The New Albany – Plain Local School District and the Board of Education are taking the next step in the process to build a new learning facility. The school board recognized the identification of a construction manager at risk. The School Board has authorized Superintendent Domine to enter into negotiations with Corna Kokosing to recommend a contract to the board that is on budget and at or below market value fees for construction manager at risk fees.
The district remains on track to break ground for the new building in the summer of 2013.
“As a school district, we were incredibly fortunate to have a number of qualified construction companies submit proposals to our request in January,” said Superintendent April Domine. “I’m grateful for the many hours spent by the members of our CORE Facilities Committee and their work to identify a recommended construction manager.”
Corna/Kokosing was identified based upon a competitive selection process as outlined in Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code in which pre-qualified construction management firms were requested to submit technical and pricing proposals for the construction of the school building. Meetings were held with each pre-qualified firm prior to the submission of proposals. Once the proposals were received interviews were held with each firm and proposals were evaluated. The School District ranked Corna/Kokosing as the firm submitting the proposal determined to be the “best value” as defined by statute.
Corna Kokosing is headquartered in Westerville, Ohio and their mission is to safely and profitably provide the best construction services with skill, responsibility and integrity. They have a responsibility to assure a safe work environment for their associates, subcontractors and the public. The relationships they build with associates, clients and subcontractors are the foundation of their success.
Following negotiations by Supt. Domine a contract will be recommended to the board for approval.