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November 27, 2018, FUSD Board of Education Meeting – Measure E Bond Program

The Board took the following action on agenda items related to the Measure E Bond Program:

 

The Board authorized staff to amend the agreement with Sensible Environmental Solutions, Inc. to provide construction phase industrial hygienist services for the new construction project at Horner Middle School (HMS). On July 25, 2018, the Board approved a contract in the amount of $24,571 for pre-construction phase services. At that time, it was advised that a planned amendment for construction phase services was forthcoming. This amendment of $59,018 is within the budget for the HMS project.

 

The Board authorized staff to enter into an agreement for $19,800 with LSA Associates, Inc. for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) consulting services for the new construction and modernization projects at Hopkins Middle School. The CEQA process is independent from the design process; staff anticipates bringing design options for Board approval at the December meeting.

 

The Board authorized staff to enter into agreements totaling $133,454 with Bay Area Geotechnical Group ($86,704) for geotechnical engineering services for the new construction and modernization projects at Centerville Middle School and Hopkins Middle School; and Ninyo & Moore ($46,750) for Thornton Middle School.

 

The Board authorized staff to amend the facilities lease agreement with McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. in the amount of $21,522,218 for completion of the work of improvement of Bid Package 5 for the new construction project at Horner Middle School (HMS). This bid package includes all remaining components not completed in bid packages 1-4. This amount was competitively bid by the Lease-leaseback entity. The work is subject to the provisions of Project Stabilization Agreement.

 

The District received bids on all five phased increments for the new construction project at HMS. Based on the total amount of the bids, there is a shortfall in the project budget of $30,588,162. The Board authorized staff to allocate this amount from the Measure E program contingency and fund the balance from the budgeted amounts for projects that have not yet started.

 

The Board authorized staff to amend the consultant services agreement with The Solis Group in the amount of $180,786 to administer the Project Stabilization Agreement (PSA). Solis has provided a proposal for PSA administration services to complete the two remaining IT upgrade projects not completed under the original agreement and nine new projects. Staff will bring a future amendment to the Board for the PSA administration for future Measure E projects, including the new construction and modernization projects at Centerville, Hopkins, and Thornton middle schools.

 

The Board authorized staff to amend the agreement with Rodan Builders, Inc.in the amount of $293,247 for the new construction project at Walters Middle School. During pre-construction, the project was delayed substantially by the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). To ensure a fall 2019 schedule, the project was bid without the covered walkways and ornamental fencing as there was uncertainty about these items receiving DTSC approval. DTSC has since approved those items and this amendment will fund their construction as well as colored concrete in a portion of the central courtyard, a water bottle filling stations in the new building, and other minor modifications to the courtyard layout. The total contract is now $17,877,047, which is within the budget for the project.

 

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