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Public Facilities Commission Meeting (PFD)

The presenter is the Public Facilities Department.

ATTENDANCE

On March 29, 2023 Governor Healy approved an extension to remote and hybrid meeting options for public bodies established under Former Governor Baker's Executive Order of March 12, 2020 Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law through March 31, 2025. The Public Facilities Commission (PFC) will continue to conduct its meetings virtually. This enables the PFC to conduct its usual business while adhering to public health recommendations and ensuring public access to its deliberations through adequate, alternative means.

You can watch these virtual meetings on Boston City TV at Xfinity channel 24, RCN channel 13, Fios channel 962, and livestreaming on our website.

Discussion Topics

  1. VOTE 1: Lisa Quinlan, Project Manager
     
    Acceptance of Sublease by and between Beacon Residential Management Limited Partnership as Sublandlord and the City of Boston’s Property Management Department as Subtenant: Property located at 2 Center Plaza, Suite 700, Downtown Boston District of the City of Boston. 
     
    Sublease Term: Two (2) year lease term, after the Term Commencement Date, with an *option of a one (1) year extension at Subtenant’s sole discretion.
     
    Year One: $1,215,900
     
    Year Two: $1,244,850
     
    Year Three: 1,273,800 (*option of a one (1) year extension at Subtenant’s sole discretion)
     
    Ward: 03 
    Parcel Number: 02715000
    Sublease Square Feet: 28,950 (approximately)  
    Use:  General Office Purposes
    RFP Issuance Date: April 3, 2023
     
    That the Commissioner of the Property Management Department be, and hereby is, authorized to request from the Public Facilities Commission, having duly advertised a Request for Proposals with advertisements appearing in the City Record and COMMBUYS on April 3, 2023 and April 10, 2023, the Central Register on April 5, 2023 and Boston Globe on April 6, 2023 and April 11, 2023, authority to accept a sublease for office space for the benefit of the Public Facilities Department and Mayor’s Office of Housing,  by and between Beacon Residential Management Limited Partnership, (“Sublandlord”), a Delaware, a limited partnership, with an address of 2 Two Center Plaza, Suite 600,  Boston, Massachusetts 02108 and the City of Boston (the “City”), a municipal corporation, acting by and through its Property Management Department (“Subtenant”), with an address of 1 City Hall Plaza, Room 811, Boston, Massachusetts 02201; 
     
    The terms of the sublease include a two (2) year lease term, beginning on the term commencement date as defined under said sublease, with an option of a one (1) year extension at Subtenant’s sole discretion with the property located at 2 Center Plaza, Suite 700 in the Downtown District of the City of Boston containing approximately 28,950 subleased square feet for a period of up to 36 months subject to such other terms, conditions and restrictions as the Commissioner of the Property Management Department deems appropriate for the aforementioned use by the City of Boston; and
     
    FURTHER VOTED: In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 642 of the Acts of 1966 and the applicable statutory terms of M.G.L. c.30B, section 16, the Public Facilities Commission authorizes the Commissioner of the Property Management Department to accept the sublease of  the aforementioned property by and between Beacon Residential Management Limited Partnership and the City of Boston’s Property Management Department;
     
    AND, FURTHER, VOTED: That the Commissioner of the Property Management Department be, and hereby is, authorized to execute and deliver all contracts, documents or other instruments, which are approved as to form by the Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston when such are deemed necessary or appropriate to effectuate the purposes of this vote, and to record and file any and all of the required documents concerning the same with the Suffolk Registry of Deeds and/or the Suffolk Registry District of the Land Court.

     

  2. VOTE 2: Greg Rideout, Senior Project Manager
     
    Rescission to the vote of November 18, 2020: Regarding a contract with TERVA Corporation to provide owner project manager (OPM) services associated with the 26 Court Street Full Renovation project located at 26 Court Street in the Downtown District of the City of Boston.
     
    Contract Price: $2,464,209
     
    That the votes of this Commission at its meeting of November 18, 2020, the latter of which provides as follows:
     
    That the Director be, and hereby is, authorized to request from the Mayor, in the name and on behalf of the Commission, written authority to award a contract, pursuant to a publicly advertised request for the qualifications under M.G.L. c. 149, § 44½(c) with advertisements appearing in the Boston Globe and City Record on June 15, 2020 and in the Central Register and COMMBUYS on June 17, 2020, to TERVA Corporation, a Massachusetts corporation with an office at 184 Nathaniel Drive, Whitinsville, MA 01588. Under the terms of this contract, TERVA Corporation will provide owner project manager (OPM) services associated with the 26 Court Street Full Renovation project located at 26 Court Street in the Downtown District of the City of Boston. The term of this contract shall be 182 weeks from the date of execution at a cost not to exceed $2,464,209, including $260,000 for additional services, which is a fixed fee of 3.06% based on an estimated construction cost of $72,000,000; and 
     
    be and hereby is rescinded in its entirety.

     

  3. VOTE 3: Greg Rideout, Senior Project Manager

     

    Contract to Skanska USA Building Inc.: To provide owner project manager (OPM) services associated with the 26 Court Street Full Renovation project located at 26 Court Street in the Downtown District of the City of Boston.

