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CMR for 2023 Tenant Improvements at George HW Bush State Office Building

Solicitation ID: 303-3-3451

Status: Awarded

Contact Name: James Gonzalez

Contact Number: 512-936-0647

Contact Email: james.gonzalez@tfc.state.tx.us

Response Due Time: 3:00 PM

Agency/Texas SmartBuy Member Number: 303

Days Solicited: 21+ Days for Solicitation Notice

Solicitation Posting Date: 12/16/2022

Response Due Date: 2/7/2023

Last Modified: 4/20/2023 2:02 pm

Solicitation Description:




Building Construction, Commercial and Institutional


Finishes, Flooring, Wall and Ceiling, etc.


Special Construction: Observatory, Security, Special Rooms, etc.












Painting and Wallpapering


Wood, includes Architectural Woodwork


SCOPE:  In accordance with the provisions of Texas Government Code, Chapter 2269, Subchapter F, Construction Manager-at-Risk Method, and Rules and Procedures adopted by the Texas Facilities Commission (TFC), TFC is requesting proposals for a Construction Manager-at-Risk (CMR) to construct tenant improvements in the George H. W. Bush State Office Building located at 1801 Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas,  hereinafter described as TFC Project #23-004-8002 (the Project). This Project will be administered by TFC. This procurement will be a one-step process.


COST OF WORK: Respondents to the RFQ should consider the “Cost of Work” as seven million six hundred ninety thousand and five hundred dollars ($7,690,500.00), not including any Pre-construction Management fees, Construction Management fees, and Construction General Conditions as part of the construction budget or the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP).

CONTRACT TERM: Construction is required to commence within thirty (30) calendar days after the Notice to Proceed for Construction is issued. For planning purposes, the pre-construction time period is estimated to be thirty (30) calendar days.  The construction contract period is projected for a term of two hundred seventy (270) calendar days except as may be otherwise amended or negotiated.


The George H.W. Bush State Office Building (GHWB) located at 1801 Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas is a 14-story office building completed in 2022.  The layout consists of two office towers connected by a central core.  The building is currently 80 percent occupied. This project consists of three new tenant agencies and expansion of one existing agency.  Total square footage for this project is approximately 56,000.

The new agencies are as follows: 

a)      Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA):  Level 6 - 4,300 SF, Level 7 South- 9,300 SF, Level 14 North – 12,650 SF, and Level 14 South – 2,700 SF.

b)     Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD):  Level 13 South – 16,400 SF.

c)      Texas Commission for the Arts (TCA): Level 6 South. 6,300 SF.  ALTERNATE 1

d)     The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Higher Ed) is an existing tenant and is adding space on Level 11 South – 4,000 SF. ALTERNATE 2

Loose furnishings and modular furniture are not a part of this scope. 

Telecommunications cabling is not a part of this scope.

The GHWB Building is an occupied building and consideration shall be given as such.  Work will be permitted during regular business hours with exceptions as needed.  All shutdowns shall be coordinated with TFC.


MANDATORY PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCES: The Mandatory pre-proposal conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, January 17, 2023 @ 10:00 AM and Wednesday, January 18, 2023 @ 10:00 AM. The location of the pre-proposal conferences is at the Central Services Building, 1711 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX  78701, Room 402.    Respondents must have an employee of their firm attend at least one (1) of the two (2) pre-proposal conferences. TFC shall reject qualifications submitted by firms that did not attend one of the mandatory pre-proposal conferences.  Please be on time.

SITE VISIT: Immediately following the conclusion of the Pre-Proposal conference, we will proceed to the George H.W. Bush Building to conduct a site visit.  The site visits will be held on Tuesday, January 17th at 11:00 AM and Wednesday, January 18th at 11:00 AM.     Site visits are optional. 


TFC is using the eProcurement system Bonfire.  Respondents must register for a Bonfire account (No Charge) to submit a response.  Respondents must submit their responses/submittals at the following link: https://tfcstate.bonfirehub.com/opportunities/81689 





Issue RFQ


Mandatory Pre-Proposal Teleconferences

1st PSC

2nd PSC


1/17/2023, 10:00 AM

1/18/2023, 10:00 AM

1st Site Visit

2nd Site Visit

1/17/2023, 11:00 AM

1/18/2023, 11:00 AM

Deadline for Submission of Questions


Deadline for Submission of Qualifications/Proposals and HUB Subcontracting Plan

2/07/2023, 3:00 PM

Notification of Interview Selection




Award by Commission

4/20/2023, 9:00 AM

Execute Contract


Class/Item Code(s): 90924-Building Construction, Commercial And Institutional
90945-Finishes: Flooring, Wall And Ceiling, Etc.
90977-Special Construction: Observatory, Security, Special Rooms, Etc.
91428-Cleaning, Interior/Exterior, New Construction
91450-Heating, Ventilating And Air Conditioning (Hvac)
91461-Painting And Wallpapering

Contractor Name Mailing Address Value Per Contractor Contractor Hub Status Award Date Award Status
Balfour Beatty US 1114 Lost Creek Blvd., Suite 500, Austin, TX 78746 8396839.00 NOT HUB CERTIFIED 4/20/2023 Full Award