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									        DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT




                         REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

                                         NUMBER 11378

                                                     For

              Design-Build Construction Services
                             For
                        Four Projects

              RESPONSES DUE BY 2:00 P.M. April 16, 2008




Go to www.purchasing.dcccd.edu for on-line registration to be added to the District's Bidders Lists, to
access any addenda issued relative to this solicitation, and to view a listing of all projects currently being
advertised.
                                          NOTICE


             Only responses from companies that have experience
             with Design-Build construction services will be
             considered.

             Please do not submit a response if you DO NOT have
             Design-Build experience for a project of comparable
             scope and size.

             If you are interested in being considered as a
             construction subcontractor for one of the Design-
             Build projects under this RFQ and wish to receive
             notice when subcontracting opportunities arise,
             please go to the District's on-line bidders registration
             system at www.purchasing.dcccd.edu and register for
             the trade or service you provide.

             There are four (4) separate projects covered by this
             RFQ and it is anticipated that four (4) separate
             contracts will be awarded to separate contractors.




DCCCD RFQ 11378 Design-Build 04-01-2008
                                          INDEX

CONTENTS                                                       PAGE NUMBER

1.      KEY DATES AND INFORMATION                                   3

2.      GENERAL INFORMATION                                         4

3.      PROJECT INFORMATION                                         8

4.      INSTRUCTIONS TO THE OFFERORS                                10

5.      INFORMATION TO BE SUBMITTED                                 12

6.      RESPONSE SIGNATURE FORM                                     15

7.      COMPANY PROFILE FORM                                        19

8.      INSURANCE AND BONDING AFFIDAVIT                             20

9.      BUSINESS DIVERSITY PROGRAM FORM                             21

10.     JOINT VENTURE CERTIFICATION FORM                            22

11.     DESIGN-BUILD AGREEMENT                    SEE SEPARATE DOCUMENT




DCCCD RFQ 11378 Design-Build 04-01-2008
                            KEY DATES AND INFORMATION RFQ 11378
PROJECT NAME:                             DESIGN-BUILD FOR MULTIPLE PROJECTS
                                          See Page 8 & 9 for a list of the four Projects

PRE-SUBMITTAL MEETING:                    10:00 a.m. April 10, 2008
                                          Dallas County Community College District
                                          2004 Bond Program Office
                                          1505 South Lamar, Suite 1015
                                          Lamar Street Conference Room
                                          Dallas, TX 75215

RFQ DUE DATE & TIME:                      2:00 p.m. April 16, 2008

RFQ DELIVERY LOCATION:                    PURCHASING DEPARTMENT
                                          DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
                                          DISTRICT SERVICE CENTER, WEST BUILDING
                                          4343 INTERSTATE 30
                                          MESQUITE, TEXAS 75150-2095


REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (For Finalists only)

NOTIFICATION TO FINALISTS                 April 24, 2008 (Tentative)
RFP ISSUED

RFP DUE DATE & TIME:                      10:00 a.m. May 1, 2008 (Tentative)

PRESENTATIONS – INTERVIEWS                May 8, 2008 (Tentative)
WITH FINALISTS                            Dallas County Community College District
                                          2004 Bond Program Office
                                          1505 South Lamar, Suite 1015
                                          Lamar Street Conference Room
                                          Dallas, TX 75215

AWARD BY BOARD OF TRUSTEES                June 3, 2008 (Tentative)

DURATION OF PROJECT:                      See Pages 8 & 9 for tentative schedule.


BUSINESS DIVERSITY PLAN:                  RESPONSES WITHOUT A BUSINESS DIVERSITY PLAN
                                          WILL BE REJECTED

                                                NOTICE

RESPONSES THAT ARE NOT SIGNED OR THAT ARE RECEIVED IN THE PURCHASING OFFICE
AFTER THE DUE DATE AND TIME WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

ALL QUESTIONS RELATED TO THIS RFQ ARE TO BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING NO LATER THAN
2:00 P.M. April 11, 2008. THE QUESTIONS ARE TO BE SENT VIA EMAIL TO BOTH PERSONS
LISTED BELOW:

                                                     email
                         PHILIP TODD            ptodd@dcccd.edu
                                AND
                         RASHMI MENON           rashmi.menon@dcccd.edu

NO TELEPHONE QUESTIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.



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                                       GENERAL INFORMATION

1.    This request for qualifications (“RFQ”) is to invite companies with significant experience as Design-
      Builders to submit qualifications ("Qualifications") to provide Design-Build services for the Projects
      described on pages 8 and 9.

2.    The Dallas County Community College District (the “District”) operates seven (7) two-year
      community colleges and other facilities, all located in Dallas County, Texas.

3.    The District is an institution of higher education and is a political subdivision of the State of Texas.
      The District has a board comprised of seven (7) trustees elected from seven (7) districts within
      Dallas County. More information about the District can be found at www.dcccd.edu.

4.    The District was established in 1965 and presently serves approximately 85,000 academic and
      continuing education students per semester.

5.    A $450,000,000 capital improvement bond program was approved by Dallas County voters in May
      of 2004. Under the bond program, over a period of approximately five (5) years, the District will
      make improvements to present facilities and significantly expand capacity by construction of
      additional facilities. Approximately $360,000,000 of the bond program money is for new buildings
      and renovations to existing facilities. These Projects are funded by the 2004 bond program.

6.    The Design-Build delivery method for construction was selected for these Projects because it is
      expected to provide the best value to the District. The Design-Build Services are to be provided in
      accordance with the State of Texas Education Code Chapter 44, Subchapter B, Section 44.036.
      The Design-Build method is expected to provide an accountable process for all interested
      companies to have the opportunity to be considered as subcontractors for the Projects. The
      selected Design-Builders will be required to actively work with the Owner’s Business Diversity and
      Purchasing Department to maximize subcontracting opportunities.

7.    DEFINITION OF TERMS (Note: in the event of a conflict between the following definitions and the
      Glossary in the Agreement included with this RFQ, the Glossary shall prevail.)

      (a) The District or the Owner refers to the Dallas County Community College District, a political
          subdivision of the State of Texas. The terms District or the Owner may be used collectively or
          individually, as applicable, to refer to the Colleges and other facilities that comprise the Dallas
          County Community College District.

      (b) Offeror or Company refers to a company which chooses to submit Qualifications in response to
          this RFQ.

      (c) Design-Builder or Contractor refers to the company or firm awarded a contract as a result of
          this RFQ.

      (d) Site refers to the facility as specified herein.

      (e) Response refers to the Qualifications, submitted by Offeror to the District, to provide the
          Services/Work as specified herein.

      (f) RFQ Documents refer collectively to this RFQ and all addenda, the Sample Design-Build
          Agreement, and Design-Builder’s Qualifications submitted in response to this RFQ.

      (g) Services/Work see glossary - Exhibit 1 to attached Agreement.




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      (h) Construction Budget ("CB") refers to the sum listed on pages 8 and 9 of this RFQ. The CB for
          the Project includes: design services, preconstruction services, general conditions, fees, bidding
          and construction.

      (i) Project refers to the Design-Build services provided for the Site.

      (j) Project Architect refers to the Architect, and its sub-consultants, engaged by the Design-Builder
          to provide architectural services for the Work.

8.    On the date and at the time stated herein, the responses to the RFQ will be publicly opened and
      the name of each Offeror read aloud.

9.    The Owner's Executive Director Bond Program Management Team has the responsibility to
      manage the overall bond program. The Owner has contracted with a program management firm
      ("Program Manager") to assist the Executive Director Bond Program Management Team in the
      management of these bond program Projects. The Program Managers for the Projects are shown
      on pages 8 and 9.

10.   The selected companies will report to the Program Managers for this project. The Program
      Managers will, on behalf of the Owner, administer the contracts that arise from this RFQ.

11.   Prior to the selection of a Design-Builder for each Project, the Owner will select an architect who
      will act as its representative for the duration of the work on each Project. The responsibilities of the
      Owner’s architects include, but is not limited to, participation in the evaluation and selection of the
      Design-Build Company, design review of each design milestone submittal and Site visits during
      construction.

12.   The Owner will award each Project to a Company which the Owner believes will best serve its
      interest.

13.   This RFQ and the specifications and the requirements listed herein are not intended, nor shall they
      be construed, to include every detail of the Services or Work to be provided by the Contractors that
      are awarded a Design-Build contract. As such, each Design-Builder will be required to exercise a
      high standard of care and attention to the Owner's requirements.

14.   The Owner is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in awarding of contracts or
      employment of persons because of race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, disability, sexual
      orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Owner requires companies with which
      it conducts business to be equal opportunity employers and comply with all applicable federal, state
      and local laws and regulations regarding contracting and employment practices.

15.   It shall be clearly understood that any costs incurred by a Company in responding to this RFQ is at
      the Company’s own expense as a cost of doing business and the Owner will not be held liable for
      payment or reimbursement to a Company for any expense so incurred, regardless of whether the
      Qualifications are accepted or rejected.

16.   The Company shall carefully examine the RFQ documents and shall have become fully informed as
      to the Design-Build Services to be provided in the attached Design-Build Agreement and all other
      matters that may affect the cost and time of completion of the Services or Work. If the Company
      finds that any portion of the RFQ requires further information, the Company must seek such
      information in writing no later than the date and time specified herein. Failing to do so, the
      Company must abide by the decision of the Owner should the necessity for a decision arise after
      acceptance of its Qualifications.




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17.   The process the Owner will use to select the Design-Builder will include determination of an
      optimum mix of experience, qualifications, capabilities, capacity, references, cost and the
      establishment of a written agreement with mutually acceptable terms, conditions and consideration.

18.   The Owner reserves the right to reject any response to this RFQ if evidence submitted by a
      Company, or investigation of a Company's Qualifications, fails to satisfy the Owner that Offeror is
      properly qualified to carry out the obligations of the contract and to complete the work contemplated
      therein. In determining to whom to award a contract, the Owner may consider: (a) the proposed
      cost of the Services and Work; (b) the reputation of the Offeror and its services or work; (c) the
      quality of the Offeror’s services or work; (d) the extent to which the proposed services and work
      meet the Owner's needs and specifications; (e) the Offeror’s past relationship with the Owner; (f)
      the impact on the ability of the Owner to comply with laws and rules relating to historically
      underutilized businesses; (g) the long-term cost to the Owner; (h) any other relevant factor that a
      private business entity would consider in selecting a Company and (i) the Offer's present
      relationship with the Owner including the number, scope and stage of completion of work in
      progress for other contracts which the Offeror and/or the A/E selected by the Offeror has with the
      Owner.

      The Owner takes a conservative position in awarding contracts to protect the interests of the Owner
      and the taxpayers of Dallas County. As such, the Owner may limit the number of contracts a single
      company may have in process to limit the exposure the Owner would have should a company
      default on, or fail to complete multiple projects.

19.   The selection of a contractor to provide Design-Build services will be made using a three-step
      selection process.

