The Construction Support Office (CSO) is a component of the Facilities Management Office and supports the State System's 14 universities with a variety of facilities design and construction procurement-related functions.
Procurement of facilities projects is summarized in the document below:
Procurement of Facilities Projects
CSO participated in the System's October 10, 2014, Supplier Fair at the Dixon University Center, and provided two special presentations, which are posted below.
Design Professional Services Contracting
Facilities Projects Solicitations
The Office of the Chancellor has adopted an eProcurement system for solicitations. Twelve of the 14 System universities are now using this site for most solicitations. Others are using their own web sites or the Pennsylvania eMarketplace site.
PASSHE eProcurement Exchange
Revised System Construction Contract
The System worked over the past several years to revise its construction solicitation and contract documents. The revised documents were finalized and published this past winter. Universities will be individually implementing this revised contract with new project advertisements starting this summer. Design professionals and construction management firms actively serving universities should be aware of these new documents and familiarize themselves with them when the need arises. Construction contractors should be aware of the new documents when they seek to bid on contract opportunities.
Contract documents template
Solicitation documents template
Centrally-Held Open-End Professional Contracts (including Contract Manuals)
CSO holds a variety of open-end Professional contracts, against which universities issue work orders.
On January 15, 2015, CSO published an Advance Public Notice for RFP PASSHE-COMM-2015-1, Centrally-Held Open-End Contracts for Commissioning Services. More information can be found at the PASSHE eProcurement Exchange.
CSO also tentatively plans to issue an RFP for Architectural/Engineering Contracts (replacing PROF-2010) in 2016.
Other Project and Contract Information
- PASSHE Commonwealth-Capital-Funded Projects
- Significant University-Funded Projects
- University Open-End Professional Contracts
- SDB Program (MBE/WBE Program)
Links to Additional Project, Contract, and Contact Information
- DGS Professional Selections
- Pennsylvania eMarketplace
- Pennsylvania Treasury E-Contracts Library
- University Facilities Contracting Web Sites -- current April 2014
- University Facilities Contracting Points of Contact -- current December 15, 2014
- University Facilities Managers, Physical Plant Directors -- current December 15, 2014
- Architectural and Engineering Manual
Page Updated: January 26, 2015
Construction Support Office
Director of Construction Management
P: (717) 720-4131
Dorethe Drue Latin
P: (717) 720-4113