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Publications iconKansas Register

Volume 43 - Issue 10 - March 7, 2024

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 for the seeking of interest and qualifications for Construction Management At-Risk (CMAR) services for the Strong Complex Remodeling Project, Kansas State University (KSU), Manhattan, Kansas. The total project budget is $32,000,000 with a construction budget of $24,000,000.

The Strong Complex Community, comprised of Boyd, Van Zile and Putnam buildings, are a strong anchor for residential life at KSU, and are the oldest residence halls on campus. These buildings were designed in gothic style and are located on the east end of campus, south of the Derby Complex. The goal of this project is to reimagine the use of these buildings to create a distinctive learning/living community that will serve as a home to the honors program, and foster leadership, engagement, and service activities, where high-achieving students are inspired to thrive academically and personally. This reimagined complex will include office spaces, conference rooms, seminar rooms, a dining hall, and residential halls with lounge spaces.

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.

An architectural/engineering program is available at Questions about the proposed scope of services should be submitted to Skyler Harper at or telephone at 785-532-8840.

To be considered, one (1) PDF file of the following should be provided: State of Kansas Professional Qualifications DCC Forms 051, 052, 053 and 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 SOQ (statement of qualification) submittal. Please include your firm name, agency abbreviation, and an abbreviated project name in the title of the PDF document. Submittals of SOQ forms should be less than 5b and 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 received after the date and time noted below will not be forwarded to the State Building Advisory Commission for review. If you have questions about the proposal submissions, please contact Randy Riveland at or call 785-296-0749. Proposals shall be emailed to to the attention of the State Building Advisory Commission by 2:00 p.m. on or before March 22, 2024.

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.

Barbara Schilling
Deputy Director-DCC
Office of Facilities and Property Management
Department of Administration

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