The Trial Court Facilities Act of 2002 (SB 1732) establishes a process for the transfer of ownership and management responsibility for approximately 451 of California's court buildings to the State. This legislation requires that the State evaluate buildings containing court facilities for seismic safety. The AOC has reviewed the inventory of court buildings and identified approximately 240 that require seismic evaluation. The purpose of the Court Building Seismic Assessment Program is to develop defensible risk level assessments for the identified court buildings in an expeditious and responsible manner.
The Seismic Assessment project is within the scope of current existing agreements ("Master Agreements") the AOC has executed with seven (7) planning consultants ("Master Planners").
On behalf of the Master Planners currently under contract, the AOC is seeking to identify the services of several consulting structural engineers licensed in California, with demonstrated and widely respected expertise in evaluation of existing buildings and determination of the risk and magnitude of damage due to probable seismic events
The Engineers shall work collaboratively together and with the AOC, Office of Planning, Design & Construction, the Master Planners, and a Supervising Structural Engineer (to be selected under separate solicitation by the AOC) in a two-stage screening and evaluation of court buildings throughout the state, to assign risk levels (DGS Risk acceptability I to VII). The principal of each selected engineering firm shall participate in a Consulting Engineers Group with other notable engineers to provide initial screening in a weeklong group workshop. Subsequently, individual Engineers will conduct detailed evaluations of certain buildings that could not be assigned risk levels by initial screening.
Proposals must be received prior to 5 p.m., Monday, November 25, 2002, and include all required attachments. Oral responses will not be accepted. For further information regarding this RFP, please participate in the pre-proposal conference call on November 14, 2002 - see RFQ for call-in phone number.
Contact: Clifford Ham, Project Manager, Office of Capital Planning, Administrative Office of the Courts, 455 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco CA, 94102-3688. Telephone: 415-865-7550.
RFP for Court Building Seismic Assessment Program - Consulting Engineer