Seismic Cost-Benefit Studies 2005

The Trial Court Facilities Act of 2002 (SB 1732, Escutia), as amended, will shift the governance of California's Superior Court buildings from the counties to the state by June 30, 2007. In 2003, the AOC Office of Court Construction and Management and its consultants completed evaluations of about 225 court facilities. In February 2005, OCCM and its consultant completed a preliminary loss estimation and seismic risk analysis of the portfolio. Now, OCCM seeks to supplement these studies with cost-benefit and return-on-investment analyses for certain rehabilitation scenarios in order to help prioritize the AOC's capital outlay plan.

OCCM seeks the services of a subject matter expert (the Consultant) in cost-benefit analysis, return-on-investment analysis, seismic hazard analysis, and seismic loss estimation for individual building structures and for portfolios. The scope of services will include review of preliminary loss estimation assumptions and findings from OCCM's February 2005 study, definition of earthquake hazards and scenarios, definition of alternate rehabilitation or risk reduction strategies for the portfolio, loss estimation for the various strategies, financial cost-benefit analysis, return-on-investment analysis, report production, and presentation to AOC staff and non-expert decision makers. Structural engineering needed to characterize the performance of existing or rehabilitated buildings is outside the scope; broad performance characteristics and rehabilitation cost estimates will be provided by OCCM.

The Consultant will work collaboratively with the AOC, OCCM, and peer reviewers or technical advisers of OCCM's choosing who will provide quality assurance and project guidance under a separate agreement with the AOC.

Statements of Qualifications, as described in the RFQ, must be received by 1 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2005. Please see the RFQ for additional information.

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