Office of Financial Management
Washington State Major Project Status Report
June 15, 2010
: Science & Technology Building
: Chapter 488, Section 769, 05
: Centralia College
Contact Name, phone number, email
Angela Williams (360)736-9391 ext 278 e-mail [email protected]
(only): The science and supporting facilities (Ehret, Batie Science
Center, Lingreen, Health Science Annex) were extremely outdated and are not able to meet current science education standards and have high deficiency scores. In addition, requirements for ADA, safety, ventilations and hazardous materials have increased beyond the capabilities of these facilities. The college’s growth in science, nursing and other academic transfer programs made replacement of these facilities a high priority, which is in line with the HECB investment goals. The facilities were not suitable for renovation or remodel on a cost effective basis.
Project Total Cost:
Escalation Pool Match
Art Commission Deduction 2007-09
Reduction in 2010 Supplemental
* MACC $22,787,092
Notice to Proceed
Final Acceptance 6-01-09 6-12-09
Project Status and discussion of Critical Path for Construction:
Contract Award History
$ 120,000.00 Bid Award Amount
Construction Contract (excl. sales tax)
Change Orders $ 2,736,701.81
Total $ 482,505.00 Total
Pending Changes $ 0
Actual Construction Cost
As of 6/12/09 the project is complete.
Potential for Project Cost Overruns/Claims:
The bid awarded for this project came in $1.8 million above the MACC. Rather than redesign and rebid, the College moved $1 million from the management contingency account, received $262,000 from the SBCTC controlled appropriation for bid contingencies and matched this amount with local funds. The College moved the remaining balance from the furniture and fixtures appropriation for the project and is also embarking on a capital campaign to help support this and other projects.
The capital campaign launched in April, 2008 and to date approximately $227,000 has been raised for furniture and fixtures in the new science and technology building.
Discussion of Project Quality:
When the bid climate first showed signs of cost escalation, the College revisited the project parameters and made adjustments to the scope. These adjustments included setting aside replacement of the outdoor labs, security systems, landscaping, and finishes.
The objective was to retain the original square footage requested, along with all program and instructional needs identified in the predesign study. As a result, the building did not suffer any diminishment of quality or scope. However, the College will lose the outdoor labs used to support instruction in Botany and Environmental Studies. Plans to meet
12/31/08 these needs have not been permanently shelved, but the College will have to pursue other funding sources to move forward with them.
As of 12/31/08, the plans to continue the outdoor lab component have not changed. This effort will be contingent on the results of the capital campaign and contingency fund usage.