Campus Map Features

  • October 1st, 2020
  • in News

Last year we mentioned what a useful tool the UA Campus Map can be for learning about ongoing construction projects as well as the history of campus buildings. In addition, the map also has sorting and filtering features to show parking areas as well as their designations, routes for Crimson Ride, bicycle racks, air compressor/repair stations, and even electric vehicle charging stations.  The map also lists points of interest such as historical markers, landmarks, and museums.  Whether you’re new to UA or have spent years on campus, you’re sure to find something you didn’t know on the Campus Map.

Contract Administration Welcomes Andrea Pearson

  • May 6th, 2020
  • in News

Andrea Pearson started as a Contract Administrator on April 1. She comes to us from private law practice having earned her J.D. from The University of Alabama School of Law in 2016 and her undergraduate degree from UA in 2013. Andrea enjoys outdoor activities, Alabama football, and spending time with her fiance and three dogs. She looks forward to eventually meeting her co-workers in real life, but for now she’s getting to know everyone over Zoom.

COVID-19 Contract Admin Information and Best Practices

  • March 23rd, 2020
  • in News
  • Construction Bid Openings and Other Meetings
    • All bid openings and other construction-related meetings are being moved online. A schedule of upcoming bid openings and other meetings along with information on how to join or view can be found at constructionpublicinfo.ua.edu starting March 24. Please contact your UA Construction Project Manager for more information.

Check out Building Bama

  • March 2nd, 2020
  • in News

Our partners in Campus Development have launched a new website with all sorts of useful information about construction projects at UA.  Building Bama is a one-stop source to stay informed about what’s under construction now and what’s planned for the future.  The Capital Projects Portal has renderings, schedules and lots more about current and future capital projects.  You can also find info on road closures, the occasional live stream, and more.

General Capital Project Information for the New Tutwiler Residence Hall

 

Did you know that UA’s Campus Map Provides Info on Current and Future Construction Projects?

  • October 2nd, 2019
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The UA campus map is a great resource for getting around, whether you walk, bike, drive, or take Crimson Ride.  The map also has tons of information and history about all the academic buildings, student housing, and other facilities we use every day.

But did you know it’s also a great way to stay informed about UA construction projects? When you click the “Construction” section in the left-hand menu, the map will show both ongoing and planned projects.  Current projects are highlighted in blue, while future projects are shown in green.  Clicking a project on the map will display information about it.  For some projects, this includes renderings of the finished addition or renovation.  In addition, the map also shows locations of temporary road closures and other campus impacts necessary due to ongoing work.

We’re Moving

  • May 1st, 2019
  • in News

Furnishings and Design and Contract Administration will be the final divisions of Procurement Services moving to the University Services Campus in early June. Both departments will occupy Building 1021 at 405 Cahaba Circle, formerly Cottage 3 on the USC campus. See the map below for the exact location.

It will be the first time for Furnishings and Design that the entire business and design teams, Upholstery Shop, and Chair Lab will be housed under the same roof. To allow time to move the Upholstery equipment, the shop will be down from May 31-June 11. The employees will physically move to the new space June 6, 7, 10 and 11. Please contact them via email during this time. They will do their best to respond in a timely manner.

Contract Administration employees will move on June 7 and begin holding bid openings and other meetings in the new location later in the month. If you plan to attend any bid openings or prebid meetings, please confirm the location prior to the meeting. You can do so by checking the bid documents, contacting your Construction Administration project manager, or emailing Dan Rodgers at drodgers@fa.ua.edu or Leigh Ann Huguley at lhuguley@fa.ua.edu.

Please join us in welcoming Furnishings and Design and Contract Administration to the University Services Campus.

University Services Campus Map

 

 

What exactly is Contract Administration?

  • April 1st, 2019
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Of all the branches of Procurement, Contract Administration is probably the least well-known among UA Faculty and Staff. This is because Contract Administration has a very specific mission – compliance with state and federal law for construction projects.

The Alabama Public Works law, found in Title 39 of the Code of Alabama, governs what we commonly refer to as “construction.” The Public Works law is distinct from the Alabama bid law, found in Title 41, which governs the purchase of other goods and services.

Contract Administration’s task is to see that the advertising, bidding, and award of construction contracts complies with Title 39. We strive to promote free and open competition so that public funds are used efficiently, and UA gets a quality end product.

In addition to construction contracts, we also administer contracts for professional service providers such as architects and engineers. Contract Administration is also responsible for compliance with any federal requirements when UA receives a grant for construction.

Construction Update Fall 2018

  • August 2nd, 2018
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As is the case most years, the start of the 2018 fall semester will see a number of new or renovated facilities coming on line.  Contract Administration is proud of the small role we play in bringing these projects to completion.  Here are a few of the projects wrapping up in the coming weeks:

Tutwiler Parking Deck:  This new deck is located south of Tutwiler Hall and will provide approximately 1,450 parking spaces.

Renovation of H.M. Comer Hall:  Completion of this interior and exterior renovation will transform H.M. Comer Hall into the “front door” of the College of Engineering and greater Science and Engineering Complex and reflect the architectural context of the Shelby Quad and current UA campus design standards.

Freshman Residence Hall:  The new residence hall on 2nd Street (just south of Lakeside Dining) will accommodate approximately 490 residents and also features a multipurpose room and C-Store.

University Boulevard Improvements Phase III:  This project extends the enhancements on University Boulevard east past Helen Keller Blvd.  As with the previous two phases, the improvements include new bicycle paths, landscaping and sidewalks.

Summer Road Closures

  • May 3rd, 2018
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Summer in Tuscaloosa usually means an increased amount of visible construction around campus.  This year is no different.  As part of these projects, some roadways will be temporarily closed or have less than their full allotment of lanes open.

The third phase of University Boulevard enhancements will kick off after commencement.  This phase will pick up where last year’s work ended.  As in years past, University Boulevard will remain open, but traffic will be condensed to one side while the opposite side is under construction.  This year’s repaving extends from the eastern on-ramp to McFarland Boulevard to Helen Keller Boulevard.

Portions of 2nd Avenue and Bryant Drive will also be closed periodically for work on the new Capstone Parking Deck in the current Moody surface lot.

Also, various small sections of roads throughout campus will be repaved over the summer.  These closures should be limited and of a short duration.  Faculty and staff should monitor Inside UA for news of planned interruptions and see the May 2 Inside UA article for maps of the planned closings.