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Lake County Schools wants to hire one or more architectural and engineering firms to help with its district-wide master planning in the coming year, according to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) issued on Tuesday.

The architecture and engineering consultants will be asked to provide master planning and design services on an as-needed basis, for projects across Lake County.

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Individual projects assigned under the contract will be limited to those with estimated construction costs of $2 million or less, and for study activity fees of $200,000 or less.

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A key focus of the contract will be helping the school district's Facilities Design & Construction and its Growth Planning departments to develop comprehensive master plans for various school campuses.

The scope of services would include assessing the condition of all existing Lake County schools, projecting student enrollment growth, existing and future community use, determining facility needs based on a variety of factors, and establishing capital cost estimates for each phase of the school board's master plan.

Initial contracts of one year will be awarded, with the option to renew for two additional one-year periods.

Applications for the RFQ are due to the Lake County School Board in Tavares on Feb. 9, by 2 p.m. Evaluation of proposals and short-listing should occur on Feb. 21, and the award recommendations are anticipated by Feb. 27.

Full documents for RFQ no. 4671RP can be downloaded from Lake County Schools' webpage for active contracts.

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