2180 East Red Butte Canyon Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Subcontractor Selection

Owner: University of Utah
Architect: MJSA
Gramoll Construction Contact: Mike MacFarlane
175 West 1100 North
North Salt Lake, Utah 84054
(801) 295-2341 Phone
(801) 295-2356 Fax

Bids Due: 2:00 PM on December 20, 2016


The Horticulture Administration and Maintenance Building (HORT) is a two-story, 15,500 s.f. structure to provide offices, maintenance shops, service, storage and program needs for Red Butte Garden’s Horticulture and Conservation Departments.  Located near the Garden’s production greenhouses, HORT is the second in a complex of buildings that will provide Red Butte’s horticulture infrastructure at full Garden buildout.  Construction of the building and site work immediately adjacent to the building will be Phase II of this project, scheduled to be bid in September.

Phase II of the Red Butte Garden Horticulture Compound project includes, but is not limited to the following: site demolition, site grading, stone retaining walls, installation of new utilities and modification of existing utilities, concrete, steel, framing, masonry, cement siding, millwork, metal roof panels, glazing, painting, flooring, lockers, fire sprinklers, plumbing, mechanical and electrical.  Schedule on Phase II is of the upmost importance with site work starting the first week of January and substantial completion of Phase 2 by the 6th of December.  Only bids for Phase II are being accepted at this time.  A site walkthrough is strongly encouraged and can be coordinated with Gramoll Construction.  A non-mandatory site walk will be on Thursday, December 8th at 10:00AM.  The site is a historic site and will be monitored by SHPO for any ground disturbance.  Please contact Mike MacFarlane at 801-295-2341 with any questions.

Site Access Conditions:
The main service entrance provides the only access to the lower Garden.  The entry drive serves as access for all horticulture activities as well as for the RBG Summer Concert Series which takes place in the Amphitheater east of the Greenhouse.  Red Butte Garden’s horticulture and greenhouse operations are active all year and, combined with the concert season, are exceedingly busy from dawn to dusk during May to September.  As the single access route for both, the existing entry drive must remain open for large buses and trucks at all times during construction until construction of the new entry drive is complete.

Both concerts and rental events in the Amphitheater and lower Garden may require contractors to modify or occasionally cease operations to restrict noise that carries beyond the work site during critical periods.

Archaeological Monitoring:
The construction area for HORT lies within historic Fort Douglas, maps of which indicate possible subsurface archaeological features, and preliminary site investigation confirmed cultural materials may be present in soils of the project area.  An archaeological monitor must be on-site to observe most construction excavation and related ground disturbance.  Equipment operators will take direction from the monitor with regards to pace or method of excavation to avoid unnecessarily damaging buried archaeological resources.  Discovery of buried resources may necessitate a temporary stoppage of work in the discovery area.  Costs for the archaeological monitoring will be paid by the University.

Attention Bidders: Gramoll Construction is committed to providing our clients with top notch subcontractors and suppliers.  Gramoll has a pre-qualification application available under “Currently Bidding” that will need to be filled out and sent to Gramoll PRIOR to bid day.  Subcontracts will not be written without a completed pre-qualification form on file with Gramoll Construction.

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Original Bid Drawings and Specifications have been replaced by Addendum No.1
Schedule (<1 MB, PDF format)

Addendum No. 1 (<1 MB, PDF format)
Addendum No. 1 Drawings (PDF format)
Addendum No. 1 Specifications (PDF format)
Addendum No. 2 (PDF format)

Proposal Request
NOTE: PR 01 through PR 06 are part of Phase 1
PR 07 (PDF format)

Please contact Mike MacFarlane if you have any questions or concerns regarding this project.

Gramoll Construction on behalf of the University of Utah and MJSA reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or to waive any formality or technicality in any proposal in the interest of the owner.





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