Jacksonville Jaguars identify more bid respondents for Stadium of the Future

The NFL team ownership is lining up companies to work on the project after it reaches a deal with the city.

Some seats in the Jacksonville Jaguars Stadium include multiple video screens and marble counters.
Some seats in the Jacksonville Jaguars Stadium include multiple video screens and marble counters.
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As the Jacksonville Jaguars and Mayor Donna Deegan prepare to announce a deal for renovating the 29-year-old EverBank Stadium, the football team ownership posted notices May 2 and May 9 of competitive selection of four more companies that responded to sealed bids for work on the proposed “Stadium of the Future.”

A framework for that agreement is schedule to be presented May 14 to Jacksonville City Council.

The invitations to bid stated that all aspects of the construction project are subject to an agreement on a lease amendment between the Jaguars and the city.

Jacksonville Jaguars LLC posted public notices that it intends to negotiate contracts with top-ranked respondents to the four requests for proposals. 

Those include:

 Stratoscope for security design services. Jacksonville Jaguars LLC received five responses to a request for proposals for the services. Stratoscope was identified as the top-ranked respondent. Based in West Palm Beach, Stratoscope says its expertise includes stadium design, client experience, event security, business management and more. 

Thornton Tomasetti Inc. for structural peer review services. Two responses were received for the RFP. The international company says it is an independent organization of engineers, scientists, architects and other professionals that optimize “the design and performance of structures, materials and systems for projects of every size and level of complexity.”

Bennett & Pless Leicht Inc. (BPL Enclosure) for building enclosure consulting services. Four responses were received. Founded in Atlanta, the firm has offices throughout the Southeast and beyond.

 AECOM Hunt/Barton Malow for construction manager at risk services. It was the only response to the RFP.  AECOM Hunt is based in Dallas. Barton Malow, based in Southfield, Michigan, has 14 offices in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. 

The Jacksonville Jaguars Stadium of the Future is shown configured for the Gator Bowl.

Those four follow other RFPs the past several months. More are in review.

The Jaguars created the 1stdowntownjacksonville.com site “as a platform to inform the community about our development plans, specifically the Jacksonville Shipyards, the Stadium of the Future and our ongoing community investments.” 

The 1stdowntownjacksonville.com site says that the Jaguars have awarded eight RFPs to:

AECOM Hunt/Barton Malow for preconstruction services.

HOK, already a design partner, for architect of record services. HOK is based in St. Louis, Missouri.

Terracon Consultants for the Phase 1 environmental site assessment services. Terracon is based in Olathe, Kansas, near Kansas City, and has an office in Jacksonville.

ETM Surveying & Mapping for surveying and subsurface utility engineering services. Known as ETM Survey, the company is affiliated with Jacksonville-based England-Thims & Miller Inc.

 Langan for geotechnical services. Langan Engineering & Environmental Services is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, and has an office in Jacksonville.

•  ImpactDM for project management. Impact Development Management, based in Atlanta, says it is a commercial real estate development management firm that helps clients “execute economical, functional, and aesthetically pleasing projects.”

Rider Levett Bucknall for the role of cost consultant. RLB.com says it is an advisory, cost management and project management services firm. It is a London-based global company with 15 offices in the U.S. among 20 in North America.

 • ME Engineers, an international company, for technology services.

The deal

Deegan said in a statement May 8 the framework of a deal was reached.

“The negotiating team is currently putting the final details on paper, and we will release that information as soon as it is available,” she said.

The deal involves remaking EverBank Stadium into the Jaguars’ Stadium of the Future. The Jaguars requested a 50% cost split with the city for the project, which includes installing a clear membrane over a portion of the roof to shade all seating areas from sun and rain. Other upgrades include a mirrored facade and a wraparound concourse with lookout decks.

The initial cost estimate for the stadium was $1.4 billion. The Jaguars also rolled out plans for a surrounding entertainment district that would push the total cost of the project past $2 billion, but city officials said the district had been dropped from negotiations. 

The city intends to will hold community meetings for public input. Council President Ron Salem says his goal is to have the Council approve the agreement before his term as president ends at the end of June.

The team has said it hopes to have a city-approved deal by fall to present it during the NFL team owners’ meeting in October.



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