BACKGROUND AND SCOPE OF SERVICES
The Bangor School Department is soliciting proposals from qualified and experienced firms to provide a comprehensive assessment of all school department facilities.
This plan will address the renovation, addition, and building replacement needs through capital improvement over the next ten (10) years. In addition, the plan will address the feasibility of building consolidation.
The Bangor School Department has approximately 3700 students housed in 11 buildings. The Department currently uses a neighborhood school approach for the PreK-Grade 3 population, east and west side schools for grades 4-8, and one high school. We also operate a small regional day treatment school, serving 60 students with special needs. The Bangor School Department also owns forty acres of undeveloped land on the Griffin Road in Bangor.
Bangor High School was originally built in 1964 with significant additions in 1986 and 2002 respectively. It currently includes 230,000 square feet, serves 1,200 students and 150 employees. Several athletic fields are also included on the 44-acre campus. Bangor High is located at 885 Broadway.
The William Cohen Middle School serving grades 6-8, was originally constructed in 1940 with a large addition and renovation in 1993. Total square footage now totals 88,000 square feet. The School serves 400 students and 70 employees. Several athletic fields are part of the 25-acre site located at 304 Garland Street in Bangor.
Our second middle school is the James Doughty School located at 143 Fifth Street. This school also educates students in grades 6-8 and was originally built in 1940 with a significant addition and renovation in 1990. Totaling 75,000 square feet and situated on 9 acres, this school also has several athletic fields. The Doughty School is home to 380 students and 65 staff members.
Our oldest school is the Fairmount School, which educates 270 fourth and fifth graders at 58 Thirteenth Street. Built in 1919, a large addition was added in 1949 bringing the square footage total to 47,500. Fairmount sits on 4-acre lot, which abuts property owned by the school department, this property is currently home the West Side Little League.
The Mary Snow School built in 1926 is the second oldest school and also instructs 4th and 5th graders at 435 Broadway, although access is off Essex Street. Mary Snow sits on a 10-acre site and encompasses 45,000 square feet. Two Hundred thirty-five students attend Mary Snow along with 45 faculty and staff.
The Vine Street School is located at 66 Vine Street and is one of our five PreK-Grade 3 schools. Vine was built in 1954, has not had any renovations or additions, and totals 38,000 square feet. Situated on a 6-acre corner lot, Vine is home to 200 students and 40 staff members.
The Fruit Street School built in 1954 and was extensively renovated in 2000. Totaling 38,000 square feet the school sits on a 6-acre lot at 175 Fruit street educating 325 Pre K to grade 3 students. The school has 40 staff members and the property abuts the School Department’s football and track complex.
The Downeast School was built in 1959 and has had several renovations since 1980. This building was originally built as a community center as part of a military housing complex. The complex served the several thousand air force personnel assigned to Dow Air Force Base, now Bangor International Airport. The military housing was eventually converted to a mix of low income and privately owned housing. In 1980 the school department gained possession and made it into a neighborhood school. Three hundred Pre-K to Grade 3 students now attend this school along with 55 staff members. The building is 41,000 square feet and sits on a 10- acre lot.
The Abraham Lincoln School is our newest school, having been built in 1974, and sits on a small 1.5-acre lot. The school houses 220 Pre-K to Grade 3 students, 38 faculty and staff and is an open floor plan concept. The Abraham Lincoln School is located at 45 Forest Avenue and encompasses 36,000 square feet.
Our smallest school, only 25,000 square feet, is located at 224 Fourteenth Street and is appropriately named the Fourteenth Street School. The school sits on a 10- acre lot however the West Side Little League was granted permission to develop playing fields on much of the site. One hundred forty Pre-K to Grade 3 students along with 18 staff members call this home.
SCOPE OF SERVICES
The selected Consultant must have the demonstrated qualifications and experience to assist the school department in realizing the maximum benefits of a facilities assessment.
Services shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
SCOPE OF SERVICES AND TIMELINE
- Conduct facility inspection/assessment walk-throughs with Department staff of each site.
- Determine student capacity for each building by grade level utilizing class size and enrollment projections provided.
- Assess each building’s potential for future growth, renovation, expansion or new building construction for consolidation. If building consolidation is feasible, develop estimated costs and savings as a result of consolidation.
- Develop practical and realistic recommendations with budgets by year for maintenance, renovations and additions, based on condition assessments, life-cycle analysis, safety and regulatory considerations, space considerations, energy improvements and educational facility standards.
- Recommend prioritization of needs.
- Complete a draft report and recommendations by May 3, 2019.
Written proposals will be accepted until 2:00 PM November 30, 2018. Proposals may be sent to The Bangor School Department, attention Alan Kochis, Director of Business, 73 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04401.
Submittals must include 1 (one) original and a minimum of two (2) copies of the proposal. All proposals must be in a sealed envelope and clearly marked School Facilities Assessment, Attention Alan Kochis.
Proposal must include three (3) letters of reference.
There will be no proposal meeting. Questions or clarifications may be directed to Alan Kochis via e-mail. If necessary, the responses will be shared with all interested parties.