Accelerated Repair Program

As a result of the lessons learned from its Green Repair Program, the MSBA has instituted an Accelerated Repair Program (“Program”) as part of its ongoing repair program. The Program is primarily for the repair and/or replacement of roofs, windows, and/or boilers with the potential to include additional systems as may be determined by the MSBA contingent upon available funding and capacity in the capital pipeline. The Program focuses on the preservation of existing assets by performing energy-efficient and cost-saving upgrades, which will result in direct operational savings for school districts. Since 2010, districts have been participating in our Repair Programs as indicated in the table below:

Repair Program Districts Schools Total Project Costs Maximum Facility Grants
Green 93 189 $366,647,226 $222,885,258
2012 Accelerated 24 36 $63,009,653 $38,267,952
2013 Accelerated 25 45 $94,650,790 $54,662,550

Districts that have repair needs in their school facilities that inhibit the cost-effective and energy-efficient delivery of the district’s educational program expressed interest in the Accelerated Repair Program through the MSBA’s SOI process. In order to maximize the impact of this Program, districts are required to use pre-selected consultants. In addition, districts are required to appropriate funding quickly in order to adhere to an accelerated project schedule that requires project completion within 18 months of the invitation to the Program by the MSBA Board of Directors.

Following the MSBA’s review of FY2012 SOIs and subsequent invitations by the Board of Directors, 24 districts are participating in the Program. Seven districts are undertaking projects at multiple schools bringing the FY2012 Program total to 36 projects. At the MSBA Board of Directors Meeting held on June 4, 2014, the MSBA presented a summary of a cost data comparison of construction estimates versus bid amounts received prior to the Board Meeting for the FY2012 projects.

Following the MSBA's review of FY2013 SOIs and subsequent invitations by the Board of Directors, 45 projects in 25 districts are participating in the Accelerated Repair Program. The districts are now finalizing bidding and completing construction. Accelerated Repair Program Bid Schedules are provided for the roof and window projects through January, 2015. Bidding has been completed for the boiler projects.

The MSBA has also completed its invitation period for FY2014 SOIs. Following the MSBA’s review of FY2014 SOIs and subsequent invitations by the Board of Directors, 50 projects in 36 districts have been added to the Accelerated Repair Program. The districts are now completing their prerequisite documents. Upon completion, the MSBA will proceed to assign consultants. Schematic Design packages must be completed and submitted to the MSBA in accordance with the table below:

MSBA Board of Directors Meeting Schematic Design Packages
Submission Deadline (By 5:00 PM)
November 19, 2014
October 15, 2014
January 14, 2015
December 3, 2014
March 25, 2015
February 11, 2015
Prerequisite Documents Schematic Design/Project Funding Agreement (PFA) Approval
Consultant Assignment DD/CD, Construction, Closeout

Questions about the Accelerated Repair Program? Please contact Mike McGurl via email or at (617) 720-4466.