HISD Board of Education to consider 7 more contracts under bond program

Recommended contracts represent nearly $223 million in school construction work

The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday will consider authorizing the district to negotiate contracts with three firms to provide construction manager at risk (CMAR) services on selected bond projects.

CMAR is a construction delivery method that involves a commitment by the contractor to deliver a project within a Guaranteed Maximum Price.  HISD administrators are recommending the following CMAR firms for the following projects: 

  • Askew Elementary School – DivisionOne Construction, LLC
  • Austin High School – DivisionOne Construction, LLC
  • Garden Oaks Montessori – B3Ci, A Joint Venture
  • Sam Houston Math, Science & Technology Center – Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.
  • Westbury High School – Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.
  • Wharton Dual Language Academy – DivisionOne Construction, LLC
  • Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy – Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.

The selected firms were chosen from a pool of nine contractors based on several selection criteria, including qualifications, relevant experience, safety records, minority and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBE) plan, construction methodology and phasing strategy, and financial stability. Qualified firms were then invited to submit cost proposals for construction services. 

The three firms being recommended to the board have committed to contracting 20 percent to 30 percent of their work to M/WBE consultants. In addition, while not part of the selection criteria, each firm has a local office in Houston.

The board meeting begins at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2015, in the Board Auditorium at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, 4400 W. 18th Street. View the full agenda online. Watch live online.