Design Team Selection

The Holder Group will assist the Owner in generating an initial list of architectural and consulting engineering firms for consideration.  We will conduct the interview process, pre-qualifying the vendors.  The client may or may not wish to be involved during this process.

Subsequently, we will prepare the Scope of Services and Request for Proposals to the short listed firms.  We will coordinate the bid process and arrange for site visits and assist in the final selection of the design team.

The Architectural firm typically heads the design team and holds the responsibility to coordinate the efforts of each entity.  The Holder Group will evaluate the team presented by the architect.

Assist the client in determining the scope of the construction work to be completed based on the current condition of the spaces contemplated or selected and the client’s program and budget requirements.

Determine if the project will require the services of an Architect, Engineer or other consulting services, pre-qualify vendors and prepare Requests for Proposal:
Architect
Structural Engineer
Civil Engineer
Soils Engineer
Electrical Engineers
Mechanical (HVAC, plumbing and fire protection)

The pre-qualification process includes a detailed evaluation of the consulting team and their capabilities:
The firm’s suitability based on similar projects completed
Project location and proximity to the consultant’s main office
Assess the firm’s current work load
Evaluate the potential design team to be assigned to this project and their individual qualifications
Conduct Interview Process
Projected completion schedule for a project of this magnitude
Firm Principal’s involvement in completion of the construction documents
Coordinate Site Visits
Analyze and Compare Proposals

Additionally, other vendors will be evaluated and proposals requested for services required for relocation:
Interior Design
Furniture vendors
Information Technology services
Security and Access Control vendors
Moving services
Off site storage facilities

Of foremost importance to our clients is our ability to ensure that the desired facility functions as envisioned, that the design program successfully fulfills the needs of the client and users.

The Holder Group will compile a design team that will be well qualified in the type of facility being designed.  In addition, we will make certain that the owner’s and users’ program needs are clearly conveyed to the design team.