OPM Selection

  • As the district moves forward with the proposed Amesbury Elementary School project, one of the first steps during the second module of this building project is the selection of an Owner's Project Manager (OPM).  The OPM is the individual that supports the school district throughout the projection.  The OPM acts as the liaison between the designer, builder and MSBA.  The OPM also monitors all of the work, ensures compliance with timelines, and assists the district in reporting requirements for MSBA.  

    In August, the district posted a request for proposals for organizations interested in applying to be the OPM for Amesbury.  There were nine companies that submitted proposals within the required timeline.  Following procedures identified by the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), a subcommittee of the school building committee met during August to review the applications and to rank them according to MSBA guidelines.  Three companies surfaced as the top candidates for the OPM:

    * Heery 
    * NV5
    * PMA Consultants

    The proposals for these three companies are available for public review below.  The next step in the selection process is to conduct interviews and complete phone reference checks for each of these organizations.  More information will be posted about these steps as information becomes available.

    For a detailed description of the OPM selection process, go to:  http://www.massschoolbuildings.org/building/team/opm 

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