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Publications iconKansas Register

Volume 41 - Issue 19 - May 12, 2022

State of Kansas

Department of Administration
Office of Facilities and Property Management

Notice of Requested Architectural Services

Notice is hereby given of the commencement of the selection process for architectural services for the programming phase of the remodel of Morse Central Hall at Emporia State University. Emporia State University (ESU) is seeking architectural services for the programming phase of a planned move of its nursing program into a building to be remodeled. ESU plans to relocate the Department of Nursing from a leased off-campus facility (Cora Miller Hall) into a portion of an existing building on-campus (Morse Central). Aside from the fiscal optimization, this relocation will reconnect nursing students’ and faculty’s experiences to the main campus, an opportunity not leveraged due to their current off-campus location. This move allows campus consolidation of space and programming, creates state-of-the-art learning spaces for our students, and will enable a more focused and deliberate investment in interdisciplinary program technologies, such as healthcare cybersecurity, forensic science, and pre-med programs. The priority for this space is to build capacity and enhance our Department of Nursing program(s). The use of the remaining space will be determined as the space optimization review of campus continues. A successful programming phase may lead to the firm being retained for design and construction phase services. The construction budget is $5,695,000.

For more information contact Bill McKernan at, phone 620-341-5331.

To be considered, one (1) PDF file of the following should be provided: State of Kansas Professional Qualifications DCC Forms 051-054, inclusive, and information regarding similar projects. These 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 be less than 5 Mb and follow the current State Building Advisory Commission guidelines which can be found in Part B – Chapter 2 of the Building Design and Construction Manual at

Paper copies and flash drives containing copies of the proposals are not required.

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, 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 May 27, 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, then 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

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