• Rochester Schools Modernization Program
     
    Rochester City
    School District

    RSMP

    City
    of Rochester
     
     

    The RSMP ...
     
    The Rochester Schools Modernization Program is a multi-phase capital initiative of the
    Rochester
    City School District in partnership with the City of Rochester.
     
    Charged with overseeing the Program is the Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board. The RJSCB includes seven members: Three are appointed by the Superintendent of Schools; three are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Rochester; and the seventh is appointed by mutual agreement by the Superintendent and Mayor. Click on the file below to view the Cooperative Agreement among the City, the District, and the RJSCB regarding the Program. 
     
    Phase 1 
    Planning for Phase I, which was authorized by the State of New York, is expected to total up to $325 million in bonded projects. The RJSCB, on January 31, 2011, voted to send the Draft Comprehensive School Facilities Modernization Plan, Phase I, to Albany for review by the State. The plan is a concept draft for initial review by NYS. Plans for individual buildings will be refined during the final design process with the input of the Building Advisory Committees for each building. 
     
    The Phase I Comprehensive School Facilities Modernization Plan is over 300 pages with images, charts, and other large format files. The document has been broken up into 5 parts for faster downloading. Please click on the links below to download each of the 5 parts.
     
    Part One          Part Two          Part Three          Part Four          Part Five              
     
     
    Phase 2 

    New York State has authorized up to $435 million to renovate Rochester Schools from 2016 to 2021 during Phase 2 of the Facilities Modernization Plan. On April 25, 2016 the RJSCB voted to send the Comprehensive Master Plan for Phase 2 to the State Education Department and to the New York State Comptroller for review and approval. These documents provide a comprehensive overview of the Phase 2 plan.

     

    Volume 1: Strategic Plan Summary
    An overview of the District’s facility needs and the 13 schools recommended for renovation during Phase 2, with project descriptions and anticipated costs. Approved by the Rochester Board of Education on March 24, 2016, and the Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board on April 4, 2016.

     

    Volume 2: Financial Plan
    A detailed analysis of plans for working with State, County and City government to provide cost-effective financing for projects during Phase 2. Approved by the Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board on April 25, 2016, and the Rochester Board of Education on April 28, 2016.

     

    Volume 3: Diversity Plan
    A description of the steps that will be taken by the RJSCB to ensure that minority-owned, women‐owned, and disadvantaged business enterprises and minority and women members of the workforce are given the opportunity to participate in the performance of the contracts awarded. Approved by the Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board on April 25, 2016.

     

    Volume 4: Supplementary Appendix
    Facility drawings, condition surveys, enrollment analyses and other detail related to Phase 2.

     

    Annual Reports

    The Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board's Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2011-12 is available by clicking here
     
    The Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board's Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2012-13 is available by clicking here
     
    The Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board's Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2013-14 is available by clicking here
     
    The Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board's Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2014-15 is available by clicking here 
     
    The Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board's Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2015-16 is available by clicking here 
     
    The Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board's Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2016-17 is available by clicking here  
     
    The Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board's Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2017-18 is available by clicking here 
     

     
    Phase I State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)
     
    The Board determined, following several months of review, that the proposed Rochester Schools Modernization Program would not result in significant adverse environmental impacts. The complete Environmental Assessment Form, Parts 1, 2, and 3, upon which this determination was based, are available for download below. The report has been broken into three parts for easier access, as the report totals more than 350 pages. Click the links below to access the document.
     
     
    The Board has amended the original SEQRA report based on the design changes to the first six projects in Phase I. The original Negative Declaration was reaffirmed. See the amended report here
     
    A second update to the original SEQRA report based on the design changes to the next group of projects in Phase I has been completed. The original Negative Declaration was reaffirmed. See the second amended report here.
     
    Phase II State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)
     
    The complete Environmental Assessment Form, Part 1, is available for download here.
     
    The list of schools included in Phase 2 has been updated.  The revised Part 1 Environmental Assessment Forms (EAFs) for each school are available for download here

    The Board determined, following several months of review, that the proposed Rochester Schools Modernization Program would not result in significant adverse environmental impacts. The complete Environmental Assessment Form, Parts 1, 2, and 3, upon which this determination was based, are available for download below. The report has been broken into three parts for easier access, as the report totals more than 350 pages. Click the links below to access the document.
     