19.1 Step One: Step One is the initial screening of the submittal documents and includes verification of
     required signatures, inclusion and completeness of required information, acceptance and/or the
     nature of exceptions taken to the sample agreement, and the number and scope of contracts, if
     any, the Offeror presently has with the Owner.

19.2 Step Two: Step Two of the Design-Builder selection process is based on the qualifications of the
     Offerors with no reference to cost or cost methodologies. The Owner will evaluate the
     qualifications based on the criteria set forth herein. In this step, cost-related or price-related factors
     will not be used to select the Finalists. No fee or cost information is to be submitted with the
     response to this RFQ.

      The following criteria and weighting is planned to be used in the ranking of Offerors:


                   Points                                               Criteria
1     10 Points                            Compliance with the submittal requirements of this RFQ.
2     20 Points                            Experience with Design Build of projects of comparable scope
                                           & size.
3     15 Points                            Qualification/experience of architect and Design-Builder’s key
                                           personnel (Pre-construction estimator, Project Manager and
                                           Superintendent).
4     20 Points                            Client references.
5     5 Points                             Proposed approach during Design working with the Project
                                           Team to keep Project scope within budget.
6     5 Points                             Proposed approach to keeping Project on schedule during
                                           Design and construction.
7     10 Points                            Fiscal capabilities and resource/workforce capacity.
8     15 Points                            Safety Record
         100 Total Points Possible



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19.3 Step Three: A maximum of five (5) Offerors (the "Finalists") will be selected by the Owner and
     invited to respond to a Request For Proposals ("RFP") for each Project.

19.4 The RFP will be sent to the Finalists for each Project to provide information regarding fees, costs
     and other Project information.

19.5 At the date and time specified in the RFP, Proposals will be opened publicly to identify the names
     of the Offerors. No other Proposal information will be made public until after an award of a contract
     is made by the Board of Trustees.

19.6 Each of the Finalists will be invited to make a presentation and participate in a question and answer
     session.

19.7 The Owner will evaluate and rank each Finalist in accordance with the selection criteria contained
     in the RFP. The Owner will attempt to negotiate a contract with the highest ranked Company. If
     the Owner determines that it is unable to reach an acceptable contract with the highest ranked
     Company, the Owner will terminate discussions and attempt to negotiate a contract with the next
     highest ranked Company(s) until a contract is negotiated. If a contract is not negotiated, the Owner
     may solicit new proposals or select a different delivery method.

20.   The Owner may make such investigations as may be deemed necessary to determine the ability of
      the Offeror to provide the services and work and the Offeror shall furnish to the Owner all such
      information and data for this purpose as the Owner may reasonably request.

21.   The Owner desires to preserve the environment by recycling materials when given the opportunity
      to do so. The successful Offeror will be requested and strongly encouraged to dispose of debris
      and waste materials other than in a landfill. The Owner will in no way bear any expense or liability
      for salvageable items in the transfer to or subsequent usage by a re-user or recycler.

22.   THE OWNER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY OR ALL RESPONSES
      OR PARTS THEREOF, WAIVE TECHNICALITIES AND NEGOTIATE AND AWARD A
      CONTRACT TO THE DESIGN-BUILDER TO BEST SERVE THE INTEREST OF THE OWNER.




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                  PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS FOR FOUR DESIGN-BUILD PROJECTS
1. EASTFIELD ADAPTIVE REMODEL PROGRAM
Project Description: The project consists of interior renovations to Buildings C and N and limited exterior
renovations. The renovations will be completed in two phases. Phase 1 will include renovating a portion
of the first floor of Building N to accommodate art classrooms, a ceramics lab (with an exterior wood fired
kiln) and storage. Phase 1 will also include renovating the Lower and Middle levels of Building C to
accommodate office space and classrooms. Lower level work includes offices for Rising Star, Dual
Credit, Financial Aid, special services, personal counseling and some additional student spaces. Middle
level remodel to include classrooms and offices. Phase 2 will consist of renovating a portion of the first
floor of Building N to accommodate a Gateway Grant area with 3 -5 classrooms and 4 offices. Phase 2
will also include expanding the loading dock, adding a new rear entry door to the dock area, demolishing
the existing playground and existing retention wall and will include remodeling offices on the first floor of
Building C. Renovations will also include required fire code upgrades to be determined per the Fire
Marshal for the City of Mesquite.
Construction Budget: $ 2,900,000
Square footage: Approximately 23,879 square feet total.
Building N renovation is approximately 8,853 square feet.
Building C renovation is approximately 15,026 square feet first/lower level and 6,700 square feet
mid/second level.
Schedule: Phase 1 construction start date anticipated to be December 2008 and completion July 2009,
with 7 month construction duration.
Phase 2 construction start date anticipated to be July 2009 and completion December 2009 with 5 month
construction duration.
Program Manager: Austin/Con-Real, Inc
___________________________________________________________________________________
2. RICHLAND COLLEGE ADAPTIVE REMODEL
Project Description: The project consists of interior renovations to reconfigure existing spaces to meet
current and anticipated instructional and student services needs of Richland College. Renovations are
expected in Sabine, El Paso, Medina, Hondo, and Crockett Halls. Upon completion of the new Science
building, these spaces will be vacated in sequential stages prior to the expected start of phased adaptive
remodel construction. Sabine Hall is a two-story building located on the west side of the Richland
Campus. Sabine currently serves Richland College’s Science, Photography, Engineering and Emerging
Technology, and Health Professions Departments. El Paso Hall is a single-story area beneath Neches
and Alamito Halls. Hondo Hall is a free-standing, single story building west of Sabine Hall. Medina is a
two-story building on the east side of campus. Crockett Hall is a two-story building immediately east of
Sabine Hall. However, adaptive renovation would only occur on the first floor. Existing spaces to be
renovated in these areas consist of classrooms, lecture halls, labs, restrooms, offices, print shop,
bookstore, cafeteria, storage areas, and facility utility spaces. The work is to include walls (dry wall
construction), doors/hardware, store fronts, ceilings, HVAC, data\communications, electrical, fire\life
safety, and flooring. Plumbing upgrades will also be incorporated as required.
Construction Budget: $ 3,487,000
Square footage: Approximately 118,000 SF total
El Paso Hall renovation is approximately 32,000 sf
Sabine Hall renovation is approximately 69,500 sf
Hondo Hall renovation is approximately 5,000 sf
Medina Hall renovation is approximately 10,000 sf
Crockett Hall renovation is approximately 1,500 sf
Schedule: Actual start date of construction depends on the completion of the new Science Building and
relocation of the various instructional/service divisions involved. Tentative construction start is currently
set in July or August 2009 with Project completion 6 months there after.
Program Manager: DMJM Management
___________________________________________________________________________________

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3. NORTH LAKE COLLEGE ADAPTIVE REMODEL

Project Description: Renovation of existing interiors at North Lake, areas which are anywhere between
5 to 30 years old. Buildings are typically concrete structures, fire rated from 1 to 2 hours, with several
spaces not equipped with fire sprinkler systems. The remodels range from minimal adaptation to a similar
use space to complete re-purposing and upgrade of facilities. Upgrades will incorporate HVAC, energy
management, electrical, plumbing, voice/data networks, life safety and security systems. ADA/TAS
compliance is required. Asbestos surveys will be required with abatement as indicated by survey results.
Spaces will include offices, computer labs, student resource facilities, media production facilities, central
plant controls room, shop, loading dock and storage areas.

Construction Budget: $ 3,144,000

Square footage: Approximately 25,000 to 30,000 square feet

Schedule: Anticipated project (design and construction) duration 18 months after NTP. Anticipated
construction start is September 2008.

Program Manager: Aguirre/Parsons
___________________________________________________________________________________

4. MOUNTAIN VIEW COLLEGE ADAPTIVE REMODEL

Project Description: Adaptive remodel of spaces that will be vacated once various departments relocate
to the new Student Center & Services Building. These departments include existing Admissions,
Advising, Counseling, Testing, Cashiering, Retention, TRIO, Focus, Rising Star, SPAR, Health and
Disability, Bookstore, Cafeteria and student recreation areas. Proposed renovations include reclaiming
these spaces and converting to smart classrooms, faculty offices, student lounge areas, computer and
development labs, learning skills center, conference rooms, dance studio, emeritus activity center, art
gallery and storage areas. Work is to include reconfiguring spaces as appropriate, new drywall
construction, door/hardware, storefront systems, ceiling, floor coverings and MEP and ADA upgrades. All
remodeled spaces are to meet college’s technology, voice/data and security needs. Some of the areas
contain asbestos and abatement will be required prior to construction.

Construction Budget: $ 1,763,956

Square footage: Approximately 37,000

Schedule: Tentative construction start July 2009. The start date depends on the completion of the new
Student Center & Services Building and relocation of departments. Renovation is expected to be in two
phases, as some relocation is anticipated within the remodeled spaces.
Construction duration anticipated to be 8 months

Program Manager: Aguirre/Parsons




Note: The proposed construction budgets and schedules are tentative and subject to
change prior to award of a contract




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                                   INSTRUCTIONS TO THE OFFERORS

  1.      Sealed responses will be received by the District until the date and time shown on the
          sheet titled KEY DATES AND INFORMATION, at which time they will be publicly
          opened.

  2.      ONE (1) ORIGINAL PLUS FIVE (5) COPIES OF THE RESPONSE ARE TO BE
          DELIVERED TO THE DISTRICT AT ONE LOCATION ONLY, AS FOLLOWS:
                    PURCHASING DEPARTMENT
                    DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
                    DISTRICT SERVICE CENTER, WEST BUILDING
                    4343 INTERSTATE 30
                    MESQUITE, TEXAS 75150-2095

  3.      RESPONSES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED THAT ARE NOT SIGNED OR THAT ARE
          NOT DELIVERED TO THE PURCHASING DEPARTMENT BY THE SPECIFIED
          DATE AND TIME, OR THAT ARE SUBMITTED VIA FACSIMILE TRANSMISSION
          OR OTHER MEANS.

  4.      Responses, including all required information, shall be delivered in a sealed envelope
          or other suitable container, which shall be identified with the RFQ number, project
          name, name and address of Offeror, and the due date and time. The original
          response is to be clearly marked as being the original and all copies labeled as being
          copies.

  5.      Please return only the required items with your response. Do not return the entire
          Request for Qualification or place the original in any type of binder. Arrange your
          response in the order the items to be submitted are addressed in this RFQ. Please
          limit your response to relevant issues and pertinent information. Responses will be
          evaluated based on content rather than appearance, length, or customization.

  6.      Responses are to focus on Offeror’s Design-Build construction services, including its
          experience as a Design-Build Contractor and Architect under a Design-Build contract
          with other clients. Responses that focus on the Offeror's experience and past projects
          where Offeror was not a Design-Builder may be rejected.

