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 AOC seeks the services of a structural engineer licensed in California, with expertise in supervision of a seismic risk assessment program.
The Supervising Structural Engineer shall assist the AOC, Office of Planning, Design & Construction, in the administration of a program to screen, evaluate and assign risk levels (DGS risk acceptability I to VII) to court buildings throughout the state. This will occur in two stages. A Consulting Engineers Group comprised of 6 to 8 expert structural engineers (to be selected under separate solicitation by the AOC) will provide the initial screening in a group workshop. Subsequently, these engineers will individually conduct detailed evaluations of certain buildings that could not be assigned risk levels in the initial screening. Both stages of evaluation will use criteria; procedures and forms developed by the supervising structural engineer and accepted by DGS and the AOC. The Supervising Structural Engineer shall also provide quality assurance and review all risk level findings. The Supervising Structural Engineer will be precluded from performing seismic risk evaluations of individual court buildings for the AOC.
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