10/2/12 - Lunenburg School Building Committee Announces Finalists for Owner’s Project Manager

posted Mar 10, 2013, 5:51 PM by Pamela Vallee   [ updated Apr 10, 2013, 6:51 AM ]
Originally posted 2 Oct 2012

After reviewing responses from twelve firms in response to the August 23, 2012, Request for Services for an Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) for Lunenburg High School, the Lunenburg School Building Committee has selected four finalists. The firms chosen by the Committee for interviews were: Collaborative Partners of Boston, MA; Dore & Whittier Management Partners of Newburyport, MA; Joslin, Lesser and Associates Project Management of Watertown, MA; and Skanska Integrated Solutions of Boston, MA. The finalists are scheduled to make presentations to the Committee on October 2 and 4 in Room #13 at the Thomas C. Passios School beginning at 6:00 p.m. each evening. Presentations by the finalists will include an overview of the firm’s relevant experience; description of the project team that will be assigned to the project and the team’s knowledge of codes, procurement, and green development; the anticipated project approach; and the firm’s qualifications and capacity. The meetings are open to the public. A representative from the Massachusetts School Building Authority will be in attendance, and that agency will partner with the Lunenburg School Building Committee in selecting and appointing an OPM sometime in November.

An Owner’s Project Manager is a legal requirement for projects in Massachusetts over 1.5 million dollars. The OPM is responsible for controlling the project budget from beginning to end; minimizing schedule delays; facilitating communication between Town, MSBA, Designer, and General Contractor; resolving disputes promptly; and ensuring quality construction. Funding for the OPM was part of the $750,000 appropriated at Annual Town Meeting in May for feasibility study/schematic design.