7360 – Facilities Development – Facilities Contruction


Construction Contracts, Bidding, Awards, and Change Order Directives

All construction contracts in excess of $35,000 and purchases of equipment at a cost in excess of $20,000 must be advertised, bid on, and awarded to the lowest responsible bidder in accordance with the district’s policy and procedures for competitive bidding.The Board of Education has the sole authority to award or reject bids. The successful contractor will enter into a formal contract detailing all aspects of the construction to take place.

Every district contract for construction, alteration, or repair of any public building or public works, or for the manufacture, sale, or distribution of material, equipment, or supplies shall contain provisions prohibiting discrimination on account of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation.

All contractors to whom a contract has been awarded must provide a performance bond obtained through a bonding company licensed to do business in New York State. The required amount of such bond shall be included in the Statement of General Conditions set forth in the advertisement or notice or bids.

All contractors shall guarantee that prevailing rates of wage, as provided for in the Labor Law Section 220, shall be paid to all workers on public projects in the school district.

The Board of Education also recognizes that the district and its constituents are best served when capital projects are completed on time and within budget. The Board also recognizes that situations may arise during capital projects that require changes to the plans and specifications that were bid and awarded. In an effort to not delay construction, it is necessary to make change decisions as they arise. Therefore, the Superintendent is authorized to approve said changes which will be brought to the Board of Education for formal approval at its next regularly scheduled meeting date.

Update Presentation: 11/19/14
First Vote: 12/3/14
Second Vote: 12/17/14