General CDD Guidelines
Excerpts from the CDD Terms of Reference
The Campus Design & Development (CDD) Committee is an administrative committee mandated to ensure that proposed changes to campus facilities are aligned with the University of Toronto Scarborough’s short and long-term master plans and are specifically guided by a best practices approach to physical planning, design and construction consistent with the Policy on Capital Planning and Capital Projects.
The committee works in cooperation with UTSC’s Space Planning Committee in overseeing the physical development of the Scarborough campus that includes the assessment and approval of space plans and allocations. It is responsible for the renovation of existing facilities, infrastructure renewal projects including computing network infrastructure, and security systems. As delegated by the Vice-President, University Operations, CDD has the authority to approve projects with a value of up to $3 million and to recommend projects over $3 million and up to $10 million.
The Committee reports to the Vice-President and Principal of the University of Toronto Scarborough.
Please visit: http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~bao/cdd/
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The Call for Proposals will now be announced quarterly: April 1, July 1, October 1, January 1.
As part of the recent amendments to the CDD process, only one standard CDD Project Application form will be used to cover any type of request that includes request for new construction, alteration, facilities renewal, or security systems projects at UTSC.
1. Completing the application form:
There are three steps that must be completed before a project is forwarded to the Strategy Review Group for adjudication
The CDD application form is available in: http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~bao/cdd/forms.htm
For assistance in completing the CDD Project Application form, please contact Marlyn Yee at 416-287-7652, e-mail: email@example.com
All applications that meet all the requirements in Steps 1 and 2 of the CDD Project Application Form will be reviewed by the Strategy Review Group that is composed of the Principal, Dean & Vice-Principal (Academic), Vice-Principal Research, and the CAO and Chair of CDD against the academic plan for evaluation and prioritization. Subsequently, the Departments of Design & Construction Management, and/or Facilities Management will be engaged to prepare a cost estimate for each project that is approved by the Strategy Review Group to proceed to design review and costing. Financial Services prepares a summary of these requests that includes the low-high budget of each request to identify and plan for potential funding sources.
In accordance with the Policy on Capital Planning and Capital Projects, the chief considerations for assigning priorities for funding are the merit of each request in relation to officially stated plans and priorities for UTSC, and the overall benefit of the proposed project for the Campus. Within this framework, the following hierarchy of criteria will be used to rank proposals for renovation:
a. Projects that enhance existing instructional and research programs