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The mission of the Roundup Public Schools is to challenge and empower each student to maximize individual potential and become a competent, productive, responsible and caring citizen.

This mission will be supported through the wise use of resources to meet students' needs, regardless of interests and talents.  Students, families, educators and the community are committed to sharing the responsibility for creating a student-centered educational community that acknowledges learning as a life-long process.


      REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

for

PURCHASE OF SALVAGE RIGHTS AND DEMOLITION OF

FORMER SCHOOL BUILDING AND SITE

ROUNDUP, MONTANA

Issued by Board of Trustees

Roundup Public Schools District 55-55H

 

  1. INTRODUCTION
    1. Background: Following the completion of the new elementary school in 2015, the Board of Trustees has determined that the former 1911 stone school building has become abandoned, obsolete, and unsuitable for school purposes. The property has been subdivided and the 1960’s era cafeteria annex and 1974 classroom wing have been purchased by Musselshell County and are being repurposed into the Musselshell County Central Commons that will include a senior center, food bank, and thrift store. Although several groups have expressed interest in purchasing the 1911 Stone School and property, to date an agreement for a sale of the remainder of the property has not been achieved.
    2. Determination: For the reasons noted below, the Board of Trustees are inviting Requests for Proposal from parties interested in purchasing the salvage rights and completing the demolition of the building. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to select the proposal that is in the best interest of the taxpayers in the District. The monies realized from the accepted proposal will be credited to the debt service fund, general fund, or other appropriate fund, at the discretion of the trustees.
      1. With the completion of the new elementary school in 2015, the 1911 Stone school is vacant.
      2. The continuing usage of the proper is not required to maintain the District’s operations or to meet District obligations.
      3. The ongoing cost of maintaining and insuring the vacant property is significant and should be eliminated; and
      4. If a suitable and appropriate party cannot be found to utilize the property in a manner the Board determines to be consistent with and beneficial to the District and its patrons, it is in the District’s best interest to sell the salvage rights and order the demolition of the building, and subsequently to retain the real property, or to resell the real property at a future date.
      5. Proof of Insurance,
      6. List of References, including contact information of Owners of previous projects similar in scope and complexity to this project.
  2. LEGAL AUTHORITY
    1. Under MCA 10-6-602, Trustees’ power over property. The trustees of any district shall have the power and the responsibility to hold in trust all real and personal property of the district for the benefit of the schools and children of the district.
    2. Under MCA 10-6-604, Trustees of a district that has adopted a resolution to sell or otherwise dispose of real property, and if appealed and upheld by the court, shall sell or dispose of the real or personal property in any reasonable manner that they determine to be in the best interests of the district. The money realized from the sale or disposal of real property of the district must be credited to the debt service fund, building fund, general fund, or other appropriate fund, at the discretion of the trustees.
  3. WALK-THROUGH PRE-BID CONFERENCE
    1. To become familiar with the scope and complexity of the work attendance at a Pre-Bid Walk-through of the property is required. A Walk-through Pre-bid meeting can be scheduled November 27 – December 8.
  4. PROPOSAL REQUIRMENTS
    1. Timeline: To be considered, interested firms are required to submit 6 copies of all requested documents via hand delivery, mail, or courier to the address below no later than Friday, January 5, 2018 at 3:00 PM.  Submittals are to be delivered to:

      Roundup Public Schools

      Attn: Chad Sealey, Superintendent

      700 3rd Street West

      Roundup, MT  59072

      (406)323-1507

       

