Compliance with Law

The Superintendent shall establish procedures that ensure that all school facilities within the District comply with applicable laws and local building codes.

Construction Contracts

Unless otherwise determined by the Board, the project delivery/contract award method to be used for each construction contract valued at or above $50,000 in the aggregate for each 12-month period shall be the job-order contract method set forth in Education Code Sections 44.031(a)(2) and 44.039, Chapter 44, Subchapter B, as determined and approved by the Board to be the best value for the District. If another method is deemed by the Superintendent to be more appropriate for a particular construction project, the Superintendent or designee shall submit a recommendation for the Board's consideration, determination, and approval as a delivery method that provides the best value to the District. [See CV series generally and CBB(LEGAL) for requirements if federal funds are involved.]

For construction contracts valued at or above $50,000, the Superintendent shall be authorized to execute the resulting contract after the Board has approved the proposal/bid. Lesser expenditures for construction and construction-related materials or services shall be at the discretion of the Superintendent and consistent with law and policy. [See also CH and CBB(LEGAL)]

Emergency Damage or Destruction

The Superintendent or designee shall notify the Board of any exceptions to competitive procurement requirements due to damage to school facilities or equipment, as noted in CH(LEGAL) and CV(LEGAL).

Change Orders

Change orders permitted by law shall be approved by the Board or its designee prior to any changes being made in the approved plans or the actual construction of the facility. The Superintendent or designee is authorized to approve any change orders in an amount not to exceed $25,000 prior to any changes being made in the approved plans or the actual construction of the facility, as well as any time extensions to construction contracts without Board approval.

Project Administration

All construction projects shall be administered by the Superintendent or designee.

The Superintendent shall keep the Board informed concerning construction projects and also shall provide information to the general public.

Final Payment

The District shall not make final payments for construction or the supervision of construction until the work has been completed and the Superintendent has accepted the work.

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DATE ISSUED: 1/23/2019