  7.      The Pre-Submittal meeting is not mandatory but Offerors are encouraged to attend.
          The Owner will review the submittal requirements and discuss any questions that
          arise. As necessary, the Owner will issue an addendum to address any changes to
          the RFQ.

  8.      In the event an addendum to this RFQ is issued, the Purchasing Department will post
          the addendum under "Advertised Bids" on its internet website at:
          www.purchasing.dcccd.edu. Offerors are responsible for checking the website to
          determine if addenda have been issued.

          While the Owner is under no obligation to do so, it will strive to send email notices of
          any addenda to Design-Build companies registered in the Owner's online bidders
          registration system. To register, go to www.purchasing.dcccd.edu, click on "Bidder
          Registration" and select commodity number 974.00 for Design-Build Services. Any
          addendum will be included as part of the Contract Documents. Offeror shall


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          acknowledge receipt of addenda in the spaces provided on the Response Form. Only
          written interpretations or corrections by means of an addendum shall be binding. No
          Offeror shall rely upon any information given by any other method.


        ALL QUESTIONS RELATED TO THIS RFQ ARE TO BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING NO
        LATER THAN 2:00 P.M. April 11, 2008. THE QUESTIONS ARE TO BE SENT VIA
        EMAIL TO BOTH PERSONS LISTED BELOW:

                                              email
                 PHILIP TODD              ptodd@dcccd.edu
                       AND
                 RASHMI MENON             rashmi.menon@dcccd.edu
        NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED.




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                                INFORMATION TO BE SUBMITTED
  1. Complete the Response Form. The Response Form MUST be signed by a person who is legally
     empowered to bind the company in whose name the Response is entered. If the person who signs
     the Response is not the owner, an officer or partner of the company, authority to bind the company
     must be provided.
  2. Complete the Company Profile Form.
  3. Provide letters of reference from five (5) clients. At least three (3) of the letters of reference must
     be from a client for whom you have provided Design-Build services with a value comparable to the
     Project(s) in which you are interested. Preferably, the references will be for projects completed or
     in progress from within the last 5 years. The letters must:
      (a) State that Design-Build services, or other type of construction services, were provided;
      (b) Include the name of the company or governmental entity for which the work was provided; and
      (c) Provide the name, telephone number and e-mail addresses of a contact at the reference.
      The references are to be informed of potential calls and authorized to discuss the nature, value and
      level of satisfaction with your work. The person from whom the letter of reference is provided or
      named contact must be familiar with the services/work your company provided. Do not provide
      more than five (5) reference letters or other related information. Neither the Owner or any of its
      employees are to be included as a reference.
  4. Identify and provide a resume for the personnel that Offeror proposes to assign to the Design and
     Construction portions of this project. Each resume is not to exceed three (3) pages in length. If the
     personnel to be assigned to a project have not been identified, provide a summary of the
     qualifications, not to exceed three (3) pages in length, for each person to be engaged.
  5. Provide a brief description of your Design-Build team and describe what you believe makes your
     Design-Build team a suitable candidate to be selected as the Design-Builder for the Project(s) in
     which you are interested.

  6. As required in the Response, provide a detailed description and explanation of any exceptions to
     this RFQ or Sample Agreement. Indicate any of the exceptions that Offeror would require to be
     changed as a condition to signing the Agreement. If none, so indicate on the Response Form.

  7. Each Response must be accompanied by an affidavit ("Insurance Agent Affidavit") completed by
     Offeror's insurance agency, on the form provided herein by the Owner, certifying that all contract
     requirements for insurance and bonding, as stipulated herein, can be met. Failure to provide the
     Insurance Agent Affidavit as evidence of eligibility for award of the contract may be deemed grounds
     for disqualification of the Response.
  8. Provide a detailed description and sample of the cost estimating methods, techniques, processes
     and software that you propose to use in Preconstruction. NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS NOT TO
     INCLUDE PROJECT PRICING OR FEES.
  9. Provide a representative sample of the contract document you propose to use with subcontractors.
  10. REQUIREMENT FOR BUSINESS DIVERSITY PLAN: Offeror MUST SUBMIT with its response, a
      written plan that describes how the Offeror will provide opportunities for competent and qualified
      minority and woman owned businesses to be selected as sub-consultants or subcontractors if
      Offeror is awarded a contract. The plan must be realistic, reasonable and achievable. A
      RESPONSE SUBMITTED WITHOUT SUCH A PLAN, WILL NOT BE COMPLIANT AND NOT BE
      CONSIDERED FOR AWARD. PLEASE SEE EXHIBIT 7 TO THE AGREEMENT FOR MORE
      INFORMATION. Minimum requirements include a good faith effort to actively seek participation by
      M/WBE’s by advertising for subcontractors through contracting minority and woman owned
      construction trade associations and chambers of commerce in Dallas County. Additionally, during
      Phase I preconstruction, the selected Design-Builder must work with representatives from the
      Owner's Business Diversity Department to establish aspirational goals for minority and woman
      owned business participation as Subcontractors for each part of the Work to be subcontracted in


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      Phase II. Contact John Lopez, District Director Business Diversity at 972-860-7903 for contact
      information pertaining to prospective architects, engineers and subcontractors that are NCTRCA
      certified as M/WBE's.
  11. Provide the name and qualifications of the Project Architect or engineer that has been selected to
      provide architectural services. The qualifications must include experience with projects that are
      comparable in scope to the Project contemplated by this RFQ. If the Project Architect or engineer
      is a regular employee of the Offeror, please include the length of time the person has been
      employed by your company. A regular employee means a person who is on the payroll and meets
      the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service as being an employee.
  12. If the Project Architect and/or engineer(s) are not regular employees of the Offeror, the Offeror
      must:
      (a) Provide a detailed description of the process Offeror used to select the Project Architect or
          engineer, including the opportunities Offeror provided for competent and qualified minority and
          woman owned businesses to be considered as the Project Architect or engineer. Minimum
          requirements include a good faith effort to contact architects and engineers who are certified
          M/WBE’s by the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency;
      (b) Certify that the Project Architect or engineer was selected on the basis of demonstrated
          competence and qualifications in compliance with State of Texas Government Code Section
          2254.004;

      (c) A written statement is to be provided from the Project Architect stating that it will comply with
          the Business Diversity Program requirements of the Design-Build Agreement in selecting any
          sub-consultants and subcontractors.
  13. If known at the time the response is submitted, submit the names of all sub-consultants (civil,
      structural, MEP, etc) that are proposed to be used on the Project.
  14. If, during the past five (5) years, Offeror has been involved in a dispute with a client that was
      settled by mediation, arbitration or litigation, a brief summary of such dispute and the outcome is to
      be provided.
  15. If the Response is submitted by a "partnership" or "joint venture" comprised of two (2) or more
      companies, a detailed explanation of the legal relationship, duties and responsibilities of each party
      must be provided. The prevailing party must be identified that will assume all duties should the
      partnership or joint venture dissolve. If a Joint Venture is offered, complete and return the attached
      form titled "Joint Venture Certification" with the original response. Additionally, each company must
      fill out a Company Profile Form and Business Diversity Program Form.
  16. Provide a summary of the following information for the last three (3) years:
       (a)     Number of OSHA citations received;
       (b)     Number of OSHA reportable injuries;
       (c)     Number of fatalities;
       (d)     Number of work day injuries;
       (e)     Total number of labor hours worked;
       (f)     Expense modifier rate for workers compensation insurance; and
       (g)     Number and nature of citations from governmental entities for environmental violations
  17. Provide details of any plans or procedures used to track and monitor subcontractor safety
      performance.
  18. Provide with the original of the Response, a copy of the Offeror’s most recent annual report,
      audited financial report or like information that accurately reflects the financial capacity and
      resources to fulfill the contractual obligations if awarded a contract.
  19. If Offeror has not previously conducted business with the Owner, Offeror must submit an Internal
      Revenue Service form W-9 with its Response. The form is located at the IRS website at:
      www.irs.gov .



DCCCD RFQ 11378 Design-Build 04-01-2008                11
      RESPONSE FORM – DESIGN-BUILD CONSTRUCTION SERVICES - RFQ # 11378

RESPONSE OF _______________________________________________________________
                             Name of Company

TO:     DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
        Purchasing Department

1.    The undersigned Company in accordance with the provisions of the referenced request for
      qualifications ("RFQ") from the Dallas County Community College District, hereby offers to
      provide the Services and Work as provided in the referenced RFQ and Sample
      Agreement. If Offeror is a Joint Venture, the attached form titled "Joint Venture
      Certification" must be completed and returned with the original Response.

2.    Offeror must disclose the name(s) of any of its employees, officers, directors,
      subcontractors, or agents who may also be a member of the Board of Trustees, or an
      employee or agent of the District. Further, Offeror must disclose the name of any District
      employee, or Board of Trustees member, who has, directly or indirectly, any financial
      interests in Company or any of its branches. Submit this information on an attachment to
      the Response Form which is to be titled "Disclosure of Interest" and include the person's
      name, position, and the extent of financial or other interest the person(s) has in Offeror's
      business affairs.

3.    Offeror hereby acknowledges that it understands that persons submitting a response to
      this RFQ must comply with all applicable laws, ordinances, rules and regulations including
      the provisions of the State of Texas Local Government Code Chapter 176. As applicable,
      the person submitting a response to this RFQ must complete and submit a Conflict of
      Interest Questionnaire form (“CIQ”) in a format approved by the Texas Ethics Commission.
      The form is to be sent to the Vice Chancellor of Business Affairs, Records Administrator,
      District Service Center, Dallas County Community College District, 4343 Interstate 30,
      Mesquite, Texas 75150. A copy of the form can be found at the Texas Ethics Commission
      web site. Do not submit this form with your response to the RFQ.

4.    Offeror hereby acknowledges that in accordance with Section 44.034 of the Texas
      Education Code, a person or business entity that enters into a contract with the Dallas
      County Community College District must give advance notice to the Owner if the person or
      an owner or operator of the business entity has been convicted of a felony. The notice
      must include a general description of the conduct resulting in the conviction of a felony.
      Furthermore, the Owner may terminate a contract with a person or business entity if the
      Owner determines that the person or business entity failed to give this notice or
      misrepresented the conduct resulting in the conviction. This requirement does not apply to
      a publicly held corporation.

5.    Offeror understands, acknowledges and agrees:

      (a) That Owner has the right to accept or reject any of all responses or parts thereof,
      waive technicalities and negotiate and award a contract to best serve the interests of the
      Owner.

      (b) That Offeror has not and will not offer, give, agree to give to any person, or solicit,
      demand, accept, or agree to accept from another person, a bribe, or unlawful gift, benefit,



DCCCD RFQ 11378 Design-Build 04-01-2008           12
      advantage, gratuity, payment or an offer of employment in connection with or arising from
      this RFQ or subsequent contract or subcontract.

      (c) That this response is made without previous understanding, agreement or
      connection with any person, firm, or corporation making a response on the same project,
      and is in all respects fair and without collusion, fraud or unlawful acts.

