Project Bids/Proposals

Construction at Penn State University Park and Commonwealth Campuses COVID-19 Update (posted: 04/28/2020)

To our Design and Construction Partners:


On April 22, 2020, Governor Wolf announced that construction activity is authorized to restart on May 1.  Please contact your OPP Project Leader or Construction Services Representative to discuss remobilization and the restart of this work, in accordance with the COVID-19 pandemic related restrictions.  The health, safety and well-being of our staff and industry partners are essential. 

The global COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all our lives and will change our daily business practices for the foreseeable future.  As we resume construction amidst the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, you must take the steps necessary to keep all employees safe, to mitigate the risk of transmission of COVID-19, and to ensure the safety of any University employees or other persons who may be in the vicinity of the jobsite.   All construction industry businesses and design-related field activities must strictly adhere to all orders and mitigation guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”), Governor Wolf and Pennsylvania Department of Health, and any construction-specific guidance that may be issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

Additionally, prior to restarting construction activity on the jobsite, you must submit the following to the University:

  1. A Site-Specific COVID-19 Safety Plan, consistent with the guidance referenced above, and in particular OSHA’S “Guidance for the Construction Workforce” and the “PA Construction Industry Guidance”
  1. A Site Readiness Statement, to confirm that your firm has inspected the jobsite, and has implemented all required COVID-19 mitigation measures.

Additional information is provided in the ‘OPP D&C COVID-19 Guidance’ document.

Lisa A. Berkey, P.E.

Senior Director, Design and Construction


Adam F. Dent, P.E.

Director, Commonwealth Services


Architect/Engineer and Design/Build Selections

Penn State University uses a qualifications based design professional selection process for major construction projects ($10 million or over). A Screening Committee selects approximately 10 firms from the respondents to the Letter of Interest and issues an RFP. Three firms are interviewed by a Selection Committee and the results of the interviews are announced at the Board of Trustees meeting.

Completed Appointments

Completed Appointments - Prior to February 2017

Architect/Engineer and Design/Build Selections
Project Number Campus Location Title Solicitation Type Project Stage
University Park Applied Research Laboratory Garfield Thomas Water Tunnel Renewal
Appointment Complete
University Park Applied Research Laboratory Replacement Building
Appointment Complete
University Park New Physics Building and Osmond Laboratory Renovations
Appointment Complete
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center PSU Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 3rd Floor Hospital Renovations
Appointment Complete
University Park Lasch Football Building, Holuba Hall, Nittany Outdoor Football Practice Fields Renovations
Appointment Complete
University Park Arboretum Art Museum
Appointment Complete
Dubois Multipurpose Building
Appointment Complete
University Park Liberal Arts Research & Teaching Building
Appointment Complete
Erie, The Behrend College Erie Hall Building Demolition and Replacement
Appointment Complete

Architect/Engineer, Construction Manager Selection

Current opportunities for construction project delivery, pre-construction and construction phase services, and other services.

Project Number Campus Location Title Solicitation Type Project Stage Response Date
Job Order Contracting (JOC) Emergency Restoration Program PSU RFP

Trade/Bid Packages

This table lists current bidding opportunities for Penn State construction projects.

Prior to bidding, please ensure that your company meets the specific prequalification requirements listed in the project specifications.

If your company is not on the Prequalified Bidders List published by The Pennsylvania State University and/or you are uncertain whether you meet the prequalification requirements, please contact Contract Administration Office by email at [email protected] or the Contractor Liaison at (814) 863-2520. All construction firms performing work at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center must have their project managers and superintendents ASHE Healthcare Construction Certified.

Bid Results

Project Number Campus Location Title Packages Held By Project Stage Bid Date
00-06882.00 University Park Lasch Building Renovations CM Out to Bid Various
00-07226.00 University Park Nuclear Engineering Innovation Commons, Hallowell Building PSU Out to Bid 08/12/2020
00-05940.00 University Park West Campus Parking Structure and Roadway Connections CM Out to Bid 08/18/2020
00-07064.00 University Park Chilled Water Piping Installation in Walker Tunnel PSU Out to Bid 08/20/2020
00-07324.00 Greater Allegheny Greater Allegheny General Lighting Upgrades Out to Bid 08/26/2020