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ADVERTISEMENT FOR PROPOSALS: Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium

 

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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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A mother’s lesson leads to feeding hundreds for Thanksgiving

Oak Park Center helps those whose food dollars are stretched to the limits
 
 

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

Debra Chavis, back in 2005, was instructed to serve the community — an instruction that came from her mother. Chavis’ mother suggested she provide “an authentic Thanksgiving dinner for the community with the real turkey, real ham, real cornbread dressing, fresh collard greens — like the meal we have in our own house” each November. As the director of the Oak Park Neighborhood Center in North Minneapolis, Chavis now fulfils her mother’s request. “We made everything from scratch — it was 199 people [who attended] that [first] year, and it went really well. “The volunteers of that event were my brothers and sisters,” recalls Chavis. Continue Reading →

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Stadium contract under negotiation — Civil Rights Dept. monitors contractor and worker inclusion

 

 

It appears the Minnesota Vikings will sign off in the next 30 days on the contract for monitoring hiring compliance on the construction of the Vikings’ stadium. It is rumored that Viking General Council Kevin Warren will handle the final say for the Vikings (Warren, a member of the Stadium Equity Review Panel, is the highest-ranking Black American business executive with an NFL team). The negotiations between Alex Tittle, equity director for the Sports Facility Authority overseeing the Vikings stadium construction, and the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) have been going on for at least two weeks, as of the writing of this column. Why are they being held in secret? The selection of the Minneapolis Departmentof Civil Rights (MDCR) to monitor hiring compliance raises troubling questions, which I assume the Authority’s and Vikings’ attorneys are examining. Continue Reading →

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