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For Design Associates

To assist with planning and design of Kent State University construction projects, architectural, associate, consulting, engineering and construction management firms should feel free to view and download from this Web site any of the information that has been provided by the Kent State Office of the University Architect. These documents and forms are the most current versions available and should be utilized for every phase of a project, from preliminary planning through construction close-out.

On June 30, 2011, Ohio Governor John R. Kasich signed House Bill 153, which included the first changes in the state's method of performing public construction in more than 134 years. These changes, collectively known as Ohio Construction Reform, substantially alter how public improvement projects are completed and allow for the use of alternative construction project delivery methods. The Construction Reform initiatives now allow public authorities to use General Contracting (Single-Prime), Construction Manager at Risk, or Design-Build project delivery methods for local and state capital construction projects. (The Multiple-Prime project delivery method remains available; however, it is no longer a requirement). Under the General Contracting project delivery method, also referred to as Single-Prime, a single contractor has the overall responsibility for the completion of a project, offering Kent State University the opportunity to reduce both the cost of the project and the time necessary for project completion.

If the Office of the University Architect is searching for architectural, associate, consulting, engineering or construction management services to assist with a new project, the RFQ is posted on the Request for Qualifications Web page. Please check this Web site for any new project, which is typically posted in conjunction with the public announcement in the local newspaper.

Want to be sent an e-mail alert whenever a New Design Project is posted on the Kent State University Office of the University Architect "Request for Qualifications" Web site? Please e-mail your request via: jmest@kent.edu to include your firm on the KSU-OUA New RFQ notification list. Subscribing to this list is voluntary and users may unsubscribe at any time. Please note: Notifications are sent as a "bulk e-mail" which may be interrupted by your company's spam blocker. If you signed up for notifications but are not receiving them, please contact your company's IT department for more information.