By Nick Sestanovich
The Governing Board of the Benicia Unified School District will be voting to consider awarding a contract for the Benicia High School stadium renovation project to the lowest bidder at its regular meeting Thursday.
The stadium renovation is one of the districtwide projects to be financed through Measure S, an initiative approved by voters in 2014 to provide $49.6 million in bond funding to be spent on facilities at each of the district’s seven schools. The stadium project is one of the largest projects to be funded through Measure S, and it will feature an 8-lane all-weather track, improved lighting, a redesigned entryway and bleachers that can seat up to 3,300 people.At its March 17 meeting, the board voted to move forward with a general bidding process to select a contractor. According to a document put together by Measure S Bond Director Roxanne Egan, the general bidding process produced three finalists: Bothman Construction of Santa Clara, McGuire and Hester of Oakland, and Roebbelen Contracting of El Dorado Hills. Bothman was considered to be the lowest bidder with a base bid of $8,505,000 and additive alternates of $295,400 for a total of $9,100,400. Excluded from this pricing are the cost of team buildings and storage buildings, which will be provided by a separate contract for renovated buildings.