02/02/2015 – Master Planning Services

02/02/2015 Work Session
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Agenda Item – Superintendent Search Update

Summary
This award will allow a third party to assist the District in the development of the SPLOST V Capital Improvement Program which will have a direct impact on the learning environment for students of the District.

Requested Action
It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the professional services contract award to MGT of America, Inc., the most responsible and responsive firm whose proposal best meets the requirements and criteria set forth in the RFP documents, for the Master Planning Services project, in an amount not to exceed $337,266.00.


Update – 6/16/2015

QUESTIONS
1. Given the recent Superintendent report, will enrollment and capacity be a part of the formula to determine SPLOST V projects?
There are four primary elements or data points that will be used to support the decision-making process for determining the E-SPLOST V project
list: (1) facility condition rating, (2) education adequacy rating, (3) utilization (projected enrollment divide by capacity), and (4) input received from our stakeholder engagement process.

2. Is there a presentation, website or documentation describing the process, plan, timeline, etc … for SPLOST V.
The District has developed a website to provide information on this initiative to the public. This comprehensive master planning initiative, referred to as Building S.P.A.C.E.S., is an effort to determine how, where and why future resources should be dedicated to the improvement and modernization of our buildings and infrastructure. The website for the Building S.P.A.C.E.S. Initiative can be located via the following link: http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/building-spaces/

3. Are we redoing all the facilities assessments? Is MGT of America going to use the same scoring rubric?
Yes, our Building S.P.A.C.E.S. Initiative incorporates two new facility assessments, building condition and educational adequacy, which will be used in conjunction with other data points to evaluate and score all schools. The criteria for the scoring rubric will be determined through the master planning process, including input received from the stakeholder engagement sessions.