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  1. 2014 Weather You Wanna Know

    June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Family Rocket Day 2014

    July 19 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Oh, I can’t wait to be able to introduce a unit and start by saying “remember when we visited Gateway to Science…”

—Gayla Schill - Teacher - Wing, ND


Gateway to Science Center, Inc. requests written proposals from professional Architectural firms for services for the following:

Provide site analysis and assessment, Schematic Design, Design Development, Contract Documents, Bidding and Construction Administration services for a new children’s science center.

The service expectations for the project are defined in a Request for Proposals available upon request from Gateway to Science Executive Director Beth Demke @ beth@gscience.org or call 701.258.1975.

Written proposals shall address the firm’s experience and ability to perform the defined services in a timely manner. The primary items for consideration will include, but not limited to,

Past performance of similar projects.

  1. Ability of professional personnel.
  2. Willingness to follow project schedule and meet budget requirements.
  3. Recent, current, and projected workloads of involved persons and/or firms.
  4. Project understanding, issues, and approach.

The Architect will be selected based upon Statements of Qualification. Highest ranking firms may be asked to attend an interview or the Gateway to Science Building Committee may opt to open direct negotiations with the firm that presents the most qualified, highest scoring proposal. A selection committee will recommend a single firm to the Gateway to Science Board of Directors. A detailed scope of work will be developed and price will be negotiated with the selected firm. Failure to reach an agreement acceptable to Gateway to Science Board of Directors will result in negotiation with the second most qualified firm. A professional services agreement will be executed with a single firm.

All inquiries shall be directed to Scott Olson, Building Committee Chairperson (701) 323-3957. Qualifications Statements from consultants will be accepted until 4:00 pm CDT on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

Submit six (6) copies of proposal to:

Scott Olson, Chairperson
Gateway to Science Building Committee
1810 Schafer Street, Suite 1
Bismarck, ND 58501-1218

Plan Your Visit

Monday – Thursday:  Noon to 7pm
Friday – Saturday:  10am to 5pm
Sundays:  Closed
Call (701) 258-1975 for holiday hours


Adult: $6
Child (4-17): $3
Under 4 Admitted Free with Paid Adult
Members Admitted FREE


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