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September 7, 2023, Final Budget Hearing and Regular Meeting
West Melbourne Elementary School for Science - Construction Management Services
Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 09/07/2023
Consent Type

The School Board approved the award of RFQ 23-956-Q-HD, Construction Management Services for the West Melbourne Elementary School for Science Classroom building addition project to Wharton Smith, Inc. on August 8, 2023. 

Wharton Smith, Inc. has submitted an early works Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) proposal for the procurement of long-lead time equipment and initial site work in the amount of $647,235 based on a design by Tsark Architecture awarded under RFQ 23-354-Q-HD. The early works scope of work includes procurement of HVAC equipment, electrical switchgear and site preparation. The full GMP is anticipated in December. The design development cost estimate is $8.6 million. The project is funded through educational impact fees. Administration and permitting costs have been previously budgeted.

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. 


Approve the early works budget and Guaranteed Maximum Price proposal submitted by Wharton Smith, Inc. in the amount not to exceed $647,235 for the procurement of long-lead time equipment and initial site work under the construction management services contract (RFQ 23-956-Q-HD) for the West Melbourne Elementary School for Science classroom building addition.

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

Capital Projects
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
23/24 $647,235 Yes 396 2042 007938 7400 681/687 000
Legal Counsel Review
Susan Hann, P.E., Assistant Superintendent Facilities Services 633-1000 ext. 11446 David Lindemann, AICP, Director Planning and Project Management 633-1000 ext. 11463
West Melbourne Classroom Addition Early Works GMP Attachments.pdf
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