Inframation understands at least four teams have been shortlisted for the Michigan Labs project. Successful consortia were informed on Wednesday (14 March).
The teams are:
Plenary Walsh Capital Partners
– Plenary Group USA Concessions-Equity (70%)
– Walsh Investors- Equity (30%)
– Harley Ellis Deveraux-Lead Architect/Engineering
– Walsh Construction-Lead Contractor
– Johnson Controls-Facilities Maintenance
MiP3 Lab Solution
– Walbridge Capital-Equity (25%)
– John Laing Investments- Equity (50%)
– Ellis Don Capital (25%)
– Walbridge Aldinger-Lead Contractor
– Ellis Don Design Build-Lead Contractor
– Ellis Don Facilities Services-Facilities Maintenance
– DFM Industrial-Facilities Maintenance
– Ghafari Associates-Lead Architect/Engineering
Michigan Lab Collaborative
– Star America Fund-Equity (100%)
– Clark Construction-Lead Contactor
– Smith Group JRR-Lead Architect/Engineering
– Honeywell-Facilities Maintenance
Great Lakes Laboratory Partners
– Meridiam Labs GL, LLC-Equity (100%)
– Barton Malow Enterprises-Lead contractor
– Mascaro Construction-Lead contractor
– ENGIE Services-Facilities maintenance
As of press time, it was not clear if T&G Investments LLC, another group that submitted an RFQ, had also been shortlisted.
The draft RFP is to be issued to the shortlisted teams no later than 30 March. A final RFP is slated to be released in early June, with proposals due in late August. A preferred bidder announcement is scheduled for late September. Commercial and financial close is expected in October or November, according to the RFQ.
The project site is located on vacant property within an existing development, the State of Michigan Secondary Complex, in Windsor Township. The State of Michigan is procuring the project, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Management and Budget.
The RFQ was issued on 12 January, with responses due on 20 February.
Five state agencies will use the facility: the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Environmental Quality, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.
Existing laboratory facilities are no longer adequate, and present potential safety and occupational concerns, according to the RFQ. A new 230,000 to 240,000-square foot laboratory facility is required, according to the document.
The construction of the project has not been finalized, because the state is still in early stages of the procurement, as Inframation reported.