When the District determines that it may need to engage the services of a construction manager, the Board of Education shall select a construction manager and negotiate with that construction manager to obtain a contract that is fair and reasonable. To select a construction manager, the District shall advertise and solicit proposals from qualified construction managers in the following manner:
Solicitations shall require the bidders to submit the following information:
If the Board of Education selects a construction manager on the basis of the above factors, then contractual negotiations may be conducted with that construction manager and a contract may be executed between the District and that construction manager.
If the Board of Education cannot reach an agreement upon the terms of a construction management services contract through negotiations with the selected construction manager, then the Board of Education will attempt to select another construction manager and negotiate a contract with that construction manager. The Board of Education will continue to follow the procedures outlined in this policy until a contract has been executed between the District and a construction manager.
Furthermore, the Board of Education shall not award a contract for construction management services on a negotiated basis to any construction manager (or a firm that controls, is controlled by or shares common ownership or control with the construction manager), if such construction manager:
A construction management services contract to such a construction manager may only be awarded though a competitive bid process.
Under this policy, the term "project" shall mean the erection or construction of a building or structure or the improvement, alteration or repair of a building or structure. The term "construction manager" includes, but is not limited to, consulting, advising, assisting and making recommendations on any and all aspects of pre-construction planning, design, bidding, and contract award and providing general observation, coordination and direction of the work and processing of payment requests and change orders during construction