Teams competing first at the regional level will be asked to prepare a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). The RFQ response provides the team experience in responding to a typical industry RFQ while identifying the team’s overall understanding of the design-build process. The RFQ is specifically written to address a project on a college campus that is not a real campus project but utilizes typical industry approaches to RFQs.
The RFQ will ask you to provide information to solidify your team’s ability to be a design and construction partner with the college specifically for this Residence Hall including, but not limited to:
- Design-Build Team specifics — integrated firm or design and construction firms forming a JV, teaming alliance, etc.
- Design-Build Team’s similar work experience in building type
- Design-Build Team experience working together (if not an integrated firm)
- Project Team Key Personnel Qualifications and resumes
The RFQ will also address the following:
The scoring criteria will be included with the RFQ. This is a summary of the RFQ expectations. All teams should download the full RFQ rules below.
There will be nine (9) first-place Regional winners.
Complimentary registration will be awarded to each team (faculty advisor and students) for the National DBIA Design-Build Conference & Expo in November. Faculty sponsor and team will receive a minimum of $1,500 from their Region to assist in making their own round-trip plane, rental car and hotel reservations. All teams are expected that if chosen as the winner for their Region, they will attend the annual conference. The $1,500 is ONLY to be used for travel and expenses for team to attend the DBIA conference.