• Construction FAQs

    How do I get on bidders list?

    We do not retain a “Bidders’ List”. If you are a vendor, you may contact our Purchasing Department @ (941) 486-2183. 
    Link Information: Purchasing Department

    How can I get / do you have a list of current Request For Proposals (RFPs)?

    Each firm shall submit a current Standard Form (SF) 330 and a letter requesting consideration to be placed on the Qualified Professionals (QP) list. A mailing list is generated from the information received on the SF 330. Recipients will receive a verbatim copy of the legal advertisement as it is sent to the local newspaper. Please be sure to include an e-mail address as all firms on the QP list are notified of RFPs via e-mail. This list is updated annually, per School Board Policy 7.71. Further, we will, in order to meet our legal obligation, continue to advertise in the Sarasota Herald Tribune, Classified Section ­under “Legal Notices”. NOTE: It is the responsibility of the firm to assure we have their current e-mail address. If you have additional questions please contact Doreen Kingsley, Procurement & Record Document Specialist

    How many copies of a submittal are required in responding to an RFP?

    Currently, one (1) electronic submittal through DocuPro and one (1) hard copy submittal are required.  If you have additional questions please contact: Doreen Kingsley, Procurement & Record Document Specialist

    How do I obtain a Professional Qualification Statement (PQS) form?

    The PQS is available in Portable Document Format (pdf) below, or via e-mail, in Word or WordPerfect format. 
    Link Information: PQS Form

    How do I obtain a Form 330?

    We do not provide this form. You may obtain this form via the Internet. This form may also be available at your local professional society office. 
    Link Information: SF 330 Form

    How do I get a copy of your current project list?

    Please see Project Status Report. 
    Link information: Project Status Report

    Who is the project manager for (a specific) project?

    Please see Project Status Report. 
    Link information: Project Status Report

    When will (a specific) project be short- listed?

    Speak with Director

    When will (a specific) project be ranked?

    Speak with Director

    I need the telephone number / fax number to (a specific) school - do you have it?

    Please see the Sarasota County Public Schools web page for requested information. 
    Link information - Sarasota County School Listing

    Do you have the telephone number of the Administration office at the Landings?

    Please see the Sarasota County Public Schools web page for requested information. Main Switchboard is (941)-927-9000.

    How can you contact Accounts Payable?

    The main telephone number is (941) 927-9000. Ask for Accounts Payable.

    How many new schools are you building now?

    Contact the Director

    Where can I purchase a portable?

    Contact the Director

    Do you have a list of all your projects?

    Please see Project Status Report. 
    Link information: Project Status Report

    How many students are allowed in a classroom?

    See Resources: Please refer to Facility List for specific use.

    I need a building inspector to come look at the house I'm building. 
    Can you send one out?

    This is not a function of our Department Responsibilities. You should contact the City of Sarasota or Sarasota County, whichever your residence is located in as they are the governing entity for this specialized service. You may also find assistance in the local telephone company’s yellow pages, under “Inspection Service”.

    City of Sarasota - Related Link - City of Sarasota Permitting

    Sarasota County Government - Related Link - Sarasota County Permitting

    Can you give me directions to your office?

    Refer to the Location Link on the right.

    Who was awarded the bid that was opened on (specific) date?

    Please contact our Purchasing Department @ 486-2183 or check our Bid Result List. 
    Link Information: Purchasing Department

    What type of telephone equipment do you have?

    Please contact our Telecommunications Department @ 486-2400.

    Can I speak to the person in charge of purchasing equipment/furniture?

    Please contact our Purchasing Department @ 486-2183. 
    Link Information: Purchasing Department

    Can I have (specific individual’s) cell phone number?

    Per Department policy, we do not give these numbers out. Please call 361-6680 and the individual may be paged or contacted via voice mail.

    Are you open during the holidays?

    Please refer to the District calendar. “FYI”: This Department operates 12 months per year. 
    Link Information: District Calendar

    Who do I call to get the square footage (sf) of any room or building?

    Please call our main number: (941) 361-6680 or contact the Plan Room Specialist

    Who do I call for legal description of a parcel?

    Please call our main #: (941) 361-6680 or contact the Plan Room Specialist .

    How many schools are in the District?

    There are 43 schools in the district. See Directory of Schools page. 
    Link Information: Sarasota County School Listing

    What is the typical square footage (sf) of a classroom?

    Elementary: 950 SF; Middle: 900 SF; High: 810 SF Please refer to the Facility List.

    What is the square footage (sf) of a portable?

    Typically: 815 SF

    Where is a (specific) campus?

    Maps to each campus are provided on each specific school site. Please refer to the School Directory. 
    Related Link - School Locator Map