School Board Proceeds with Toledo High CM/GC Process,
Awards Turf, Lighting Bids at new Waldport High
The locker room expansion project at Toledo Junior/Senior High School is one step closer to getting under way, with an important procedural step taken during a special meeting of the Lincoln County School District Board of Directors on Aug. 9.
Acting in its capacity as the LCSD Local Contract Review Board, the school board determined that it would be advantageous for the school district to use construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC) services for the school improvement project. The board also approved issuing a request for proposal for these services.
The decisions were made following a public hearing and after the board considered reasons to use a CM/GC rather than use the competitive bidding process.
The renovation and expansion work includes approximately 2,200 square feet of new construction adjacent to the exiting gymnasium, the renovation of 3,200 square feet within the existing weight room and storage areas, and new locker room and team room facilities.
The deadline for interested companies to submit their proposals for CM/CG services for the locker room project is Aug. 30. After proposals are reviewed and interviews conducted, the school board will award the CM/GC contract by Sept. 19. Construction is scheduled to begin in October and be completed by March 2012.
Complete information about the Toledo locker room RFP is available online at the school district’s website (www.lincoln.k12.or.us), on the “bond projects” page.
Also at the Aug. 9 special meeting, the school board accepted two bids in connection with the construction of an 82,000-square-foot football/soccer field at the site of the future Waldport High School.
FieldTurf, a company based in Montreal, Canada, will supply and install synthetic turf for $336,200. Three bids had been submitted.
Musco Sports Lighting, based in Oskaloosa, Iowa, will supply and install field lights for $129,850. This quote was obtained through the King County (Wash.) Directors Association, a purchasing cooperative that helps member school districts save time and money as well as comply with legal procurement requirements.