      (d) That the person whose signature appears below is the owner, partner or corporate
      officer of the Company and is legally empowered to bind the Company in whose name the
      response is entered.

6.    Offeror agrees and understands that time is of the essence in commencement and
      completion of the projects and protracted discussions or negotiations regarding the
      provisions of the RFQ and Sample Agreement will not serve the interest of the Owner or the
      public. The Owner is not adverse to considering changes that improve the overall process.
      Otherwise, the only exceptions allowed will be because of a unique Work requirement as
      determined on a case by case basis that would be applicable regardless of the company to
      which an award is made.
7.    Exceptions to RFQ or Sample Agreement: Offeror must indicate below whether it takes
      any exceptions to the RFQ or Sample Agreement. Exceptions are to be listed on a sheet
      titled "Exceptions to RFQ" or Sample Agreement and attached to this Response. IF
      EXCEPTIONS ARE TAKEN, OFFEROR MUST INDICATE WHETHER IT WOULD
      REFUSE TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT IF THE EXCEPTION IS NOT ACCEPTED. If
      Offeror indicates "No Exceptions" it affirms acceptance of the provisions and requirements
      of the RFQ or Sample Agreement. Check one of the following as applicable:
                 NO EXCEPTIONS                                    EXCEPTIONS ARE ATTACHED
The following information is enclosed with this response: (Mark applicable box)
Yes No
.          Company Profile Form for Design-Builder

.          Five Letters of Reference, at least three of which involved the Design-Build process

.          Insurance and Bonding Agent Affidavit, signed by agent(s) and notarized

.          A statement listing areas of the Work which Offeror intends to perform with its own forces
           (check "No" if you do not plan on performing portions of the Work with your own forces)

.          An example of the contract(s) you typically use to engage an architect and subcontractors.

.          Response to other submittal requirements on the sheet titled "Information to be Submitted".

.          Any other information or documentation stipulated in the RFQ, including but not limited to
           Offeror’s business diversity plan

.          Business Diversity Program Form (p. 21 of this RFQ) is in a sealed envelope (WITH ORIGINAL
           RESPONSE ONLY)

.          Offeror’s Joint Venture Certification is in a sealed envelope (WITH ORIGINAL RESPONSE ONLY)

.          One (1) original PLUS five (5) complete copies of the response, including submittal
           information. Original is to be marked "Original" and copies as "Copy"



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Offorer acknowledges and understands that any goals that may be established as part of its
good faith efforts for M/WBE participation are aspirational and are not to be construed as a "set-
aside", minimum or an arbitrary requirement or a condition for being awarded a contract. An
aspirational goal is the percentage of the cost of the Work or Service that may be reasonably
expected to be achieved given the number and nature of the applicable market for M/WBE
subcontractors and sub-consultants.

Company hereby acknowledges receipt of the following Addenda, the requirements of which
have been taken into consideration in the preparation of this response:

      Addenda Numbers: (# ____) (# ____) (# ____) (# ____)


Submitted this         day of _____________, 2008 by and for the Company identified as follows:

Company:

Street Address:

City/State/Zip:

Signature:

Printed Name:

Owner/Partner/Officer Title:

Telephone #:

Facsimile #:

E-mail:




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                                            RFQ 11378
                                  A/E and PROJECT PREFERENCE


                                COMPANY: ______________________

PROJECT
                                                                                    PROJECT
       COLLEGE - PROJECT                  ARCHITECT / ENGINEER NAME
                                                                                  PREFERENCE

1. Eastfield College
Adaptive Remodel




2. Richland College
Adaptive Remodel




3. Mountain View College
Adaptive Remodel




4. Northlake College
Adaptive Remodel




NOTES:
1. In the column headed Architect / Engineer, insert the name and address of the person
   and/or firm selected to provide architectural or engineering services for the Design – Build
   Project

2.    In the column headed Project Preference, indicate which Project is your first (1st), second
      (2nd), third (3rd) and fourth (4th) preference of receipt of an award for a Design Build
      contract.




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                                                                               COMPANY PROFILE FORM

FULL LEGAL NAME OF COMPANY                                                                     STREET ADDRESS                                                                    CITY/STATE/ZIP



BID REQUEST OR PURCHASE ORDER ADDRESS                                                          STREET ADDRESS                                                                    CITY/STATE/ZIP



REMITTANCE ADDRESS                                                                             STREET ADDRESS                                                                    CITY/STATE/ZIP



OWNERS, PARTNERS OR PRINCIPAL OFFICERS                                                         TITLE                                                                             TELEPHONE NUMBER




PRIMARY CONTACT PERSON                                                                         TITLE                                    TELEPHONE NUMBER                         FAX NUMBER


Email Address:
BUSINESS CLASSIFICATION                                                                                                                                               YEAR ESTABLISHED/INCORPORATED

( ) SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP            ( ) PARTNERSHIP           ( ) CORPORATION

TYPE OF BUSINESS (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY)                                                                                                                               FEDERAL TAX PAYER I.D. NUMBER

( ) RETAIL    ( ) WHOLESALE       ( ) SERVICE      ( ) CONSTRUCTION         ( ) MANUFACTURING          ( ) FRANCHISE      ( ) BROKER       ( ) DISTRIBUTOR

ANNUAL GROSS SALES                                                    TOTAL NUMBER OF
FOR LAST CALENDAR YEAR                                                FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES

MAJOR CUSTOMER REFERENCES                             CITY/STATE                 CONTACT NAME & TITLE                     TELEPHONE NUMBER            ANNUAL SALES AMOUNT
                                                                                                    (WHO CAN ADDRESS YOUR PERFORMANCE)




      ATTACH REFERENCES AS DIRECTED IN THE RFQ



NAME OF PARENT COMPANY                                                                         STREET ADDRESS OR P. O. BOX                                                       CITY/STATE/ZIP



MAJOR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED. (Product line sheets may be attached)




( ) YES  ( ) NO     TO THE BEST OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE, ARE ANY FULL OR PART TIME EMPLOYEES, OWNERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, STOCKHOLDERS, SUBCONTRACTORS, OR
MEMBERS OF THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY, OF THIS COMPANY, ALSO A MEMBER OF THE DISTRICT’S BOARD OF TRUSTEES OR AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DISTRICT? IF YES, ATTACH DETAILS.


( ) YES      ( ) NO       COMPANY HAS WORKERS COMPENSATION, PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE LIABILITY INSURANCE.


( ) YES   ( ) NO    HAVE THE OWNER(S) OR OPERATOR(S) OF THE BUSINESS ENTITY BEEN CONVICTED OF, OR CURRENTLY CHARGED WITH, A FELONY? IF YES, ATTACH A GENERAL
DESCRIPTION OF THE CONDUCT RESULTING IN THE CHARGE OR CONVICTION. THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO A PUBLICLY HELD CORPORATION.


( ) YES      ( ) NO       UPON REQUEST WILL YOU PROVIDE INFORMATION THAT SHOWS YOUR FINANCIAL AND OTHER RESOURCE CAPABILITIES?




TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE, I CERTIFY TO THE DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT THAT THE INFORMATION ON THIS FORM IS TRUE AND ACCURATE.


__________________________________________              ________________________________________               ________________________________________                        _________________ _________
SIGNATURE                                                          PRINTED NAME                                           OFFICER TITLE                                                   DATE

NOTICE: The District is committed to equitable and competitive access to companies that can fulfill our requirements for products and services used in our business activities. However, submittal of this form
to the District is not a guarantee that your company will be selected to participate in our business activities. Additional information may be required if your company is selected to provide goods or services.

(REV 11-09-99)




   DCCCD RFQ 11378 Design-Build 04-01-2008                                                     16
                      INSURANCE AGENT AFFIDAVIT / BONDING AGENT AFFIDAVIT
                              REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS #11378

        NOTICE: If Offeror is a Joint Venture, submit a separate affidavit for the insurance for each company.
                            Bonding MUST be in the name of the Joint Venture company.

           To be completed by appropriate Agent(s) and submitted by Offeror with the Response.


                                                     (Name of Offeror)
PART 1 - INSURANCE:

I, the undersigned INSURANCE AGENT, affirm that the above identified Offeror
       ( ) CURRENTLY HAS IN PLACE           ( ) HAS MADE ARRANGEMENTS TO OBTAIN
the types of insurance in the respective amounts of coverage as specified in the noted Request for
Qualifications.

Name of Insurance Agency:

Address of Agency:                                                             City/State/Zip:

Telephone Number:                                                      Facsimile Number:

Agent (Print or Type):                                                          email:

Agent (Signature):                                                                                 Date:

NOTE: The insurance must be obtained from a company or companies acceptable to the Owner, licensed to transact business in
the State of Texas, and have a minimum financial security rating by A.M. Best of “A minus“ or better, or the equivalent from any
other rating system.

Notary for INSURANCE AGENT:
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me by the above named person on this the ______ day of _________, 20__

By:                                              ________ Notary Public in and for the State of

My Commission expires:

PART 2 - BONDING:

I, the undersigned BONDING AGENT, affirm that, if the named Offeror is awarded a contract by the
Dallas County Community College District, I can provide Payment and Performance Bonds as specified in
the noted Request for Qualifications.

Name of Bonding Agency:

Address of Agency:                                                             City/State/Zip:

Telephone Number:                                                      Facsimile Number:

Agent (Print or Type):                                                          email:

Agent (Signature):                                                                                 Date:

Notary for BONDING AGENT:

SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me by the above named person on this the ______ day of _________, 20__

By:                                              ________ Notary Public in and for the State of

My Commission expires:

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                                                RFQ 11378

                                                NOTICE
FILL OUT THIS SHEET, PLACE IN A SEPARATE SEALED ENVELOPE, AND
RETURN WITH THE ORIGINAL OF YOUR RESPONSE. DO NOT INCLUDE A COPY
WITH THE FIVE (5) PHOTOCOPIES OF YOUR RESPONSE.



                                              (Name of Offeror)
       NOTE: If Offeror is a Joint Venture, each Company must fill out a copy of this form.

                                 BUSINESS DIVERSITY PROGRAM FORM

The Owner has a Business Diversity Development Program. The goal of this program is to provide the
opportunity for competent Minority or Woman owned firms to provide products and/or services directly or
indirectly to the Owner.

On a voluntary basis and to the extent the use of sub-consultants/subcontractors are permitted, Offeror is
encouraged to provide the opportunity for competent Minority or Woman owned firms to serve as sub-
consultants/subcontractor to provide part of the products and/or services to be provided under a primary
contract.

Throughout the term of the Agreement, on a monthly basis, and in a format provided by the Owner, the
successful Contractor shall report to the District the type and dollar amount of participation by certified
Minority and Woman-Owned Businesses. The report shall include all sub-consultant/subcontractor
participation and the percentage of participation by individual certified Minority and Woman-Owned
Businesses.

