By Ryan McCarthy
Guidelines to evaluate contractors participating in new no-hard-bid construction contracts won Fairfield-Suisun School District trustees’ unanimous approval Thursday.
The school district plans to create a pool of qualified contractors and solicit proposals for certain projects.
Among requirements is that contractors maintain a full-service office within 100 miles of the school district and have completed five lease-leaseback projects during the past seven years.
No-hard-bid contracts will allow the district to be better able to “determine the final pricing upfront, avoiding uncertainty of change orders while also guaranteeing, upfront, the quality of the contractor’s performance of work,” a school district staff report said.