After receiving three proposals to renovate Simon Sanchez High School and patch up the rest of the schools, Guam Department of Education Superintendent Jon Fernandez says they will now begin evaluations this week.
Guam – After almost two years, the $100-million dollar Request for Proposal is about halfway done. Two weeks ago, DPW received three offers from the Guam Educational Facilities Foundation, Pernix Guam, and Core Tech International. Fernandez is the chair of the evaluation committee which also includes leadership from the Department of Public Works, Department of Land Management, Guam Environmental Protection Agency, and the Guam Economic Development Authority. According to a release from the Governor’s office, DPW, the lead agency in this RFP, has recommended the committee make a decision within 20 days of the final submissions.
Fernandez says, “The RFP itself set forth the requirements and the rating system already so using that criteria, we’ll be using it to evaluate and rank the bids as they come in. That process will commence this week, depending on the level of discussion and work that’ll be entailed, once we open the bids, we’ll know how long it’ll take us. We hope to get it done quickly but it depends on any questions that’ll come up and the time that’s needed to do a thorough review of all submissions.”
Fernandez says once they’re done evaluating the proposals, they pass the RFP back to DPW where they will then work with the selected offeror, negotiate and finalize the agreement. About a month ago at an oversight hearing for GDOE, DPW told lawmakers that the renovations for Simon Sanchez High School, at the best scenario, would begin in December 2016.