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7.42 Alternative Construction and Maintenance

7.42 Alternative Construction and Maintenance

Chapter 7.00: Business Services




I. When the School Board finds it necessary for particular maintenance or construction projects, it may in lieu of requesting formal bids according to School Board Policy 7.40(2) Purchasing Policies and Bidding, designate that said project(s) be initiated or constructed using one of the following alternative Construction/Maintenance delivery methods:

A. Stipulated price/general contract “low sealed bid” otherwise known as “Design-Bid- Build”, “Competitive Bid” or “Hard Bid”

B. Design/Build pursuant to 287.055, Florida Statutes

C. Construction Management (CM) “At Risk” pursuant to 255.103, Florida Statutes, or process provided by 287.055, Florida Statutes

D. Total Program Manager (TPM) pursuant to 255.103, Florida Statutes, or process provided by 287.055, Florida Statutes

Ultimate selection of a CM At Risk, or TPM shall be made by using the same competitive selection process as outlined in 287.055, Florida Statutes.

“Low Bid” General Contractor shall be selected using the competitive bid process.

II. Board and its representatives shall assure that design and construction professionals are in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and rules, building and life-safety codes, and are appropriately licensed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).

III. Construction of new facilities, additions, remodeling, renovation, maintenance or repairs to existing facilities will adhere to 1013.45, Florida Statutes, Educational Facilities Contracting and Construction Techniques.

IV. The Board’s duties when considering alternative construction methods shall include, but not

be limited to:

A. Approve an “Alternative Construction Delivery Method Review Panel” consisting of the Superintendent of Schools, Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services, Director of Finance and Director of Operations. Others may be added at the discretion of the Board.

B. Determine project scope, time frames for construction, funding source(s) and project budget.

C. Depending on the scope of the contract for professional services, the Board may also have to provide a site survey, educational plant survey or survey amendment, educational specifications, legal descriptions of easements, assessments, and coordination with other local governmental entities, architectural or engineering services, inspection services, preliminary drawings and specifications.

D. If the Superintendent of Schools deems it necessary, a project representative with authority to furnish information expeditiously may need to be selected in advance of the project. This could be an architect, engineer or construction consultant.

E. Once the construction method has been decided upon, the CM, TPM, GC will be provided with a description of applicable requirements, state and federal laws, board policies and processes, time frames, payment policies, change order policies, inspection requirements, and approval procedures.

V. The Board may assign, by specific Board action, and on a project-by-project basis, decision making authority to the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee. This approval may include: submission of project documents for approval; and reductions and changes to components, systems and subsystems. All changes to the intended project made by the delegated authority shall be approved by the Board at a regularly scheduled Board meeting and entered in its official minutes.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED: 255.04, 255.103, 287.055, 1001.43, 1013.45, 1013.47, F.S.


HISTORY: Adopted: 07/08/2014

Revision Date(s):

Formerly: New