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Cuesta College construction begins on Measure L-funded buildings 

Majority of contracts awarded to San Luis Obispo County contractors, buildings on schedule for fall 2017

cuesta_logo_2color-web–Construction is underway on the first two Measure L-funded buildings at Cuesta College, and the majority of the work has been awarded to San Luis Obispo County contractors. Both structures are on-schedule for completion in fall 2017 and will open in spring 2018.

For the 43,000 square foot, two-story North County Campus Center located on the Paso Robles campus, the District awarded eight of the 11 contracts to Central Coast contractors; two packages are currently being re-bid. Currently, 72 percent of the work is being done by local contractors, equating to approximately $14 million of the $19 million total project cost remaining local.

For the 32,000 square foot, two-story San Luis Obispo Campus Instructional Building, the District awarded 13 of the 14 contract bid packages to Central Coast contractors. Approximately 88 percent of the work will be done by local workforce and a total of $10 million of the $12 million total project cost will remain local.

Cuesta College Director of Facilities Services Planning and Capitol Projects Terry Reece said we consider a rate of 50 percent of bond work awarded to Central Coast contractors outstanding; these two projects are far beyond that percentage and we are thrilled and proud to keep so much of the Measure L funding within the county.

“Cuesta College bond project facilitators are utilizing a construction management delivery method called multi-prime, which breaks large capital projects down to a sub-contractor level and allows the district to essentially operate as its own general contractor,” Reece said. “The smaller packages provide for a larger pool of bidders as the packages can be bid by trade specific companies and not solely the larger general contractors. The bidding results for both the San Luis Obispo Campus Instructional Building and the North County Campus Center reflect the hard work put into the multi-prime delivery method and our extensive outreach program.”

The five local contractors awarded eight of the 11 bid packages for the North County Campus Center are:

  • Wysong Construction: Atascadero
  • Newton Construction & Management, Inc.: San Luis Obispo
  • Floor Connection: San Luis Obispo
  • Tarlon & Sons, Inc.: Arroyo Grande
  • Smith Electric: Santa Maria

 

The eight local contractors awarded 13 of the 14 bid packages for the San Luis Obispo Campus Instructional Building are:

  • Wysong Construction: Atascadero
  • Newton Construction & Management, Inc.: San Luis Obispo
  • R.F. Koerber: Paso Robles
  • Floor Connection: San Luis Obispo
  • Tarlon & Sons, Inc.: Arroyo Grande
  • Smith Electric: Santa Maria
  • G.F. Garcia: Cayucos
  • Toyon Landscape: Pismo Beach

 

 

For details on all the Measure L projects, visit www.cuestacollegebond.info.

 

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