DAS Construction Services - A Summary of Resources

Overview

 

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): 

DAS Construction Services Policies

Posted on April 22, 2020:

Notice to Construction Contractors

 

Posted on April 8, 2020 (updated on April 22, 2020):

Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Employers: All workplaces considered essential must follow Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Employers to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Additional rules specific to construction sites:

  • Clean portable bathrooms no less than every 2 days.
  • Require employees to travel separately to and from, and within, worksites.
  • Reschedule work to maximize the amount of work being performed outdoors, limit indoor or work lacking significant fresh air.
  • Shift work to limit the size of the crews on the jobsite, especially indoors.
  • Rotate lunch and coffee break shifts, requiring workers to follow the CDC social distancing guidelines during meals or breaks.
  • Follow all safety and health protocols when using an elevator.
  • Provide an adequate supply of PPE, including but not limited to cloth face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer or soap and water.

 

Posted on March 19, 2020:

DAS Construction Managers at Risk (CMR) and General Contractors (GC):

These extraordinary times demand extra care to stop the spread of COVID-19.  Construction sites are, by design, concentrations of people.  As such we need to exercise practices to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our tradespeople, CMR and GC staff and their families.  Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines need to be incorporated into the daily routine of your workers to ensure their safety.  Social Distancing must be practiced, as well as the use of hand washing stations and hand sanitizing stations.  Daily tool box safety briefs must include topics and updates on COVID-19 protective measures and information.  Rely on your DAS Project Manager and the Construction Administrator for any questions, concerns or issues related to the jobsite, and COVID-19 effects at the jobsite.

DAS wishes to continue with active construction projects as long as possible, but not at the risk of the life and safety of our contractors, their workers and their family and friends. If circumstances appear to become beyond the control of the parties to protect all concerned, and jeopardize the health, safety and well-being of workers, staff and the general public, DAS will provide further direction and instructions to you.  In the meantime, please implement, if you have not already done so, the guidelines mentioned above immediately.

Noel Petra, DAS Deputy Commissioner

Real Estate & Construction Services

 

The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Construction Services (CS) is the state’s primary department for State Building Construction Projects requested by Connecticut Executive and Judicial Branch State Agencies (Form 9100).  DAS/CS provides the following resources for State Building Construction Projects:

 

DAS/CS Online Library:

Publications and Forms 

 

DAS/CS Invitations to Bid and RFQs:

State Contracting Portal

 

Other DAS/CS Resources: 

DAS/CS Opportunities for SBE/MBE Firms

DAS/CS State Agency Capital Project Initiation Request

DAS/CS Hazardous Material Inspection and/or Abatement Request 

DAS/CS Project Accounting (provides Bond Fund financial support to DAS/CS; receives monthly Bond Fund requests from client agencies for consideration at the monthly State Bond Commission meetings; and handles all accounting functions for large, formal construction projects throughout the State of Connecticut).

 

Related Resources:

Trade Labor Services Contract

State Police Firearms Relocation Project

Office of the Governor

Connecticut General Assembly

Office of Policy and Management (OPM)

State Bond Commission