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April 27, 2021 School Board Meeting
District School Security - Design Build Services
Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 04/27/2021
Consent Type
Without Information

The School Board awarded a design build contract to Wharton Smith, Inc. in October 2016 for District School Security following a competitive selection process. (RFP #17-P-029-DR). The contract was extended through December 31, 2021 to complete the projects that are currently in progress, including Cluster C. Since the work under RFP #17-P-029-DR is nearing completion, additional security work will be done through the District's continuing contracts. 

The Board approved the Phase 1 Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for Cluster C in an amount not to exceed $1,437,303 at their December 17, 2019 meeting and approved th Phase 2 GMP for Cluster C in an amount not to exceed $755,500 at their July 20, 2020 meeting. The project has been funded with state grants and capital. The District-Wide Security Assessment, completed in April 2021, recommended additional investment in the Cluster C security program. This work was budgeted in year 1 of the sales surtax renewal program.  

Wharton Smith, Inc. has submitted a Guaranteed Maximum Price for Phase 3 of the Cluster C project in an amount not to exceed $986,519 under their continuing contract for design build services. The equipment will be purchased separately directly by the District (estimated at $1.3 million). The project will be funded with previously budgeted state grants and sales surtax renewal funds. 

Board approval is required for purchase orders over $50,000.


Approve the Guaranteed Maximum Price submitted by Wharton Smith, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $986,519 for Phase 3 of the District School Security Cluster C project.

Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.42
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding

Sales Surtax
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
20/21 $986,519 Yes 397 9532 600203 7400 681 000
Legal Counsel Review
Susan Hann, P.E., Assistant Superintendent Facilities Services 321 633 1000 ext. 11446 David Lindemann, AICP, Director Planning and Project Management 321 633 1000 ext. 11463
DSS Cluster C GMP #6 Package #3 GMP Attachments - Redacted.pdf
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