Facilities Planning and Construction

Information for Designers

This page provides links to current design solicitations, and to other helpful information for designers currently under contract and prospective designers.

Current Designer Solicitations

Current designer solicitation information is listed below. Please review our Designer Selection Procedures and Policies document prior to contacting us regarding active solitications.


April 13, 2016

Subject:  Advertisement for Design Services for UNCP’s New School of Business                                          

Design Firms interested in submitting for Design Services for our New School of Business

At this time UNCP is postponing the Request for Qualifications for our New School of Business until further notice.  Please monitor the Facilities Planning and Construction website at “Information for Designers” for further information and directions.


J. Michael Clark, RA
Director, Facilities Planning and Construction



UNC Pembroke/Open Ended Service Agreement for Designers 2014/2016

CLOSING DATE: 3-25-2014


One-two sentences University of North Carolina at Pembroke is seeking firms to provide limited term Professional Design Services for small renovations and new construction projects under $500K for the following disciplines. Please submit one copy of your proposal. Services solicited (the number of firms to be selected is shown in parentheses): Architectural (4), Asbestos, Environmental Hazardous Materials (3), Commissioning (3), Civil (3), Electrical (4), Landscape (3), Mechanical (4), Roofing (3), Structural (3), Surveying (3), and Testing (3).

Submit Letters of Interest and Current SF-330 to: J. Michael Clark, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, PO Box 1510, One University Drive, Pembroke, NC 28372-1510.

(In order to offer architectural or engineering services in respsone to this solicitation, the proposer must be licensed in the State of North Carolina).



UNC Pembroke Information Commons – Advanced Planning
Project Summary
October 2008

Project is on hold by UNC General Administration

CLOSING DATE:  November 1, 2008


This project is initially funded at $2,000,000 for advanced planning, and will provide design services through design development to provide a new Information Commons Building.  The building is estimated to be up to 150,000 GSF and will house existing and expanded library services including the expansion of stacks areas; to relocate the Division of Information Technology (University Computing Services) (including offices, main campus machine room and fiber optic distribution hub, informational and networking equipment, and Computing Support Services for students); and to relocate and expand the Media Center Department that supports all instructional, student, and administrative audio visual needs, with adequate storage space. This budget also includes funding for relocating the existing baseball field and/or recreational fields on which this proposed facility will be sited. This site is per the current approved facility master plan. 

The designer will work under the standard State Construction Design Contract, and will be required to provide all necessary site surveys and field-work. Designers will have access to University archives, but must provide their own copies of documents requested. Provide estimates for schematic, design development during this portion of the work, and when full funding is received, continue on with the standard construction document phase, bidding, and construction administration services (the latter to be negotiated after additional funds received).  The designer will be expected to coordinate any additional work required such as surveys and geotechnical testing and receive payment as a reimbursable. Design work for IT infrastructure is also required as is programming assistance and site analysis to determine the optimum siting for this facility in the context of the University master plan.  The following additional scope will be required in the design contract:

  1. Provide preliminary programming for the full scope of the project if funded at $59 million, and then design up through submission of Design Development Phase.
  2. Perform site analysis
  3. Provide a library programming and design consultant as part of the design team.
  4. Site study and land acquisition assistance relating to the siting of this building and its impact on existing campus facilities.


Designers are requested to send one copy of their SF 254, SF 255 if available, along with any brochures or other illustrative material to the contact.  Additional information on this project is not currently available.  Due to the volume of projects being handled by the Facilities Planning and Construction office, and in fairness to all interested designers, individual visits from designers to discuss this project will not be scheduled.  Designers however may feel free to make an unescorted site visit to campus.

Submissions will be examined by the Building Committee, which will select a short list for an interview. Designers being short-listed for an interview will be invited to campus for a site visit, and interview briefing. The interviews will be held consecutively, with firms being allowed an equal amount of time for their presentations. Following the interview, the Building Committee will make its recommendation to the University Board of Trustees, who will select the designer.


The selected firm will work directly with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management, Director of Planning & Construction, and a building committee.


The schedule is to be negotiated.


Please include the following critical factors in your submission relating to this work:

  • Experience with similar projects
  • Experience of designing within a university context
  • Track Record for being on time/ on budget
  • Cost estimating and scheduling services
  • Qualifications of members of the proposed project team
  • Your Project Leader
  • Your proposed consultants including a library consultant


In order that the interview and selection process be as objective as possible, you are instructed not to communicate with any of the University Trustees or anyone at the University regarding this project. Email communication is preferred.  Direct your questions and submissions to:

W. Steve Martin, AIA
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Facilites Management
PO Box 1510
Pembroke NC 28372
Phone 910-521-6601

UPS/FEDEX address
1 University Drive

Email: steve.martin@uncp.edu


Resources For Designers

These web sites contain very important information regarding policies and procedures for design, and on the bond projects.