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Construction Bid Date happened June 2, 2015. Package 1 (Fullerton, Picotte, Prairie Wind), bids were received and recommending Midwest DCM to the Board on June 15. Package 2 (Catlin, Edison, Masters), no bids were received. Package 2 will be bid in late fall, construction to begin in Spring 2016.

Bond Update - June 2, 2015

Bond Update - June 2, 2015
Quick Start Projects:
Several projects have been bid out and on-site construction activities have commenced.
Ponca Elementary School will be issued for bid on June 08, 2015.

Group 1 Projects:
All Educational Specification packages are scheduled to be presented to the Board of Education during the month of June.
Group 2 Projects:
Architectural Selection for JP Lord will be completed in June 2015 with a recommendation presented to the Board of Education in July 2015.
Educational Specification is on-going at Florence, Joslyn and Lothrop.

Group 3 Projects:
Architectural Selection for all Group 3 projects have been completed; recommendation will be presented to the Board of Education on June 15, 2015.
Educational Specification Committee meetings will commence in June 2015.

Economic Inclusion:
The first class of the Jacobs Construction Academy was held on June 02, 2015.


Bond Update - May 18, 2015

The OPS Board of Education approved the 2014 Bond Program Economic Inclusion Plan.

Bond Update - April 27, 2015

The Omaha World-Herald printed an editorial April 27th which applauded the district's efforts to ask for public input on the future needs of the new and remodeled school buildings that are planned as part of the bond issue.

Please click here to read the editorial.

Bond Update - April 6th, 2015

Current Major Activities Update
Received Construction Manager at Risk Statement of Qualification (SOQ) and Proposals for Ponca Elementary School, evaluation of SOQs and Proposals will occur next.     
Quickstart Projects - Construction bids for Marrs, Blackburn, Picotte, Prairie Wind and Fullerton (Planning Area C Package 1) are scheduled to be received on April 14 and 16, 2015.
Group 1 Projects* - Educational Specifications Committee meetings continue.  Negotiation of Architect Agreements on-going.   
Group 2 Projects** - Educational Specifications Committee meetings continue.  Negotiation of Architect Agreements on-going. 
Economic Inclusion - Meeting with construction contractors that have shown interest in bidding on 2014 Bond construction projects.     
 
*Group 1 Projects:
Capital Improvements – Northwest High School, Crestridge and Indian Hill Elementary Schools 
‘Open Plan’ Schools – Franklin and Sunny Slope Elementary Schools 
Replacement Schools – Belle Ryan and Western Hills Elementary Schools
 
**Group 2 Projects:
Capital Improvements – Florence Elementary School
‘Open Plan’ Schools – Lothrop and Joslyn Elementary Schools

Bond Update - March 23, 2015

Current Major Activities Update
Conducted Ponca Elementary pre-proposal meeting for Construction Manager at-Risk vendors to provide a site tour and answer any project specific questions.
Quickstart Projects - Marrs, Blackburn, Picotte, Prairie Wind and Fullerton (Planning Area C Package 1) advertisements for construction bids have been issued.
Group 1 Projects* - Educational Specifications Committee meetings continue.  Negotiation of Architect Agreements on-going.
Group 2 Projects** - Recommendation for Award of Design Services was approved at the March 16, 2015, Board of Education Meeting.
Economic Inclusion – Met with several community resources and contractors to encourage bidder participation in the Quickstart projects currently being advertised for construction bids.

*Group 1 Projects
Capital Improvements - Northwest High School, Crestridge and Indian Hill Elementary Schools '
Open Plan' Schools
- Franklin and Sunny Slope Elementary Schools
Replacement Schools - Belle Ryan and Western Hills Elementary Schools

**Group 2 Projects:
Capital Improvements - Florence Elementary School
'Open Plan' Schools- Lothrop and Joslyn Elementary Schools

Bond Update - March 17, 2015

Current Major Activities Update
Conducted general information meeting for Construction Manager at-Risk vendors to provide an overview of statement of qualifications and/or proposal submission due dates.
Group 1 Projects* - Educational Specifications Committee kick off meetings have been scheduled.  Negotiation of Architect Agreements on-going.   
Group 2 Projects** - Recommendation for Award of Design Services will be presented to the Board of Education at the March 16, 2015 Board Meeting.  
Economic Inclusion – Developed and implemented vendor input form that provides vendors business details that helps determine business capacity and area of expertise.

*Group 1 Projects:
Capital Improvements – Northwest High School, Crestridge and Indian Hill Elementary Schools 
‘Open Plan’ Schools – Franklin and Sunny Slope Elementary Schools 
Replacement Schools – Belle Ryan and Western Hills Elementary Schools *

*Group 2 Projects:

Capital Improvements – Florence Elementary School
‘Open Plan’ Schools – Lothrop and Joslyn Elementary Schools

Bond Update - March 8, 2015

Current Major Activities Update
Construction Manager at Risk, Request for Qualifications public advertisement has been issued.
Group 1 Projects* - Educational Specification Committee meeting will start in March 2015.
Group 2 Projects** - Recommendation for Award of Design Services will be presented to the Board of Education at the March 16, 2015 Board Meeting. Economic Inclusion – Update Architects/Engineers agreement with Baird Holm to incorporate contractual language that identifies the Architects/Engineers obligations to support OPS’ Economic Inclusion Program

*Group 1 Projects:
Capital Improvements – Northwest High School, Crestridge and Indian Hill Elementary Schools
'Open Plan’ Schools – Franklin and Sunny Slope Elementary Schools
Replacement Schools – Belle Ryan and Western Hills Elementary Schools

**Group 2 Projects:
Capital Improvements – Florence Elementary School
'Open Plan’ Schools – Lothrop and Joslyn Elementary Schools

Bond Update - March 3, 2015

Educational Specifications – Ponca Elementary School 2014 Bond Program

Representatives of Jacobs and Kenneth Hahn Architects – as well as staff – presented the educational specifications for Ponca Elementary School as part of the 2014 Bond Program for approval.  They also explained the educational specifications process, which is a team effort – inclusive of parents and school staff – that deals with the renovation or reconstruction of school buildings.  At Ponca, that process is set to include 20 participants and involve five meetings, one PTA meeting, and one tour.  Infrastructure and other upgrades are on the menu for Ponca as part of its renovation program, with fire/life safety improvements and a geothermal HVAC system and a new roof among the highlights.

Bond Update - February 20, 2015

Board Approves Architectural Firms for Early Bond Construction Projects
The staff and Jacobs recommended—and the Board of Education approved—the appointment of the following firms to provide professional services, including plans, specifications and construction administration for 2014 Bond Program Group 1 Projects; plus, staff and Jacobs recommended—and the Board of Education approved—that the District enter into an agreement with the following firms for such services:

A. BCDM Architects for Replacement: Belle Ryan Elementary School
B. Kenneth Hahn Architects for Replacement: Western Hills Elementary School
C. The Schemmer Associates for Capital Improvements at Indian Hill Elementary School
D. KAI Design and Build for Capital Improvement at Northwest High School
E. BCDM Architects for Capital Improvements at Crestridge Elementary School
F. Jackson Jackson & Associates for ‘Open Plan School at Franklin Elementary School
G. Alley Poyner Macchietto for Open Plan School at Sunny Slope Elementary School