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State of Florida Continuing Services Contract for Northeast Florida:

The Performance Engineering Group team including Searcy and Associates and EW Dunn Developments has once again been selected for a Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) engineering continuing services contract with the State of Florida.

The State of Florida, Department of Management Services (DMS) continuing services contract is to provide Professional Services primarily in the Northeast Florida Region. These services may be used for projects anywhere in the State of Florida, however, firms selected during this process will be activated for projects in the Northeast part of the State. The Northeast Region is defined as all counties north of and including Levy, Marion and Volusia and east of Taylor and Madison Counties. A minimum of two (2) firms for the Northeast Florida Region may be selected under this Continuing Contract and will be responsible for assigned projects having estimated construction costs, planning or study fees not exceeding the threshold amounts of $2,000,000.00 (construction) and $200,000.00 (Planning or Study fees) respectively, provided for in Section 287.055, Florida Statutes. This contract will be for an initial period of two (2) years with an option to renew for an additional two-year period.


Capitol Center Commissioning:

The Performance Engineering Group team including Searcy and Associates and EW Dunn Developments has been selected to re-commission the Capitol Center in Tallahassee for the State of Florida.

Commissioning services shall be provided at the following Tallahassee DMS buildings:
  • Capitol (585,145 sqft)
  • Carlton (231,616 sqft)
  • Collins (249,612 sqft)
  • Elliot (13,888 sqft)
  • Fletcher (220,000 sqft)
  • Gray (307,884 sqft)
  • Historic Capitol (46,501 sqft)
  • House Office Building (97,116 sqft)
  • Larson (226,648 sqft)
  • Pepper (211,158 sqft)
  • Senate Office Building (97,416 sqft)
  • (439,942 sqft)
Total Area: 2,726,926 sqft

ESTIMATED CONSTRUCTION BUDGET: The total budget for the project, which shall include
professional fees and repairs, will be $1,134,343.00. Of this total budget, the professional fees for commissioning services are not expected to exceed $567,171.00. The balance of the budget
will be contracted separately by the owner to address deficiencies and improvements recommended by the Commissioning Agent. All funds must be spent by June 30, 2014.

In addition, the selected firm will be required to submit a Commissioning Plan within one month of the Notice to Proceed date. Up to $98,163.00 will be available for the development of the Commissioning Plan, but the remaining project funds will be held in reserve until the Commissioning Plan has been reviewed and approved by the chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, the chair of the House Appropriations Committee, and the Executive Office of the Governor’s Office of Policy and Budget.

Commissioning Services
  • Act as the client’s energy conservation consultant throughout the course of the project, proactively seeking energy-related improvements and advising the client of energy conservation opportunities.
  • Conduct and lead weekly commissioning meetings throughout the process, including a kick-off meeting in preparation for the site investigation.
  • Interview Agency support staff and review the existing building documentation to determine the original specifications, design intent, and their relevance to current owner / user requirements. The following lists the documentation that needs to be gathered and reviewed:
    • Sub-metered utility data and energy bill information for at least 12 months.
    • Drawings and specifications relevant to the systems scheduled for evaluation, especially control system drawings and sequences of operation.
    • Existing control points list for each building.
    • Operating strategies programmed into the Energy Management and Controls System (EMCS).
    • Equipment list with nameplate information for equipment controlled by the EMCS.
    • Existing O&M and system manuals for equipment.
    • Test and balance reports and sensor calibration documentation (if available).
  • Maintain a log of system and equipment deficiencies.
  • Maintain a log of recommended energy-related improvements and upgrades.
  • Develop scopes of work for energy-related improvements and the correction of deficiencies.
  • Prioritize recommended improvements and deficiencies based on energy-related impact.
  • Provide incidental mechanical and electrical design services for upgrades and the correction of deficiencies.
  • Inspect all subcontractor work, including the EMCS system and modified program code, on behalf of the owner and report on completeness and workmanship.
  • Trend, monitor, and document energy performance throughout the project. Normalizing energy consumption for the effects of weather will be required. The firm will be granted access to the DMS building automation system, SCADA system, and utility tracking system.
  • Maintain a scorecard of actual energy performance vs. historical energy performance throughout the project.
  • Submit the Final Commissioning Report.

Commissioning Website Resources:

We recommend the following websites for information about commissioning:

Commissioning Engineer - http://www.cxengineer.com
Information describing the need for licensed professional engineers to be in responsible charge of the commissioning tasks which meet the definition of engineering.  Resource includes references to state statutes and rulings that support this important position.

Commissioning Journal - http://www.cxjournal.org
This website contains information about the various phases, tasks and deliverables in the commissioning process.  Additionally, it lists the responsible parties and sources for the various documentation required in commissioning.

Find Commissioning Agent - http://www.findcx.com
Contains information on selecting a commissioning agent for your project.  Includes what to look for in a commissioning agent such as experience, expertise and licensing.

 

Professional Engineering License - Virginia:

David Venters, one of the Principals of Performance Engineering Group is now a licensed professional engineer in Virginia.

