FAIRFIELD — The governing board for Solano Community College will look at a pair of contract amendments Wednesday to move a major project on the administration building to the next stage.
Two of the items on the meeting agenda deal with the natural progression of Building 600 renovations, which began during the summer with asbestos removal. The renovations to the administration building are part of Measure G, a $124 million bond that has been responsible for several major campus renovations as well as the newer student services facility, Building 400.
The project is in the design development phase and should be submitted to the Division of the State Architect by November, said John Lett, the senior project manager with the Sacramento-based Kitchell, the project’s construction management team.
The project is on target for a completion time around September or October 2014, using a lease-leaseback model instead of the traditional project delivery of “design-bid-build.” The lease-leaseback is a collaborative effort guaranteeing a maximum price that also minimizes financial change orders by having architects work alongside contractors and subcontractors.
This next phase brings aboard preconstruction services for mechanical, plumping, electrical and fire alarm. In order to move to this phase, the contract with DPR Construction needs to be amended to include Peterson Mechanical and Sac Valley Electrical as part of the presconstruction services team. Cost is $63,895 to be paid from Measure G funds, according to staff reports.
The contractors were chosen by a selection committee that included representatives from DPR, Kitchell and the college district.
Board approval is also needed to amend a services agreement with the Building 600 architect, Robert Henley Architects & Associates, created in October 2010. The agreement was percentage-based through the schematic design phase of the project. Upon completion of the phase, the contract switches to a fixed fee. It further moves the project along by including architectural, civil, landscape, structural, audio/visual, data/communications, acoustics and more.
Its estimated cost through Measure G funds is $511,207.
Lett said the amendment is part of Henley’s contract.
The board will also look at renewing a contact with The Pauly Group. The group conducts background reviews and summary reference reports for semifinal and final candidates, according to staff reports. Pay is on a per-project and per-candidate basis.
Closed session begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by open session at 360 Campus Lane, first floor, west lobby. A copy of the agenda and attachments is available at www.solano.edu.
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