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March 7, 2023 Board Meeting
Discovery Elementary School - SALES SURTAX RENEWAL
Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 03/07/2023
Consent Type
Without Information

The structural pavilion at Discovery Elementary School is in poor condition and needs significant renewal work based on a structural engineering review. Although this project was not included in the 2020 sales surtax program, the pavilion is in poor condition and more costly than similar pavilions that have been done under the surtax program. The scop of work at Discovery Elementary is more extensive because of the following:

  • Much more corrosion requiring significantly more steel repair than Riviera.
  • Stucco deterioration on columns requiring removal and re-application of multi-coat stucco and paint.
  • Multiple locations of leaking ductwork in raceways requiring removal of soffit for access, repair and re-insulation of ductwork and reinstallation of soffit.

All of the other programmed pavilion renewal projects (6 schools and Plant Operations & Maintenance) are complete. 

Heard Construction, Inc. has submitted a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) in an amount not to exceed $600,074.53 under their continuing contract for construction management services for the project based on a design submitted by TLC Engineering Solutions, under their continuing contract for structural engineering services. Administration and permitting costs have been previously funded through capital. Additional administration and permitting costs are estimated at $7,500.

The Independent Citizens Oversight Committee (ICOC) will consider allocating funds ($610,000) from the 2020 sales surtax revenue for this project at its February 22, 2023 meeting. If needed, capital is also available to partially fund this project.

Board approval is required for purchase orders over $50,000. The standard agreement template has been used which does not require legal review. 


Approve the total project construction budget for the Discovery Elementary School structural pavilion renewal project in the amount of $607,574.53

Approve the Guaranteed Maximum Price submitted by Heard Construction, Inc. in the amount not to exceed $600,074.53 for the Discovery Elementary School structural pavilion renewal project under their continuing contract for construction management services. 

Approve an allocation of $610,000 from the 2020 sales surtax revenue for the structural pavilion renewal project at Discovery Elementary School, pending ICOC review. 

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
22-23 $600,074.53 Yes 397 2151 580700 7400 681/687 000
22-23 $7,500 Yes 397 2151 580700 7400 684/686 000
Legal Counsel Review
Susan Hann, P.E., Assistant Superintendent Facilities Services 633-1000 ext. 11446 David Lindemann, AICP, Director Planning & Project Management 633-1000 ext. 11463
Discovery Canopy GMP Attachments.pdf
Discovery pavilion photos.pdf
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