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Suumit School District plans workshops for contractors

Reid Williams

FRISCO – The Summit School District wants to make sure local contractors can compete for coming construction projects.

District officials have scheduled two workshops to help contractors prepare qualification statements. Chris Squadra of Architectural Resource Consultants, the construction management firm the school district hired to help direct the projects, will outline procedures and paperwork requirements at 9 a.m. Tuesday and 4 p.m. Thursday. The orientation sessions will be held at the district’s central administration offices on School Road in Frisco.

“We’ve got a lot of local interest, and there may be some who might not have done this type of work before,” said Superintendent Wes Smith. “We want to help locals be competitive for our projects and any others like it.”

District facilities manager Mike Arnold said contractors need only bring pen and paper to the workshop. Standard American Institute of Architects forms will be provided. Arnold said Squadra will review each section on the forms and contractors will need to consult their accountants for financial sections and prepare references on their own. Arnold said a small contracting company can benefit from the workshop, even if the company doesn’t plan on working on school projects.

“These can be complicated because we want detailed information,” Arnold said. “If a section isn’t completed, it’s automatic disqualification, and we want to avoid that. This is a great opportunity for a contractor to go over the process with a knowledgeable professional.”

Attendance at the workshops is not required for the school district’s bidding process. Request for qualification forms also can be obtained by calling the district facilities office at (970) 668-0631 or in person at the school district offices.

Reid Williams can be reached at (970) 668-3998 ext. 237 or

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