South Shore Regional Vocational

Technical High School

Project Schedule

Massachusetts Schools Building Authority (MSBA) Process

Module 1: Eligibility Period

Once the MSBA Board of Directors votes to invite a District into the Eligibility Period, a 270-day period is initiated for the District to complete certain preliminary requirements that include: 1) a certification of the District’s understanding of the grant program rules by executing an Initial Compliance Certification; 2) forming a School Building Committee and submitting the membership to the MSBA for acceptance; 3) a summary of the District’s existing maintenance practices; 4) certification of a design enrollment for the proposed project agreed upon with the MSBA (may not be applicable for Repair Assessments depending on the proposed scope of work); 5) confirmation of community authorization and funding to proceed (see MSBA Vote Requirements); and, 6) execution of the MSBA’s standard Feasibility Study Agreement, which establishes a process for the District to be reimbursed for eligible expenses.

Module 2: Forming the Project Team

Once all of the Pre-Requisites have been completed to the satisfaction of the MSBA, the District procures the team of professionals utilizing MSBA specific procurement processes and standard Request for Services (“RFS”) templates and Contracts to work with the District as the proposed project advances through the MSBA’s grant process.

Module 3: Feasibility Study

Upon successful conclusion of procurement of Owner’s Project Management and Designer services in accordance with the procedures outlined under Module 2 – Forming the Project Team, 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 preferred solution to the MSBA Board of Directors for their consideration. During this phase, the Owner’s Project Manager will submit, on behalf of the District and its Designer, a Preliminary Design Program and a Preferred Schematic Report. Approval by the MSBA Board of Directors is required for all projects to proceed into schematic design. Please refer to Module 4 – Schematic Design for additional information.

Module 4: Schematic Design

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.

Module 5: Funding the Project

Based upon the completed Feasibility Study, the District and MSBA staff establish and document the project scope, budget, schedule, and MSBA financial participation to forward to the MSBA Board of Directors for their approval. Approval by the MSBA Board of Directors establishes the MSBA’s participation in the proposed project. Once the District secures community authorization and financial support, the MSBA and the District enter into a Project Funding Agreement, which defines the scope, budget and schedule for the Proposed Project.

Module 6: Detailed Design

The District and its team advance the design, generate construction documentation, procure bids and award a construction contract in accordance with the agreed upon project scope, budget and schedule as documented in the Project Funding Agreement, and the requirements contained in the MSBA’s standard contracts for Owner’s Project Management and Designer Services. The MSBA continues to monitor the project to ensure it remains on track and meets the expectation of both the District and the MSBA as defined in the Project Funding Agreement

Module 7: Construction

The MSBA continues to monitor progress of the project to confirm that it remains on track and meets the expectation of both the District and the MSBA as defined in the Project Funding Agreement.

Module 8: Completing the Project

The MSBA performs final audit to determine final total grant amounts and make final payment.

Milestone Activities

FEBRUARY - MAY 2023

Forming the Project Team

OPM and Design Firm

JUNE - DECEMBER 2023

Feasibility Study

PDP Submission – October 2023

PSR Submission – December 2023

JANUARY - JUNE 2024

Schematic Design of Preferred Option

AUGUST 2024

MSBA Board Approval of Proposed Project Scope & Budget Agreement

DECEMBER - JANUARY 2025

District Approval & Votes

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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