The Bryan school board decided Monday to revisit the process used to pick a contractor for a $1.7 million athletic facility at Rudder High School after about 30 local contractors and architects questioned why a Bryan- or College Station-based company was not considered for the project.
Proposals for a construction manager for the endeavor that will add space to an existing Rudder field house and gymnastics facility were sent out June 25. A four-person committee composed of district employees and a representative from PBK, an architectural firm with which the Bryan school district has a five-year contract, selected three companies out of the 12 submissions through a two-step process. In the first step, the committee considered only the company's qualifications and selected its top three picks, though state law allows for a selection of up to five. The three firms selected, which were said to have had extensive experience in school construction projects, then moved on to an interview and grading process.
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