Capital Planning and Facilities Management

This department coordinates architectural and engineering design services, campus infrastructure planning, project management and construction oversight for all capital projects on campus. Coordination may occur with the Massachusetts Department of Capital Asset Management and the Massachusetts State College Building Authority for eligible projects.

Studies and programming including conceptual drawings

Design services including schematic design, design development, and construction documents

Bidding process administration

Project management, construction oversight and contract administration

NEW Fall 2015 – Capital and Facilities Project Governance

Based on the successful IT Governance process, Capital Planning is rolling out a new Capital and Facilities Projects Governance to prioritize and select capital and maintenance projects for the 2017 fiscal year. 

Here is how it works:

Proposals can be submitted by anyone within the university community through the provost, dean or department head. A proposal should include a description of the project, estimated cost, funding source, and enough detail so that the review team can understand why this project is a priority for the university. Proposals should be submitted to the capital planning office by November 15, 2015. If you need help with your proposal please contact Ben Szalewicz.

Once all of the proposals are received, they will be divided into two groups; under $50,000 and over $50,000.   Projects under $50,000 will be reviewed by the facilities projects review team and projects over $50,000 will be reviewed by the capital projects review team.  The proposal will be scored based on the following seven criteria

  •  Grant funded - Funding from non-Salem State sources exists.
  • Regulatory Requirement for compliance.
  • Strategic goal (value added) - What strategic goal does this support?
  • Infrastructure required to sustain or improve existing systems. 
  • Increased effectiveness/ productivity - Does it improve the ability of a user/provider to perform a task?
  • Cost- What will the project cost to implement?
  • Operational cost - Is there a positive ROI?

In the spring of 2016 results from this process will be forwarded to the university leadership for funding consideration.


Capital Planning and Facilities Management