|This provides notice of an Emergency Procurement recently undertaken by the Capital Development Board. On December 1, 2018, a tornado occurred in the Beardstown area resulting in substantial damage to the Beardstown Readiness Center. The damage includes but is not limited to missing roof deck and membrane, the destruction of multiple HVAC roof-top units, multiple blown out windows, a blown down security fencing, structural issues with storage building(s), interior water/wind damage to ceilings and carpet, and ripped out roof vents in the bathroom/locker rooms. The Department of Military Affairs (DMA)has procured a contractor to provide immediate temporary repairs to the roof as well as a contractor to winterize the plumbing systems to prevent freeze damage. DMA has asked that CDB procure an Architect-Engineer to assess the damage to the facility, determine what is salvageable and provide design services as needed. This project began through the emergency selection of an Architect/Engineer (“A/E”); this exempts the selection from a 14-day solicitation required through Qualifications-Based Selection (“QBS”).|
Considering the time frames needed for the selection, negotiation and execution of an A/E contract, the assessment of the Beardstown Armory under the existing processes would likely not begin for several months. For this reason, emergency purchases are necessary to protect against the threat to public health and safety, to protect against further loss and damage to the facility, and to prevent or minimize serious disruption in critical State services. Charles Joseph Pell Architects, Inc. was selected because they have experience with DMA projects and have the necessary discipline to complete the work, are in close proximity to the site and can respond immediately.