ITEM 126-1012-R0105   ATTACHMENT


This authority request is for an amount greater than $150,000, which requires the following additional information:


(a) Project Description:

The current inventory of lab space available for research and grant projects is completely assigned.  Funded research activity is continuing to grow with additional research faculty to be hired this coming year.


(b) Cost Estimate and Funding Sources:


Construction                                                                                                  $2,000,000

Architectural Fees                                                                                              200,000

Telecommunication Systems                                                                                60,000


Testing and Site Investigation                                                                                65,000

Contingency                                                                                                       200,000

Furnishings and Equipment                                                                                 150,000

Construction Management                                                                                    75,000

A/E Supervisory Fee                                                                                             50,000

Commissioning                                                                                                    50,000


PROJECT TOTAL                                                                                         $3,000,000


This project will be financed with indirect costs from research grants and unrestricted funds.


(c) Programs Served, Enrollment Data, Projected Enrollments:

Funded research activity has been steadily increasing in the last 10 years.  The current inventory of lab space assignable to funded research has been exhausted to include the recently constructed Bioresearch Facility (10,000 gsf).  Further compressing existing research programs space to accommodate new faculty hires and their grant activities will seriously damage on-going research programs and/or prevent any future expansion. 


(d) Space Utilization Data:

The work completed under this authority will provide approximately 10,000 square feet of new lab/office space that is not currently available on campus.


(e) Projected Use for Available Residual Space:

(Not applicable to this request)


(f) Projected O&M Costs and Proposed Funding Sources:

O&M costs for the research facilities are projected to be $92,973 for the first full year of operation in FY 2008.  No state funds will be used in supporting the O&M costs.