CMAR Requested for Avondale Elementary School

Credit: ADM Group, Inc./Littleton Elementary School District #65

By Tasha Anderson for AZBEX

A new elementary school is being proposed on approximately 17 acres at the SWC of Avondale Boulevard and Broadway Road in Avondale, which will bring in students living within the 1.1KSF Alamar master-planned community.

The Littleton Elementary School District #65 recently issued a Request for Qualifications for a qualified Construction Manager at Risk to provide preconstruction and construction services for the new school, currently called The Elementary School on Alamar.

The new school will be constructed in two phases. The first phase will total approximately 63.6KSF and will consist of a 9.8KSF administration building, a 32.7KSF classroom building and a 21.2KSF gymnasium/cafeteria building. The second phase, which is noted on the RFQ as a future phase, will include a 27.8KSF classroom building.

The campus will also include approximately 156 parking spaces and miscellaneous play fields. “All offsite improvements will be completed by the Developer prior to commencement of campus construction,” The RFQ states.

It is the intent of the school district to award the preconstruction and construction contracts to a single firm. The district notes that they may use multiple Guaranteed Maximum Price contracts to speed up the timeline of construction. The awarded firm will perform pre-construction/design phase services alongside the project architect, ADM Group, Inc.

There is no pre-submittal conference schedule for this RFQ, and all interested parties must submit their Statements of Qualification no later than 10:00 a.m. on June 10th, 2021. A notification of the shortlisted firms is expected to be announced by June 21st, and interviews will take place on June 29th. The award for preconstruction services is anticipated to be issued by July 14th.

According to the RFQ, the District plans to start construction on phase one of the new elementary school by Fall 2021 with occupancy scheduled for August 2022. The document states that, “Contractors submitting must be able to meet this fast-track budget or face liquidated damages.” There is currently no timeline set for phase two.

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