CV(LOCAL) - FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION
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.
Prior to advertising, the Board shall determine the project delivery/contract award method to be used for each construction contract valued at or above $50,000. To assist the Board, the Superintendent shall recommend the project delivery/contract award method that he or she determines 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 also submit the successful proposer or bidder and the dollar amount of the contract to the Board for approval. 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)]
Prevailing Wage Rates
The prevailing wage rates for all District construction projects shall be the Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rates for McLennan County as updated from time to time by the Secretary of Labor.
For all job descriptions/titles not listed in the Davis-Bacon schedules, the prevailing wage rates as determined by the Central Texas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) shall apply.
Change orders permitted by law shall be approved prior to any changes being made in the approved plans of the actual construction of the facility.
Change orders valued at or above $50,000 shall require Board approval. The Superintendent shall be authorized to approve change orders of a lesser amount.
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 payments for construction work and/or the supervision of such work in the District shall not be made until the work has been completed and accepted by the District.