By Ryan McCarthy
No-bid contracts have won approval by Fairfield-Suisun School District trustees, ending a requirement that all construction costing more than $40,000 go out to bid.
Design-build and lease-leaseback, the two alternatives to the traditional lowest-bid contracts, were approved March 30 after a presentation by Philip Henderson, an attorney for the school district.
Design-build is great for new construction and can work on modernizing schools, Henderson said.
The method allows school districts to evaluate more than price and consider past experience of contractors, the attorney said.