Building With Us

The MSBA’s grant program for school building construction and renovation projects is a non-entitlement competitive program. The MSBA’s Board of Directors approves grants based on need and urgency as expressed by the City, Town, Regional School District or independent agricultural and technical school and validated by the MSBA. Once the MSBA Board of Directors invites a District to participate in the MSBA’s grant program, the District and the MSBA work together, in a collaborative process, as outlined below.

 

The MSBA has prepared detailed modules which outline the process and policies for each of the steps mentioned above. For an overview of these modules, click here

In addition, the MSBA anticipates issuing project advisories from time to time as informational updates for Districts, Owner’s Project Managers (OPMs) and Designers in an effort to facilitate the efficient and effective administration of proposed projects currently pending review by the MSBA and/or projects with an agreed upon Project Scope and Budget Agreement or Project Funding Agreement. These advisories will be sent out via e-mail and also will be posted on our website. If you wish to have your name added to our e-mail listing, please contact Diane Sullivan

View our project advisories issued to date.

The MSBA has prepared the following information to gauge and track the progress of SOIs that have been invited into the MSBA’s Capital Pipeline:

Capital Planning Project Overview Report [PDF]
The Project Overview Report presents status and recent activity associated with obtaining local vote authorizations, design enrollment information, and selection of an Owner's Project Manager (OPM), Designer, and Commissioning Consultant for each project in the MSBA's Capital Pipeline. The Master District Status List and the Construction Status Report are attached to the Project Overview Report. These documents were last updated for the June 3, 2015 Board Meeting.

Capital Pipeline Status Chart [PDF]
The Capital Pipeline Status Chart provides the status of SOIs categorized in the MSBA’s Capital Pipeline, as reported following the June 3, 2015 Board of Directors meeting.

Estimated Bid Schedule [PDF]
This schedule provides information regarding completed and upcoming bid packages for 2015 and 2016. The information contained in the chart was updated for the June 3, 2015 Board Meeting. The dates included in the chart are estimates only and reviewers should contact the District for the most current information.

Consultant/Contractor Status [PDF]
This chart provides information regarding the District, prioritized school, SOI status, OPM (if selected), Designer (if selected), Commissioning Agent (if selected), Construction Procurement Status, and the CM-at-Risk form or General Contractor (if available). The information contained in the chart was updated for the June 3, 2015 Board Meeting.  Please note that all of the information has not been provided for some of the districts in the “audit” and “complete” status categories.

Designer and OPM Fees [PDF]
This spreadsheet provides information regarding architectural/engineering fees and owner’s project manager fees.  The information contained in the spreadsheet is based on the MSBA’s review of contracts and other documentation provided by cities, towns and regional school districts in preparation for a Project Scope and Budget Conference with the MSBA. The information in the spreadsheet is intended for informational purposes only and may have changed based on actual construction bids or contract amendments. Reviewers should contact the District for the most current information.

Estimated Construction & Total Project Cost Data at Schematic Design [PDF]
These spreadsheets provide information regarding estimated construction & total project cost data at schematic design for various school types (Elementary, Middle, Middle/High, and High Schools). The information contained in the spreadsheets is based on the MSBA’s review of construction cost estimates, contracts and other documentation provided by cities, towns and regional school districts in preparation for a Project Scope and Budget Conference with the MSBA. The information in the spreadsheets is intended for informational purposes only. The data may have changed based on actual construction bids or contract amendments. Reviewers should contact the District for the most current information.

Bid Results for Awarded Construction Contracts with Executed Project Funding Agreement Amendments [PDF]
These spreadsheets provide bid results for school construction contracts involving various school types (Elementary, Middle, Middle-High and High Schools) that have been awarded and for which an amendment to the associated Project Funding Agreement has been executed to incorporate the bid results. The information contained in the spreadsheets is for informational purposes only and may have changed based on additional approved changes to the construction contract.  Reviewers should contact the District for the most current information.