In 1989, the State of Texas Child Care Program (the Program) was established by the Texas Legislature by enactment of Article 6252-3e of the Vernon's Annotated Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, currently codified in pertinent part in Chapter 663 of the Texas Government Code, to serve State of Texas employees of all income levels and ensure access to quality child care services. The legislature intended the facilities comprising the Program be located in existing or newly-constructed state-owned buildings. Upon its inception, the Program was assigned as an agency function and duty of the State Purchasing and General Services Commission; its successor agency, the Texas Facilities Commission (TFC or the Commission) currently administers and operates the Program.
During its 82nd Regular Session (2011), by enacting House Bill 3404, the Texas Legislature re-established the Child Care Advisory Committee (the Committee) through September 2021 to advise the Commission with regard to specific aspects of the Program. TFC's commissioners appointed members of the Committee in accordance with Section 663.051 of the Texas Government Code in its December 19, 2012 open meeting. Pursuant to Texas Government Code, Section 663.051, the Committee is charged with the task of serving the Commission in an advisory capacity in the following two areas related to the Program: (1) location, size and design of the child care facilities; and (2) curriculum the facility must provide to ensure the provision of developmentally appropriate services of a high quality.
Presently, the Program consists of one facility, the Capitol Complex Child Care Center, which is located in two state-owned buildings on the Commission's inventory, namely 1501 and 1507 Lavaca Street, Austin, Texas. The facility is comprised of two buildings and an adjoining outdoor play area. In 1992, the State Purchasing and General Services Commission renovated this facility to serve as the initial child care facility in the Program; however, the current structures were not originally intended for the delivery of child care services.
TFC performs its responsibilities with regard to the Program through a third-party service provider. Since the Program was established, there have been three different operators of the Capitol Complex Child Care Center. The Commission's current contract with Rosewood Oaks, LLC will expire May 31, 2015 at which time the Center will temporarily suspend operations until September 1, 2015 to enable TFC to accomplish exterior and interior repairs and upgrades to the facility.
At the Texas Facilities Commission's regularly scheduled monthly meeting held on March 18, 2015, the Commission met in executive session to discuss the State of Texas Child Care solicitation, responses, evaluation, and staff recommendations regarding negotiation and award. At the meeting, the Commission decided to move forward with negotiations with the highest scoring respondent, the University of Texas, with the goal of entering into an interagency contract. TFC and UT have formalized and fully executed an interagency agreement with a commencement date of June 1, 2015.
RESOURCES AND REPORTS
Minutes reflecting Report from TFC Executive Director, Terry Keel, to TFC commissioners related to planned 2015 temporary suspension of operations of the Capitol Complex Child Care Center during May 21, 2014 open meeting of the Texas Facilities Commission.
Notice from Texas Facilities Commission to Capitol Complex Child Care Center Parents, dated May 27, 2014, related to planned temporary suspension of operations from May 31, 2015 to September 1, 2015 to accomplish facility repairs and upgrades
Letter from TFC Executive Director, Terry Keel, to Senate Committee on State Affairs Chairman, The Honorable Robert Duncan, and State Affairs Committee of the Texas House of Representatives Chairman, The Honorable Byron Cook, dated February 20, 2013, regarding the State Child
Care Program and the Capitol Complex Child Care Center
Child Care Advisory Committee Summary and Recommendations to TFC Executive Director, Terry Keel, dated February 20, 2013, regarding the State Child Care Program and the Capitol Complex Child Care Center
TFC’s Construction Project at the Capitol Complex Child Care Center
Contract between TFC and Steinbomer, Bramwell & Vrazel, Architects (Indefinite Quantity Indefinite Delivery Contract, Assignment No. 3; TFC Contract No. 09-058-002)
Contract between TFC and J.T. Vaughn Construction, LLC, Construction Manager at Risk for construction services; TFC Contract No. 15-046-000; Project No. 13-015-3301- Exhibit A - UGC_2010
State Child Care Program Third-Party Service Provider: Rosewood Oaks, LLC
Contract between TFC and Rosewood Oaks, LLC, for child care services at the Capitol Complex Child Care Center
• The members of the Texas Facilities Commission approved further amendment of this contract to extend the contract term until May 31, 2015 during the open meeting held on November 19, 2014. Upon full execution, the amendment will be posted on this web page.
Applicable Law and Authority
State statutes governing State of Texas Child Care Program - Texas Government Code, Chapter 663 (Child Care Services for State Employees
FOR MORE INFORMATION
To contact Commission staff members regarding the State Child Care Program and the Capitol Complex Childcare Center, written inquiries may be made to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, inquiries may be directed to Property Manager for the Capitol Complex Child Care Center, at (512) 463-9703 or Director of Property Management Services, at (512) 463-2360.
Requests for public information related to the State Child Care Program and the Capitol Complex Child Care Center should be made in accordance with TFC’s Open Records Policy.
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