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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: October 6, 2020 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 8-k <br /> SUBJECT: Approve Contract for Building Commissioning Services of Northern Campus <br /> Project <br /> DEPARTMENT: Asset Management Services <br /> (AMS) <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> Facilities Dynamics Engineering Steve Arndt, AMS Director, 919-245- <br /> Proposal, dated July 7, 2020 2658 <br /> PURPOSE: To authorize the County Manager to execute a contract upon review by the County <br /> Attorney, between Orange County and Facilities Dynamics Engineering to perform building <br /> commissioning services for the Northern Campus construction project. <br /> BACKGROUND: On September 3, 2019, the County voted to accept a Guaranteed Maximum <br /> Price (GMP) of $36,354,082 as presented by Bordeaux Construction for the development of the <br /> Orange County Northern Campus. The Campus, located on Highway 70 in Hillsborough, is <br /> intended to include a replacement Detention Center, Environment and Agriculture Center, and a <br /> Parks Base. The construction of this project is now in progress and is expected to be finished by <br /> July of 2021. <br /> Building commissioning (Cx) is an integrated, systematic process to ensure, through documented <br /> verification, that all building systems perform interactively according to the "Design Intent". The <br /> focus of this commissioning will be electrical, mechanical, plumbing and heating, ventilation, and <br /> air conditioning (HVAC) systems in all three facilities. These systems will be inspected, tested <br /> and balanced according to established standards prior to the Owner's acceptance. The <br /> commissioning agent provides a third party, independent, assessment of building functionality, <br /> reporting inspection and test results to the Owner. <br /> The performance of building commissioning will provide necessary quality assurance of building <br /> systems prior to Owner acceptance of the completed project. <br />