School Building Committee Minutes December 10, 2009

School Building Committee Minutes December 10, 2009

Postby Lisa Lannon » Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:28 pm

SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING
DECEMBER 10, 2009


A meeting of the School Building Committee was held on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at the Douglas Municipal Center. Mr. Cohen called the meeting to order at 9:25 AM.

ATTENDENCE
Present:
Voting: Mitch Cohen (Chairman), Paula Brouillette (Vice Chairman), Nancy Lane, Leslie Breault, Shirley Mosczynski, Sarah McConnell.
Non-Voting: Damian Sugrue, Michael Guzinski (Executive Administrator), William Cundiff (Town Engineer).
Absent: Dean Iacobucci (Non- Voting).

Mr. Cohen noted the purpose of today’s meeting is to interview the top 5 candidates: Maguire Group, Inc., RF Walsh Collaborative Partners, URS, Heery, and Lamoureux Pagano Associates. Some discussion held as to the process to be taken.
Mr. Cundiff distributed and discussed the reference checks.

Maguire Group, Inc.
Anthony DiLuzio, Paul Cudmore, and Dave Morrow from the Maguire Group were introduced. They distributed and discussed a hand outs. He reviewed experience, management approach including a program for development of life cycle cost analysis, current work load, building commissioning, designer selection, and budget planning. A question and answer period followed. Areas discussed include the approach to an occupied site, green school design versus level of reimbursement, examples of cost savings through engineering, and creative solutions which lead to cost savings.

RF Walsh
Joe Naughton, from RF Walsh was present with team members. Areas discussed by Mr. Naughton included qualifications of team members and the review of school projects they have worked on. Erik Christianson reviewed tools and process used to control the budget and the schedule including a preliminary schedule for the project for Douglas. Paul Kalous discussed Chapter 149 versus 149A. Fred Scibelli discussed the communication plan that would be put in place. A question and answer period followed. Areas discussed included comfort with standard OPM contract, site plan review and checking for ledge etc., and support for Town Meeting.

URS
Scott Bini and Chris Lawson from URS were present. Areas they reviewed included past performance, collaboration with MSBA, construction phasing, experience, personnel, support that can be given to the project, management philosophy, management approach, community outreach, and reasons for selecting URS. A question and answer period followed. Areas discussed included value engineering and tradeoffs to add value to project, involvement in grant research, seismic activity, site plan review, comfort with standard OPM contract, and Mike McCorney’s experience, position and role.

Heery
Mark Lydon introduced Steve Stafford, Rick Palermo, and Tom Ellis and described their roles. Each spoke briefly about their positions. Areas discussed included experience, communication, cost savings, and safety. A question and answer period followed. Areas discussed included value engineering and efforts for high value in the design, delivery methods, comfort with standard OPM contract, grants.

Lamoureux Pagano Associates
Kathryn Crockett, Robert Para, Jr., and Eric Moore were introduced by Michael Pagano. Areas discussed included company background, experience, and communication. A question and answer period followed. Areas discussed included communication style, comfort of the standard OPM contract, other projects under OPM format, determination of geological problems, following MSBA guidelines, role played in the passage at Town Meeting with regard to the Sturbridge project.

Discussion held regarding each of the applicants.
Average scoring of the candidates is as follows:
Maguire – 20.33
RF Walsh – 17.00
URS – 15.67
Heery – 14.78
Lamoureux Pagano Associates – 22.11

Total Final Score
Maguire – 102.74
RF Walsh – 104.24
URS – 103.73
Heery – 106.84
Lamoureux Pagano Associates – 103.67

Heery has the highest cumulative score of 106.84.

Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to ask the Board of Selectmen to begin contract negotiations with Heery. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.
The next meeting will be Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 2:00 PM with a back up meeting posted on Thursday December 17, 2009 at 9:00 AM.
Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 1:25 PM. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Lannon
Recording Secretary
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