Guilford County Board of Education


Guilford County Board of Education
Regular Meeting
September 13, 2011

To:

Members, Board of Education

From:

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

Date:

September 9, 2011

RE:

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.

Attachment(s):

Letter of Recommendation

Bid Tab