The Schematic Design phase begins with the Board’s approval of the Town’s “preferred solution” and concludes with the Board’s authorization of the Executive Director, to enter into a Project Scope and Budget Agreement and a Project Funding Agreement, with the Town of Millis. These agreements will be for a specific project scope, a project budget and a schedule, including the reimbursement rate of eligible cost for which the MSBA will participate in.
During Schematic Design, the Town of Millis and the project team will collaborate with the MSBA, to develop a robust Schematic Design, of sufficient detail, in order to establish the scope, budget and schedule. The scope, budget and schedule will then be used to evaluate the basis for the Proposed Project, to secure approval of the Proposed Project by the MSBA’s Board of Directors, and to obtain Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approval of the Proposed Project for the Town of Millis’s special educational program.
The Schematic Design shall include information gathered during the Feasibility Study, including a site development plan, environmental assessment, geotechnical assessment, geotechnical analysis, code analysis, utility analysis, schematic building floor plans, schematic exterior building elevations, narrative building systems descriptions, MA-CHPS or LEED-S scorecard, outline specifications, cost estimates, project schedule and a proposed total project budget.
The schematic designs phase will produce detailed drawings that will allow a visualization of the options for a new or renovated school. These documents help narrow the scope and budget of the project to ensure the final product is efficient, sustainable and affordable.