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Vallejo Mill Elementary School - Modernization: Technology Infrastructure

MODERNIZATION  TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE

Project Info

District Measure E Bond Program IT Upgrades — Vallejo Mill Elementary School
38569 Canyon Heights Dr.

Overview

  • FUSD Districtwide IT Upgrades Project consisted of 34 campuses.
  • Each project consisted of installation of all new data cabling and data racks for wired and Wireless internet Access Points as well as future VoIP clocks, bells, speakers, and telephones.
  • The total project cost for the 34 campuses was $50,152,643.
  • Each of these projects was delivered with a design-bid-build approach.

History/Rationale

In 2012, the District established the Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) that included a review of the facilities needs at each District site. A list of priority projects from the LRFP was developed to be included in the Measure E Bond.  Staff recommended moving forward with design and construction of these projects using the Design-Build delivery method in order to complete them within the required timeline.

Key Project Successes

Able to keep campus systems live with zero down time while installing a completely new parallel system.

Interesting or unique details

  • Projects were constructed during the Districtwide development of IT standards.
  • Walks were conducted at each site to allow input from site administrators, combined with District IT staff, to identify unique challenges at each campus and to offer and offer cost effective resolutions to avoid in-progress change orders.

 

Architect
LCA Architects

Program Manager
Vanir Construction Management

Construction Manager
O'Connor Construction Management, Inc. (OCMI)

Contractor
DecoTech Inc.

Delivery Method
Design-Build

Square Footage
37,371

Date approved by Board
Sept. 23, 2014

Construction Duration
Jan. 2015 – Aug. 2015

Approved Project Budget
$498,537

RELATED BOARD ACTIONS:

Sept. 23, 2014— Receive report and approve delivery method for pending bond construction projects including infrastructure technology (IT) project at Vallejo Mill Elementary School.

Amount: $900,000 Total IT project budget.  (Fund 21 Measure E Bond Program)

Nov. 12, 2014— Approve Vanden Bos Electric, Inc. as the design-build firm for the District’s IT project at Vallejo Mill Elementary School.

Amount: $3,278,118 (includes various schools) (Fund 21 Measure E Bond Program)

Dec. 10, 2014— After this project was rebid to clarify and provide additional information per education code and public contract code requirements, the Board authorized staff to enter into contract with Deco Tech Systems Inc. as the design-build firm for the District’s IT project at Vallejo Mill Elementary School.

Amount: $1,997,508. (includes various schools) (Fund 21 Measure E Bond Program)

June 3, 2015— Approve change order no. 1 modifying the contract with Deco Tech Systems for IT project at Vallejo Mill Elementary School.

Amount: $-55,754 (includes various schools) (Fund 21 Measure E Bond Program).

Aug. 12, 2015— Authorize staff to enter into an agreement with Cal Compliance for construction project inspection services for the IT room heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems at Vallejo Mill Elementary School.

Amount: $5,400 (includes various schools) (Fund 21 Measure E Bond Program).

Aug. 12, 2015— Authorize staff to enter into an agreement with Environmental Systems, Inc. for phase 2 IT HVAC in computer equipment rooms project at Vallejo Mill Elementary School.

Amount: $82,375 (Fund 21 Measure E Bond Program).

Aug. 12, 2015—Accept the Project: Priority 1 Technology Infrastructure - Cabling projects for Ardenwood, Brookvale, and Vallejo Mill elementary schools, and Kennedy High School, funded through Measure E, and authorize staff to file a notice of completion for DecoTech Systems, Inc.

Sept. 30, 2015— Approve change order no. 1 for the contract with Environmental Systems, Inc. for installation of HVAC for IT project at Vallejo Mill Elementary School.

Amount: $3,589 (includes various schools) (Fund 21 Measure E Bond Program).

Jan. 13, 2016— Accept the project: Priority 1A, Phase 2 IT upgrade-HVAC from Environmental Systems, Inc. at Vallejo Mill Elementary School and file a notice of completion.

Apr. 13, 2016— Authorize staff to enter into an agreement with AMS.NET for the purchase and installation of technology hardware devices needed for the Measure E IT upgrade projects.

Amount: $7,000,000 (includes 33 schools) (Fund 21 Measure E Bond Program).