The existing Front Campus Chiller Plant (This Project) is comprised of individual chiller equipment at or near end of service life at three (3) separate connected locations that do not operate or pump efficiently. The existing independent chiller systems cannot operate during winter months, (typically October 15 through April 15) which limits the ability to provide consistent environmental conditions for research laboratories including a vivarium in the served buildings. At least some capacity should be able to operate the entire year with the new plant. The separate plants are located at: White Hall (1-350 ton electric, 1- 350 ton steam abs.), Merrill Hall (2-178 ton electric) and Cartwright Hall (2-350 ton steam abs.). The existing plants are controlled through the Johnson Controls Inc. Central Plant Optimization (JCI CPO) BAS.
The new centralized Front Campus Chiller Plant will be located at a single location, the White Hall lower-level mechanical room. This project must include all costs for Johnson Controls Inc. to de-program the JCI CPO BAS of the existing (3) separate Front Campus plants and operate with the New Front Campus Chiller Plant located at White Hall.
Submit the requested number of Statements of Qualifications (Form F110-330) directly to Joseph A. Graham, Kent State University Office of the University Architect, 615 Loop Road, Suite 101 Harbourt Hall, Kent, Ohio 44242. See Section G of this RFQ for additional submittal instructions.
Submit all questions regarding this RFQ in writing to Robert Misbrener at firstname.lastname@example.org with the project number included in the subject line (no phone calls please). Questions will be answered and posted to the Kent State University Office of the University Architect (KSU OUA) website on a regular basis until one week before the response deadline. The name of the party submitting a question will not be included on the Q&A document.