CERP Design Coordination Team (DCT)
The CERP Design Coordination Team membership is comprised of managers from the South Florida Water Management District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Jacksonville District) and Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Other federal and state agencies, including Department of Interior, National Park Service, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are invited to participate to share agency views and perspectives and to inform the DCT about issues affecting Everglades restoration program and project implementation issues. The DCT includes staff from various disciplines including project management and program controls; planning; engineering, design, and contracting; construction management; real estate; research and monitoring; operations and maintenance; environmental compliance; regulatory and permitting; and others. The CERP DCT typically meets bi-weekly by web meeting and teleconference to provide consistent and effective communication, coordination and issue resolution on projects included in the CERP Design Agreement and other cost-share agreements with SFWMD.
The SFWMD DCT provides technical and managerial oversight on issues related to design including:
- Design schedules and budgets
- Design plan and work products include Project Management Plans, Project Implementation Reports, Pilot Project Design Reports and Design Documentation Reports
- Construction plans and specifications
- Updates of the Master Program Management Plan
- Real property and relocation requirements
- Contract scopes of work, modifications and costs
- Program and project cost projections
- Anticipated requirements for performance of operation, maintenance, repair, replacement and rehabilitation of a project
- Restoration Coordination and Verification (RECOVER) efforts
- Development of program-level procurement strategies
The DCT also reviews design cost estimates and actual expenditures to ensure that design work is proceeding cost effectively and within budget. The DCT will identify and attempt to resolve technical issues that may impact major milestones or budgets, or have a system-wide restoration impact.