Design-Build Services for the Renovation of BARC Building 307
The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, intends to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a complete gut and rebuild of Building 307, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), located in Beltsville, Maryland on or about January 7, 2019. This BARC Building 307 Renovation Project will be implemented by the Design-Build project delivery method and will involve the renovation of a current research campus. The USDA has developed a set of Bridging Documents detailing the project's essential elements.
BACKGROUND: BARC Building 307 was constructed in 1940 and has never been renovated or modernized. The project scope of work will include a complete gut and rebuilding effort that totals approximately 67,000 SF, the replacement of architectural elements (roofs, windows, finishes), mechanical-electrical-plumbing (MEP) and laboratory systems, upgrade site utilities and structural systems, and the removal of Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT). The proposed construction at BARC Building 307 will be performed on an active research campus, in an unoccupied building.
REQUIREMENT: Design-Build Contractor (DBC) services are expected for replacement of all architectural elements (roof, windows, finishes), mechanical electrical, plumbing, laboratory systems, upgrade site utilities, upgrade structural systems, and removal of HAZMAT. The building will contain Biological Safety Level 2 (BSL-2) Laboratories, support spaces, and associated administrative space. The building is currently vacant. The Bridging Documents will consist of a 35% design submission. The Design-Build Contractor will use these documents as the basis to complete a set of construction documents.
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