30 East Broad Street, 34th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3457
(614) 466-5721 FAX:(614) 466-3813
CAPITAL REQUEST Controlling Board No.
Status:  Approved
Meeting Date:  9/20/2021


Natural Resources


Eligible for Local Administration?
Real Estate Acquisition
    Release of Capital Funds(R.C.Sec. 127.14G) and/or R.C.126.14
    Transfer of Capital Funds (R.C.Sec. 127.14G and/or Sec. 127.15)
    Higher Education Authorization Request (Sec. 3333.071)
    Other Statutory Authority/Bill Section:
Fiscal Year(s)
Bill No.
SB 310
Eligible for OBM
Director Approval?
Capital Request
    Release of Capital Funds (R.C.Sec. 127.14G)
    Transfer of Capital Funds (R.C.Sec. 127.14G and/or Sec. 127.15)
    Waiver of Competitive Selection (R.C.Sec. 127.16B)
      No Competitive Opportunity
      Agency Released Competitive Opportunity
    Agency Released Competitive Opportunity (R.C.Sec. 127.162)
    Release Percent for Arts (R.C.Sec. 3379.10)
    Other Statutory Authority/Bill Section:

For FYAmountNameAddressCounty
DNR01 2022 $6,136,769.77 Megen Construction Company, Inc. 11130 Ashburn Road
Cincinnati, OH 45240

FromToFYFund GroupFund CodeAppropriation Line ItemAppropriation Line Item NameTransfer AmountPrev Rel Amount

Fund GroupFund CodeAppropriation Line ItemAppropriation Line Item NameTotal Amount

Mary Mertz 09/20/2021
Agency Director or Authorized Agent On The Date Of
08/31/2021 W. Fletch Zimpher
Date Controlling Board President/OBM Director
Name:  Danielle Vandegriff Title:  Legislative Director
Phone:  (614) 265 - 6878 Fax:  (614) 261 - 9601 E-Mail:
  The Department of Natural Resources respectfully requests approval for an Agency Released Competitive Opportunity in the amount of $6,136,769.77 in FY22 to contract with Megen Construction Company, Inc to provide Construction Manager at Risk services for Statewide Cabin Improvements at the following State Parks: Buck Creek State Park located in Springfield in Clark County, Lake Hope State Park located in McArthur in Vinton County and Salt Fork State Park located in Lore City in Guernsey County.  
  These funds were previously released from Fund 7035, ALI C725A0 (ST PARKS, CAMPGROUNDS/LODGES,CABNS) as part of CB request DNR0102110, approved on 7/12/2021.

Buck Creek State Park offers various outdoor activities such as hiking trails, fishing, swimming, boating, horseback trails, etc. Overnight accommodations include a campground and 25 vacation cabins. The cabins were constructed in the late 1970s. This project will fully renovate 12 of the vacation cabins. Exterior improvements include replacing siding, doors, windows, and roofs. Interior improvements include replacing flooring, electrical fixtures, appliances, HVAC equipment, fireplaces, doors, plumbing fixtures, building insulation, and furniture, and installing a water dispersal system.

Lake Hope State Park, located in Vinton County and within the Zaleski State Forest, offers boating, kayaking, a dining lodge, fishing, hiking, hunting, mountain biking and swimming. Overnight accommodations include a family campground and 66 vacation cabins. The vacations cabins were constructed at various times between 1948 and 1978. This project will renovate 25 cabins. Improvements include replacing plumbing fixtures, HVAC equipment, insulation, flooring, electrical and lighting fixtures, and appliances, and structural and building exterior improvements as needed.

Salt Fork State Park offers may recreational opportunities including archery, boating, horse trails, dog park, fishing, golf, hunting, swimming, hiking, snowmobiling, etc. Overnight accommodations include a family campground, lodge and conference center, and 53 vacation cabins. The vacation cabins were built in the 1970s, and only interior renovations have been done. This project will make structural improvements to the cabins as needed.

The Scope includes full renovation of 12 cabins at Buck Creek State Park consist of the following improvements: interior and exterior painting, new interior/exterior doors, installation of a water dispersal system, new appliances, casework, flooring throughout cabin, plumbing fixtures, insulation floor, wall & attic), HVAC equipment, on-demand water heaters, fireplaces, windows, doors, roofs, furniture, electrical fixtures, etc.

