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CAPITAL REQUEST Controlling Board No.
Status:  Approved
Meeting Date:  9/20/2021


Youth Services

Division of Finance & Planning

Eligible for Local Administration?
Real Estate Acquisition
    Release of Capital Funds(R.C.Sec. 127.14G) and/or R.C.126.14
    Transfer of Capital Funds (R.C.Sec. 127.14G and/or Sec. 127.15)
    Higher Education Authorization Request (Sec. 3333.071)
    Other Statutory Authority/Bill Section:
Fiscal Year(s)
Bill No.
SB 310
Eligible for OBM
Director Approval?
Capital Request
    Release of Capital Funds (R.C.Sec. 127.14G)
    Transfer of Capital Funds (R.C.Sec. 127.14G and/or Sec. 127.15)
    Waiver of Competitive Selection (R.C.Sec. 127.16B)
      No Competitive Opportunity
      Agency Released Competitive Opportunity
    Agency Released Competitive Opportunity (R.C.Sec. 127.162)
    Release Percent for Arts (R.C.Sec. 3379.10)
    Other Statutory Authority/Bill Section:

For FYAmountNameAddressCounty
DYS01 2022 $606,000.00 GPD Group 520 S. Main St. Suite 2531
Akron, OH 44311

FromToFYFund GroupFund CodeAppropriation Line ItemAppropriation Line Item NameTransfer AmountPrev Rel Amount

Fund GroupFund CodeAppropriation Line ItemAppropriation Line Item NameTotal Amount
7028 C47022 Building Additions - CJCF $662,800.00

Ryan Gies 09/20/2021
Agency Director or Authorized Agent On The Date Of
08/31/2021 W. Fletch Zimpher
Date Controlling Board President/OBM Director
Name:  Vinson Spurlock Title:  Administrator
Phone:  (614) 728 - 7093 Fax:  (614) 728 - 2576 E-Mail:
  The Department of Youth Services respectfully requests Controlling Board approval to release capital funds in the amount of $662,800.00 from Fund 7028, ALI C47022 (Building Additions-CJCF), in FY22, and an agency released competitive opportunity to contract with GDP Group, Akron, OH, to provide A&E services to construct a new vocational building at the Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility located in Circleville, Pickaway County. DYS-210198  
  Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility, located in Pickaway County, was built in 1994 and provides secure services to approximately 130 youth each day committed to DYS from all 88 counties.   The facility is a 24-hour maximum security facility housing juvenile felony level offenders. DYS is requesting funding to construct a vocational education building to expand career tech training opportunities to provide youth with a trade, job and living skills prior to re-entry. A career vocational technology building will provide the space to expand existing programs to include construction trades - carpentry, electrical, plumbing, framing, roofing, siding, drywall, welding and masonry programs as well as expanding the horticulture program, auto technologies, career tech/computer technologies/science lab/music and culinary lab.

Project DYS-210198 is an OFCC project and is in the A&E contracting phase.   

This capital funding request is to provide A&E services necessary for the successful completion of the design phase. 8 Statements Of Qualifications (SOQs) were received and graded. Based on the SOQs scoring, the top 3 firms were interviewed with GPD Group Inc. being selected by a panel consisting of 2 OFCC representatives and 2 DYS representatives based on GPD Group Inc.'s demonstrated understanding of the project scope and ability to perform the work required.
Attachments Controlling Board Request No.: DYS0100761
Attachment TypeAttachment Description
Other A&E Agreement Criteria
Other OFCC A&E Agreement Recommendation Budget Letter
Other AE Score Tally Sheet
Other AE Interview Ranking
Other AE Tally Sheet
DYS0100761-10052021035905.PDF Non Substantive Change Request for request DYS0100761
Release and Permit Information
NameFYAmountR & P #R & P DateIssued ByComments
GPD Group 2022 $606,000.00

Capital Request Required Information
Architect, Engineering, or Other Professional Service Contracts/Construction Manager at Risk or Design Build Contracts - GPD Group
Controlling Board Request No.: DYS0100761
Type of Service to be provided: Professional Design Services for CJCF Vocational Program Building
2. Selection Process:
a. Explain how the Request for Proposal (RFP)/Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was publicized or advertised.
A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was published on the OFCC Opportunities web page at on posting date and notifications were emailed to every person registered to receive notifications of qualifications-based selection opportunities.
Number of proposals distributed. Not applicable the RFQ was available to any interested party.
Number of days in which interested parties had to respond to the RFP/RFQ. 19
Number of proposals received. 8
e. For each proposal or statement of qualifications received, provide name, complete address of the principal place of business, and amount of each proposal (or attached as a list)..
Name Proposal AmountAddressCityStateCounty
f. Indicate who rated the responses and was involved in the selection of the contractor.
Two OFCC staff and two Owner staff reviewed and scored each statement of qualifications and identified a short list of the most qualified firms, as shown on the attached list. Each of the short-listed firms was interviewed and ranked by representatives of OFCC and the Owner.
Identify the selected contractor. GPD Group
  Explain why this contractor was selected.
  The firm was selected based on its qualifications, experience, and project knowledge in compliance with the selection process required by R.C. Section 153.69, Administrative Code Section 153:1-1-01, and the standard procedures of OFCC.
4. Provide contractor's location of their principal place of business. 
520 S. Main St. Suite 2531
Akron, OH 44311
County: Summit
5. Provide contractor's location from which all or most or contract work will be performed, if different from the location of principal place of business.
640 Island Road
Circleville , OH 43113
County: Pickaway
6. Identify all state contracts which the selected contractor has had approved by the Controlling Board since the beginning of the last fiscal year through this fiscal year to date. Also include contracts approved for this agency or institution of higher education.
a. Total number of contracts: 2
b. For each contract, list the state agency and the contract amount.
AgencyContract/Agreement AmountFY
Rehabilitation and Correction $134,465.17 21
Youth Services $228,260.00 21
Provide the following employee information: Nationwide Ohio
Total Number of Employees 645    537   
Percentage of Women 22.5% 23.6%
Percentage of Minorities 8.1% 6.1%
What percent of the work will be done by subcontractors? 15%
If more than 50%, provide the following employee information.
# of Employees
% of Women
% of Minorities
# of Employees
% of Women
% of Minorities
9. Fee Analysis: For design-build and construction management at risk services, also provide a fee analysis that includes the following:
a. Total estimated construction cost:   $5,502,000.00
b. Provide the following information regarding the contractor's fees for the services to be performed. 
Fee Analysis Contract Amount Percent of Total Construction Cost
Professional Design Services and/or Construction Management Services/Design-Build   $423,500.00   7.69%
Personnel Cost   $0.00   0%
Testing & Special Inspections   $118,000.00   2.14%
General Conditions   $0.00   0%
Design Services Fees(A/E of Record in Design-Build Contract only)   $0.00   0%
  $14,500.00   0.263%
  Refer to the requirements of Revised Code Sections 153.65-153.70.