The Urbandale Community School District is seeking proposals for the purchase and installation of fitness equipment in the new Fitness Center Addition of the Urbandale High School. The District invites you to prepare and submit your proposal for this project. The specifications for submitting a proposal are included here: Urbandale High School Fitness Center Equipment RFP (3.26.19).

1. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

  1. A majority of residents, 72.68%, in the Urbandale Community School District voted to pass bond referendum on February 6, 2018, that will provide funds to build two new four-section elementary schools on the current Olmsted and Valerius Elementary sites, build an addition to Webster Elementary or UHS as needed for future enrollment growth, and accelerate the timeline for building a new high school fitness center. The plan was developed based on feedback from students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members who participated in online surveys and numerous facility planning meetings. The plan optimizes school resources, creates equity throughout the district, enhances technology and security, and provides greater 21st Century spaces and learning opportunities for all K-12 students.
  2. The new high school fitness center will be constructed on the west side of Urbandale High School and will be 1-story with a high ceiling to support programming in both the fitness area and the multi-purpose area.
  3. The primary entry will be the current PAC entry which will provide a safe and secure entrance and an opportunity to create a “Hall of Fame” entryway highlighting the achievements of current students and alumni.
  4. Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2019 and be completed in spring 2020. We will make adjustments to parking as needed in order to accommodate the needs of students, staff, and construction.
  5. The new space will feature an approximate 3,800 square foot multi-purpose fitness area with flooring to support a host of activities such as yoga, cheer practice, and dance practice.
  6. Also featured will be an approximate 9,300 square foot weight/fitness area that will accommodate free weight training, and speed and agility enhancement with a single lane of track and of turf.
  7. Approximately 4,900 square feet will include circulation areas, lobby, new concessions, and new restrooms that support activities in the two existing gymnasiums.
  8. The Fitness Center will support general wellness of all UHS students as the spaces will be incorporated into the daily academic Physical Education (P.E.) program. Spaces will also support Urbandale Community Education Classes.

This procurement of Fitness Center Equipment is divided into three parts consisting of:

  1. Weight Equipment purchase and installation
  2. Cardio Equipment purchase and installation
  3. Purchase, Salvage, and/or Removal of existing equipment at Urbandale High School.

Proposers may submit a separate proposal for the (1) weight equipment purchase and installation, (2) the fitness equipment purchase and installation, and (3) the purchase, salvage, and/or removal of existing equipment at Urbandale High School or for any combination of (1) weight equipment purchase and installation, (2) the cardio equipment purchase and installation, and (3) the purchase, salvage, and/or removal of existing equipment at Urbandale High School.

Questions related to the drawings and specifications may be directed to either:

William R. Watson, Ph.D., CAA
Director of Activities and Community Education
Urbandale Community School District
7111 Aurora Avenue
Urbandale, Iowa 50322
E-mail: william.watson@j-hawks.com
515-457-6994 (office)

Pete Traynor
Director of Strength and Conditioning
Urbandale Community School District
7111 Aurora Avenue
Urbandale, Iowa 50322
E-mail: pete.traynor@j-hawks.com
319-530-4488 (cell)

Clarifications resulting in questions will be provided as necessary.

Proposals are due to the District by April 16, 2019, before 2:00 PM, Central Standard Time.