Case Study: Marion Independent School Stadium

Case Study Summary

The school district originally bid the project using a Construction Management Agency. The Construction Management company bid was over budget and not complete.

The Marion Independent School Board terminated the construction manager and rebid using Design-Bid-Build which saved taxpayers $1,497,070.

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Saved by Using Design-Bid-Build

Construction Management Method

Marion Stadium was bid September 28, 2021. The project was bid using a construction manager agency. The construction manager produced a construction budget of $5,784,000.00. The Construction Manager bid the project using 13 separate bid packages. 

The resultant bids were $1,073,428.00 over budget

The bids did not include concrete paving

There was also an additional $745,000 payment to the construction manager.

Bid Package Bid # of Bids
Masonry
$374,825
3 bids
General
$1,799,000
4 bids
Roofing
$326,400
2 bids
Bleachers
$594,430
2 bids
Elevator
$91,000
2 bids
Mechanical
$179,000
7 bids
Electrical
$864,215
7 bids
Grading
$683,000
4 bids
Asphalt
$563,000
1 bid
Concrete Paving
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0 bids
Track
$167,700
1 bid
Field Turf
$918,600
2 bids
Site Utilities
$269,000
2 bids
Package Total
$6,831,070
CM General Requirements
$426,000
CM Fee
$260,000
CM Insurance
$59,000
TOTAL COST
$7,576,070

CM Terminated: Changed to Design-Bid-Build Method 

The Marion Independent School Board decided to terminate the construction manager and rebid the project using the traditional Design-Bid-Build method. The owner and architect revised the construction budget to $6,582,000 and bid the project without a construction manager.

Conclusion

Using the Design-Bid-Build, they chose the lowest bid which resulted in saving the owner $1,497,070.