Facilities Assessment Project

Published: 1/17/2017 1:19 PM

2016-2018 KFICS Project - RFP Information
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) issued a Request For Proposal (RFP) in January 2017 that seeks to establish a contract with a vendor to comply with and successfully fulfill legislative mandates for the Kentucky Facilities Inventory and Classification System (KFICS) project.  The 2016-2018 KFICS project is an extension of the 2011 project (see information below regarding the initial KFICS project). This project comprises development and implementation of a process to assess the physical condition of K-12 public school buildings and includes collecting, integrating, and maintaining the assessment data. The process would be implemented at the district level and include a training component for school districts and their third party architects/engineers. The assessment would consider each of the Commonwealth’s school buildings physical condition in a standardized, fair, and equitable manner. The process would include providing KDE with sustainable, maintainable, integrated data for the Facilities Planning and Construction (FACPAC) application currently under development. Note that the vendor will not perform the onsite building assessments.
The following documents are available as reference materials to the RFP:
2010-2011 KFICS Project
The Kentucky Facilities Inventory and Classification System (KFICS) project was undertaken as mandated by 2010's Senate Bill 132 to assess the physical condition, educational suitability, and technology readiness of the schools relative to Kentucky's regulations and standards. Per the legislation, KDE contracted with a third-party vendor. Parsons Commercial Technology Group partnered with MGT of America to perform the required, independent, onsite evaluations in 146 districts for 485 instructional programs housed in 477 school buildings across the state. The schools evaluated had a previous designation as a Category 3 or Category 4 building as of September 2010.
Results of the KFICS project's initial phase were officially released on November 29, 2011. The reports show the list of schools with Kentucky School Scores and the individual School Reports with details of the assessment, such as general school information, deficiencies identified, educational suitability and technology readiness criteria evaluated.
The Kentucky School Score is a weighted score that combines the physical condition (75%), educational suitability (20%), and technology readiness (5%) scores. The dollar values identified in the reports are high-level budget estimates based on national averages. Detailed estimates would be needed prior to any specific construction projects.
The intent of this work is to provide the General Assembly with data that can be used to inform school building funding decisions. Districts and schools also can use the findings to improve deficient areas identified in the individual School Reports.
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