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Technology infrastructure upgrades

Work includes upgrades to the district’s wireless infrastructure to support increased wireless connectivity, upgrades to the cooling systems in the rooms that house data equipment, and installing electrical circuits that are powered by the backup generators.

 
  Location   Varies
  Architect   Hargis Engineering
  Contractor   Structured Communications
  Estimated project cost   $2,300,000
  Estimated completion   September 2017

 

May 9, 2018
  • M&E Upgrades – Contracts are finalized, submittals approved and materials have been ordered. Site work scheduled to start at the end of school year.
  • OFC Upgrades – Contracts are finalized, submittals under review. Kick off meeting scheduled for May 14.
  • UPS Upgrades – Contracts are finalized, submittals approved and materials have been ordered. Tentatively scheduled to start May 21.

 

Apr. 10, 2018
All three projects have been out to bid and awarded.  The mechanical and electrical upgrades bid came in on March 13 and awarded to Steel Electric for $63,000.  The optical fiber upgrade bid came in on March 20 and awarded to Skyline for $132,850.  The UPS replacements bid came in on Feb 23 and awarded to MicroK12 for $260,902.56.
 
Jan. 31, 2018
The bid due date was changed from Feb 16 to Feb 23.
 
Jan. 11, 2018
For 2017-18 school year, three projects are planned: 1) mechanical and electrical upgrades at the remaining two high schools (Cascade & Jackson); 2) optical fiber upgrades at CHS & JHS as well as the middle schools; and 3) UPS replacements (with the IT rooms) at all sites.  The bid will be advertised Jan 19 with bids due on Feb 16.
 
Oct. 2, 2017 
This is a multi-year project. For summer 2017, cabling and infrastructure upgrades took place at all four high schools and wireless access points (WAPs) were installed at two high schools (Everett and Sequoia). Bids received on June 1 included one at 65% over architect’s estimate. The team is re-evaluating the scope due to market conditions.