October 18, 2017

SBHS Peabody Stadium Renovation Project Up for Re-bidding

Santa Barbara School Board Rejects All Construction Bids for Peabody Stadium Renovation Project

Bids for the Santa Barbara High School Peabody Stadium renovation came in way above the district’s budget of $18 million so the Board of Education decided to turn down all bids and try again. (Sam Goldman / Noozhawk photo)

A construction delay is expected for the project since the initial round of sub-contractors’ bids came in $12 million over budget.

By Sam Goldman, Noozhawk Staff Writer | @Sam__Goldman | May 10, 2017 | 9:34 p.m.

 

Santa Barbara Unified School District officials have pulled the plug on the initial bidding process that would have hired 20 contractors to perform renovation work on Santa Barbara High School’s Peabody Stadium.

At its Tuesday night meeting, the district Board of Education rejected all bids after the lowest bid in each construction category added up to $30 million, which is $12 million over the SBUSD’s budgeted amount for the renovation project.

“During the bid opening, it was a little bit of a shock to mentally add up the numbers,” said David Hetyonk, the district’s director of facilities and operations.

 

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May 2017 – Update for Peabody Campaign – Letter from Greg T.