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Publications iconKansas Register

Volume 42 - Issue 6 - February 9, 2023

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 University of Kansas’ 11th and Mississippi Project. Please note that this project was previously advertised but did not have sufficient responses to proceed to short listing. Thus, the project is being re-advertised.

The corner of 11th and Mississippi is becoming the north gateway to the University of Kansas (KU) with direct access to the new Jayhawk Welcome Center, the Kansas Memorial Union, Dyche Hall, Spencer Museum of Art, and David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. As the north gateway to campus, the University wants to develop a multi-purpose venue with year-round use, which may incorporate conference or entertainment capabilities, retail, dining, hospitality, health care services, or other facilities that support economic development and the University’s academic mission. Each May the venue will be host one of the most important moments in a Jayhawk’s journey, walking down Campanile hill for graduation and on seven Saturdays during the fall to be the home of Kansas Football. Further definition and direction on what will be incorporated into the multi-purpose event center will be provided after an economic impact study is completed in January 2023.

For KU fans who have experienced a football game at Memorial Stadium and walked around Campanile Hill, this campus setting is memorable and nostalgic. The new venue will be designed to drive economic development, provide services that help to recruit and retain students, and make KU, and the KU experience, even greater. To be considered for this project, consultants should have extensive experience working with multi-purpose 24/7/365 venues, power 5 football facilities, the City of Lawrence and Lawrence Planning.

The project has a construction cost estimate of $251,250,000.

The construction manager at-risk will provide for each phase cost estimating, scheduling, constructability reviews and value engineering studies; procure equipment, prequalify subcontractors and take bids; review bids with the design team and owner to determine bids to accept; prepare cost estimate(s) for the un-bid portion(s); provide a guaranteed maximum price and a bond; and manage construction and track all costs for the design team and owner’s review.

Questions about the proposed scope of services should be submitted to Mark Reiske at 785-864-5644 or

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 051-054, 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 7 of the Building Design and Construction Manual at Paper copies and flash drives containing copies of the proposals are not required.

Proposals received after the date and time noted below will not be forwarded to the State Building Advisory Commission for review. Questions about the proposal should be submitted to Randy Riveland at 785-296-0749 or

Proposals shall be emailed to to the attention of the State Building Advisory Commission by 2:00 p.m. on or before February 24, 2023.

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
Office of Facilities and Property Management
Department of Administration

Doc. No. 050865