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Discovery Elementary

Discovery Elementary

Discovery Elementary School has various projects to be addressed which are stated in Attachment F. The attachment is located in the documents section. 

Discovery Elementary School is eleventh on the priority sales surtax project list based on the priority evaluation system developed in conjunction with the sales surtax referendum.  Some of the mechanical system work that is included on the Attachment F Sales Surtax Funded Detail Report was done in summer 2014. The remainder of the work is planned for summer 2016 (Exhibit 1).

Because the cost of the work is estimated to exceed the $2 million threshold for utilizing the District’s continuing services contracts, the work must be awarded through a competitive process. This project will be done through a design build contract, where the successful firm provides construction and final design/permitting services.  This process requires the District to develop a Design Criteria Package (DCP) that is prepared by a third party architect who outlines the scope and minimum specifications/requirements for the project. The District has contracted with BRPH to prepare the DCP.

In order to achieve economies of scale and reduce administrative costs, this project is being combined with the Roosevelt Elementary School project. Savings will be achieved in the administration of the contractor selection process and may also be achieved through better pricing because of a larger project (combined value +/- $5.5 million). The costs will be separated by school and by category.

A purchase order has been issued to BRPH to prepare the DCP which includes the following categories as budgeted in Attachment F:

  51 02 ADA Code Deficiency Corrections   $8,208
  51 03

Fire Alarm System¹

  52 04 Central Mechanical Plant Renewal²   $879,968
  52 05 Cooling and Heating Control System Renewal   $237,475
  52 06 Air Conditioning and Air Distribution Equipment Renewal   $622,096
  53 07 Roofing System Renewal   $438,750
  53 08 Exterior Building Wall Finish System Renewal   $10,862
  53 09 Exterior Door/Window/Louver System Renewal   $5,201
  54 13 Electrical Distribution System Renewal   $67,634
  52 16 Air Supply and Exhaust System Renewal   $42,250
    Total:   $2,532,815
1Fire alarm system does not need renewal other than a few minor modifications/upgrades per NFPA-72

2Some of the components in this category were replaced in 2014. They have been noted in the DCP.

Discovery Elementary School is serviced by a failing on-site wastewater treatment plant. The replacement of the plant is not included in the Attachment F list of funded projects. Municipal sewer service is not available. The plant is regularly being repaired and should be replaced. This may be a contingency-funded project request later in the sales tax program.


The purchase order (approved by the School Board April 14, 2015), in the amount of $35,000 includes not only the preparation of the DCP but also required services relating to contractor selection and construction administration.

The Educational Technology projects have not yet started.

A not-to-exceed design services contract, in the amount of $7,595, has been issued to Harvard Jolly for the District Security projects. This work covers the following categories on Attachment F Sales Surtax Funded Detail Report (Exhibit 1):

  66 01 Perimeter/Entry Fencing and Gates   $32,832
  66 02 Building Access Security Equipment   $34,996
    Total:   $67,798
The design fee for the fencing and building access control includes field review and coordination with district security staff and the school principal. The architect will also coordinate with other district staff to ensure that security does not compromise life safety and fire safety codes. The design will provide a menu of access control projects that can be implemented now with the available sales surtax and is easily expandable as additional funding becomes available. The design is funded with sales surtax.

Project management, administrative and permitting staff time will be charged to the sales surtax fund for the Facility Renewal, District Security project and Educational Technology projects. These costs have not been posted to the financial system as of June 5, 2015, but will be included on the next report to the ICOC.

 8/25/15 School Board approved the replacement of Building 10 air conditioning units because of their failure. The replacement of these units is included in the funded Attachment F Sales Surtax list.
James Hudson - Maintenance Coordinator
 Project is funded by Half-Cent Sales Surtax

A Design Build Contractor will be selected through a Request for Proposals process for the facility renewal items.

HVAC continuing services vendor (ITB#15-B-072-LU, awarded July 21, 2015) was secured through a hard bid.

BRPH Architects-Engineers, Inc. is creating the design criteria package for facility renewal items excluding Building 10 air conditioning unit replacement.
Southeast Services of CFL, Inc. had lowest quote for Building 10 air conditioning unit replacement.


A- Discovery Project Status Report_ICOC June 17 2015.pdf
A- Discovery Project Status Report_ICOC June 17 2015Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
6/25/2015 10:49 AMBREVARDSCHOOLS\Lindemann.David
B- Discovery Exhibit 1_ICOC June 17 2015.pdf
B- Discovery Exhibit 1_ICOC June 17 2015Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
6/25/2015 10:48 AMBREVARDSCHOOLS\Lindemann.David
C-Discovery Summary_ICOC October 21, 2015.pdf
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11/9/2015 1:33 PMBREVARDSCHOOLS\Weaver.Debbie
Design Criteria Package BRPH Discover and Roosevelt.pdf
Design Criteria Package BRPH Discover and RooseveltUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/19/2016 10:10 AMBREVARDSCHOOLS\Weaver.Debbie
Discovery Elementary - Attachment F.pdf
Discovery Elementary - Attachment FUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/29/2015 1:34 PMBowers.Jennie@Facilities


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