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MINUTES

 

DESIGN-BUILD BOARD

December 18, 2014

Meeting



 


Members Present: Marc Monteleone
                                Woody Thrasher
                                John Goetz
                                Roy Smith
                                Jason Pizatella

 

Department of
Administration:
     Donna Lipscomb Spano

Others Present:    Cheryl Ranson, Public Service Commission
                               Donnie Sangid, Public Service Commission

Members Absent: Richard Forren
                                Ron Spradling 
                                Mary Jo Klempa
                                Rod Clay


 

 

The meeting was called to order and a silent roll call was taken and it was determined that a quorum was present.

Approval of Minutes:

Mr. Smith moved for approval of the August 14, 2014, meeting minutes. Motion seconded by Mr. Goetz. All voted in favor and the minutes were approved.

New Business:
 
Presentation by Public Service Commission

Donna Lipscomb Spano advised the Board that the Public Service Commission Technical Review Committee evaluated the proposals received on their Invitation for Qualifications regarding their building facade project yesterday. All proposals were sealed and opened once the committee was assembled. Proposals were received from Maynard C. Smith Construction, Pullman WDP, BBL Carlton and Paramount Builders ZMM. The individual score sheets and the total score sheet were provided to the Committee. Ms. Lipscomb Spano advised that initially Commissioner Brooks McCabe was on the Technical Review Committee but when the first proposal was opened he was identified as a reference. Commissioner McCabe discussed this with the General Counsel for the Public Service Commission and it was decided that Commissioner McCabe would withdraw from the Technical Review Committee so there would be no appearance of impropriety.

Maynard C. Smith Construction scored 1.25, Pullman WDP scored 89.5, BBL Carlton scored 89.25 and Paramount Builders ZMM scored 88.25. As reflected on the score sheet, committee member 2 was not listed as that was Commissioner McCabe, who withdrew. Since the scores were so close the Public Service Commission decided to allow all four teams to move forward on the project.

Chairman Monteleone questioned Ms. Lipscomb Spano as to whether all the laws and rules were followed during the evaluation process. Ms. Lipscomb Spano stated that everything was done in accordance with the Design-Build Procurement Act and it went very well. Cheryl Ranson advised the Board that none of the diagrams or drawings previously done by the Criteria Developer were provided to any of the teams responding. She further stated that she was surprised at how very good all the submissions were. Chairman Monteleone stated that with Design-Build they must spend a lot of time and money so you get a better quality response. Chairman Monteleone advised that this is the reason the Board had concerns with providing the drawings, as it would have taken the"design" out of design-build. The Public Service Commission will now get four different facades to choose from.

Mr. Thrasher indicated that design-build tends to work well for the "cookie cutter" type project, but this one will go well and they will see different designs. Mr. Thrasher moved to allow the Public Service Commission to proceed as a design-build project with the four design-build teams. Mr. Smith seconded the motion. All voted in favor and the motion passed.

Ms. Lipscomb Spano stated that the next meeting of the Board is scheduled for February 18, 2015, to review the evaluation of the Public Service Commission’s technical portion of the project.

 

Other Business:

 

Mr. Goetz questioned what happened to the project that Judge O’Hanlon submitted previously to the Design-Build Board. Mr. Goetz stated that he saw in the newspaper that the committee that Judge O’Hanlon was on is no longer going to exist. Ms. Lipscomb Spano advised that it was the WVNET project and that project was turned over to a developer and will not be done by a state entity.

There being no other business to come before the board, the meeting was adjourned.