A Wichita construction company will be tasked with leading three projects for USD 257, including a new elementary school, a new science and technology building at Iola High School and new heating, ventilation and cooling systems at the middle school. Voters in April approved $35 million for the three projects.
A committee chose Coonrod & Associates to serve as construction manager for the project. The committee interviewed three construction companies Monday and made their selection using a scoring matrix in eight areas, covering things like arrangements with local contractors, references and past performance, for a total of 80 points. The companies submitted a fee structure to the state, which scored them based on a 20-point scale for a combined 100 possible points. Coonrod scored 83.97.
Just a point separated Coonrod from the next-highest scoring company, and another point between the second and third places, Superintendent Stacey Fager said.
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