CAPITAL PROJECTS AND SERVICES
SMG, on behalf of the LSED, manages capital repair, replacement and improvement projects at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Smoothie King Center, Champions Square, Zephyr Field, Alario Center and TPC Louisiana. Construction work is usually time sensitive and demanding from a scheduling standpoint due to the active event calendar in the various facilities. Therefore, contractors and vendors providing these services must be prepared to provide evidence of their credentials and capabilities to meet such demands, as well as the specifications and bidding guidelines in order to qualify for consideration.
The specifications for capital improvements normally include extensive technical information such as large scale architectural and engineering drawings, which are not easily viewed or analyzed in electronic form. Capital program Request for Proposals (RFP’s), or bid request are delivered to contractors who have a demonstrated capability to perform. The evaluation of each proposal may consider price, ability to meet the requirements, qualifications of bidder, history with similar projects, project team, approach and methodology, DBE participation and other factors.
Professional services relating to capital repair, replacement and construction such as, architectural and engineering services, may be solicited by means of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). In such cases, professional service providers must be prepared to demonstrate their credentials and provide evidence of their capability to meet the project needs to qualify for consideration. The evaluation of each proposal will include credentials of the firm and its principals, history with similar projects, ability to meet schedule demands, proposed approach to the project, strength of third-party sub-contractors, DBE participation and other factors.