Project Goals and Specifications

2.2. Project Goals

The Owner has established the following Project Goals:

2.2.1. Incorporate Coast Salish Traditions. This Project Goal will be achieved through a design that reflects the traditions and incorporates the input of the Coast Salish Community. The Design-Build team will actively engage with and encourage participation from student groups, Tribes, and the local community.

2.2.2. Exceed Business Equity Goals: This Project Goal will be achieved with the Design-Builder exceeding its aspirational goal for inclusion of native, local, small, women, and minority owned businesses and establishing and maintaining inclusive contracting and procurement practices that provide outreach to, enhancement of and support local, small, women and minority owned businesses. Particular emphasis will be given to inclusion of native owned businesses and the use of the Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) for outreach and support.

2.2.3. Exceed Sustainability Goals. This Project Goal will be achieved through attaining net zero carbon emissions, net zero energy use, incorporating low impact site development strategies, and the use of locally sourced materials and products in construction.

2.2.4. Maximize Limited Budget. This Project Goal will be achieved by leveraging the efficiencies of the progressive design-build process through innovative and lean design and construction techniques that provides the most scope and programming within WWU’s established budget.

2.2.5. Execute a successful, collaborative Progressive Design-Build (PDB) Process to produce the envisioned project: The Design-Build team will develop and utilize a collaborative relationship between the Owner, its stakeholders, and the Design-Build
Team to exceed the Project Goals within the Owner’s budget and schedule and demonstrating exemplary design and project management.

2.3. Form of Agreement

2.3.1. The Design-Build Team will work collaboratively with the Owner to establish a project scope, Basis of Design Documents, and Guaranteed Maximum Price. The Design-Build Agreement will be a modified version of the DBIA Form 530, Standard Form of Agreement Between Design-Builder and Owner with a modified version of the DBIA Form 535 General Conditions of Agreement. The Design-Build Agreement and General Conditions are attached as Exhibit D to this RFQ.

2.4. Reasons for Using the Design-Build Procedure

2.4.1. The Owner has received permission from the Capital Projects Advisory Review Board Project Review Committee to use the Design-Build Procedure set forth in RCW 39.10. This project will be delivered using progressive design-build. With progressive design-build, the entire Design-Build Team is integrated with the Owner at the earliest possible time, creating natural efficiencies with respect to the ability for the development of a design that maximizes the University’s budget but also to more fully incorporate the University’s and stakeholder’s input into the design at the earliest possible stage. In addition, the interaction between the University and the Design-Build Team before substantial prescriptive specifications are identified allow for maximum innovation by the Design-Build Team to better achieve the University’s Project Goals.

2.4.2. Studies have shown that design-build provides time savings, and progressive design build maximizes on the savings in the delivery method. Progressive design-build is also the fastest delivery method. Progressive design-build allows the Owner and its
stakeholders to collaborate with the design-builder at the outset to customize the space and programming to the Owner’s needs and to maximize the Owner’s limited budget.

2.5. Guaranteed Maximum Price

The Guaranteed Maximum Price for this Project will be Three Million, Six Hundred Fifty Thousand dollars
($3,650,000), not including tax.