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Publications iconKansas Register

Volume 41 - Issue 9 - March 3, 2022

State of Kansas

Department of Administration
Office of Facilities and Property Management

Notice of Commencement of Negotiations for Construction Manager At-Risk Services

Notice is hereby given of the commencement of negotiations for construction management at-risk services for the Wichita State University (WSU) Marcus Welcome Center addition and interior finish upgrade. This project will bring together the Office of Industry Engagement and Applied Learning and the Career Development Center within an addition to the Marcus Welcome Center on the north end of campus. Locating these services alongside the admissions team will highlight the importance of applied learning and career development to prospective students at the beginning of their higher education journey. The approximately 8,000 gross square foot addition will create a new entry point on the south side of the building and will provide a connection to the Innovation Campus and pedestrian mall. The project also includes an interior finish refresh of the public areas of the building (reception/lobby/lecture theater) as well as opening the corridor outside of the existing event rooms to create a “history walk” to feature WSU artifacts from the WSU Alumni Center collection. The estimated construction budget is $2,920,000.

The Construction Manager At-Risk (CMAR) will provide services for both the pre-construction phase and the construction phase including: program evaluation and consultation; cost estimating, scheduling, constructability reviews and value engineering studies; procurement of equipment, prequalify subcontractors, and take bids; review bids with the design team and owner for the determination of bids to accept; prepare cost estimate(s) for the unbid portion(s); provide a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for the cost of the work and construction schedule; manage construction and track all construction costs for the design team and owner’s review.

To be considered for nomination to interview, the proposed CMAR Team proposals must show (1) up-to-date, relevant, and demonstrated successful similar project experience; (2) experience in CMAR delivery system; (3) references from design professionals and owners from previous projects; (4) description of the construction manager project management approach; (5) financial statements; and (6) bonding capacity.

Questions about the proposed scope of services should be submitted to Emily Patterson at 316-978-5829 or email at An architectural/engineering program is available at

To be considered, one (1) PDF file of the following should be provided: State of Kansas Professional Qualifications DCC Forms 051 through 054, inclusive, and information regarding similar projects. Forms may be found at State of Kansas Professional Qualifications DCC Form 050 for each firm and consultant should be provided at the end of each proposal. Please include your firm name, agency abbreviation, and an abbreviated project name in the title of the PDF document. Proposals should follow the current State Building Advisory Commission guidelines for Phase I of the Construction Management at Risk process, which can be found in Part B – Chapter 7 of the Building Design and Construction Manual at

Proposals should be sent to Proposals received after the date and time noted below will not be forwarded to the State Building Advisory Commission for review. If you have questions, please call 785-296-0749. The PDF proposal submissions shall be delivered to the attention of Randy Riveland by 2:00 p.m. on or before March 18, 2022.

The State of Kansas, as a matter of public policy, encourages anyone doing business with the State of Kansas to take steps to discourage human trafficking. If prospective bidders/vendors/contractors have any policies or participate in any initiatives that discourage human trafficking, the prospective bidder/vendor/contractor is encouraged to submit same as part of their bid response.

Frank Burnam, Director
Office of Facilities and Property Management

Doc. No. 049877