Pleasanton school board to consider contracts for architectural, construction firms tonight

Originally scheduled for Tuesday, the meeting was moved due to Election Day

The Pleasanton school board will be asked to award contracts for planned flooring and resurfacing projects as well as prospective Measure I1 bond project work at its regular meeting Wednesday evening.

Originally scheduled for Tuesday, the meeting was moved due to Election Day.

As part of the consent agenda, district administration will recommend that trustees award contracts to five architectural firms to assist with the planning, bidding and construction of possible bond program projects. As indicated in the board packet, this would not award any specific project to the architects; rather, the approval would make each firm available for future bond projects. The administration would later decide which projects would be assigned to which firm.

The district selected these firms to recommend to the board following a request for proposals process that netted 25 responses. A panel interviewed 14 firms and came away with their top five Aedis Architects, Hibser Yamauchi Architects, HKIT Architects, LPA, Inc. and Sugimura Finney Architects.

The board will also be asked to approve flooring and resurfacing contracts.

Administrators will recommend that a nearly $65,000 contract be awarded to Sheldrake & Mumford, Inc. for the resurfacing of Amador Valley High's eight tennis courts. The company was the only certified, responsible and responsive bidder following a request for proposals, according to the school district.

The project will be funded by a donation from former PUSD teacher Don Anger. Work is expected to begin in mid-May and be completed around the first week of June.

The district will also request that the board approve a $354,769 contract with Continental Flooring for replacement of the flooring in the multipurpose rooms at Mohr Elementary and Hart Middle and in the small gym at Foothill High. Those projects would begin around the start of winter break and be completed around the end of the recess.

The meeting will get underway at 7 p.m. in the district boardroom, 4665 Bernal Ave.

In other business

* The board will receive updates on Common Core State Standards implementation, adult and career education and 2016-17 student enrollment.

* The district will ask the board to approve a contract amendment with California Therapy Connection for special education services. Based on increased student needs, PUSD administration is seeking an amended agreement of $122,400 which would include the $40,000 originally authorized by the board.

* Trustees will discuss whether to nominate board members to the California School Boards Association's delegate assembly. Each board may nominate as many individuals as it chooses, and delegates serve two-year terms.

* Trustees will recognize Special Olympics participants and students who have exhibited the character trait of compassion at the start of the meeting.

* In closed session, trustees will discuss employment of a human resources coordinator, the superintendent's evaluation and anticipated litigation, as well as confer with the district's union representatives.

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Posted by Danny Yee
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Nov 11, 2016 at 2:22 pm

Thank you Don Anger for your generous support of AVHS tennis, athletics program, and the Pleasanton tennis community at large.

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 11, 2016 at 7:49 pm

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I hope they consider
- value, not lowest bid
- ongoing operating / maint cost (don't blow it all on upgrades only)

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Posted by Get the Facts
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 11, 2016 at 11:00 pm

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Since "value" is subjective, I believe in these situations the district (and all state entities) are required to take the lowest bid, assuming the bid meets all requirements and comes from a contracted business.

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on Nov 14, 2016 at 11:10 pm

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