Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
1/10/2019 - 6:30 PM  
Category:
SCHOOL DIVISION BUSINESS  
Type:
Info/Action  
Subject:
Architectural Selection for High School Center #2 (8:50 to 9:00)  
ACPS Division Objective :
Objective 5
We will optimize resources.
 
Policy:
FB - Facilities Planning  
Enclosure:
Enclosure 1: Interviewed Architectural Firms and Recommended Architectural Firm  
File Attachment:
Enclosure 1 - High School Center 2.pdf
 
Summary:
At the October 18, 2018 School Board meeting, the Board approved the Selection Committee for the High School Center project. The High School Center #2 is a facility that is a resource for the whole Division, strategically placed to provide access to interdisciplinary, project-based, specialized programming, and act as an interface between the school, community, and professional organizations that provide internships and community-based learning experiences.

Requests for Proposals (RFP) were issued and proposals received. In accordance with School Board Regulation FEA,”the School Board is to be notified of the top ranked firms, and authorization to begin negotiations with the top ranked firms is to be requested.”

Accordingly, the following is a summary of the RFP process to date:

Ten firms responded to the RFP. A selection committee reviewed the proposals and selected four firms to interview. The committee interviewed the short-listed firms on January 7, 2019. The interviewed firms and final selection are included in Enclosure 1.
 
Funding:
The FY19 Capital improvement program includes money to design the High School Center project through Design Development. The reasoning behind only approving through Design Development is so the Division can better understand the cost of the final solution and the availability of construction funding.  
Recommendation
Approve the selection Committee’s recommendation for the High School #2 project and authorize staff to begin negotiations with the recommended firm.  
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Lindsay Snoddy - Deputy Director of Building Services
Signed By:  
Joe Letteri - Director, Building Services
Signed By:  
Rosalyn Schmitt - Chief Operating Officer
Signed By:  
Dr. Matthew Haas - Superintendent