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Nine contractors bid under budget for PSA project

After bids from the first project under the San Diego Unified School District’s Proposition S Project Stabilization Agreement came in over the estimated budget, bids came in well below budget on the district’s second project.

The district announced that nine contractors bid under the government cost estimate of $4.16 million for the Clairemont High School automotive shop construction project.

Straight Line General Contractors Inc. had the lowest-qualified bid at an estimated $2.55 million. That bid was followed by Roel Construction Co. Inc., $2.60 million; Nielsen Construction, $2.74 million; PW Construction Inc., $2.75 million; Solpac Construction Inc. dba Soltek Pacific Construction Company, $2.95 million; USS Cal Builders Inc., $3.15 million; Wier Construction Corp., $3.23 million; AMD Construction Group Inc., $3.26 million; and All Star Services Corp., $3.30 million.

The project involves constructing a new 3,475-square-foot masonry auto technology facility and remodeling an existing auto shop that will be adjacent to the new facility.

The new facility will consist of six auto bays that will be used by students as labs to practice what is learned in the classroom setting.

The remodeled auto shop will be 3,420 square feet and will provide a 32-student classroom and a two-bay lab area that will be used for engine performance and diagnostics.

This project is part of the district’s Career Technical Education program, which is partially funded by California State Proposition 1D. Proposition S funds will be used to fund the rest of the project.

According to the district, these bids do not guarantee or imply project award, but are results of the Feb. 18 bid deadline.

The district’s Strategic Sourcing and Contracts Department will be making a recommendation regarding this bid to the Board of Education, and the Board is scheduled to award this project on March 23.

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