In 2019, the King County Library System (KCLS) started a five-year plan to maintain assets. This plan is called a Capital Investment Program (CIP). The CIP covers major repair and replacement of assets including buildings and vehicles.
Maintaining these assets makes sure that:
- Libraries continue to be welcoming places for generations to come.
- Service facilities are safe workplaces.
- Vehicles are in good working order.
Criteria for Evaluating Projects
CIP projects are reviewed based on the following factors.
- Health and safety
Projects that preserve public health or safety.
Projects dealing with assets that need immediate attention.
- Service or asset expansion/addition
Improvements that support a new program or initiative.
- Estimated Useful Life and Facility Condition Index
Projects to replace assets that are beyond their Estimated Useful Life and/or have a poor Facility Condition Index. Projects that have a poor Facility Condition index cost more to repair than to replace.
Facilities Management Services
Project Phase Timeline
1. Scope development
Library and its stakeholders set the scope of work needed and fit the needs and goals within the budget.
Design consultants conduct research and design based on project scope. After stakeholders' approval, consultants make the construction documents for contractor bidding and construction.
Library prepares a request for proposal (RFP) for the public bidding platform.
Selected contractors start the project according to the construction documents.
Library takes control of the site. This happens after construction is complete and the Facility team has gone through the final punch list.