Government Contract | Virginia
New Facility for the Contemplative Sciences Center

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000469160

Bid Title: New Facility for the Contemplative Sciences Center

Agency Bid No. Title: 16-01

Received Date: 01/26/2016

Close Date: 02/16/2016

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated


Specifications include, but are not limited to:The University of Virginia's Contemplative Sciences Center ( serves as a foundation for exploring the transformative power of experiential knowledge and practice in relationship to personal and collective wellbeing. Currently, the CSC has no dedicated home, which limits its opportunities and impact. A new building managed by the CSC will provide an invaluable home for research, experiential learning, events, and actual contemplative practice; it will function as the hub, centering a network of learning, research, and contemplative spaces threaded throughout the Universitys eleven schools. The Center's physical presence will promote a balanced engagement for students, faculty, and staff in the fields of the humanities, sciences, education, and the healing arts.The new CSC facility will consist of dedicated and flexible spaces facilitating different types of experiential learning in both small and large groups. The CSC facility will include spaces for practice, research and discussion with meeting rooms, a lecture hall, and integrated research facilities with equipment for measuring on-site physical, emotional, and cognitive impacts of contemplative and other highly experiential forms of learning. There will also be public learning spaces with digital technology featuring images, sounds, and interactive exhibits providing visitors an immediate sense of the power of contemplation. The facility will serve as a home base for the CSCs online course offerings, with integrated facilities that stream content across the University, the nation and around the world.Jefferson once called his University "an establishment which I contemplate as the future bulwark of the human mind in this hemisphere." While the Rotunda, itself a profoundly contemplative space in design and inspiration, anchors the historic Lawn, the new building for the contemplative sciences will offer a profound counterpart, a space that is contemplative in design and also in use. It will exemplify the Jeffersonian ideals of illimitable freedom and open inquiry as it provides a contemporary testament to the unflagging quest of humanity toward "destinies of high promise".Qualifications:Firms must demonstrate significant experience planning, programming, designing, documenting and providing construction administration for similar projects in program and scope in an academic setting; recent experience in planning and designing at other major universities as well as experience working in historic settings; experience in obtaining LEED certification; and familiarity with HECOM will be required.Selection Process Schedule:

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Product Code: 92516

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: University of Virginia

State: Virginia

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Kathy Yarmey, Office of Contract Administration Facilities Planning, 1000 Ednam Center, Suite 100, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22903

Phone: 434-982-5943




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