 ( ) YES ( ) NO     51% OR MORE OF THE COMPANY IS OWNED, CONTROLLED AND OPERATED BY A U.S. CITIZEN(S)
                    WHO IS A NON-MINORITY WOMAN.


 ( ) YES ( ) NO     51% OR MORE OF THE COMPANY IS OWNED, CONTROLLED AND OPERATED BY A U.S. CITIZEN(S)
                    WHOSE ETHNIC ORIGIN IS:

          ( ) AFRICAN AMERICAN     ( ) ASIAN-INDIAN   ( ) ASIAN-PACIFIC   ( ) HISPANIC   ( ) NATIVE AMERICAN

          AND IS:   ( ) FEMALE     ( ) MALE

          NOTE: NATIVE AMERICAN INCLUDES ALEUTS, AMERICAN INDIANS, ESKIMOS AND NATIVE HAWAIIANS.

                                                                    CERTIFYING AGENCY         EXPIRATION DATE
 ( ) YES ( ) NO     COMPANY IS CERTIFIED AS MINORITY
                    OR WOMAN OWNED.

          IF YES, ATTACH A COPY OF CURRENT
          CERTIFICATION DOCUMENT.


 TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE, I CERTIFY THAT THE INFORMATION ON THIS FORM IS TRUE AND ACCURATE.


 SIGNATURE                         PRINTED NAME                      OFFICER TITLE                    DATE




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                                          RFQ 11378
                                 JOINT VENTURE CERTIFICATION

The undersigned Primary and Secondary Companies hereby acknowledge and agree
by this certification ("Certification") that they have entered, or will enter into an
agreement where they have formed a joint venture company called
_______________________ ("JV") to provide Design-Build Services and Work as
provided in a mutually acceptable agreement between the JV and the Owner.

The company identified below as the Primary JV Company is hereby authorized to sign
this Request for Qualifications ("RFQ") on behalf of the JV. In the event of a dispute
between the Primary and Secondary Companies, the Primary Company shall, unless
mutually agreed otherwise with approval by the Owner, be responsible for all aspects of
the referenced RFQ.

Notwithstanding the above, the Primary and Secondary Companies hereby agree that
they are jointly and severely responsible and liable for the contents of the RFQ to
provide Design-Build Services and Work for the Owner.


This Certification effective on this _______________, 2008


           (Primary JV Company)                              (Secondary JV Company)

By:                                               By:

Printed Name:                                     Printed Name:

Title:                                            Title:

Address:                                          Address                        .

City:                                             City:

State:                             Zip            State:                         Zip

Telephone #:                                      Telephone #

Email:                                            Email:




DCCCD RFQ 11378 Design-Build 04-01-2008         19
      Dallas County Community
           College District




CONSTRUCTION SAFETY PROGRAM
     MINIMUM GUIDELINES
       DCCCD Construction Safety Program Minimum Guidelines




                  TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1      Guidelines Use, Nature and Scope
SECTION 2      Definitions
SECTION 3      Purpose of Guidelines
SECTION 4      General Standards
SECTION 5      Roles and Responsibilities
SECTION 6      Emergency Management Plan
SECTION 7      Safety Planning
SECTION 8      Employee Training and Screening
SECTION 9      Employee Badges
SECTION 10     Construction Site Containment and Vehicle Access
SECTION 11     Environmental Loss Control
SECTION 12     Workplace Incident Procedures
APPENDIX A     Emergency Contact List
APPENDIX B     Employee Badge Checklist
APPENDIX C     Safety Infraction Citation




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         DCCCD Construction Safety Program Minimum Guidelines


SECTION 1          Guidelines Use, Nature and Scope
 1.01 This guide sets the minimum level of safety standards that shall be employed
        by construction managers at risk and contractors engaged in construction
        activities on behalf of Dallas County Community College District. This guide
        in no way purports to be a comprehensive manual on all safety standards,
        laws, codes or regulations that may apply to the activities of contractors and
        their employees.

 1.02 It is the sole responsibility of construction managers at risk and contractors to
        ensure compliance with all applicable laws, rules, codes and regulations that
        pertain to their activities specifically compliance with Title 29, Chapter XVII,
        Part 1926 and Part 1910 Code of Federal Regulations and the Occupational
        Safety and Health Act of 1970.

 1.03 This guide is intended to provide a working, uniform minimum level of safety
        standards and practices to be followed by all construction managers at risk and
        contractors. While mandatory, compliance with the provisions of these
        guidelines will not guarantee or ensure compliance with the requirements of
        the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Act. This guide is
        not intended to replace the need for each contractor to establish and maintain a
        proper Illness and Injury Prevention Program as required by the Department
        of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Act and the State of Texas.

 1.04 Nothing in this guide is intended to create or establish an employment
        relationship between Dallas County Community College District and program
        managers, construction managers at risk, contractors and their employees.
        While Dallas County Community College District reserves the right to deny
        any person access to a site, all decisions affecting an individual’s terms or
        conditions of employment with his or her employer shall be the decisions of
        his or her employer. The contractor’s selection of means and methods is its
        own and any suggestions presented in this guide are only representative of the
        types of techniques and practices that are accepted safety practices within the
        construction industry.




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SECTION 2            Definitions
 2.01 The Owner, District or DCCCD – refers to Dallas County Community College
        District.
 2.02   Program Manager – refers to those companies engaged in a contract with the
        District to manage the design and construction of assigned projects;
        specifically, Aguirre + Parsons, DMJM and Austin ConReal.
 2.03   Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) or General Contractor (GC) (in the
        event of a Design, Bid, Build), hereinafter collectively referred to as
        ―CMAR/GC‖ – the individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm or
        other organization that has entered into a construction agreement with the
        Owner.
 2.04   Contractor – refers to any company, business or employer that will be
        performing work at the construction site. This includes all persons or entities
        performing all or part of the services the contractor has undertaken to perform
        on the project regardless of whether that person has employees. It is intended
        the term ―Contractor‖ includes subcontractors, independent contractors,
        owner-operators and specialty contractors.
 2.05   Site Safety Plan – A document prepared by the CMAR/GC, or its
        representative, which outlines the basic scope of work, identifies the major
        hazards involved, especially those unique to the site, and the methods used to
        eliminate or control those hazards.
 2.06   Emergency Management Plan – A document prepared by the CMAR/GC, or
        its representative, which outlines procedures to be employed in the event of an
        emergency including evacuation, shelter, notification, fire suppression and
        first aid.
 2.07   Safety Superintendent – A competent person designated by the CMAR/GC
        who will have the primary responsibility and accountability for safety,
        training and compliance with the CMAR/GC’s safety program and these
        guidelines.
 2.08   Safety Representative – A competent person responsible for the on-site daily
        management of safety practices who reports to the Safety Superintendent.
 2.09   Safety - means all aspects of the recognition, evaluation and control of
        physical and health hazards to prevent incidents that may cause personal
        injuries, property damage and /or loss of productive hours.
 2.10   Property Damage - means damage to equipment and property owned by The
        District, Program Managers, CMAR/GCs, Contractors, or a third party and
        damage to the environment in the broadest sense.
 2.11   Injury - means physical and/or health effects, acute or chronic, from contact
        with or exposure to hazards in the workplace.
 2.12   Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) – means a technique that focuses on the worker, the task, the
        tools, and the work environment as a way to identify hazards before they occur. After hazards are
        identified, steps are taken to eliminate or reduce the hazards.




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SECTION 3           Purpose of Guidelines

 3.01 The District seeks the safest possible environment through effective planning
          and focused prevention. These guidelines are the manifestation of that
          commitment to safety. Planning for safety should be included in every phase
          of the construction project. These guidelines have been created to work in
          conjunction with the CMAR/GC’s own safety program.

 3.02 The goals of these guidelines are to encourage the CMAR/GC to:

    (a)      Create a culture of safety in management, field supervision and all
             employees;
    (b)      Have CMAR/GC and Contractors educate and train employees in safe
             work practices;
    (c)      Provide a safe workplace;
    (d)      Prevent any injury to employees or the general public;
    (e)      Prevent any damage to property or the environment; and
    (f)      Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local laws, ordinances, rules
             and regulations.




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SECTION 4         General Standards

 4.01 CMAR/GCs and Contractors shall be in compliance at all times with Title 29,
      Chapter XVII, Part 1926 and Part 1910 Code of Federal Regulations, the
      Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and all other applicable federal,
      state and local laws, rules, regulations and standards.
 4.02 CMAR/GCs and Contractors shall in compliance with the District’s
      Construction Safety Program Minimum Guidelines.
 4.03 CMAR/GCs and Contractors shall be in compliance with their own safety
      program(s).




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SECTION 5            Roles and Responsibilities

 5.01 Purpose - The purpose of this section is to advise the CMAR/GC and
          Contractors of the expectations of the District for the work to be performed at
          the construction site. The District expects that the management for each
          CMAR/GC and Contractor will be accountable for the safe execution of work
          and services under its direction. The District expects individuals working at
          the construction site to follow safe work practices, safety policies, programs,
          procedures and rules, and safety regulations, such as those administered by the
          Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

 Accountability and Responsibility

 5.02 Program Manager(s)
    (a) Attend the pre-construction meetings and review safety requirements with
             the CMAR/GC and Contractors.
    (b)      Inform District Risk Management of any known non-compliance with
             these guidelines committed by the CMAR/GC and/or Contractors.

 5.03 Austin ConReal’s Safety Manger – Austin ConReal’s Safety Manager
        will perform safety monitoring services including:
    (a) Obtain and review each CMAR/GC’s safety program.
    (b) Review and monitor monthly Safety and Health Reports created by the
            CMAR/GCs.
    (c) Verify that each person working at the Project Site has completed the
            Orientation and Safety Training conducted by the CMAR/GC and wears
            the appropriate badge while on the construction site.
    (d) Monthly in-person visits to each construction site.
    (e) Perform monthly job safety audits including, but not limited to,
            inspections of JHA’s, OSHA logs, safety and incident records.
    (f)     Communicate the results of site visits to Bond Program Management,
            Program Managers, and District Risk Management.

 5.04 Construction Manager at Risk - The CMAR/GC is responsible for
          supporting the implementation of and compliance with the Construction
          Safety Program Minimum Guidelines and its own safety program, including
          but not limited to the following actions:

    (a)      Submit a copy of its safety program to Austin ConReal’s Safety Manager
             for review and approval prior to beginning any construction activities.
    (b)      Develop an Orientation and Safety Training course and ensure each
             person on the jobsite has completed the course prior to receiving his/her
             badge and prior to beginning any work at any District facility or jobsite.


