In order to maintain the existing level of service in this time of budget reductions, it has become necessary for Facilities to charge a small fee for project management services of minor renovations. Assessment of the fee will start on October 1, 2013. The following is a description of how this will work.
Project Assessment Phase
A $300 fee will be applied to all project requests. To initiate a project, the customer is required to complete a Space and Remodeling Request Form. Effective October 1, 2013, the customer will be required to attach a completed BANFIN-59 for $300 to the Space and Remodeling Request Form. In exchange for this fee, Facilities staff will complete the following tasks:
- ❖ Conduct a Joint Assessment Meeting (JAM Session) or have a project manager meet with the customer (as needed), and will evaluate the feasibility of the request.
- ❖ Provide a preliminary project schedule.
- ❖ Provide a cost estimate for a specific scope of work. If the project estimate provided exceeds the customer’s budget, the customer may provide budget limitations for the project and FDC staff will revise the project scope to fit the budget at no additional cost to the customer. This is a one-time service as multiple estimates are very time consuming. The requesting department will be billed for the initiation fee around the time of the JAM Session.