PSD Bond and Election Information

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PARMA SCHOOL DISTRICT
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (CMa) SERVICES

 

The Parma School District is soliciting Statements of Qualification from Idaho-licensed construction management firms for Construction Manager as Advisor (CMa) services for new construction, renovation and improvement projects throughout the District. These projects may include a new Vocational/Agricultural Education addition, renovation of the existing Shop space, an addition to the existing High School Music Room, and improvements to the District’s athletic facilities. The School District’s “Qualification Based Selection” (QBS) is to comply with Idaho Code 67-2320.

Written Statements of Qualification will be received at the Parma School District Office, 805 E. McConnell Street, Parma, Idaho 83660 until 4:00 PM on October 3, 2018. Statements received after such time will not be considered and will not be returned. A selection committee will evaluate each of the SOQs and may choose to select from submissions or conduct interviews with one or more submitting firms. The District reserves the right to waive any informalities or irregularities and reject any or all submittals received as a result of this SOQ solicitation. The District will not be liable for any costs incurred in the preparation and production of a submission or any work performed prior to execution of a contract. The District may cancel this process at any time and is not obligated to award a contract.

Contact the Parma School District office via email at eobenchain@parmaschools.org to request RFQ documents.

ParmaSDCMRFQ Sept. 2018.docx


Information about the upcoming August 28, 2018 school bond election:

  • In 1999 The Parma School District Facilities Planning Committee began a phased long-term facility planning process and a bond was passed in August of 2000 to construct the Bruce Mitchell Science and Technology Center, which opened in January 2002.
  • In May of 2004 another bond was passed to construct the second phase recommended by the Planning Committee. This project included construction of a new high school, remodeling the existing high school into a 5th & 6th wing of the middle school, remodeling the entrance to Maxine Johnson Elementary along with heating/ventilation upgrades to MJE. All projects in the phase were completed by August of 2006.
  • In October of 2009 a bond was passed to support phase three, which included construction of the high school gymnasium, construction of a new kindergarten wing at MJE, and construction of a new COSSA Technology Center in Wilder. All projects in this phase were completed in August of 2011. It was hoped that enough funding would be available to address concerns with other district needs, such as the stadium, however, these projects would need to wait until more funding was available.
  • In January of 2018 the Parma School District Board of Trustees approved a resolution calling for a $5,000,000 bond election in March. This last phase would construct a new Ag Science Education building, expand the high school band room, replace the stadium and lighting, construct new middle school tennis courts, repair and resurface the track. Bond elections need 66.7% voter approval, this election failed by nine votes.
  • Due to the strong support for these projects the Board approved running the election again in August. Current legislation allows school districts to hold elections on only four specific dates in March, May, August and November.
  • The need to improve these facilities still exists. One item on the previous bond election has already been corrected with other district funds. The track was repaired and resurfaced this summer using our district Plant Facility Levy.