Guilford County Board of Education

Guilford County Board of Education
Regular Meeting
September 13, 2011


Members, Board of Education


Maurice O. Green, Superintendent
Andrew LaRowe, Chief Operations Officer


September 9, 2011


Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB) Penn-Griffin School for the Arts HVAC Project


Bids were received on July 12, 2011, for the mechanical (HVAC) repairs and upgrades to the Penn-Griffin School for the Arts project.  Attached is a tabulation of the three (3) bids received. 

This is part of Section 1521(a) of Division B of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 allocated to Guilford County Schools for the specific use of construction (both new and additions), rehabilitation or repair of a public school.

Bar Construction, Inc. submitted the lowest responsible, responsive bid of $1,575,000.  However, this bid amount was over the Construction Contract Award Price (CCAP) of $953,817.  At the recommendation of the engineer, and as allowed under the provisions of the N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143-129(b), the administration deems re-bidding this project to be in the best interest of the district.  The engineer will revise the project scope to bring the costs within the available funds.

RECOMMENDATION:  The administration recommends rejecting all bids based on the budgetary constraints and re-advertising and re-bidding the mechanical (HVAC) upgrades to Penn-Griffin School for the Arts project in the first quarter of 2012.


Letter of Recommendation

Bid Tab