Northern Essex Community College (NECC) is exploring a public-private partnership to upgrade health and wellness facilities and programs on its Haverhill campus.
NECC and DCAMM and currently refining the program and real estate requirements necessary for a successful RFP. The RFP is expected to be made publicly available in the first half of 2024. On Tuesday, July 18th, the Commonwealth’s Asset Management Board (AMB) gave final approval to move forward with the Health and Wellness project. We have included the Final Project Proposal (FPP) and the presentation that was presented to the AMB.
Final Project Proposal
Public Hearing Presentation - Thursday, May 18, 2023
On Thursday, May 18, a public hearing presentation was held on campus. We are making available the NECC Health & Wellness Project Public Hearing Presentation in PDF format.
Draft Final Project Proposal
The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) issued the Draft Final Project Proposal (FPP), in collaboration with Northern Essex Community College (NECC), we invited public comments on the Draft FPP and we hosted a Public Hearing on May 18th at 6:00PM on the Haverhill Campus in the Technology Center.
Draft FPP NECC
Appendix to the FPP
Request for Information
The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) issued the Request for Information (RFI), in collaboration with Northern Essex Community College (NECC), to seek information related to opportunities for partnerships to improve health & wellness facilities on Commonwealth-owned property at NECC’s Haverhill Campus (the “Campus”).
Please find responses from the RFI on the link below. These responses are NOT proposals but informational responses to a Request for Infromation to help us inform the process.
Responses to RFI
RFI Questions & Answers
NECC’s health and wellness facilities, comprised of the Sports and Fitness Center (Building D, built in 1971) and several fields, do not meet the modern needs of the campus community. These facilities face an estimated $9M+ in deferred maintenance, including outdated systems, ADA accessibility shortcomings, and poor drainage of the fields. NECC has been approached by various organizations about partnerships over the past several years.
NECC views vibrant athletic health and wellness programming as integral to student retention, physical and mental health, and the success of the college.
- Advance NECC’s mission by better serving their students of today and the future with athletic health and wellness offerings.
- Enhance facilities in a cost-effective way.
- Develop better connectivity with the surrounding community to advance shared values and attract and retain students.
Northern Essex has long recognized the important role athletic health and wellness can play in recruiting, retaining, and helping students succeed, especially male students, who lag significantly behind female students in enrollment, persistence, and graduation rates. NECC is a unique community college within Massachusetts, and across the nation, in preserving and investing in these opportunities to expand educational access to our community.
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