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7/27/2016: Updates to the June 16, 2016 draft of Connecticut School Construction Standards and Guidelines (CTSCSG) are submitted for public review and comment.
The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) is providing a DRAFT of the “Connecticut School Construction Standards and Guidelines” for public review and comment.  Links to the draft CTSCSG are below.  


Additional Information:
 

“Chapter 5, Compilation of Space” has been revised and a companion Excel Workbook has been added. Both are dated July 18, 2016.  The Excel Workbook has three tabs: Info & Totals, Worksheets, and Natatorium


Please send comments electronically to OSCGR.comments@ct.gov.  Comments are welcome until Monday, August 22, 2016.


DAS Division of Construction Services Presentation on New Procedures for the School Construction Grant Program | October 9, 2015

The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) has created two new policies and procedures for the public school construction grant process. One concerning plan review and the other, cost reporting.

 

 

09-23-15: Office of School Facilities name change to Office of School Construction Grants (SCG).  

 

Effective September 23, 2015, the Office of School Facilities has changed its name from the Office of School Facilities (OSF) to the Office of School Construction Grants (SCG). In conjunction with this change, the Office of School Construction Grants has changed all of its applications, checklists and other formal documentation from the prefix “ED” (i.e. ED042CO, ED046, etc.) to “SCG.”

 

11-16-15: Electronic submissions of school construction grant program cost estimates and the State Change Order Summary.

Effective September 23, 2015, all school construction grant program cost estimates and change order summaries must be submitted in electronic format.

 

All cost estimates must be submitted using the Uniformat II Cost Estimate in compliance with the cost reporting policy dated July 1, 2015. A report published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) within the U.S. Department of Commerce, entitled “Uniformat II Elemental Classification for Building Specifications, Cost Estimating and Cost Analysis,”  describes, in detail, the process and benefits of applying Uniformat II in design specifications, cost estimating, and cost analysis. An example of how to summarize a project description in Uniformat II can be found on page 33 of the aforementioned report. A template of the Uniformat II Cost estimate and the
Uniformat II Elemental Classification for Building Specifications, Cost Estimating and Cost Analysis,” report can be found in the “Supplements to the Plan Review Procedures and Forms / Technical-Plan Review Section of the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) / SCG website.

 

All cost estimates must be electronically submitted to the following e-mail address: das.scg.costestimate@ct.gov.  The title of the cost estimate worksheet should consist of the state assigned project # and project name. The subject matter heading of the e-mail should include the project #, project name… cost estimate.

 

In addition, for purposes of a school construction grant application with costs in excess of $2 million, the grant applicant must also complete cost estimating Grant Calculation Type II with the formal submission of Form SCG-049 - Grant Application. The original Uniformat Level II cost estimate submission and the Grant Calculation Type II cost estimate submission must balance for the grant application submission to be considered complete.

 

All school construction change orders must conform to the terms and conditions outlined in the change order bulletin dated September 22, 2015, a copy for which can be found on the DAS / SCG website in the “Supplements to the Plan Review Procedures and Forms / Bulletins / Change Orders.” A complete change order submission should consist of Form SCG-042CO, the State Change Order Summary, along with the corresponding back up information described in the Change Orders Bulletin.

 

The State Change Order Summary must be electronically submitted to the following e-mail address: das.scg.changeorder@ct.gov. The title of the change order summary worksheet should consist of the state assigned project #, project name, and state change order #. The subject matter heading of the e-mail should include the state assigned project #, project name, and state change order #. The complete change order can be submitted in either hard copy or electronic format.

 

02-27-14: New School Safety Infrastructure Criteria - To Which Grant Applications Will These New Standards Apply?

 

According to law, the new School Safety Infrastructure Criteria were effective July 1, 2014.  School districts submitting grant applications on or after July 1, 2014 are required to include the new Criteria in their applications. 

     

The Department of Administrative Services strongly encourages Schools districts to review and where possible, implement the SSIC Criteria during the school design process, even if not required to do so by law.  

 

Read memo here.

 

The Report of the School Safety Infrastructure Council can be found on the Department of Administrative website on the homepage of the School Safety Infrastructure Council.

 
02-25-14: The Grants Management Unit has moved to Room 437 of the State Office Building.
As of February 25th, 2014, the Grants Management Unit will be located in Room 437 (not Room 258) of the State Office Building.

10-11-13: ** New ED053 Form and new Site Approval Process **

Site Analysis and Environmental Planning: The district is highly encourage to coordinate and possibly arrange for a planning meeting prior to submitting a State grant-in-aid application for a School Building Project when site selection is involved, environmental resources may be impacted, and/or if the project may need State/Federal environmental permits or approvals. Click here for more details. 

 
12-26-12:  Letter from the State Fire Marshal Regarding School Security Questions.

Many local fire marshals have been contacting the Office of State Fire Marshal for guidance related to school safety. The State Fire Marshal has prepared the attached Letter in response to the requests for guidance. 

 
09-17-12:  ** NOTICE Regarding CGS 4b-91(a) Requirements for School Construction Projects **
Please be advised that, in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 4b-91(a), contracts for construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling, repair or demolition of any public building or public works by a public agency paid for in whole or in part with state funds and estimated to cost more than five hundred thousand dollars shall be awarded to a bidder that is prequalified pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 4a-100 after the public agency has invited such bids by notice posted on the State Contracting Portal ("Portal"). Please see the attached Notice for a full description regarding Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 4b-91(a) requirements for school construction projects.
 
 




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