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Building Bulletin

BB 2016-49

December 9, 2016
 

LEGISLATIVE INTERIM COMMITTEE RECEIVES SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION COSTS REPORT

 

The Joint Committee on Government Organization requested a review focusing on the School Building Authority of West Virginia (SBA) and school construction costs.  The report, prepared by the West Virginia Legislative Auditor’s Post Audit Division, was presented at December’s legislative interim meeting held this week in Charleston.  The audit shows from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2014, the SBA awarded approximately $430 million for the construction and maintenance of public schools.  The Post Audit Division collected construction cost data on 125 SBA-funded projects during that period.  Included are construction of new facilities as well as additions and renovations to existing school facilities.  Calculations were based on cost variations in school construction costs between the WV Department of Education’s eight Regional Educational Service Agencies (RESAs). 

 

The report compares construction costs by averaging per square foot costs for new construction. Costs range from $180.43 per square foot in RESA 8 (which encompasses much of the eastern counties in West Virginia) to $239.54 in RESA 1 (the southernmost counties).

 

The report paid particular notice to the cost and frequency of change orders.  For the 18 projects for which sufficient documentation was provided, there was a total of approximately $7.3 million spent on change orders.  On these projects, 84% of change orders totaled between $0 and $100,000. 

 

The report concludes that a sufficient database is not available to properly compare public school construction costs or assess the cost and frequency of change orders.  In its research, Post Audits notes that this is not an issue exclusive to West Virginia.  The report also presents findings and recommendations, including having a single source for information to help counties monitor construction efficiency and provide greater transparency, and having counties maintain school construction costs properly.

 

Members of the CAWV Joint Architects Committee will receive a copy of the legislative audit report “School Building Authority School Construction Costs July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2014.”  Committee members will be commenting on the report at the next Joint Architects Committee meeting.  Anyone else needing a copy can contact Pat McDonald at pmcdonald@cawv.org

 

Roof Replacement for the Public Grounds Department, City of Charleston

 

Bids are being accepted until 11:00 AM on 12/22/2016 for roof replacement at #1 Twilight Drive, Charleston, West Virginia.  Bids must be submitted to the City of Charleston, 501 Virginia Street, East, City Hall, 1st Floor, P. O. Box 2749, Charleston, West Virginia 25301.  Documents and specifications may be obtained from City of Charleston, 501 Virginia Street, East, City Hall, 1st Floor, P. O. Box 2749, Charleston, West Virginia 25301 For additional information contact Purchasing Director’s Office, (304) 348-8014, www.cityofcharleston.org.  Plans and specification are expected in the CAWV Planroom.

 

warehouse / office facility, bid packages #4, 5, 6, 7, ohio county

 

Bids will be accepted until 1:00 PM on 12/23/2016 for Bid Packages #4 – Plumbing, #5 – HVAC, #6 –Fire Sprinkler System and #7 – Electrical and Fire Alarm for the Ohio County Development Authority’s 35,000 SF warehouse and office facility. A pre-bid meeting will be held at 1:00 PM on 12/15/2016 at The Highlands Event Center, 355 Wharton Circle, Suite 227, Triadelphia, WV  26059. Bids should be submitted to Ohio County Development Authority, 546 Cabela Drive, Triadelphia, WV  26059. Plans and specifications can be obtained from Greco Madama Joint Venture, 57 14th Street, Wheeling, WV  26003 (304) 233-0048.

 

Hazardous Materials Investigation and Testing, Kanawha County Library

 

Proposals will be accepted until 4:00 PM on 12/30/16 from experienced firms to conduct comprehensive hazardous materials investigation and testing, Kanawha County, West Virginia. A pre-bid conference will be held 12/20/2016 at 10:00 AM by contacting Tim Venitsanos, Facilities Manager at (304) 343-4646, ext. 1291.  Bids must be submitted to Kanawha County Public Library, 4th Floor Administration, Attention:  Alan Engelbert, 123 Capitol Street, Charleston, West Virginia 25301. Plans and specifications may be obtained from the Kanawha County Commission Purchasing Office, 407 Virginia Street, East, Third Floor, Room 229, Charleston, West Virginia 25301. Plans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Planroom.

 

repairs/ alterations, us postal service facilities - IQJOC

 

Bids are being accepted until 3:00 PM on 1/25/2017 for an Indefinite Quantity Contract for repair and alterations to postal facilities within the State of West Virginia.  A pre-bid conference will be held 1/04/2017 at 10:00 AM at the Four Points by Sheraton, 600 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, WV  25301. Documents and specifications will be available on 12/2/2016 through www.fbo.gov and solicitation number 104267-17-A-0002.  A solicitation package can be obtained by request from Tisha Gandy at Tisha.d.gandy@usps.gov.Proposals should be submitted to  USPS Facilities Strategic Sourcing & Innovation CMT, Attn: Tisha Gandy, 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Room 1246, Washington DC 20260-6801 (202) 268-5835.  

