BOE Awards STEAM Construction Contract

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Published: June 5, 2018 @ 6:00 AM EDT

The Board Of Education (BOE) approved a $737,200 contract to build the STEAM classrooms at the Roselle Park High School (RPHS).

The Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Mathematics (STEAM) program will have the school district integrate 21-century skills, career & technical education, and project-based learning to prepare students for jobs and careers in the modern workplace. Updating the high school classrooms will also serve as an in-district alternative to magnet schools.

Out of 13 possible contractors listed by the school district, only three (3) bid on the project: Accurate Construction, Mark.Construction, and Precision Construction. Accurate Construction, Inc. was the lowest responsible bidder at a total contract amount of $737,200.00.

The base bid amount was $696,000. Out of the eight (8) possible additions – called alternates – to the base bid, the school board chose five (5) alternates.

A breakdown of bids and descriptions is listed below:

BIDDER
 Accurate Construction
Mark Construction
Precision Construction
Base Bid
$696,000
$871,000
$759,000
ALTERNATES CHOSEN
A-1
$11,000
$9,000
$10,900
A-2
$3,000
$21,500
$8,400
A-4
$5,500
$10,000
$5,200
P-1
$12,700
$11,000
$21,560
E-1
$9,000
$10,000
$11,000
TOTAL
$737,200
$932,500
$816,060

ALTERNATES DECLINED
A-3
$7,500
$6,500
$7,000
P-2
$5,400
$2,200
$5,000
M-1
$74,000
$71,863
$70,000
AlternateDescription
A-1Plastic-Laminate shelves & cabs in woodshop area
A-2Polished concrete floor in engineering, design, and woodshop
A-3VCT (vinyl composite tile) in lieu of VET (vinyl enhanced tile) in architectural design & computer design
A-4INT windows between woodshop and architectural design classrooms
P-1New sink & eyewash in woodshop area
P-2Booster pump for sprinkler setup in dust collect ducts
M-1Air conditioning added to new uni-vents
E-1Same lighting fixtures

Construction is expected to begin soon after the school year end with an anticipated completion of the start of the 2018-19 school year.