Glossary of Terms
SBC: School Building Committee
The North Providence SBC consists of Town and School employees/officials and members of the Community for the purpose of generally monitoring the RIDE process and to advise the Town of North Providence during the construction of the Projects.
RIDE: Rhode Island Department of Education
RIDE is the authority partnering with communities to support the design and construction of educationally-appropriate, flexible, sustainable, and cost effective public school facilities.
Visit their website for more information: https://www.ride.ri.gov
SD: Schematic Design
SD is the final reporting stage where the Town and its team develop a final design program and robust schematic design of sufficient detail to establish the scope, budget and schedule for the Proposed Project.
RFS: Request for Services
The document utilized to solicit qualifications for Architect and Owner’s Project Manager firms for the project.
SOI: Statement of Interest
Submitting an SOI is the critical first step in the RIDE program to partially fund the construction, renovation, addition or repair of municipality or regionally owned school facilities located in cities, towns and regional school districts.