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Bond Updates

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A summary of the most recent updates for the 2014 Bond Program. 

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Several projects have been bid out and on-site construction activities have commenced.

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

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Click here to read an editorial article by the Omaha World-Herald which applauded the district's efforts in asking for public input on the bond issue.

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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.   

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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. 

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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.

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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 

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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.

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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
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At Wednesday's board meeting, information was provided by the bond financing team regarding the actions taken thus far to prepare for the sale of voter-approved bonds for the renovation and construction of district school facilities.

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Board Approves Professional Services Firms for Initial Projects
The Board of Education approved the recommended appointment of firms to provide professional services—including plans, specifications, and construction administration—for Bond Program Quick Start Projects. 

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