Arbitration/Mediation Services Request for Letters of Interest and Qualifications
TO: Construction Arbitrators and Mediators
Events Center Development, LLC (“ECD”), in conjunction with the City of Orlando, Florida (“City”), Hunt Construction Group, Inc. (“Hunt”), and other contractors, subcontractors and/or consultants (together, the “Parties”), are soliciting Letters of Interest and Qualifications from attorneys and other qualified persons in connection with providing arbitration and/or mediation services on an as needed basis, to and among the Parties, in connection with the design and construction of the Amway Center project in Orlando. Construction of the Amway Center project is time sensitive, and therefore, the services may be needed on an expedited basis.
The Parties may select more than one person to provide arbitration and/or mediation services. The arbitrator(s) and/or mediator(s) will be selected based on their education, experience, expertise and rates. Entering into an agreement for services may be required. The Parties will reserve the right to terminate any agreement at any time, with or without cause. In addition, there is no assurance that selection of arbitrator(s) and/or mediator(s) will result in any minimum amount of work.
Any person interested in serving as arbitrator and/or mediator must have a minimum of ten (10) years experience in providing arbitration and/or mediation services in connection with the design and construction of large, complex facilities and structures, and may not be involved in any actual or potential conflicts of interest with, or adversarial litigation against, any of the Parties involved in a particular arbitration or mediation.
Anyone deciding to submit a response to this Request for Letter of Interest and Qualifications should provide, at a minimum, the following information:
(a) Your name, resume, Florida Bar number (if a Florida Bar member), and a detailed description of the relevant experience and expertise in construction arbitration and/or mediation.
(b) Availability to provide services on an expedited basis, if needed.
(c) Without breaching client confidentiality, a description of any existing, potential or probable conflicts of interest which exist or which may arise during the contract term.
(d) A list of references that may be contacted (with a minimum of four (4) references).
(e) A description of your rates and fees for arbitration and/or mediation services.
(f) Any other information you believe to be relevant to the selection of an arbitrator and/or mediator.
A Letter of Interest and Qualifications should not be a lengthy response, but should contain sufficient information to evaluate the proposal. Please provide four (4) copies of your response. Interviews may or may not be scheduled. In addition, the Parties may request more information and the Parties reserve the right to reject any and all Letters of Interest and Qualifications.
Letters of Interest and Qualifications, with the above-referenced information, should be submitted to Emily J. Raucci, Chief Financial Officer, SC Advisors, 189 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 1100-S, Orlando, Florida 32801, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2010.
Emily J. Raucci,
Chief Financial Officer
SC Advisors, for Events Center Development, LLC