The Facilities Task Force will hold a special meeting on July 16, 2015 at Ft. Lauderdale High School at 7 p.m. The meeting is currently scheduled to be held in the training room on the third floor of the Administration Building. The school’s address is 1600 NE 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305.
The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss the proposed 2015 – 2016 DEFP (district educational facilities plan) which is scheduled for its first public hearing before the school board on 7/21/15. Omar Shim from Capital Budget to attend.
Other topics for discussion will include the following:
- Policy 7003/7003.1 (Subcommittee meeting 6:30 p.m.)
- Organizational Chart
- Approved 6/23/15 except for chief fire official
- Design Build RFPs
- Parkland modular selection process update
- Proposed bundling RFP to go before the board 7/28/15
- Program Manager Selection update
- Cost and Program Controls PM recommendation now Atkins North America Inc.
- (watch committee meeting on BECON
- Bond Committee update
- Stranahan HS – No Upgrades for a year – 07/15/15
- 2015 – 2016 Meeting Dates
- Next regular meeting 8/6/15, 7 p.m. Plantation HS
In addition to finishing our by-laws, this month’s meeting focuses on two related issues 1) providing input into the revision of Policy 7003 (QSEC) and 2) staff interpretations of Policy 7003 as it relates to the selection of program managers and design-build professional services.
Program Manager Selection
On April 9th we passed a unanimous motion requesting a legal opinion by April 30th from general counsel regarding the applicability of 7003 to the selection of the two types of program managers who will be responsible for managing the $800 million bond program. The request for a legal opinion came after months of debate between the Facilities Task Force and Chief Facilities Officer Derek Messier. Messier maintains using QSEC to select the program managers would be a violation of board policy as the terms “program manager” or “program management” do not specifically appear in the policy. In suggesting that the absence of those terms should not preclude QSEC from being the program manager selection committee, the Task Force has reviewed state statute, board policy, past practice, services being procured, the definitions of those services, and the composition of the two different committees.
As of May 6th, we’ve received no response. RFP proposals for both types of program managers are due May 11th, with shortlisting scheduled for three days later on May 14th. Continue reading
We will be meeting Monday, April 27th at 7 p.m. at Plantation High School Media Center. The purpose of the meeting is to begin reviewing Policy 7003, and related policies 7003.1 and 3320.
Discuss specific observations and potential problems related to Policy 7003: Pre-qualification of contractors and selection of architects, engineers, design builders, construction managers, and total program mangers pursuant to the consultants competitive negotiation act for the purpose of providing recommendations for policy changes.
This first meeting will focus on policy clarification, specifically as it pertains to 1) the types of services subject to policy 7003, and 2) the related district procedures. The meeting will also examine recent policy application to recent Design-Build and Program Manager procurement and selection processes.
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