals for the project.