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
*2014 Accelerated 22 33 $85,543,221 $51,459,968
*Totals reflect projects approved for Project Funding Agreements as of the January 14, 2015 Board of Directors' Meeting.

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.

Information regarding consultant procurements for the Accelerated Repair Program can be found on the Working with the MSBA page.  The MSBA’s Request for Responses for Designer Services is currently open.  Please note that the Request for Responses for Owner’s Project Manager Services is anticipated to open in early March 2015.

The FY2012 Accelerated Repair Program has a total of 36 projects in 24 districts, including seven districts undertaking projects at multiple schools. At the MSBA Board of Directors Meeting held on November 19, 2014, the MSBA presented a summary of a cost data comparison of construction estimates versus bid amounts 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.  At the MSBA Board of Directors Meeting held on January 14, 2015, the MSBA presented a summary of a cost data comparison of construction estimates versus bid amounts received prior to the Board Meeting for the FY2013 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, 49 projects in 35 districts have been added to the Accelerated Repair Program.  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)
March 25, 2015
February 11, 2015
June 3, 2015
April 22, 2015
An Accelerated Repair Program Bid Schedule is provided for roof, windows/doors, and boiler projects through December, 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.