Procurement in Facility Work

Type: Article
Topics: District & School Operations, School Administrator Magazine

October 01, 2022

Balancing urgency to fulfill a critical construction or renovation need with due diligence under the law

School districts nationwide spend billions of dollars annually building and renovating K-12 public school facilities. Since 2019, there has been approximately $10.4 billion in voter-approved funding in Texas alone for constructing or rebuilding public schools.

In a recent GAO national survey of the more than 15,000 school districts across the country, the most common school facilities issues and priorities were improving security, expanding technology and addressing health hazards. About half of communities needed to update or replace multiple building systems or features in their schools such as ventilation, heating and air conditioning, or plumbing.

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Richard Gay

Director of Procurement Services

Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston, Texas