    Contract Price: $2,510,000

    That the Director be, and hereby is, authorized to request from the Mayor, in the name and on behalf of the Commission, written authority to award a contract, pursuant to a publicly advertised request for the qualifications under M.G.L. c. 149, § 44½(c) with advertisements appearing in the Boston Globe and City Record on June 15, 2020 and in the Central Register and COMMBUYS on June 17, 2020, to Skanska USA Building Inc., a Delaware corporation with an office at 101 Seaport Boulevard, Suite 200, Boston, MA 02210. Under the terms of this contract, Skanska USA Building Inc. will provide owner project manager (OPM) services associated with the 26 Court Street Full Renovation project located at 26 Court Street in the Downtown District of the City of Boston. The term of this contract shall be 120 weeks from the date of execution at a cost not to exceed $2,510,000, including $570,000 for additional services, which is a fixed fee of 1.62% based on an estimated construction cost of $120,000,000.

    The Director is, also, authorized to execute such contract, in the name and on behalf of the Commission, upon receipt of said written authority from the Mayor. 

     

  4. VOTE 4: Greg Rideout, Senior Project Manager

    Amendment to the vote of February 2, 2021: Regarding a contract with Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc. to provide architectural design and construction administration services associated with the 26 Court Street Full Renovation project located at 26 Court Street, Downtown.

     Increase of $1,804,252 and Time Extension

    That the vote of this Commission at its meeting of February 2, 2021 regarding a contract with Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc. will provide architectural design and construction administration services associated with the 26 Court Street Full Renovation project located at 26 Court Street, Downtown:

    be, and hereby is, amended as follows:

    By deleting the following words and figures: “November 1, 2024, at a cost not to exceed $6,875,461, including $2,242,590 for additional services, which is a fixed fee of 7.1% based on an estimated construction cost of $65,212,450” and substituting in place thereof the following words and figures: “August 1, 2025, at a cost not to exceed $8,679,713, including the requested additional amount of $1,804,252 for additional services.”

    The Director is, also, authorized to execute such contract amendment, in the name and on behalf of the Commission, upon receipt of said written authority from the Mayor. 

     

  5. VOTE 5: Alistair Lucks, Project Manager II
     
    Contracts to various designers: To provide house doctor consulting services for various City facilities, projects and/or sites. Design consulting services will be performed on an as-needed-basis from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2028. 
     
    Contract Price: $3,000,000 not-to-exceed per contract for a five year period
    (i.e. structural engineering and environmental engineering/testing).
     
    That the Director be, and hereby is, authorized to request from the Mayor, in the name and on behalf of the Commission, written authority to award contracts, pursuant to a publicly advertised request for qualifications under M.G.L. c.7C, sections 44-57 with advertisements appearing in the Boston Globe, City Record and in COMMBUYS on January 2, 2023, and in the Central Register on January 4, 2023, for Fiscal Years 2024 through 2028, for house doctor consulting services for various City facilities, projects and/or sites to be performed on an as-needed-basis. Services include investigating, evaluating and preparing certifiable assessments, studies and/or final design and construction administration services for renovation, alteration, modernization and additions to various City facilities, projects and/or sites.
     
    The contracts are awarded to:
     
    Category No. 4: Structural Engineering - $3,000,000 maximum amount per contract for a five year period
     
    GEI Designers of Massachusetts, Inc.
    400 Unicorn Park Drive
    Woburn, MA 01801
     
    Category No. 8: Environmental Engineering/Testing - $3,000,000 maximum amount per contract for a five year period
     
    GEI Designers of Massachusetts, Inc.
    400 Unicorn Park Drive
    Woburn, MA 01801
     
    Under the terms of these contracts, the aforementioned vendors listed above will provide house doctor consulting services at a cost not to exceed the specific dollar amounts identified above per contract award, for the designated five-year period. The Director is, also, authorized to execute such contract, in the name and on behalf of the Commission, upon receipt of said written authority from the Mayor.

     

  6. VOTE 6: Alistair Lucks, Project Manager II
     
    Contracts to various designers: To provide design review consulting services for projects involving various architectural and/or engineering disciplines. Design review services will be performed on an as-needed-basis for individual projects from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2028.
     
    Contract Price: $1,000,000 not-to-exceed per contract for a five year period
    (i.e. architecture and marine engineering).
     
    That the Director be, and hereby is, authorized to request from the Mayor, in the name and on behalf of the Commission, written authority to award contracts, pursuant to a publicly advertised request for qualifications under M.G.L. c.7C, sections 44-57 with advertisements appearing in the Boston Globe, City Record and COMMBUYS on March 27, 2023 and Central Register on March 29, 2023, for Fiscal Years 2024 through 2028, for design review consulting services for projects involving various architectural and/or engineering disciplines to be performed on an as-needed basis. Services include design review of projects in all phases of design, including planning, design, construction and operation.
     
    The contracts are awarded to:
     
    Category 1: Architecture: Limit: $1,000,000
     
    SOCOTEC AE Consulting, LLC 
    250 Dorchester Avenue
    Boston, MA 02127
     
    Category 8: Marine Engineering: Limit: $1,000,000
     
    GEI Designers of Massachusetts, Inc.
    400 Unicorn Park Drive
    Woburn, MA 01801
     
    Under the terms of these contracts, the aforementioned vendors will provide design review consulting services at a cost not to exceed the specific dollar amounts identified above for the individual categories, and per contract award, for the designated five-year period. The Director is, also, authorized to execute such contracts, in the name and on behalf of the Commission, upon receipt of said written authority from the Mayor.

     

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