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July 1, 2014

MVTHS approves contract change

MT. VERNON — The Mt. Vernon Township High School has approved a contract change not to exceed $270,022 to McCarthy additional pre-construction work.

The pre-construction contract is for the new MVTHS campus, which is set to be re-designed by July 7. FGM Architects is expected to submit the new construction documents to McCarthy for final review and re-bid the project in mid-July, according to information previously reported by McCarthy — the project manager firm on the new campus. Initial bids for the work came in over-budget.

In May, the board agreed to pay FGM an additional $450,000 as part of a newly amended professional services agreement due to the additional design work. Monday, an amended contract with McCarthy was approved.

According to the change proposal request, the additional $270,022 is “additional compensation for extended pre-construction services and staff rates escalation as a result of redesign and rebid of project.”

The breakdown of the additional funds is $226,480 in post-bid value analysis from Jan. 6 to Feb. 7; document conformance management and 75 percent review document estimate from Feb. 10 to July 2; and the final plan review/bid and award from July 3 to Aug. 22. Staff rates without the theater component is an estimated $43,542.

The agreement amends the contract to show 100 percent of construction documents done by July 7; commencement of construction on or before Sept. 22; and substantial completion or milestone dates without the theater component of March 24, 2016.

In other business, the board:

n Approved the resignation of Samantha Smith as family consumer science teacher;

n Approved the employment of Juliana Pickford as CNA/Health Occupations teacher for the 2014-15 school year; and

n Repayment of a $150,000 interfund loan from the torte immunity judgment fund to the working cash fund.

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