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Construction Bids with an Option for an Additional Phase

We have a multi-phase large construction project in place to replace one of our public housing sites with new modern apartments over ten years. This is a very complex understanding with each phase having demolition, infrastructure work, site acquisition, environmental abatement and new construction work (and the resulting bids for each). We have bid the first two (of four) phases including the various services listed above. We will soon bid the third construction phase and to lessen the administrative staff burden and to maintain continuity, we are contemplating doing one bid for the phase 3 and phase 4 construction of new housing. Obviously the phase 3 plans and drawings will soon be completed and the solicitation will be a typical “Here are the specifications-how much to build it?” mode. The phase four-construction document will not be developed until much further down the road. We are trying to come up with an effective format to add an optional pricing component so that we do not have to do a separate bid for phase 4 construction. The only HUD/state/auditor approved method so far is to ask for a firm fixed fee (i.e. profit & overhead) for building what we specify with us reimbursing actual materials/labor costs. 1. Have you done something like this before? If so, how well did it go? 2. Insights/lessons learned? Drawbacks? Positives?

Terry McKee, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.
Information Technology & Procurement Director
Knoxville's Community Development Corporation

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Matt Myers, CPPO, CPPB
Director of Procurement
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