South Shore Regional Vocational

Technical High School

Glossary of Terms

SBC: School Building Committee

The South Shore Tech SBC is made up of  Town and School employees/officials and members of the Community for the purpose of generally monitoring the MSBA Application process and to advise the South Shore Tech school during the design and construction of the Project.

MSBA: Massachusetts State Building Authority

MSBA is the authority acting on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts partnering with Massachusetts communities to support the design and construction of educationally-appropriate, flexible, sustainable, and cost effective public school facilities. MSBA works with municipalities for the life of the project from Pre-Feasibility through Building Completion and Closeout.

PSR: Preferred Schematic Design

PSR is the second reporting stage during the Feasibility Study phase where the District and its team collaborate with the MSBA to refine their educational program and space summary, further develop and evaluate alternatives and recommend the most cost effective and educationally appropriate solution to the MSBA Board of Directors for consideration before progressing into Schematic Design.

SD: Schematic Design

SD is the final reporting stage where the District and its team develop a final design program and robust schematic design of sufficient detail to establish the scope, budget and schedule for the Proposed Project.

RFS: Request for Services

The document utilized by the SSTBC to solicit qualifications for Architect and Owner’s Project Manager firms for the project.

MCPPO: Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official

The local official responsible for overseeing procurement of supplies, services, design and construction in accordance with public procurement laws that has been certified by the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General.

The OPM and Designer are also required to have a dedicated person who is MCPPO certified.

PDP: Preliminary Design Program

PDP is the first reporting stage during the Feasibility Study phase where the District and its team collaborate with the MSBA to document their educational program, generate an initial space summary, document existing conditions, establish design parameters, develop and evaluate alternatives and recommend the most cost effective and educationally appropriate alternatives to the MSBA for further evaluation in the PSR phase.

SOI: Statement of Interest

Submitting an SOI is the critical first step in the MSBA’s program to partially fund the construction, renovation, addition or repair of municipality or regionally owned school facilities located in cities, towns and regional school districts. The SOI allows districts to inform the MSBA about deficiencies that may exist in a local school facility and how those deficiencies inhibit the delivery of the district’s educational program.

PROJECT UPDATES

South Shore Tech’s School Building Committee voted at the December 14th Meeting to proceed with CM-at-Risk procurement for the project. The process will be started by submitting a request for approval to the Insepctor General’s office, followed by a detailed process of publicly advertising for CM firms Pre-Qualifications (RFQ) followed by Proposals (RFP) and an interview process.

While evaluating the options for enrollment and building, the project team has issued estimated Tax Impact Analysis for the different districts. This analysis is provied for comparison purposes ONLY and it will be updated and finalized at the end of schematic design.

A message from Superintendent Tom Hickey
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South Shore Tech, the selected designer, Drummey Rosane Anderson, Inc. (DRA), and the project team are in the midldle stages of the Feasibility Study. The first portion was spent on educational visioning and space planning, and  the first submission to the MSBA known as the PDP (Preliminary Design Program), was submitted in October, 2023. The next step in the feasibility study is the PSR (Preferred Schematic Report) submission, targeted for April 2024. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

MOST RECENT EVENTS

Hanover Advisory Committee Meeting

January 31, 2024 – 7pm

Abington Forum

January 25, 2024 – 7pm

School Building Committee Meeting

January 25, 2024 – 5:30pm

Whitman Community Forum

December 14, 2023 7pm

School Building Committee Meeting

December 14, 2023 3pm

Community Forum #3

December 5, 2023 7pm

School Building Committee Meeting

November 30, 2023 5pm

Community Forum #2

November 9, 2023

Community Forum #1

October 5, 2023

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