The Manual for Leasing and State Office Planning was developed by the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) in conjunction with members of the Real Property Work Group established by the Executive Office for Administration and Finance in 1995. The Manual is designed to be a practical guide and reference for Agency facilities staff and attorneys responsible for the Agency"s leases. It sets forth simplified leasing procedures and provides the tools for facilities planning and space planning. The Manual was first published in April 1996,
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Chapter 2 provides guidance in overall facilities planning, options for meeting an Agency"s facilities needs, and determining needs for an individual office or facility. The goal is to enable agencies to plan for facilities in a manner which promotes cost-effective solutions that support Agency program goals and provides adaptability for changes in operations and technology.
Chapter 3 describes the role and responsibilities of the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) and the Agency in acquiring and managing leased space.
Chapter 4 Standards for Facilities Planning
Chapter 4 contains information on procedures and use of standard forms and documents necessary for state office planning, solicitation of lease proposals, and completion and execution of a lease.
This Chapter contains the following seven Sections:
- Section A, Commonwealth Standards , provides an overview of Commonwealth standards for leased space.
- Section B, How to Prepare the Schematic Space Plan , describes the process for laying out the Agency"s space program in the selected facility.
- Section C, Standard Forms for Acquisition of Leased Space ,contains standard forms and instructions to assist in the acquisition of leased space. The Standard Forms and Instructions can be downloaded from this web site.
- Section D, Standard Forms of Request for Proposals; Advertising and Notice Requirements , includes instructions and standard forms of Request for Proposals (RFP) developed to implement the requirements of M.G.L. Chapter 7 for an open and competitive solicitation of proposals for leased space. Chapter 4, Section D also includes the statutory advertising and notice requirements for the acquisition of leased space, and includes a sample newspaper advertisement and Central Register notice. Information regarding acquisition of leased space with reduced advertising requirements is also included.
- Section E, Procedures for Acquisition of a New Lease or Lease Amendment , contains procedures for how an agency acquires leased space and amends an existing lease.
- Section F, Standard Forms of Lease and Related Documents , includes instructions for completing and executing Commonwealth of Massachusetts standard legal forms for leases. Section F contains the standard form of office lease.This section also includes a sample First Amendment to Lease and Lease Extension, the standard Tenant Estoppel Certificate and the standard form of Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreement.
- Section G, Instructions for Change of Ownership During Lease Term, , outlines the documentation required for a change of ownership of the leased property during the term of a lease.