     
     

     
    Active Requests for Qualifications / Requests for Pricing / Requests for Bids: 
     

     

    ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

    Sealed bids will be received until 1:00 PM on November 28, 2018, at the Rochester Schools Modernization Program building at 70 Carlson Road, Suite 200 – Rochester, NY 14610 by the Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board (“RJSCB” or “Owner”), Attention: James McGuinness, for the Large Screen Monitors, Microphones, Uninterruptible Power Supplies and Moves Adds and Changes (“Projects”), at which time and place said bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Questions during the bidding period must be emailed to: minibid@rjscb.org on/or before November 26, 2018.  The Owner will not accept or respond to questions from prospective bidders received orally or by facsimile.

    District Wide Technology (DWT) bids include:

    • Larger Screen Monitors
    • Microphones for existing Classroom Amp Systems
    • Uninterruptible Power Supplies
    • Moves, Adds and Changes Labor

    Bidders may respond to one, two, three, or all four of the above bids; however, each bid response must be provided as a separate, stand-alone document with all required information for that bid contained therein.

    The Contract Documents, including the Instruction to Bidders, Form of Contract and Bid Form, may be obtained at the following website:

    RSMP Project portal:  http://www.rsmpnews.net/bids/

    Complete sets of the Bid Documents may be viewed and obtained from this website.

    The Owner is required to comply with New York State's public bidding and other laws pertaining to public works, to advertise for any and all public work contracts, and to incorporate New York prevailing wage schedules or federal Davis-Bacon wage rate schedules, as applicable, into any contracts which may involve the employment of laborers, workmen or mechanics, whether or not publicly bid.

    Larger Screen Monitors

    Microphones for existing Classroom Amp Systems

    Uninterruptible Power Supplies

    Moves, Adds and Changes Labor

     

     

     
    Phase I Project Labor Agreement (PLA)
     
    In the Fall of 2011, the RJSCB hired Seeler Engineering P.C. to perform a PLA Study to evaluate the potential costs/benefits of a PLA for the RSMP. Based on the potential for significant savings outlined in the resulting PLA Study the RJSCB decided to commence negotiations for a PLA with the Rochester Building and Construction Trades Council acting on behalf of the twenty-three craft unions likely to participate in the RSMP Project.
     
    Click here to view the final PLA Study.
     
    In February 2012, the RJSCB reached an agreement in principle with the Rochester Building and Construction Trades Council for a Project Labor Agreement. This agreement has been approved by the Building and Construction Trades Department of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).
     
    Click here to view the fully executed PLA.
     
     
    Phase II Project Labor Agreement (PLA)
     
    In the Winter of 2016, the RJSCB hired Seeler Engineering P.C. to perform a PLA Study to evaluate the potential costs/benefits of a PLA for Phase 2 of the RSMP. Based on the potential for significant savings outlined in the resulting PLA Study the RJSCB decided to commence negotiations for a PLA with the Rochester Building and Construction Trades Council acting on behalf of the craft unions likely to participate in Phase 2 of the RSMP Project.
     
    Click here to view the Phase 2 PLA Study. 
     

     
     
     Meetings of the Board are conducted at the RSMP office location 70 Carlson Road, Suite 200,

    Rochester, NY 14610 and are open to the public.

     

    Upcoming Meetings 

     
    Thursday, November 1, 2018
    Committee Meeting, 7:30 a.m.
     
    Thursday, November 1, 2018
    Finance Committee Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
     
    Monday, November 5, 2018
    Monthly Meeting, 4:30 p.m. 
     
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    Members of the Board:
    Allen Williams, Chair 
    Michael Schmidt, Vice Chair 
    Rosiland Brooks-Harris, Treasurer
    Bob Brown
     I. Geena Cruz
    Norman Jones 
    Thomas Richards
    Brian Sanvidge, ICO, Non-Voting Member
     
     
     

      
     


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