Capital projects generally fall into three categories:
Capital Improvement Program (CIP): CIP projects maintain and upgrade existing school facilities. They are generally smaller than line projects and involve work such as interior/exterior building upgrades, roof and boiler replacements, electrical work, security systems, room conversions and transportable classrooms. Their estimated construction value typically ranges from $1 million to $10 million.
To view a list of CIP projects the SCA anticipates bidding out in the next six months, click the following link: Capital Improvement Projects Anticipated Contract Awards
Capacity (or Line): Capacity Projects...
Resolution A and CTF (Capital Task Force): Resolution "A" (Reso "A") projects are school specific capital improvement or enhancement projects that are funded through individual grants which are allocated by the Borough Presidents or members of the New York City Council. These projects are very important to the school community because they provide enhancements and upgrades to existing facilities. The most common Reso "A" projects are upgrades to a school's technology, auditorium, playground, science Lab and other specialty classrooms. The SCA has also been able to utilize Reso "A" funding to complete some unique and innovative projects such as a Challenger Space Center, an Edible Schoolyard (farm), planetarium upgrade and Green roofs. The SCA is grateful to our elected officials for entrusting us with this capital funding that has led to numerous enhancements in schools throughout the City.
Capital Task Force (CTF) projects are, as a rule, small capital projects typically built by Division of School Facilities (DSF) Skilled Trades or Job Order Contract (JOC) contractors.
Requirements for Design Consultants
To be eligible for a design assignment, a consultant firm must have a Requirements Contract with the SCA. To secure a contract, the firm must respond to an RFP for design services that are appropriate for the firm. If selected through the SCA's RFP selection process, a firm must be pre-qualified prior to being awarded a contract.
To begin the prequalification process, please go to the Vendor Access System and fill out the online application. To propose for a contract, a firm must have the requisite professional qualifications and experience to support the specific type of design work needed.
Firms that are interested in receiving an RFP for design work should email an expression of their interest, along with information about their work, to the Architecture & Engineering Department at AE Info or to any of the A&E senior staff.
Requirements for Design Sub-consultants
Sub-consultants do not hold contracts with the SCA, but rather with the "prime" contracted consultants. Sub-consultants, unless their services will be a one-time specialty service to the prime, must also be pre-qualified with the SCA. Acting as a sub-consultant on SCA projects is a good way for the firm to get to know the SCA, and vice-versa, and so may facilitate winning a prime contract in the future.
Types of Design Requirements Contracts
Design Requirements Contract types include:
- Capacity Project services
- CIP A/E services
- CIP MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) services
- Landscape Design services
There are also a variety of specialty and testing services. Smaller projects such as Resolution A and CTF are typically assigned to firms with CIP or Landscape Contracts.