Three Quarters of A Million Dollars Invested Into Track and Field

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Bid Tabulation presented at April 12 Board of Trustee’s meeting.

During yesterday’s meeting the board approved a bid for $796,374 for new turf and track improvements that are expected to start June 1 and be completed by July 31. The current all-weather track has exceeded its 10-year life expectancy, being installed in 2010.

The bid was awarded to Valley Precision Grading of Rancho Cordova, CA, the replacements and upgrades will be taking place at the Visalia campus and is estimated to be completed before Fall 2021 semester is set to begin.

According to documents obtained from the Sequoias Community College District Board of Trustees Meeting that took place yesterday, the district had been planning for this replacement and improvements since 2016 when budget planning was started. Initially the project was expected to cost about $750.000.00 with a start date sometime in 2020.

Board approved a $500.00.00 transfer out of the Districts “one-time funds” followed by annual transfer between 2017 and 2019 into the Districts capital projects account. Out of the 3 bids the Board received on March 18, Valley Precision Grading was the lowest bidder at $796,374.

The work included in the bid according to documents from last night’s meeting “entailed replacement of the existing turf system, including regrading and recompaction of subgrade, irrigation improvements, and restriping of the track surface.”

The other two companies that placed bids for this project were Marko Construction with a bid of $928,000.00 and FieldTurf with a bid of $796,642.00, only $268.00 more than what Valley Precision Grading quoted the District.