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Pursuant to Public Act No. 11-2, October Special Session, which created the Connecticut Bioscience Collaboration Program administered by CI, CI has entered into a $145 million facility loan (the “Loan”) with The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) to finance the development, design and construction of the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (the “Project”) on the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) in Farmington, CT.
CI is in need of the services of an independent architectural, engineering or construction management firm (Lender’s Representative/Construction Inspector “LR/CI”) to monitor the construction of the facility by JAX and to: (1) assist CI in its review and approval of the final plans and specifications for the Project, the facility budget, construction contracts and the construction schedule for the Project and (2) to approve all requisitions for advances under the facility loan. Article 3 of the Bioscience Collaboration, Operating and Funding Agreement between Connecticut Innovations, Inc. and The Jackson Laboratory (Attachment 1) set forth the role of the LRCI under the Loan.
JAX proposes to construct the Project directly adjacent to the University of Connecticut Medical Center (UCMC) in Farmington, Connecticut. Building on its acknowledged leadership in the genetic research community, its global collaborations, and new collaborations to be forged in Farmington, New Haven, Storrs, and throughout the state of Connecticut, JAX Genomic Medicine will create a translational genetics research institute that will be a world center for discovering the complex genetic networks that lead to disease, and for developing and delivering personalized therapeutics tailored to each individual’s unique genetic circumstances.
The Project consists of the site development, design and construction of a LEED certified biomedical research facility of approximately 173,000 gross square feet which will consist of biomedical research laboratories, computational/bio-informatic research laboratories, and scientific support space and core service facilities.The facility will also include a state of the art data center, formal and informal common and collaboration spaces, conferencing and training facilities, office space, and general supporting administrative facilities and infrastructure will be constructed on the 17+ acre site. Please refer to Attachment 2 – “IV. Facility Construction and Equipment Information” and Attachment 3 – “VI. Budget, Construction Schedule Proposed Use of Funds ” both excerpted from JAX’s project application to CI, which provide background information on the facility and the construction budget and timetable. The Project is to be completed no later than December 31, 2014.