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            (See SECTION 8 for required components of Orientation and Safety
            Training course.)
(c)         Designate a Safety Superintendent for each jobsite, prior to construction,
            and provide his/her name and contact information to Bond Program
            Management, Program Managers and District Risk Management. The
            designated Safety Superintendent, at a minimum, shall perform weekly
            inspections of the jobsite.
(d)         Develop a site specific Emergency Management Plan and train all
            employees in the effective execution of the plan. CMAR/GC shall provide
            a copy of the site specific plan to the Bond Program Management,
            Program Managers and District Risk Management prior to the beginning
            of construction.
(e)         Develop a site specific Safety Plan and train all employees in the effective
            execution of the plan. CMAR/GC shall provide a copy of the site specific
            plan to the Bond Program Management, Program Managers and District
            Risk Management prior to the beginning of construction.
(f)         Submit a letter or affidavit to District Risk Management certifying
            reasonable steps have been taken to assure a drug free work force. The
            letter or affidavit shall outline the steps and control systems of the drug
            screening program or process.
(g)         Actively participate in pre-construction conference(s).
(h)         Prepare and submit to Bond Program Management, Austin ConReal’s
            Safety Manager and District Risk Management a monthly Safety and
            Health Report. These reports will include:
      (1)       Number of injuries resolved solely by first aid
      (2)       OSHA recordable injuries log
      (3)       Detailed descriptions of incidents where injuries resulted in medical
                treatment and/or lost time
      (4)       Safety violations and corrective actions taken
      (5)       Total labor hours for the month including CMAR/GCs and Contractors
      (6)       Total labor hours for the job to date including CMAR/GCs and
                Contractors

(i)         Respond immediately to reports of unsafe work conditions. Resolve
            questions, approve and/or recommend necessary expenditures to correct
            unsafe conditions.
(j)         Make regular job site tours to determine if safe work practices are being
            observed, and that unsafe conditions do not exist.
(k)         Actively participate and follow safety programs and work to develop a
            culture of safety with all Contractors and employees.
(l)         Interface with Program Managers and the District to review and resolve
            safety concerns on the project.
(m)         Allow access to safety files and information for Austin ConReal’s Safety
            Manager and District Risk Management to audit Contractors’ safety
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5.05 CMAR/GC’s Safety Superintendent - The CMAR/GC’s Safety
        Superintendent is responsible for functions related to performing work safely,
        and is accountable for compliance with the Construction Safety Program
        Minimum Guidelines and the CMAR/GC’s safety program, including but not
        limited to the following actions:

  (a)      Pre-plan work to prevent incidents including using Job Hazard Analysis.
  (b)      Enforce safety rules and governmental regulations consistently throughout
           the project.
  (c)      Require, monitor and verify that each employee on the job site has
           completed the Orientation and Safety Training and is wearing a proper
           badge.
  (d)      Monitor activities of Contractors and employees for compliance with the
           safety program including wearing appropriate personal protective
           equipment, at all times, and conducting JHAs daily.
  (e)      Conduct regular safety meetings and training sessions with Contractors
           and employees to promote safety awareness and to ensure understanding
           of safety standards, work site hazards and safe work practices.
  (f)      Communicate with and involve Program Managers, CMAR/GC and the
           Owner in safety, health and environmental matters involving the project.
  (g)      Attend all OSHA, or other regulatory agencies, site visits and inspections.
           Immediately inform the Program Manager and CMAR/GC of any job site
           visit. Accompany the Compliance Officer(s) throughout the visit and
           inspection, unless the Compliance Officer requests privacy.
  (h)      Ensure that adequate first aid supplies are available at the work site and
           that appropriate personnel maintain current first aid/CPR certification.
  (i)      Immediately visit the site of any injury, incident, or near-miss. After
           notifying appropriate emergency agencies and CMAR/GC, investigate and
           document the incident. Investigation should include viewing the scene,
           recording the identity of parties involved, documenting evidence, noting
           conditions, conducting interviews and appropriate follow-up actions.
           Superintendent shall report injuries and incidents in a timely manner in
           accordance with federal state and local laws and regulations. Ensure that
           all incidents and near misses are reported to the respective supervisors,
           superintendents and/or managers and corrective actions taken, where
           possible, to prevent future incidents.
  (j)      Review reports/summaries of observed conditions or practices regarding
           safety issues and take immediate action to correct unsafe practices or
           conditions when discovered. Any safety violation and/or hazardous
           condition observed should be brought to the attention of the Supervisor in
           charge for immediate correction.
  (k)      See that job-specific safety procedures are prepared for all jobs involving
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            that all supervisors and workers involved understand and follow the
            procedures.
   (l)      Conduct Industrial Hygiene monitoring and maintain Industrial Hygiene
            records as required and necessary due to the job/project environment.
   (m)      Set an excellent example for personnel.

5.06 Contractor’s Supervisors/Foremen - The Contractor’s Supervisor is an
         integral part of an effective safety program, and the amount of effort he/she
         puts into incident prevention often determines whether an incident/hazard-free
         work environment is established. A Supervisor’s responsibilities should
         include, but are not limited to, the following:

   (a)      Develop a safety conscious and cooperative attitude toward safety with all
            employees and management.
   (b)      Instruct and monitor the personnel under his/her supervision in safe work
            practices and work methods, ensuring that his/her employees have and use
            the proper personal protective equipment, safety equipment and suitable
            tools for the job.
   (c)      Review the unique hazards offered by each day’s work and develop a safe
            operational plan for that day. Use Job Hazard Analysis to identify
            hazards, modify work if needed and ensure employees are aware of
            hazards and how to abate them. Report any unsafe condition immediately
            to CMAR/GC’s Superintendent.
   (d)      Hold weekly ―Tool Box‖ safety training with work crews to discuss any
            observed unsafe work conditions, review the incident experience of the
            crew, discuss corrective action to prevent future incidents, and encourage
            safety suggestions from the employees.
   (e)      Immediately visit the site of any injury, incident, or near-miss involving
            Contractor’s employees or equipment. Ensure that prompt first aid is
            administered to an injured employee and/or contact emergency agencies.
            He/she shall report any illness or injury to the Safety Superintendent and
            the Program Manager immediately. Assist in investigation of incident(s)
            and implementation of corrective actions to prevent future incidents.
   (f)      Ensure equipment is maintained and operated safely and the equipment
            operator has been properly trained and certified, if necessary, in the use of
            that equipment.
   (g)      Ensure all employees have attended the Orientation and Safety Training
            and are wearing the proper badge.
   (h)      Set an excellent safety example for personnel.




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SECTION 6            Emergency Management Plan

 6.01 Each CMAR/GC shall create a site specific Emergency Management Plan
          designed to identify and communicate hazards, protect life and property,
          designate first response actions, coordinate with local emergency agencies,
          notify affected parties, and cover post-disaster recovery and review. A site
          specific Emergency Management Plan shall be submitted to Program
          Managers and District Risk Management prior to the beginning of
          construction activities on any given jobsite.

 6.02 Each Emergency Management Plan should be detailed enough to allow the
          responders to have all the information and materials necessary to mount an
          effective response during a crisis yet it should be flexible enough to apply to
          any emergency situation. Potential emergency situations that should be
          anticipated include but are not limited to:

    (a)      Severe Weather
    (b)      Fire
    (c)      Earthquake
    (d)      Explosion
    (e)      Bomb threat
    (f)      Injury or fatality
    (g)      Terrorist action
    (h)      Hazardous materials spill or release
    (i)      Equipment failure
    (j)      Vehicle collision
    (k)      Utility shut-off valves and disconnects


 6.03 Communication
          Effective communication during a crisis is the critical component. Plans
          should include methods and procedures to notify employees and others of the
          threat once it has been identified. Possible methods include public address
          systems, hand held megaphones, radios, or identifying key people to relay
          information. Telephone lists for local emergency response agencies is crucial
          for notifying responders in the first seconds of an incident. As soon as
          possible Program Managers and District Risk Management should be notified
          of the situation.

 6.04 First Response
          First aid supplies, automated external defibrillators (AED), and fire
          extinguishers should be made available for quick access. On their first day at
          the jobsite, all employees should receive training on where emergency
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      CPR, AED’s and fire extinguisher use. All job sites shall record all first aid
      treatment in a First Aid Logbook.

6.05 Evacuation
       The evacuation plan should, through planning and practice, provide an
       effective strategy to safely move employees and visitors out of buildings and
       away from harm to safe areas in order to protect life and health. An effective
       plan must include:
   (a) Chain of command and appointed Emergency Management Team
   (b) Means of notification
   (c) Evacuation routes which develop as the project progresses
   (d) Method for verifying all people have been evacuated such as Safety
           Wardens within each workgroup
   (e) Rally or collection points at a minimum safe distance of 250 feet
   (f)     Planned drills once per quarter at a minimum
   (g) Site specific training during employee orientation

6.06 Emergency Management Team
      National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System’s
      (ICM) format should be used in all Emergency Management Plans so it will
      mesh seamlessly with federal, state and local response plans.

6.07 Emergency Notification
      Should a serious incident or emergency occur, the CMAR/GC or Contractor
      should contact the Program Manager and District Risk Management
      immediately after emergency agencies have been notified and performing any
      duties critical to incident management. Additionally campus police and
      campus facilities may need to be contacted depending upon the nature of the
      incident. The CMAR/GC and Contractors should use the Emergency Contact
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SECTION 7            Safety Planning
 7.01 Purpose: Safety Planning is essential in the prevention of incidents/accidents
          through the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of hazards. It is
          the CMAR/GC’s responsibility to initiate, maintain and supervise all safety
          precautions in the performance of the work. Proper safety planning should
          encourage the project management to become actively involved in the
          identification and correction of unsafe acts and the identification and
          recognition of safe acts in the construction environment.

 7.02 Site Specific Safety Plan – The CMAR/GC shall create a site specific safety
          plan for each jobsite location prior to the commencement of any construction
          activities at that site and submit a copy of said plan to Program Managers and
          District Risk Management. The site specific safety plan should identify any
          unique hazards or challenges presented by the location and develop methods
          to minimize risk of those identified hazards. The site specific plan should be
          incorporated into the CMAR/GC’s existing safety plan or at a minimum an
          addendum to that plan.

 7.03 Medical Treatment and Emergency Services – The CMAR/GC shall pre-
          designate medical treatment facilities where injured workers should go for
          treatment. These locations should be based partially on their proximity to
          each jobsite. Location and contact information for these providers should be
          posted conspicuously.     The CMAR/GC shall identify the appropriate
          emergency agencies for each jobsite and conspicuously post their location and
          emergency contact phone numbers. These shall include at a minimum police,
          fire and ambulance services.

 7.04 Personal Protective Equipment: All persons on any jobsite must wear the
          following protective equipment at all times:

    (a)      ANSI Z89.1 Class B/C Head Protection
    (b)      Safety Glasses with side shield protection
    (c)      Leather work style boots or shoes; athletic footwear is not acceptable
    (d)      Pants with full leg coverage
    (e)      Short sleeve shirts as a minimum
    (f)      Reflective safety vests are required during periods of interaction with
             heavy equipment, i.e. a spotter for a crane.
    (g)      Additional PPE may be required depending on the job hazards. The need
             for additional PPE should be determined in the JHA process. Any
             additional PPE identified will then become mandatory.

