Resolution on Approving Capital Project Expenditures - Wofford & Richardson Abatement; McLaurin Flood Renovations; Architect Selection and Fees for New Cafeteria

WHEREAS, pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. §59-125-1, et. seq., the Board of Trustees of Winthrop University is created and established as a body corporate for the purpose of effectuating the educational mission of Winthrop University;

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Winthrop University Board of Trustees Bylaws art. II, it is the Board of Trustees duty to “provide oversight of the University’s mission";

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Winthrop University Board of Trustees Bylaws art. VIII, the Board of Trustees is empowered to consider and approve approval of capital projects exceeding $250,000;

WHEREAS, the Wofford & Richardson abatement & demolition project is fully funded at a total of

$7.2M, with the State funding $6.0M and Winthrop University funding $1.2M from the Auxiliary Net Position;

WHEREAS, the initial abatement phase of the Wofford & Richardson project was bid to 7 bidders, and after due diligence, the contract is recommended to be awarded to Complete Demolition Services at $824,000;

WHEREAS, the McLaurin Flood Repair project aims to restore the areas affected by flooding during the winter break due to a broken sprinkler line and such funding primarily sourced from the State Insurance Reserve, with the bid being awarded to Dach Enterprises at a combined total of $307,300;

WHEREAS, after a rigorous selection process for an architect per OSE requirements, McMillan Pazdan Smith was chosen as the preferred firm;

WHEREAS, negotiation with McMillan Pazdan Smith for the New Cafeteria project resulted in a proposed contract of $878,000 covering base design fees, reimbursements, and additional services for advanced planning;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Winthrop University Board of Directors endorses and approves the recommendations and funding allocations as described for each of the above-listed projects;,

FURTHER RESOLVED, that all necessary actions are authorized to be taken by the appropriate University officials to ensure the successful implementation and completion of these projects as per the provided guidelines,

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Secretary to the Board of Trustees shall certify that the Winthrop University Board of Trustees approved this resolution on the 12th Day of October 2023, in a regular, scheduled session after public notice. Such resolution shall be maintained and publicly posted by the Secretary of the Board in a time and manner as required by law.

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