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Q:  Danny Pickering, Kingdom East SD: "I'm in search of examples of River Work/Repair Work RFPs, that have the project description of work within the RFP documentation.  I currently have a property where we are addressing a large flood damage that had been done and it is working in and next to the river."

I'm in search of examples of River Work/Repair Work RFPs, that have the project description of work within the RFP documentation.  I currently have a property where we are addressing a large flood damage that had been done and it is working in and next to the river.

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Q:  Joe Houston, Orleans Southwest SU: "I'm looking for information on replacing bleachers in some of our gyms.  If you've done a project recently and have any suggested vendors to contact or avoid etc. I'd appreciate it.  If you have an RFP handy I'd happily take a look at that too."

A: Greg Frost, Windham Central SU: You could start with "Lil Pete" over at Tri State Partitions. I am not sure if he does installations, but I know he does inspections and he may be able to help put you in touch with the proper people. 

 

If no one has an RFP one way to get it done without a crazy spec is to write a "design/Bid RFP" where you are asking the vendors to come to a walkthrough, spec their design based on the walkthrough, and then they bid their equipment. All you have to do then is write in the specifications for how the bid will be awarded. Such as, "the winning bid will be chosen by Quality of product, lowest price, timeline to finish project, etc etc. 

A: Glenn Scott, Rutland City SD:   We've used Hussey Seating for repairs, replacements, and inspections.

Excellent and responsive service.  https://www.husseyseating.com/

A: Ray Daigle, Harwood UUSD: We have had a great experience with R. H. Lord Company. They handle Hussey products. Our contact there is Mike Ward, mikeward@rhlco.com.  Easy to work with and timely response to inquiries.

A: Dylan Laflam, Lamoille North SD: I have used Hussey Seating Company at Craftsbury to Lamoille and all projects in between.   Hussey I do believe distributes through RH Lord for Vermont and I believe both companies have been awarded the bid through sourcewell.  https://www.husseyseating.com/    https://rhlco.com/portfolio/k-12.   I had Mike Ward for the Lamoille Union gym project. Mike Ward (Robert Lord). P (603)  341-6967  F (860) 645-9100   www.rhlco.com


A: Andrew LaRosa, Montpelier Roxbury SD: Dan Pike @ A+ did a couple of gyms for us here in Montpelier, easy to work with.  https://www.goaplusnow.com


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Q: Theresa Palagonia, North Country SU: "Our junior high school is looking at the possibility of putting a temporary separation wall into one of their large classroom spaces to allow for special services for students. The room already has a door at each end and exterior windows. 

They are wondering if hiring an engineering firm is necessary in this case. The facility manager and I already discussed ADA compliance and multiple points of egress. 

Are we missing anything else? Is permitting required for a temporary wall? He would like to look into floor to ceiling cubicle style panels."

A: Todd Parah, Two Rivers SU:   After just going through a district wide inspection of our schools with our county Fire Marshall, I would, if I were you, ask the Division of Fire and Safety if you need any permits or any other code requirements.

A: Greg Harrington, Bennington Rutland SU: I always meet with the fire marshal in our area to discuss the project first. They will let me know what they require and normally will request a permit. I would try not to hire an engineering firm unless the fire marshall requires it. Glad to help if you have more questions.

A: Gary Wright, Addison Northwest SD: Keep in mind your ventilation in the room, where your supply diffuser and return diffuser are located. Also your sprinkler location.

A: Chris Girard, Champlain Valley SD: You will want to make sure that you look at sprinkler head locations and smoke or heat detector locations. You may need to add horn/  strobe light to one side of the room. If you are disturbing any existing building materials you might want to test it for any hazardous materials. Unless you have documentation showing it already done. 

You may want to reach out to your Fire Marshall and just run this by him or her. They like to be in the loop and it keeps them happy. 

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Bleachers
Rive Work
Temp Walls
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