 7.05 Employee Training: The CMAR/GC shall provide all required training for
          the safe usage of equipment, tools, mechanisms, and machinery to its
          employees either directly or through a third party. Evidence of the required


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      training shall be kept on file for reference or review. The CMAR/GC is
      required to verify all employees have been properly trained for their
      assignments and are required to verify Contractors’ employees have met the
      required training standards, proof of which is kept on record.

7.06 Job Hazard Analysis: JHAs are intended to enhance the performance of all
       work crews while eliminating incidents/injuries and business interruptions by
       utilizing and standardizing best known methods to plan work activities and
       recognize existing and potential hazards and enhance work crew coordination
       and communication. Foremen/supervisors must conduct Job Hazard Analysis
       (JHA) prior to allowing any job to begin. Contractors may use their own form
       as long as it follows the general OSHA format. JHA forms must be kept
       onsite and made available for review. Foremen/supervisors should complete
       the JHAs to cover each day’s work. Involvement of the crew in the
       identification of injury potential and hazard controls is a key to the success of
       the program. The following are items to consider when drafting and utilizing
       JHA’s:
   (a) Mobilization of manpower, tools, equipment and materials.
   (b) Identify the task steps ―step-by-step‖ from beginning to end.
   (c) De-mobilize at completion or end of day.
   (d) Identify personnel, tools and equipment needed.
   (e) Inventory required materials to make sure they are on-hand.
   (f)      Considering how a person might get hurt (the hazard).
   (g) Once potential hazards have been identified, prepare a plan to
            reduce/eliminate each hazard (protective measures).
   (h) Use the information from the JHA to communicate the information to the
            crew through a tool box meeting. Ask for input on what has been prepared
            so far.
   (i)      Consider how the work will affect other crew/companies and how other
            crews/companies will affect the work.
   (j)      After completing the work, ask workers for feedback and make notes
            regarding the feedback on the JHA.

7.07 Safety and Health Report: The CMAR/GC’s responsibilities include
      observing, noting and correcting any unsafe situation or practice. All acts,
      situations, violations, etc., should be noted in a Safety and Health Report
      along with descriptions of corrective actions taken. Interact with affected
      employee(s) to correct the issue immediately if possible. Contact the
      appropriate supervisor or Contractor to report any items that cannot be
      corrected immediately. Record Contractors and/or employees who fail to
      make the proper corrective actions in the Safety and Health Report.

7.08 Corrective Actions: Contractors are responsible and accountable for
      implementing the necessary action(s) to correct any noted unsafe behavior or
      conditions and providing the feedback of the status of the observed hazard.


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      The hazards noted and the corrective actions taken should be covered by each
      supervisor with his/her crew during the next weekly safety meeting.

7.09 Violation of Safety Policies: Contractors are responsible for following the
      established rules for safety and conduct set forth in these guidelines and the
      CMAR/GC’s own safety program. Contractors who fail to work safely or fail
      to follow the safety rules shall be subject to corrective action including
      removal from the project. The Owner expects that each Contractor will
      require its employees to follow its own safety rules, the safety practices
      outlined in the Safety Program Minimum Guidelines, rules established at the
      worksite, and OSHA regulations. On the construction site, it is further
      expected that individuals who are observed working unsafely will be informed
      immediately of the unsafe work practice. If additional training is necessary, it
      is expected that each and every Contractor will provide the training required
      for its employees to work safely. In the event an employee has been trained to
      work safely and yet the employee continues unsafe work practices, it is
      expected that the Contractor/employer will discipline the employee
      appropriately. The Owner reserves the right to remove any individual from the
      work site who frequently and/or flagrantly violates safety practices.

7.10 Citations: The primary document to be used to report continued unsafe work
      practice is the Citation (Appendix C). A copy of each citation shall be
      forwarded to the Program Manager. A copy of each citation shall also be kept
      at the job site. Program Managers, CMAR/GC, CMAR/GC’s Superintendent
      and District Risk Management may issue a citation to any employee working
      at the project site. Each Contractor may issue citations to its employees only
      and will determine who within its organization will be given this authority. In
      no case will any Contractor issue citations to an employee of another
      Contractor. Whenever Austin ConReal’s Safety Manager, Program Managers
      and District Risk Management visit a work area, they may review copies of
      any citations kept on file as part of the routine review process. Citations or a
      summary of citations should be included in the Safety and Health Report.

7.11 Worksite Inspections by Program Personnel: This program ensures that the
      work site will be given a Safety, Heath & Environmental inspection on a
      regular basis. Safety Inspection is the process of reviewing a project site or
      work area, and comparing the site area to the OSHA standards and these
      guidelines. Although the major focus will be on conditions, unsafe behavior
      observed during the inspection will be addressed as well.

7.12 Imminent Danger: If a situation that may present an immediate risk of an
      incident, injury or illness is found, work will be stopped immediately and will
      not resume until the situation has been corrected. No additional compensation
      or time extension will be granted as a result of such stoppage.




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7.13 Corrective Action—Follow-Up: All findings should be corrected as soon as
       possible. A follow-up inspection should be scheduled for auditing correction
       of reported items. Each Contractor is required to have a tracking system to
       ensure that items discovered and not immediately correctable by the inspector,
       are assigned to a responsible person for corrective action. All items not
       immediately corrected should be given a date for completion of corrective
       action. These items should be closed within the given time period. A copy of
       each completed corrective action with correction dates shall be maintained at
       the work site. Each item identified as not satisfactory, and not corrected
       immediately, will require an explanation and appropriate correction date.

7.14 Tools and Equipment Inspection: All tools, manual or power, and
       equipment, mobile or stationary, used in the execution of the work shall be
       inspected on a regular basis by the contractor and documentation of the
       inspections and repair shall be maintained by contractor. Any tool or piece of
       equipment that is defective shall be tagged with a ―Defective—Do Not Use‖
       tag, and removed from service for repair immediately.

7.15 Items to Be Inspected: The following is a partial list of items that should be
       inspected. The list is not exhaustive and should not be considered complete.
   (a) Fall arrest equipment; harness, lanyard, retractable lanyard, rope grabs,
           life lines both vertical and horizontal, anchor devices, etc.
   (b) Fire protection equipment including portable fire extinguishers.
   (c) Rigging for cranes and other lifting devices, to include all below the hook
           lifting devices.
   (d) Crane suspended personnel baskets and rigging.
   (e) Ladders.
   (f)     Ramps and stairs used to access breaks of elevation of 19 inches or more,
           including guardrails and hand rails where present.
   (g) Hand tools furnished by the Contractor or employee.
   (h) Power tools driven by electricity, compressed air, hydraulics or
           combustible fuel engines.
   (i)     Cords for electrical power distribution throughout the project. This should
           include the temporary power cables, extension cords and temporary
           lighting.
   (j)     Welding leads, connections, splices and clamps and rod holders.
   (k) Hoses for oxygen, acetylene and compressed air, including the
           connections and accessories.
   (l)     Respiratory equipment.
   (m) Monitoring equipment such as air monitors, noise level meters and light
           meters.
   (n) Ground fault circuit interrupters.
   (o) First aid kits furnished to treat persons working on the Project Site.
   (p) Eye wash stations provided for the use of the construction team.

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7.16 Safety and Health Meetings: Scheduled safety and health meetings are vital
         for sharing information, providing instruction, obtaining feedback and
         maintaining employee interest. These guidelines establish the minimum
         criteria for safety and health meetings.

   (a)      Weekly Meeting: Contractor Supervisors/Foremen shall schedule a
            toolbox safety meeting with their crew at least once a week. The intent is
            to train/educate their employees on accident prevention methods, safe
            work practices and other specific safety topics. Each supervisor shall
            schedule the weekly meetings, with prepared talks, on a day and time that
            best meets the work schedule. The supervisor shall document the topic
            and attendance of each weekly meeting. Records of all weekly safety
            meetings shall be maintained in a designated file at the job site.

   (b)      Five Minute JHA Pre-Job Review: Supervisors should schedule a JHA
            pre-job review at the start of each shift with their crew to review the
            potential hazards associated with their scheduled assignment for the shift
            and/or specific work activity during the shift. Pre-job reviews should
            consist of completing a JHA form for the work assignment.

   (c)      Job Wide Safety Meetings: CMAR/GC’s Superintendent shall conduct a
            Job Wide Safety Meeting with all Contractors and their employees
            monthly. When the total number of Contractor employees at the job site is
            too high to render a single meeting effective, the workforce may be
            divided into manageable groups at the discretion of the Superintendent
            conducting the meeting(s).




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SECTION 8          Employee Training and Screening

 8.01 Initial Orientation: The CMAR/GC shall develop and implement an
        Orientation and Safety Training presentation that each employee must attend
        prior to engaging in any work activities on any District jobsite. The certified
        completion of this Orientation and Safety Training is required for all
        employees, supervisors, management, Contractors or any other person
        engaged in work on any District jobsite. An employee will not be able to
        receive his/her badge until he/she has received this orientation and the
        instructor has initialed the employee’s Employee Badge Checklist form
        (Appendix B). The initial orientation should last between 2-3 hours and shall
        cover the following topics:
    (a) Commitment to safety by the District and each CMAR/GC
    (b) Required personal protective equipment (PPE)
    (c) Emergency plan and procedures
    (d) Safety planning and meetings
    (e) Incident and injury reporting and treatment procedures
    (f)     Job Hazard Analysis
    (g) Designated employee parking
    (h) Prohibited items on jobsite: firearms, alcohol, illicit drugs
    (i)     No unnecessary interaction with District staff or students
    (j)     Welding and cutting
    (k) Hazardous materials procedures
    (l)     Fall protection requirements
    (m) Stairway and ladder safety
    (n) Scaffolding
    (o) Excavation
    (p) Tools and equipment handling and inspection
    (q) Confined space entry
    (r) Electrical safety
    (s)     Steel Erecting

 8.02 Additional Required Training: The cost for all training, including required
       training, will be born by the CMAR/GC and/or Contractors.                All
       foremen/supervisors working at a jobsite shall have a minimum of 10 hours of
       OSHA training from an OSHA-approved educator. All superintendents/safety
       supervisors shall have a minimum of 30 hours of OSHA training from an
       OSHA approved educator. Additional training, as described above, must have
       been completed within the previous 48 months. All foremen/supervisors must
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8.03 Task Specific Safety Training: Contractors may only use properly trained
      employees in the course of the work. All employees engaged in craft work or
      using special tools must be trained in that work or use of tools prior to
      engaging in any work. A copy of training records must be stored on-site and
      made available upon request.

8.04 Criminal History: The CMAR/GC shall not knowingly permit its
      employee(s) or employee(s) of a Contractor or any party engaged by
      Contractor, to have access to the premises, records or data, or to engage in the
      conduct of the affairs of the District when such employee(s) has been
      convicted of a crime or has agreed to or entered into a pretrial diversion or
      similar program in connection with a felony criminal offense. It is incumbent
      upon the CMAR/GC to have or create a system to verify that its employees,
      working on any District jobsite, have not been convicted of a felony.

