HCPSS MPIA Request #2024-027

Jennie Smith
Acme Research
Requested Information
Under the Maryland Public Information Act, we formally request that your office provide us with the following public spending information:
Copies of documents, such as − but not limited to – Construction Notice to Proceed, Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP), contractor reporting forms, work orders, project directories, and the like that specify subcontractors and other salient points (noted below) for construction or renovation projects valued at $1,000,000 or more at any facility within Howard County Public School System. Please include information for both currently active projects as well as those completed since March 1, 2023. We do not need every document that mentions subcontractors, just one for each subcontractor or set of subcontractors.

Specifically, we seek:
• Project name
• Project number
• Projected completion date
• Prime/General Contractor name(s)
• Construction Manager (at Risk) name
• Architect/Engineer names
• Subcontractor names
Excel spreadsheets containing similar information are welcome.
Date Received
Response Notes

Responsive to this request, using parameters discussed in prior years to identify projects, our previous MPIA responses in September 2021: https://mpia.hcpss.org/requests/2022-029 and September 2022: https://mpia.hcpss.org/requests/2023-025 contains information on the following construction projects that are still active at this time:

●    Hammond HS Renovation and Addition
●    HS13 New Construction
●    Talbott Springs ES Replacement

Outside the above, our Office of School Construction has provided the record attached below containing one additional project currently active/completed since March 1, 2023, which is over $1,000,000. Bids and Contracts information as presented to the Board of Education for award (and as noted in the attached) can be found at the following: https://go.boarddocs.com/mabe/hcpssmd/Board.nsf/files/CRPLJQ564351/$file/05%2011%202023%20Bids%20and%20Contracts%20BR.pdf (see PC-58).

The additional attached record below contains maintenance projects currently active/completed since March 1, 2023, which are over $1,000,000. Additionally, Bids and Contracts information as presented to the Board of Education for award (and as noted in the attached) can be found at the following:
●    https://go.boarddocs.com/mabe/hcpssmd/Board.nsf/files/CN8RL96A6743/$file/01%2026%202023%20Bids%20and%20Contracts%20BR.pdf (see PR-11).
●    https://go.boarddocs.com/mabe/hcpssmd/Board.nsf/files/CPHMKX5B448E/$file/03%2009%202023%20Bids%20and%20Contracts%20BR.pdf (see PC-40).
●    https://go.boarddocs.com/mabe/hcpssmd/Board.nsf/files/CV8LKT56FAB7/$file/09.07.2023%20Bids%20and%20Contacts.pdf (see PC-09 and PC-10).

Please note, HCPSS contracts with the prime contractors directly and not subcontractors, therefore a list of subcontractors is not a bid requirement as they are added by the primes throughout the construction process.


*Some request language is summarized to include the requester's specific document requests and legally protected information (such as personally identifiable information of a student) or personal, defamatory and malicious content removed at the discretion of the school system.

**Responses containing legally protected information available only to the person of interest are omitted from the above report.

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