Other states that Performance Engineering Group personnel are licensed in include:

Florida

Georgia

Mississippi

North Carolina

South Carolina

Alabama

Kentucky

Maryland

Rhode Island

Tennessee Washington, DC Louisiana
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New Employees:

Performance Engineering Group is pleased to welcome the following new employees:

Karen Grenn - Mechanical Systems Designer
Leo Adalia - Mechanical Systems Designer
Dan Sykes - CADD Operator

Each has over 20 years of experience which will complement our existing team and allow us to continue to serve our clients with quality engineering and commissioning services.

Professional Engineering License - Washington, DC:

David Venters, one of the Principals of Performance Engineering Group is now a licensed professional engineer in Washington, DC.

Other states that Performance Engineering Group personnel are licensed in include:

Florida

Georgia

Mississippi

North Carolina

South Carolina

Alabama

Kentucky

Maryland

Rhode Island

Tennessee Washington, DC Louisiana


State of Florida Continuing Services Commissioning Contract:

The Performance Engineering Group team including Searcy and Associates and EW Dunn Developments has been selected for a statewide commissioning continuing services contract with the State of Florida.

The State of Florida, Department of Management Services, Division of Real Estate Development and Management requests qualifications from Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Firms to provide statewide Commissioning Services in the State of Florida. The Department may enter into a contract with up to three firms. This contract will be for an initial period of two years with an option to renew for an additional two-year period.

Specific Qualifications:
1. The Commissioning Agent (CxA) will have acted as the principal CxA for at least three projects over 50,000 square feet.

2. The Commissioning team members shall have extensive experience in: (1) the operation and troubleshooting of heating, ventilation, air conditioner (HVAC) systems, (2) direct digital control (DDC) systems,( 3) lighting control systems, and (4) testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) of HVAC systems. Extensive (minimum of five years) field experience is required for this type of work and systems.

3. Team members have knowledge and experience in building operations and maintenance (O&M) and have provided O&M training.

4. Team members have experience in energy-efficient systems design, and control strategy optimization.

5. Team members have experience writing Commissioning specifications and test procedures.

6. The team has a principal-in-charge that is a professional engineer in the State of Florida, with other engineers as appropriate that are also registered engineers, project managers, lead field engineers, and field support staff may be non-engineers who have had technical training, past field experience, and skills in Commissioning, especially in the areas of TAB, HVAC operations, DDC systems, and electrical system operations.

PEG would like to thank the State of Florida for continuing to recognize that most of the commissioning process meets the definition of engineering and requires professional engineer to be in responsible charge.

New Engineer - Edgardo Diaz

Performance Engineering Group is pleased to welcome our new engineer Edgardo Diaz. Edgardo is a licensed professional engineer in both Florida and Puerto Rico with over 20 years of experience in engineering including HVAC design and commissioning. With the addition of Edgardo, Performance Engineering Group continues to maintain a highly quality team with 63% of our technical personnel licensed engineers and 75% graduate engineers.


EPF Project Wins Award

KBR's Eastern Processing Facility (EPF) project won the 2011 William T. Coffey Excellence Award, a global KBR award that is awarded to the past year's outstanding project. Great leadership, excellence in health, safety & environmental, quality and overall financial results, were a few of the criterion that the award was based on. This award is a very prestigious award within KBR and could not have been achieved without all of our subcontractors' hard work and efforts.

Performance Engineering Group is executing the commissioning on the Eastern Processing Facility.


ASHRAE Commissioning Certification Achieved

David Venters, one of the principals of Performance Engineering Group, has successfully passed the ASHRAE Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP) certification test. Once again Performance Engineering Group continues to demonstrate that we are the Commissioning Authority.


ASHRAE Commissioning Certification Achieved

Aaron Fancher, one of the licensed professional engineers of Performance Engineering Group, has successfully passed the ASHRAE Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP) certification test. Once again Performance Engineering Group continues to demonstrate that we are the Commissioning Authority.


ASHRAE Commissioning Certification Achieved

Chris O'Steen, one of the principals of Performance Engineering Group, has successfully passed the ASHRAE Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP) certification test. Once again Performance Engineering Group continues to demonstrate that we are the Commissioning Authority.


Florida State University - Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Commissioning Continuing Services Contract:

The Performance Engineering Group team including Searcy and Associates and EW Dunn Developments has been selected for a Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) engineering and commissioning continuing services contract with Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

Professional services for minor projects are required in the discipline of mechanical/ electrical/ plumbing (MEP) engineering. Minor projects are specific projects for construction, renovation, alterations or additions that have a basic construction budget estimated to be $2,000,000 or less; or studies for which the fee for professional services is $200,000 or less. Campus Service contracts for minor projects provide that the consultant will be available on an as-needed basis. In addition, firms are encouraged to include their professional qualifications for commissioning and retro-commissioning. While not required for selection, the University may include commissioning services within the scope of the contracts for one or more of the selected firms. The University intends to award multiple contracts for the upcoming fiscal year through June 30, 2012. At the option of the University and the consultant, the contract may be renewed for up to two additional one year periods.
   
 
 
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