“The Calvo Tenorio administration has been committed to providing the best learning environment to our students, teachers, and families. As part of the ongoing procurement process for this RFP, we are one step closer to making much needed large-scale improvements at many Guam DOE schools”
– Governor Eddie Baza Calvo
DPW completes procurement process
The Department of Public Works received three proposals in its call for companies to renovate and modernize Guam Department of Education schools.
The deadline for companies to respond to the $100 million request for proposal was Monday, Nov. 23. The offerers are the Guam Educational Facilities Foundation, Pernix Guam LLC, and Core Tech International.
The contract will provide $100 million for the renovation and modernization of facilities like Simon Sanchez High, George Washington High, Southern High, and Benavente Middle schools, just to name a few.
This is the latest in the efforts to improve public schools. The Calvo Tenorio Administration was able to make extensive renovations and improvements at Untalan Middle School, which re-opened two years ago. In addition, what was a temporary school site at Tiyan, has been opened as a central high school, which eased the crowded conditions at other schools, primarily George Washington High School. Also, ARRA funding to help renovate classrooms at Untalan Middle and George Washington High were saved and dozens of classrooms were retrofitted to STEM classes.
Next Step for the RFP
The DOE selection committee will convene soon to evaluate the offers and award the contract. According to P.L. 32-121 the selection committee is led by the Superintendent of DOE and also includes the leadership of the Department of Public Works, Department of Land Management, Guam Environmental Protection Agency, and the Guam Economic Development Authority.
DPW has recommended the committee make a decision within 20 days of the final submissions.
“This level of investment into our schools is unprecedented,” Governor Eddie Baza Calvo stated. “We are confident that the DOE selection committee will choose the best company to get the job done.”
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