 

CHief logan state park spray ground and pool equipment

 

Bids are being accepted until 1:30 PM on 1/10/2017 for repair of pool filtration equipment and the construction of a spray ground facility at Chief Logan State Park, Logan, West Virginia.  A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held 12/19/2016 at 10:30 AM at Chief Logan State Park, Park Pool Area, 376 Little Buffalo Creek Road, Logan, West Virginia 25601-0898.  Documents and specifications are available through www.wvOasis.govProposals should be submitted to State of West Virginia, 2019 Washington Street, East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305 or through www.wvOasis.gov   using solicitation number DNR1700000031.  For additional information contact Jessica S. Chambers at (304) 558-0246 or email Jessica.s.chambers@wv.gov.  Plans and specification are available in the CAWV Planroom in bin 8.

 

Edray Fish Hatchery/Roof Replacement (5) Buildings Project, Marlington (DNR1700000029)

 

Bids will be accepted until 1:30 PM on 1/24/2017 for replacement of five (5) separate roofs at Edray Fish Hatchery, Marlington, West Virginia.  A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held 1/04/2017 at 1:00 PM at Edray Fish Hatchery, 753 Woodrow Road, Marlington, Pocahontas County, West Virginia 24954. Plans and specifications are available from www.wvOasis.gov.  Proposals should be submitted to State of West Virginia, 2019 Washington Street, East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305 or through www.wvOasis.gov   using solicitation number DNR1700000029.  For additional information contact Jessica S. Chambers at (304) 558-0246 or email Jessica.s.chambers@wv.govPlans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Planroom.

 

HVAC Replacement-Cathedral State Park Residence/Office, Preston County (DNR1700000018)

 

Bids will be accepted until 2:00 PM on 12/28/2016 for HVAC replacement at Cathedral State Park Office/ residence, Aurora, Preston County, West Virginia.  A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held 12/20/2016 at 1:00 PM at Cathedral State Park, 12 Cathedral Park Drive, Aurora, West Virginia 26705. Plans and specifications are available from www.wvOasis.gov.  Proposals should be submitted to Bid Response, Division of Natural Resources, Property & Procurement Office, 324 4th Avenue, South Charleston, West Virginia 25303-1228 or through www.wvOasis.gov   using solicitation number DNR1700000018.  For additional information contact James H. Adkins at (304) 558-3397 or email jamie.h.adkins@wv.govPlans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Planroom.

 

HVAC Replacement-Edray Hatchery Managers Residence, Marlington (DNR1700000015)

 

Bids will be accepted until 2:00 PM on 12/22/2016 for HVAC replacement at the Edray Hatchery Managers Residence, Marlington, West Virginia.  A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held 12/15/2016 at 1:00 PM at Edray State Fish Hatchery, 753 Woodrow Road, Marlington, West Virginia 24954. Plans and specifications are available from www.wvOasis.gov.  Proposals should be submitted to Bid Response, Division of Natural Resources, Property & Procurement Office, 324 4th Avenue, South Charleston, West Virginia 25303-1228 or through www.wvOasis.gov   using solicitation number DNR1700000015.  For additional information contact James H. Adkins at (304) 558-3397 or email jamie.h.adkins@wv.govPlans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Planroom.

 

HAPCAP Freezer Addition, Hocking, Athens, Perry Community Action, Ohio

 

Bids will be accepted until 11:30 AM on 12/22/2016 for a freezer addition at the Regional Food Center, Logan, Ohio. A pre-bid conference was held 12/08/2016 at 10:30 AM at the Regional Food Center, 1005 CIC Drive, Logan, Ohio 43138.  Bids must be submitted to Hocking, Athens, Perry Community Action, Regional Food Center, 1005 CIC Drive, Logan, Ohio 43138.  Plans and specifications are available at Pickering Associates, 11283 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26104, www.pickeringplanroom.com.   For additional information contact Jeff Hosek of Pickering Associates, (304) 464-5305 or jhosek@pickeringusa.comPlans and specifications are available in the CAWV Planroom in bin 51.

 

HAPCAP Elevator Addition, Hocking, Athens, Perry Community Action, Ohio

 

Bids will be accepted until 11:00 AM on 12/22/2016 for elevator addition at the Regional Food Center, Logan, Ohio. A pre-bid conference was held 12/08/2016 at 10:00 AM at the Regional Food Center, 1005 CIC Drive, Logan, Ohio 43138.  Bids must be submitted to Hocking, Athens, Perry Community Action, Regional Food Center, 1005 CIC Drive, Logan, Ohio 43138.  Plans and specifications are available at Pickering Associates, 11283 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26104, www.pickeringplanroom.com.   For additional information contact Jeff Hosek of Pickering Associates, (304) 464-5305 or jhosek@pickeringusa.comPlans and specifications are available in the CAWV Planroom in bin 2.

 

MPS Deck Recoating, Expansion Joints, and Re-Caulking, WVU Morgantown, (RFB90003684Z) 12/6

 

Carl Walker Construction............................................................................................. $ 397,770

Nathan Contracting, LP................................................................................................    462,888
Allegheny Restoration, Inc...........................................................................................    465,354
CPS Construction Group.............................................................................................    532,300

Specialty Groups, Inc................................................................................................    906,500

Avalotis Corporation..................................................................................................... 1,016,200
 

Overhead Doors,  WV State Police Academy Project, (DSP1700000009)12/1

 

Pray Construction Company......................................................................................... $ 67,947

Danhill Construction Company.....................................................................................   112,494
 

 

*CAWV Members in Bold Type