Santa Barbara School Board Rejects All Construction Bids for Peabody Stadium Renovation Project
A construction delay is expected for the project since the initial round of sub-contractors’ bids came in $12 million over budget.
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.