Architectural and Engineering Services



In order to ensure safe construction and protect the investment of public funds, the Governing Board requires that a licensed and certified architect or structural engineer be employed to design and supervise the construction of District schools and other facilities.

For Projects Receiving State Funding: (Government Code 4526)

The Superintendent or designee shall devise a competitive process for the selection of architects and structural engineers that is based on demonstrated competence and on the professional qualifications necessary for the satisfactory performance of the services required. For each project, he/she shall recommend specific architectural and engineering firms to the Board. The Board shall pay fair and reasonable amounts warranted by the provider's qualifications and competence. The Board need not select the lowest responsible bidder.

Legal Reference:
Education Code
17070.50 Conditions for apportionment
17280-17316 Approvals, especially:
17302 Persons qualified to prepare plans, specifications and estimates and supervise construction
17316 Contract provision re school district property
17371 Limitation on liability of governing board
Government Code
4525-4529.5 Contracts with private architects, engineering, land surveying, and construction project management firms
14837 Definition of small business
87100 Public officials; financial interest
Public Contract Code
20111 School district contracts<

First Reading: 8/17/05

Governing Board Approval: 9/14/05

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