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Western State Hospital - New Forensic Hospital Project - Notice of Intent to Use Alternative Subcontractor Selection Process - Mass Timber Contractor/CM

Clark Construction Group has been selected by The Department of Enterprise Services and The Department of Social Health Services as the General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM), for the Western State Hospital – New Forensic Hospital project.

The Western State Hospital – New Forensic Hospital project consists of demolishing twelve existing buildings and infrastructure and replacing with approximately 590,000 SF of new development, consisting of 3 new buildings: a 4-story post tensioned concrete and structural steel hospital (HOS), a 3-story mass timber administration building (ADM), and a 1-story prefabricated steel facilities annex building. The new Forensic Hospital is required to achieve LEED silver performance under v.4 for Healthcare. In addition, the facility is to be in compliance with the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services requirements and per the Washington Governor’s Executive Order 20-01, the facility shall be designed to be net-zero energy.

Clark Construction intends to select the Mass Timber Contractor Construction Manager utilizing an alternative procurement method in accordance with the provisions of RCW 39.10.385. Per RCW 39.10.385, Clark Construction, DES, and DSHS have determined that this project meets the criteria established in RCW 39.10.385 for use of the alternative subcontractor selection process.

The selection process will consist of two phases:

  1. Phase One - Request for Qualifications: Prospective subcontractors will submit written qualifications which will be evaluated by a committee of DES, DSHS, Clark, and Design Team and scored and ranked in accordance with the criteria set forth in this solicitation. The three most qualified firms (finalists) will be invited to proceed to Phase Two.
  2. Phase Two - Interview and Request for Proposal: The three finalists selected in Phase One will be interviewed and will submit a (1) GC and fee proposal for preconstruction services and a (2) proposal for the construction cost of work. The construction cost of work proposal will be based on the 50% DD drawing set.

It is in the best interest of the public to use the alternative selection process because the project will require: preconstruction services including design and engineering for new construction, technical coordination and phasing of these elements with the project stakeholders (State of Washington, Hospital and Administrative Employees, the Architect of Record and the Engineer of Record, and the GC/CM), and demonstrable experience performing specialty subcontractor construction manager roles on projects of similar size and complexity. Construction will be within an active hospital campus, which will continue to operate during construction. Additionally, the prospective Mass Timber Contractor Construction Manager will require dedicated resources and the necessary working capital to staff 12 months of preconstruction efforts.

All interested parties are hereby notified that a public hearing in accordance with RCW 39.10.385 will be held at 10:00am PST, Friday March 24th, at the Western State Hospital Campus 9601 Steilacoom Blvd, Lakewood WA 98498, Building 10 (Staff Development and New Employee Orientation).

A map of the hearing site, the protest procedures, definitions of what is considered GC and FEE, and the evaluation criteria, including the selection timeline, and scoring for each criterion will be available at the link below seven days before the hearing:

Written comments may be submitted to Kyle Green (206-707-1333) at and received no later than the time of the hearing.

Clark Construction Group is an equal opportunity employer and encourages bids from all subcontractors including minority, women, small, veteran, disadvantaged, and LGBTQ+ owned businesses.







Closing Date: 
Friday, March 24, 2023
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