May 28, 2021 – GCS has hired a local company to manage the planning and implementation of $300 million in upcoming bond projects. HICAPS/C2, based in Greensboro, will oversee contractors and other vendors and ensure the projects are completed on schedule, on budget and in alignment with school construction code.
HICAPS/C2 is a partnership between HICAPS construction management and C2 Contractors, and the two companies have worked together on previous GCS bond projects. The combined company is registered as a minority-owned business and will strive to hire other minority- and women-owned businesses, in keeping with the district’s MWBE goals.
“The HICAPS/C2 JV Team is excited about the tremendous bond program that lies ahead,” says Dave Smith, bond program director. “This first month has been action-packed and filled with victories. We have experienced tremendous attendance at our design consultant and construction-management-at-risk pre-proposal conferences, as well as at the bond information meeting held on May 25.”
Qualifications for design firms, CM-at-risk firms and miscellaneous professional service providers are due over the next few weeks, Smith says.
A second informational meeting for subcontractors and suppliers will be held on Thursday, June 3, from 4-6 p.m. at the Greensboro Airport Marriott. For more information, click here. Potential vendors are also encouraged to check the bid solicitation website for project opportunities.
In April, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners approved project ordinances for Phase I projects worth $300 million, fulfilling the referendum overwhelmingly approved by voters in November 2020.