On Wednesday, SAISD’s Bond 2016 Citizens Advisory Committee heard from Associate Superintendent for Facilities Planning and Construction, Kamal ElHabr, updating members on the status of the Bond timeline, as well as architecture and engineering firms selected to work on the 13 projects. In addition, Kedrick Wright, who serves as the director for planning and construction, provided information on the District’s Master Plan: 2030, where a demographic study, facility condition assessment, and educational suitability assessment, is being conducted to strive for the best in modern education. Chief Operating Officer Willie Burroughs addressed the committee to outline the various moving parts of the Bond 2016 program.
On Monday, SAISD Board of Trustees received an update on the selection process of architects for the Bond 2016 program.
Of 37 Architectural Firms that submitted Statements of Qualifications in response to RFQ 17-019, 16 firms received the highest rankings.
The firms proceeded to step two of the evaluation process, which were interviews.
During Monday's meeting, the board voted on two separate agenda items: 1) Approve Architect assignments for the 13 Bond projects and 2) Approve the pool of Professional Services for Bond, TRE and other Capital Improvement Projects.
The assignments approved by the board is found in this chart.
The vote enables the District to enter into contract negotiations with the 13 Architecture firms, one for each bond project.
Kamal ElHabr, Associate Superintendent Facilities Planning & Construction, covered the selection process and details about the projects. Several of the committee members raised questions about the inclusion of small business and minority participation. Also discussed was the staffing process, including both internal and external support. Committee members were briefed on the RFQ process and the Bond 2016 timeline.
The Citizens Advisory Committee, comprised of members of the community nominated by all SAISD School Board Trustees and the Superintendent, met for the first time to go over the purpose of the body and hear from Kamal ElHabr, Associate Superintendent Facilities Planning & Construction, about the scope of each project.
Architectural, Landscaping, Surveying, Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Structural, Electrical, Communications/Technology Design, etc.), Materials Testing, Test and Balance and other professional services are required for building and campus improvement of facilities throughout the District of varying scope and size. This RFQ will allow the District to build a pool of qualified firms to call upon as projects become available. Services required shall be determined solely by the needs of the District.
Open Date: April 13, 2017
Closing Date: May 18, 2017 1:00 p.m. CDT