As part of the UA System’s continuing effort to update Board and System policy to align with current policy and practice, the following Board Policy revisions are proposed for consideration at the November 19-20 Board of Trustees meeting. These proposed policy changes were drafted by the General Counsel’s Office and have been vetted with the facilities officials across the system. The updated policies (click for redlined PDFs) include:
- Revised Board Policy 730.1 Procedure for Capital Projects – proposed revisions include clarifying the definition of Capital Projects and clearly defining the system and Board approval steps for capital projects.
- Revised Board Policy 730.2 Approval of Major Capital Projects – proposed revisions include clarifying the various system approvals necessary for major capital projects and revising the advertising and notice requirements for soliciting design professionals and/or construction managers.
- Revised Board Policy 740.1 Procedure for Selection of Architects or Engineers for Capital Projects – proposed revisions include various technical clarifications and aligning the selection of architects and engineers with the revisions to Board Policies 730.1 and 730.2.
- Revised Board Policy 740.2 Procedure for Selection of Architects or Engineers for Small Projects and On-Call Contracts – proposed revisions include clarifying the scope of on-call contracts and establishing terms and procedures for hiring architects and engineers for small projects.
- New Board Policy 730.3 Procedure for Guaranteed Energy Cost Savings Act Projects – the new policy describes the process for a campus to procure and energy cost savings contract under the Arkansas Guaranteed Energy Cost Savings Act.
- New UASP 730.1 Capital Projects – the new UASP provides additional guidance on each of the Board policies and includes the Capital Project Proposal Form that is required for submission to the UA System Office under Board Policy 730.1.
Feedback on these drafts can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feedback should be submitted by Friday, October 30, so it can be considered before the Board meeting.