    2. Submittal Requirements:
      1. Cover Letter, Statement of Interest
      2. Completed Bid Proposal Form including,
        1. Proposed Bid Price,
        2. Proposed Date of Completion,
        3. Signature of firm officer,
        4. Contact information of submitting firm.
  5. SELECTION CRITERIA
    1. Submitted proposals determined to be in compliance with the above Proposal Requirements will be evaluated by the Board of Trustees and District Staff. The selection of a firm will be based on the following criteria:
      1. Proposed Bid Price,
      2. Proposed Date of Completion,
      3. Experience of the firm in performing similar salvage and demolition projects,
      4. Responsiveness of the firm to the requirements of the RFP.
  6. & CONDITIONS
  1. The abatement of identified hazardous materials from the building including asbestos containing materials and lead-based paint, has recently been completed. Final inspection reports are available upon request.
  1. SCOPE OF PROJECT
    1. The scope of the project shall be the salvage of materials and demolition complete of the 1911 Stone as indicated in the Contract Documents.
    2. “Remove” and “Demolish” shall mean detach items from existing and legally dispose of them off-site.
    3. “Remove and Salvage” and “Salvage” shall mean detach items and safely remove from the site. Such salvaged materials or items shall become the Contractor’s property.
    4. In performing the Work of the project, the Contractor shall comply with all applicable local, state and federal laws, regulations, policies, and procedures, including complying with State of Montana Prevailing wage laws as it relates to the type of work and project location.

       

  1. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all proposals submitted, to select one or more responding parties, to void this RFP, and/or to terminate negotiations at any time if in the best interest of the District.
  2. The RFP shall not commit the District to enter into any agreement, to pay any expenses incurred by the proposer in the preparation of a submittal.
  3. By Submitting a proposal, the proposer declares that they have visited the site, reviewed the Contract Documents, and understand the scope of work.
  4. By submitting a proposal, the proposer agree to be bound by the laws of the State of Montana, including but not limited to applicable wage rates, taxes, and workers compensation regulations.

 

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

for

PURCHASE AND REVITALIZATION OF

HISTORIC FORMER SCHOOL BUILDING AND SITE

ROUNDUP, MONTANA

Issued by Board of Trustees

Roundup Public Schools District 55-55H

 

  1. INTRODUCTION
    1. Background: Following the completion of the new elementary school in 2015, the Board of Trustees has determined that the former 1911 stone school building has become abandoned, obsolete, and unsuitable for school purposes. The property has been subdivided and the 1960’s era cafeteria annex and 1974’s classroom annex have been purchased by Musselshell County and are being repurposed into the Musselshell County Central Commons that will include a senior center, food bank, and thrift store. Although several groups have expressed interest in purchasing the 1911 Stone School and property, to date an agreement for a sale of the remainder of the property has not been achieved.
    2. Determination: For the reasons noted below, the Board of Trustees are inviting Requests for Proposal from parties interested in purchasing the property conditional upon the redevelopment and repurposing of the existing structure and land. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to select the proposal that is in the best interest of the taxpayers in the District. The monies realized from the accepted proposal will be credited to the debt service fund, general fund, or other appropriate fund, at the discretion of the trustees.
      1. With the completion of the new elementary school in 2015, the 1911 Stone school is vacant.
      2. The continuing usage of the property is not required to maintain the District’s operations or to meet District obligations.
      3. The ongoing cost of maintaining and insuring the vacant property is significant and should be eliminated; and
      4. If a suitable and appropriate party cannot be selected from proposals received from this RFP, that utilizes the property in a manner the Board determines to be consistent with and beneficial to the District and its patrons, it is in the District’s best interest to sell the salvage rights and order the demolition of the building, and subsequently either retain the real property, or to sell the real property at a future date.
      5. Overview/description of firm or individual submitting proposal;
      6. A comprehensive, detailed description of the proposed revitalization and reuse of the building and site including an estimated time frame for completion, an estimate of the proposer’s investment in improvements to the property, and a statement regarding how the proposed use will be of benefit to the District, its patrons, the town of Roundup, Montana, and the county of Musselshell Montana;
      7. Prior experience in redevelopment and adaptive reuse of historic structures of a similar nature in size and complexity, including a description of completed projects, type and complexity of prior projects, and names and contact information of individuals associated with projects;
      8. Statement of financial resources and project commitment.
  2. LEGAL AUTHORITY
    1. Under MCA 10-6-602, Trustees’ power over property. The trustees of any district shall have the power and the responsibility to hold in trust all real and personal property of the district for the benefit of the schools and children of the district.
    2. Under MCA 10-6-604, Trustees of a district that has adopted a resolution to sell or otherwise dispose of real property, and if appealed and upheld by the court, shall sell or dispose of the real or personal property in any reasonable manner that they determine to be in the best interests of the district. The money realized from the sale or disposal of real of the district must be credited to the debt service fund, building fund, general fund, or other appropriate fund, at the discretion of the trustees.
  3. WALK-THROUGH PRE-BID CONFERENCE
    1. To become familiar with the property and condition of the building, attendance at a Pre-Bid Walk-through of the property is required. A Walk-through Pre-Bid meeting can be scheduled November 27 – December 8 by calling the number below.
  4. PROPOSAL REQUIRMENTS
    1. Timeline: To be considered, interested firms are required to submit 6 copies of all requested documents via hand delivery, mail, or courier to the address below no later than Friday, January 5, 2018 at 3:00 PM.  Submittals are to be delivered to:

