Facilities Planning & Construction
A Message from the Vice Chancellor to Design Professionals
Many of you have inquired about the status of the Texas Tech University System’s “Design Professional Pre-Qualification” RFQ, which was received on September 25, 2015. This RFQ was running simultaneously with Texas legislative changes and specifically, Senate Bill 20. SB 20 contains many new regulations regarding the way we (higher education) contract with all System partners.
The TTU System SB 20 committee, which was assigned to analyze and develop policy guidelines, has completed its review specific to this RFQ. With that, I am pleased to announce the attached list of partners who have met the RFQ criteria. The 2016-2019 TTU System Design Professional Firms Pre-Qualification List can be found here, and is located under the “Partner Resources” tab on this website in the “Services & Partnering Opportunities” section.
Please note that the list is for use by any component institution within the TTU System, which includes Texas Tech University, Angelo State University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. The specific areas of expertise and function of your respective firms will be the driving force for any potential partnering on future projects. The three-year term will begin on January 5, 2016 and end on January 4, 2019. The purpose of the list is to serve as a resource of design professional services, as needed, for time sensitive or unique project needs. The pre-qualification list will be a secondary tool to our standard RFQ/RFP process.
The next several years is well mapped out and planning for the four component institutions is moving quickly. The key objective for our facility design process is based around the concept of efficiency. This will transcend from building technologies through long term operational needs. Buildings that have the finesse and flexibility to change with user needs is paramount. Research and inter-disciplinary educational initiatives continue to drive the success of the various programs within the TTU System.
Our architectural and engineering designs will need to exceed best practices and look further out on the horizon of innovation, technology, system integration, building performance and operational efficiency. The expertise of the pre-qualified firms is critical in fostering the continued successful growth initiatives of the TTU System.
Michael S. Molina, AIA
Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning & Construction