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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 00-849



Design Professional Selections

[30 Pa.B. 2532]

   The Selections Committee for the Department of General Services (Department) will meet to consider selections of Design Professionals for the following project:

Retention of an Architectural/Engineering Firm to Site Adapt Prison--Forest County

   Project No. DGS 377-1--Construction of a 1,000 Cell Close Security Correctional Facility, State Correctional Institution--Forest, Forest County, PA. Construction Cost: $105,115,000.

Nature of Project

   The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, the adaptation of a close-custody (level 4) facility. It shall have approximately 700,000 square feet of space including the following: Administration; Visiting; Custody Administration; Kitchen/Dining; Laundry; Commissary; Maintenance; Correctional Industries; Chapel; Education; Recreation; One Restricted Housing Unit; Nine General Population Housing Units; Warehouse and Central Plant. The design architect must have experience in the programming and design of similar size and scoped facilities.

Organizational Features

   The Visiting Room, Health Care, Kitchen/Dining, Laundry, Commissary, Maintenance and Correctional Industries are all part of the Support Services Building. The Chapel, Education and Recreation Services are all part of the Program Services Building.

Functional Units/Equipment

   The facility shall be designed to provide programming, support services and infrastructure for a population of approximately 2,000 inmates. The restricted housing unit shall have 96 cells and the nine general population housing units shall have 128 cells each with 230 beds per unit.

Future or Adjacency Considerations

   Provisions shall be made on all main utility lines (water, sewage, heating/chiller lines) and boilers for future expansion by approximately 15%. There is an active railroad line that runs in front of the property that carries sightseers during limited periods of the seasons.


   The project is situated in Jenks Township, Forest County on approximately 210 acres. It is currently being purchased by the Commonwealth through the Department's Bureau of Real Estate.

Code Issues

   The project shall follow all current Federal, State and local building codes.

Completed Documents

   The design of the facility shall follow the design already completed for SCI--Western. A copy of plans shall be made available for interested parties upon request. The new facility shall be site adapted to the existing site and the design shall be reviewed through progress prints for minor modifications.

Available Concepts/Design

   A set of Architectural prints shall be made available to Architectural/Engineering firms interested in applying for the project design. A full set of design documents and specifications shall be provided to the selected firm on compact disk.

Required Plans/Services

   Required services shall include topography mapping, soil borings, archeological investigation and environmental impact study.

Project Information

Allocation $105,115,000
Fee Negotiated
Design Time 6 months

   The Department will select and contract for Construction Manager (CM) services. The Professional shall work with the CM who will establish schedule, bid packages and cost control.


   The Department will use in its entirety their standard Professional Agreement amended to include the Negotiated Fee information, and other data.

Requirements and Information

Note--Project Program

   A Project Program, prepared by the Using Agency, is available for the following project: DGS 377-1. A copy of the Project Program may also be obtained upon request to the Selections Committee, Department of General Services, Room 104, 18th and Herr Streets, Harrisburg, PA 17125, (717) 783-8468, or by e-mail by addressing a request to:

Instructions for Filing Application

   Professionals will not be considered by the Committee until all of the following requirements are met.

   (a)  Signed Form 150-ASP must be filed with the Department. The signature on Form 150-ASP must be an original signature. Consultants listed on the requesting professional firm's application, Form 150-ASP shall be deemed to be designated Key Consultants. Form 150-ASP, Application For Specific Project, may be obtained upon request to the Selections Committee, Department of General Services, Room 104, 18th and Herr Streets, Harrisburg, PA 17125, (717) 783-8468. The Form 150-ASP can be downloaded from the Professional Selections Web Site of the Department's Internet Home Page at In addition, the Form 150-ASP can be obtained by e-mail by addressing a request to:

   (b)  The requesting professional firm shall obtain from each consultant listed in Question 9, page 4 of the requesting professional firm's application (Form 150-ASP) a signed letter of certification on the consultant's letterhead, attesting to the firm's consent to participate in the requesting professional firm's application (Form 150-ASP) for the specific project. Signed letters of certification from consultants are required and constitute a part of the requesting professional firm's application (Form 150-ASP) for the specific project. The signature on the letter of certification must be an original signature.

   (c)  The requesting professional firm must submit six copies of Form 150-ASP, Application for Specific Project, for each project herein advertised in which the firm is interested and qualified to perform. At least one of the six copies submitted must contain all original signatures. For architectural projects and, when appropriate, for engineering projects, the Professional shall supply photographs showing a maximum of two different views of each of the three relevant projects described in Question 12, Pages 7 through 9 of the application (Form 150-ASP). The requesting professional firm or joint venture firm must be the Professional of Record for the projects described in Question 12, Pages 7 through 9 of the application (Form 150-ASP). It is not acceptable to list work performed by Key Consultants. The identification and appropriate supportive information concerning each photograph shall include the name, project title, location and the name of the Professional of Record. Color photo copies are acceptable, however, renderings and brochures will not be accepted in lieu of photographs. The photographs shall be attached to each copy of the application (Form 150-ASP). The pages of each copy of Form 150-ASP must be stapled with photographs and consultant's letters of certification followed by the resumes of Key Personnel (listed in Question 10 and/or 11 on Pages 5 and/or 6) included as the last section of the application. Do not bind the application (Form 150-ASP) in any way to any other documentation. Do not bind the application (Form 150-ASP) in a binder of any type.

   (d)  A complete project submission, which consists of documents described previously in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c), must be received on or before the close of business (5 p.m.) Friday, June 9, 2000, and addressed to the Selections Committee, Department of General Services, Room 104, 18th and Herr Streets, Harrisburg, PA 17125. Fax applications are not acceptable.

   Project submissions must be made on the Form 150-ASP. Applications submitted on any other form are unacceptable and will not be considered by the Committee.

   (e)  The Selections Committee may at its discretion establish interviews with any or all of the Professionals who have requested consideration for appointment as designer for the noted projects. If an interview is required, the Professional will be notified by the Committee as to the date, time and location.

   (f)  Additional information, in writing, may be requested by the Committee as required.

Additional Services--Indoor Air Quality Assessment Program and Hazardous Materials

   The Professional firm selected to design a project will be expected to perform and administer, when required by the Department as Additional Services, an Indoor Air Quality Assessment Program during Building or Renovation Commissioning and the sampling, testing, inspection and monitoring for removal of any asbestos, other hazardous waste or contaminants encountered during project design or construction, unless otherwise stated in the Scope.

   The Selections Committee encourages responses from small firms, minority firms, women-owned firms and firms who have not previously performed State work, and will consider joint ventures, which will enable them to participate in this program.

   All applications submitted are subject to review by the Selections Committee. The Selections Committee disclaims any liability whatsoever as to its review of the applications submitted and in formulating its recommendations for selection. All recommendations for selection made by the Committee shall be final under Act 57 of May 15, 1998.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-849. Filed for public inspection May 19, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]

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