Renovation scope at Lake Hope State Park includes of partial renovation of 25 cabins and consists of exterior renovations, structural repairs, casework repair and renovation, plumbing fixture, HVAC equipment, insulation, flooring repair and replacement, egress window, appliances, electrical and lighting.

The purpose of the contract is to provide Construction Manager at Risk services for the renovation of cabins at Buck Creek, Lake Hope and Salt Fork State Parks.

A Request for Qualifications was posted in the Ohio Register on April 13, 2021. (4) firms submitted Statements of Qualifications on April 27, 2021 (4) were shortlisted to submit proposals in response to the Request for Proposal. Through the interview and selection process, Megen Construction Company, Inc. was selected based on their best value score, value added options offered, and quality of the team to perform the required services.

The amount requested includes pre-construction services, construction services, and negotiated GMP amendments for construction.

Megen Construction Company, in partnership with The Ruhlin Company has proposed 51% EDGE Participation.
  DNR0102110 approved on 07/12/2021  
Attachments Controlling Board Request No.: DNR0102153
Attachment TypeAttachment Description
Other Agreement
Other Request for Qualifications
Other Summary Proposal Tally
Other OFCC Recommendation Letter
Other Blank Proposal Score Sheet
Release and Permit Information
NameFYAmountR & P #R & P DateIssued ByComments
Megen Construction Company, Inc. 2022 $6,136,769.77

Capital Request Required Information
Architect, Engineering, or Other Professional Service Contracts/Construction Manager at Risk or Design Build Contracts - Megen Construction Company, Inc.
Controlling Board Request No.: DNR0102153
Type of Service to be provided: Construction Management at Risk Services
2. Selection Process:
a. Explain how the Request for Proposal (RFP)/Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was publicized or advertised.
A Request for Qualifications was posted in Ohio Register on 04/13/2021. Number (4) firms submitted Statements of Qualifications on 04/27/2021.
Number of proposals distributed. NA
Number of days in which interested parties had to respond to the RFP/RFQ. 14
Number of proposals received. 3
e. For each proposal or statement of qualifications received, provide name, complete address of the principal place of business, and amount of each proposal (or attached as a list)..
Name Proposal AmountAddressCityStateCounty
Megen Construction Company, Inc. $.00 11130 Ashburn Road Cincinnati OH Hamilton
2K General Company, Inc. $.00 19 Gruber Street Building B Delaware OH Delaware
Geiger Brothers, Inc. $.00 317 Ralph Street Jackson OH Jackson
f. Indicate who rated the responses and was involved in the selection of the contractor.
The selection team was made up of (2) professional staff from the Division of Engineering and (2) representative of the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.
Identify the selected contractor. Megen Construction Company, Inc.
  Explain why this contractor was selected.
  The firm of Megen Construction Company, Inc. was selected based on a combination of their experience and knowledge of the project and their pricing proposal in accordance with the ORC Section 9.334,Section 153:1-6-01 of the Ohio Administrative Code, and the standard operating procedures of the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.
4. Provide contractor's location of their principal place of business. 
11130 Ashburn Road
Cincinnati, OH 45240
County: Hamilton
5. Provide contractor's location from which all or most or contract work will be performed, if different from the location of principal place of business.

6. Identify all state contracts which the selected contractor has had approved by the Controlling Board since the beginning of the last fiscal year through this fiscal year to date. Also include contracts approved for this agency or institution of higher education.
a. Total number of contracts: 1
b. For each contract, list the state agency and the contract amount.
AgencyContract/Agreement AmountFY
Miami University $3,833,300.78 20
Provide the following employee information: Nationwide Ohio
Total Number of Employees 41    41   
Percentage of Women 17% 17%
Percentage of Minorities 34% 34%
What percent of the work will be done by subcontractors? 0%
If more than 50%, provide the following employee information.
# of Employees
% of Women
% of Minorities
# of Employees
% of Women
% of Minorities
9. Fee Analysis: For design-build and construction management at risk services, also provide a fee analysis that includes the following:
a. Total estimated construction cost:   $6,136,769.77
b. Provide the following information regarding the contractor's fees for the services to be performed. 
Fee Analysis Contract Amount Percent of Total Construction Cost
Professional Design Services and/or Construction Management Services/Design-Build   $64,578.00   1%
Personnel Cost   $0.00   0%
Testing & Special Inspections   $0.00   0%
General Conditions   $0.00   0%
Design Services Fees(A/E of Record in Design-Build Contract only)   $0.00   0%
  $0.00   0%
  Refer to the requirements of Revised Code Sections 153.65-153.70.