      Roundup Public Schools

      Attn: Chad Sealey, Superintendent

      700 3rd Street West

      Roundup, MT  59072

      (406)323-1507

       

    2. Submittal Requirements:
      1. Cover Letter, Statement of Interest;
      2. Completed Bid Proposal Form including,
        1. Proposed Bid Price,
        2. Proposed Date of Completion,
        3. Signature of firm officer,
        4. Contact information of submitting firm;
  5. TERMS & CONDITIONS
  1. The abatement of identified hazardous materials including asbestos containing materials (ACM) and lead based paint (LBP) from the building has recently been completed. Final inspection reports are available upon request. Subsequent to any sale, the purchaser shall assume responsibility for the inspection, testing and abatement of any ACM or LBP hazardous materials uncovered as a result of the purchaser’s renovation activities related to the revitalization of the structure and site.
  1. FACTORS CONSIDERED IN EVALUATING RESPONSES TO RFP
    1. The District’s overriding object in extending this Request for Proposal is to transfer ownership of the real property and historic structure to a third party for the redevelopment into a use consistent  with the best interest of the District and the District’s patrons.
    2. Ideally, the property would be sold, the District would receive monetary consideration for the transfer of title to the third party determined to be the most advantageous to the District of the combination of the proposed reuse, proposed project timeline, and proposed purchase price. The amount offered for the building and property will be a factor in the Board’s consideration, but not the only factor and the property may not be awarded to the highest bidder.
    3. The successful proposal will be awarded to the person or entity demonstrating the financial capacity to maintain, care for, and operate the property for purposes and in a manner consistent with, and in the best interest of the taxpayers in the District. In evaluating proposals, a final determination will be made in the consideration of:
      1. Proposed monetary offer,
      2. Proposed use(s) of the building,
      3. The benefit of the proposed use to the District and its patrons, the town of Roundup, Montana, and the county of Musselshell Montana.
      4. The financial means of the proposed buyer purchase, maintain and care for the building over time
      5. Responsiveness of the firm to the requirements of the RFP, and
      6. Other factors affecting the best interests of the District.
  1. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all proposals submitted, to void this RFP, and/or to terminate negotiations at any time if in the best interest of the District.
  2. The RFP shall not commit the District to enter into any agreement or to pay any expenses incurred by the proposer in the preparation of a submittal.
  3. By Submitting a proposal, the proposer declares that they have visited the site, reviewed the Bid Documents, and understand the District’s expectations regarding the desire to have the building be revitalized and repurposed.
  4. By submitting a proposal, the proposer agree to be bound by the laws of the State of Montana, including but not limited to applicable taxes, and workers compensation regulations.

 

 


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