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Project: Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium

Owner: Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority

Construction Manager: Mortenson Construction, in association with Thor Construction

Architect: HKS, Inc.

 

Mortenson Construction (the Construction Manager at Risk) is soliciting proposals for Procurement Package #9 on

the Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium Project. Notice is hereby given that responses to this Request for Proposals

(RFP) will be received by Mortenson for the provision of Construction Services on the Minnesota Multi-Purpose

Stadium project for the following subcontract categories:

SC #9.1 – Partitions and Accessories

SC #9.2 – Overhead Doors

SC #9.3 – Loading Dock Equipment

SC #9.4 – Carpeting, Resilient, Wood Sports Floor, Access Floor

SC #9.5 – Concrete Floor Sealer, Polished Concrete

SC #9.6 – Floor/Wall Tile

SC #9.7 – Resinous Flooring

SC #9.8 – ACT Ceilings/Wall Panels

The current projected process and schedule for selecting the subcontractors is as follows:

 

RFP Proposal Manual Issued Week of June 9, 2014

Pre-Proposal Meeting and MWBE Meet and Greet

for Procurement Package #9 Proposers June 26, 2014

RFP Submission July 10, 2014

Proposer Interviews July 14 – 18, 2014

Selection July 21 – August 1, 2014

 

All dates are approximate and are provided as a courtesy to Proposers. Mortenson reserves the right, acting in its

sole judgment, to modify this process or schedule.  

Plans and specifications are available via www.isqft.com. For access to the plans and specifications on isqft.com,

contact My Nhia Vang at mynhia.vang@mortenson.com (Phone: 763-287-5639). Continue Reading →

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Sports Authority Legislative Report, with Unequal Equity Plan, sent to legislature

It is an unintended but very real sad irony of history that on the birth date of Martin Luther King, Jr., January 15, the Vikings, the NFL, and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) sent its first annual report to the state legislature carrying the message that there may be some room in the People’s Stadium construction bus, but only in the back, a Minnesota refrain I’ve steadily warned about since 2005. Our community has not believed. Will they now? On page six of the MSFA report to the legislature, we can see how the MSFA blindsided Commissioner Kevin Lindsay and the African American leadership of Minnesota. The highly touted, well-publicized PR charade of 32 percent minority participation evaporated. Continue Reading →

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Stadium equity plan not yet a reality

 
Is a 32 percent people-of-color workforce goal overly optimistic?  
News Analysis

By Mel Reeves

Contributing Writer

 

The plans are in full swing for the new $975 million Vikings stadium. And yet again many in the Black community hold out hope that the economic stimulus the stadium promises to provide will benefit them as well. Unemployment in the Black community continues to remain high. In fact, in the last quarter of 2012 unemployment in North Minneapolis hovered around 22 percent. Continue Reading →

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Taxation without representation

Force of contract law needed to ensure Black contractors/workers for stadium
 

 

Action: $34 million contract awarded September 28, 2012, by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (FSFA) and the Minnesota Vikings, their largest stadium contract to date, to HKS Sports & Entertainment Group, Dallas, Texas (they did stadiums for the Colts and Cowboys). My concern is not the sucking sound of Minnesota money being deposited in Texas banks: Money follows expertise, not geography, and Minnesota has not kept up. Concern: as of this writing, still no stadium equity plan as called for in stadium legislation. When I talked with HKS people at their exhibit at the Metrodome, September 7, 2012, I asked them if they used minority subcontractors. They said yes. Continue Reading →

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