8.05 Drug Free Workplace: The District is committed to the establishment and
      maintenance of a safe work environment free from the effects of alcohol,
      illegal drugs and other controlled substances. The distribution, use, sale,
      dispensing, possession or manufacture of alcohol, illegal drugs, or prohibited
      substances, the possession of drug paraphernalia, or the abuse of prescription
      drugs is absolutely prohibited at the construction site. CMAR/GC shall take
      reasonably necessary steps to ensure its employees and employees of
      Contractors are free from the influence of illegal drugs and controlled
      substances, not expressly prescribed by a medical professional. Each
      CMAR/GC must submit a letter or affidavit to District Risk Management
      outlining the steps and control systems of its drug screening program or
      process.

8.06 Immigration and Work Status: CMAR/GC employees and employees of
      Contractors must be able to legally work within the United States of America.
      Contractors shall have copies of employee’s I-9 and copies of required
      identification documents on file and must present them for review if required
      by the District or Program Manager.

8.07 Code of Criminal Procedure, Sex Offender Registration Program: ―Not
      later than the later of the seventh day after the date on which the person begins
      to work or attend school…a person required to register under Article 62.152
      or any other provision of this chapter who is employed, carries on a vocation,
      or is a student at a public or private institution of higher education in this state
      shall report that fact to: (1) the authority for campus security for that
      institution…‖

8.08 Firearms and Controlled Items: Firearms are prohibited from all jobsites
      except those carried by police officers or licensed security guards hired for
      site protection. Explosives are prohibited unless they are for use in
      construction activities.


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SECTION 9         Employee Badges

 9.01 Use Requirements: No employee is allowed access to any District jobsite
       without a District-issued badge. All employees, Contractors and CMAR/GCs
       are required to wear a badge at all times while on any jobsite. The only
       exception to this rule is, if the Orientation and Safety Training is conducted at
       the jobsite, then those employees may be on the property for that express
       purpose but cannot be engaged in any work.

 9.02 Badge Procedure: Employees must complete the Orientation and Safety
       Training developed and presented by the CMAR/GC or its representative.
       The training instructor must initial the Employee Badge Checklist as proof of
       the employee’s completion of the training. The employee must take the
       Employee Badge Checklist to the badging location; whereupon, he/she must
       show proof of identity through governmental issued photo identification. The
       employee with then be issued a photo badge.

 9.03 Failure to Comply: Any employee found on a jobsite without a badge will be
       asked to leave immediately and not allowed to return until he/she has retrieved
       a badge or has a new one issued to them.




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SECTION 10         Construction Site Containment and Vehicle
  Access
 10.01 Site Containment
    (a) Each construction site shall maintain containment of the hazards,
            equipment and debris associated with the construction activities at all
            times.
    (b)     Metal fence boundaries must be erected around all construction sites.
    (c)     Pedestrian access to sites must be limited to persons engaged in
            construction.
    (d)     All heavy machinery, construction vehicles and equipment must be
            contained within the marked site.
    (e)     Rock, asphalt, wood and other debris will be contained within the marked
            construction site. If that is not possible, given the logistics of the
            operation, then all debris will be cleaned up by the end of the working day.
    (f)     Roll off bins shall be contained within the construction site or marked with
            a sufficiently safe boundary.

 10.02 Vehicle Access
    (a) All vehicles must be parked within the marked construction site or in a
            designated parking area.
    (b)     Vehicles shall not be parked adjacent to the construction zone in a manner
            where they impede traffic, cause a bottleneck or create a hazard.
    (c)     Heavy machinery being driven outside of the construction zone shall be
            moved in conjunction with a spotter on the ground.




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SECTION 11         Environmental Loss Control
 11.01 Purpose: The District seeks to reduce or eliminate pollution and to be
        responsive to environmental regulations, public and owner concerns, and to
        prevent the losses associated with environmental contamination.

 11.02 Material Storage: All chemicals will be stored in a manner that will prevent
        spills impacting the environment. This will include the use of double
        containment pallets or containment areas constructed on the site. In areas or
        times when rain or storms are expected, covers may be required to ensure that
        rain water is not allowed into containment areas in quantities that could cause
        overflow.

 11.03 Separation of Storage Areas: All storage areas shall be laid out to allow
        access of equipment required to place and retrieve materials. Types of
        materials stored will dictate the space between storage areas to prevent
        contamination by other materials and possible reaction with materials in
        storage.

 11.04 Waste Dump Sites: The CMAR/GC and each Contractor is responsible for
        the waste it generates, and must ensure that all waste is properly disposed.
        Supervisors and employees must ensure that chemicals and empty chemical
        containers such as curing compounds, paints, thinners, form release oils, and
        concrete additives are not being sent to regular, municipal landfills unless the
        landfill operator is made aware of the material that is dumped. Empty
        chemical containers must maintain their original labels. Waste hauler shipping
        manifests must be maintained for future reference and these records must be
        maintained for an indefinite period of time. For the duration of the project,
        these records must be available on site.

 11.05 SARA Title III – Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know
        Act: The CMAR/GC and each Contractor is responsible for its own SARA
        filings. Tier II Reports will be compiled and filed by March 1 of each year
        with the Texas Department of State Health Services, the local fire chief, and
        the CMAR/GC’s person responsible for emergency planning. These parties
        will be made aware of what hazardous materials and quantities of those
        materials are maintained on site.

 11.06 Employee Created Environmental Contamination (Non-job related
        activity): Employees should be encouraged not to bring vehicles on-site if
        they have any type of fuel or chemical stored in the trunk or truck bed. This
        measure will protect from contamination arising from the use of unauthorized
        containers, unnecessary contamination not associated with the contract/project
        and potential safety problems leading to injury.




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SECTION 12         Workplace Incident Procedures

 12.01 Incident Reporting: The CMAR/GC shall notify Program Managers and
        District Risk Management immediately of all incidents. Incidents include
        those that result in, an illness, injury, fire, property damage, or hazardous
        material spill while working on the project site. In the case of an injury or
        occupational illness, a first report of injury document shall be forwarded to the
        Program Manager within twenty-four (24) hours. The CMAR/GC will be
        responsible for maintaining documentation and the reporting of incidents as
        required by federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

 12.02 Incident Analysis: Each incident, occupational illness or occupational injury
        shall be formally documented and thoroughly analyzed by the Contractor
        involved. Witnesses should be interviewed, names of all persons on property
        should be secured, photographs of the accident scene should be taken,
        information regarding third parties that may be involved should be obtained
        and all efforts should be made to determine the root cause of the incident. At
        the discretion of the Program Manager and/or District Risk Management a
        joint analysis may be required. Therefore, when an incident occurs, the
        incident scene must be preserved and the parties involved, except for those
        who require medical treatment, will be retained to ensure a complete and
        thorough analysis. An Incident Report shall be submitted for review to
        District Risk Management and Austin ConReal’s Safety Manager.
        Contractors shall report all first aid cases, OSHA recordable cases, restricted
        duty cases and lost workday cases, along with the total hours worked on the
        project through The Safety and Health Report.

 12.03 Medical Services: Each Contractor is responsible for identifying the clinic
        and hospital it wants its employees to use for occupational injury or illness in
        accordance with the OSHA regulations. This information should be posted so
        that employees can find the information if needed.

 12.04 First Aid and CPR: Each Contractor is responsible for having a minimum of
        one individual on each site trained in first aid and CPR and maintaining
        adequate first aid supplies on site to treat its personnel. If moving an injured
        person from the scene of the incident will aggravate the injury and he/she is
        not in an area of imminent hazard, the Contractor shall summon an ambulance
        and render on site emergency care until professional help arrives.




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                                   APPENDIX A

                      EMERGENCY CONTACT LIST
POLICE

Central Dispatch (Covers all campuses)
Administrative Needs                                   (972) 860-4521
Emergency and After Hours                              (972) 860-4290

FACILITIES DIRECTORS by CAMPUS

BROOKHAVEN COLLEGE                 Vincent Price       (972) 860-4799
CEDAR VALLEY COLLEGE               Cindy Rogers        (972) 860-8187
LECROY CENTER FOR
TELECOMMUNICATIONS                 Eugene Fernandez    (972) 669-6577
EASTFIELD COLLEGE                  Art Sykes           (972) 860-7687
EL CENTRO COLLEGE                  William Butler      (214) 860-2351
MOUNTAIN VIEW COLLEGE              Allan Knott         (214) 860-8531
NORTH LAKE COLLEGE                 John Watson         (972) 273-3353
RICHLAND COLLEGE                   Eddie Hueston       (972) 238-6170
BILL J PRIEST                      William Butler      (214) 860-5777
DISTRICT SERVICE CENTER            Frank Bennett       (972)860-7768

DISTRICT RISK MANAGEMENT

General Needs and Emergency        Michael Henry       (972) 860-4044
                                   Cell#               (214) 592-5342
                                   E-mail              mphenry@dcccd.edu
                                   Fax#                (972) 860-4039
Emergency                                              (972) 860-7475

District Service Center
Risk Management
4343 Interstate Highway 30
Mesquite, TX 75150-2018




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                                             APPENDIX B

                           EMPLOYEE BADGE CHECKLIST
DATE

EMPLOYEE NAME

EMPLOYER

JOB TITLE




                          ORIENTATION AND SAFETY TRAINING
Print or Type Instructor’s Name:                 ______________________________________________

Initials Certifying Completion:                  ___________________



                                   PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION


       Type of Photo Identification presented:
                (Circle one below)
                                                                         ID Number


                  Driver’s License
                      Passport
                                                                       Expiration Date


                U.S. Citizen ID Card
             Resident Citizen ID Card
                                                               Issuing Country/State/Agency


             Temporary Resident Card                               YES               NO
          Employment Authorization Card
                                                        Does name on ID match employee name above?



                                        ISSUANCE OF BADGE
Badge number                                     ______________________________________________

Person issuing badge                             ______________________________________________

Date                                             ______________________________________________



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                                     APPENDIX C

                      SAFETY INFRACTION CITATION

     JOB

    DATE

    NAME

  COMPANY



CLASSIFICATION:

   □ MINOR INFRACTION: Relatively minor exposure to individual cited, without injury
      potential to others.
   □ SIGNIFICANT INFRACTION: Exposure to individual cited which involves potential
     injury exposure to others.
   □ SERIOUS INFRACTION: Safety violation that in the opinion of the issuing supervisor
     could result in serious injury or death to the individual cited and/or to other persons.
   □ FLAGRANT INFRACTION: Willful or extremely careless exposure of the individual
     cited, and/or others, to potentially catastrophic injuries or death.

DESCRIPTION:
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

CORRECTIVE MEASURES TAKEN:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________


______________________________________________________________________
ISSUING PERSON

______________________________________________________________________
SIGNATURE OF PERSON CITED                                        DATE




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