Frequently Asked Questions
The Alliance for Teaching Learning and Society
1) Who is on the Selection Committee?
The current Selection Committee members are William R. Deno, FAIA, Chair, Mike Martens, Construction Phase Manager, Robert (Bobby) Schnabel, Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Cab Childress, FAIA, Design Review Board Member and another client representative to be named.
Phone numbers can be obtained by searching the CU-Boulder Phone Directory
2) Who did the program plan and is it available?
3) How are mechanical, electrical and telecommunication consultants selected?
- Paulien & Associates prepared the program plan. It is available on line at the ATLAS RFQ information website.
4) Does any firm have an advantage in the selection process?
- The university conducts a separate process similar to the architect selection. After the architect has been selected, the architecture firm provides a list of suggested consultants they would like to use. Facilities Management reviews the list and a short list of engineering firms is then invited to interview. A ranked order list is then given to the architect and they are then free to negotiate a contract with that firm or the next most qualified if terms cannot be reached with the first.
The University of Colorado at Boulder selects firms solely on the qualifications listed in the RFQ and expanded in the Information Packet. Prior work of any kind at the university is not a guarantee that a particular project will be given to a firm. The ATLAS program is a new campus initiative and as such, no architectural work has been preformed before on this project. Clearly, any firm that can thoroughly research the project, synthesize concepts for the successful execution of the idea, and demonstrate that for the selection committee will succeed in getting this project.
- 5) How does the university feel about out-of-state consultants?
- CU-Boulder has no policy prohibiting or encouraging out-of-state firms, however experience has shown that in-state firms provide better service to the university. Out-of-state firms must demonstrate that their experience is more appropriate to the task than that of in-state firms. Firms that partner with local firms should have experience with other projects, so that contractual arrangements have been worked out in advance of this project.
- 6) What are the WBE/MBE goals for the project?
- The university’s goal for MBE participation is 17%. For WBE, the goal is a range from 8% to 23.8%. Firms submitting may be required to demonstrate that they have made an effort to obtain qualified sub-consultants.
- 7) Where will the Pre-Submittal Meeting be held?
- The non-mandatory informational pre-submittal meeting will take place in Regent Administrative Center, Conference Room 302, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2000.
- 8) Where will the formal interviews take place?
- The short-listed firms will be interviewed by the Screening Committee in the Eaton Conference Room at the Engineering Center on Thursday, June 22, 2000 on a schedule determined by a random drawing. The Eaton Conference Room is located in the Aerospace wing reached by going south (left) from the Engineering administrative offices on the first floor. A separate room adjacent to the conference room will be set up for those waiting to be interviewed. The room is ample in size to accommodate the Screening Committee and the applicant interviewees. It is fully equipped to accommodate present day technology.
- Is the mass model for the "Hunter Site" available for inspection?
- This cardboard model is available at the Offices of Facilities Management, 1540 30th Street, Room 133 for viewing.
- Is there a preference for national consultants with technology experience?
- No, any consultants with appropriate qualifications and experience, no matter where they are located, will be considered.