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March 9, 2021 Regular School Board Meeting
Title
Bleacher and Grandstand Structural Inspection - Structural Engineering Services
Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 03/09/2021
Consent Type
Without Information
Discussion

The Florida Department of Education's State Requirements for Educational Facilities (SREF) requires a biennial structural inspection of assembly seating (bleachers and grandstands). The last contracted review by a licensed structural engineer was done in October 2017, with all facilities deemed safe to use. The report did contain minor maintenance items, such as rust or loose connectors that were addressed by the Maintenance team. Although the Environmental Health and Safety team, along with the Maintenance team and school-based staff regularly note any observed deficiencies in assembly seating, the team is recommending an updated review by a licensed structural engineer. Bleacher and grandstand renewal has been programmed at several secondary sites through the sales surtax renewal program based on the internal condition assessment from 2018. This report will provide an updated structural review that can also guide investment decisions.

CDE Company has a submitted a proposal for the inspection and report under their continuing contract for structural engineering in an amount not to exceed $56,640. The work will be coordinated through the District's Environmental Health and Safety team.  The project will be funded through budgeted operating funds in Environmental Health and Safety and Plant Operations and Maintenance.

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

 

Recommendation

Approve the proposal submitted by CDE Company under their continuing contract for structural engineering services in an amount not to exceed $56,640 for the biennial inspection of assembly seating (bleachers and grandstands). 

Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.42
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No
Source of Funding

Operating - Other
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
20/21 $56,640 Yes 100 9560/9562 002949 8100 312 000
Legal Counsel Review
No
Contact
Susan Hann, P.E., Assistant Superintendent Facilities Services 633-1000 ext. 11446 Jim Powers, Manager Environmental Health & Safety 633-3580 ext, 13074
Attachments
Bleacher-Grandstand Inspections Structural Attachment.pdf
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