Fort Wayne Community Schools - Facility Planning

FWCS FACILITIES DEPARTMENT

Maintaining the buildings in Fort Wayne Community Schools is an important component of meeting the district’s goals. Academics are supported by suitable buildings. FWCS buildings are strong anchors in neighborhoods and serve families throughout the community, and being fiscally responsible requires these assets be maintained. Our children deserve well-maintained facilities that meet today’s educational needs.

The Facilities Department is responsible for all maintenance, repair, renovations, improvements and energy management for 61 educational and support buildings on 59 sites, serving nearly 30,000 students. Facilities and Maintenance & Operations take care of well over 800 acres and 5 million square feet of educational and support space. We work to keep our facilities operating efficiently and effectively. The Facilities Department is also responsible for all Capital Projects improvements, including both our annual Physical Plant Improvements (PPI) projects and our referendum-funded improvements (REPAIR FWCS). 

Department Facts

  • The School District spans 145.7 square miles.
  • The average age of our schools is 60 years old.
  • Our newest school is Miami Middle School, built in 1976.
  • Our oldest building is Construction Trades, built in 1899.
  • The School District owns approximately 858 acres of land.
  • Our Energy Leadership Program has saved the District over $6.6 million in energy-related savings.
  • Map of School Locations
Contact Information 

Fort Wayne Community Schools Facilities Department

1519 Catalpa Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802

Phone 260.467.2075     Fax 260.467-2534

Director of Facilities, Darren Hess darren.hess@fwcs.k12.in.us

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2021/2022 Bid Information  

Industry Information / Bid Timelines

Notices to Bidders will be posted when advertised. All projects currently out to bid and plan holder information is available via Eastern Engineering’s Virtual Planroom at Eastern Engineering

Bid awards and tabulations will be posted upon approval by the FWCS Board of School Trustees.

DESIGN CONTRACTS

RFP# NAME OF PROJECT

RFP ISSUED /

1ST LEGAL AD

PROPOSALS DUE DATE BOARD APPROVAL DATE
RFP101598 Design Services for the Renovation of Arlington and Lincoln Elementary Schools (ESSER)

May 5, 2021

Notice to Proposers

May 25, 2021

June 28, 2021

Contract Award

RFP101601 Design Services for HVAC Improvements at the Bill C. Anthis Career Center and Anthis Automotive Center (ESSER)

May 13, 2021

Notice to Proposers

June 3, 2021

June 28, 2021

Contract Award

RFP101607 Design Services for Accessibility and Security Improvements and Ceiling and Lighting Replacements at Adams Elementary School (REPAIR Program)

June 3, 2021

Notice to Proposers

June 29, 2021

July 26, 2021

Contract Award

RFP101600 Design Services for Various Improvements at Lakeside and Northwood Middle Schools (REPAIR Program)

June 3, 2021

Notice to Proposers

June 29, 2021

July 26, 2021

Contract Award

RFP101606 Design Services for Various Improvements at Kekionga and Portage Middle Schools (REPAIR Program)

June 3, 2021

Notice to Proposers

June 29, 2021

July 26, 2021

Contract Award

RFP101597 Design Services for Site Improvements at Lane and Shawnee Middle Schools (REPAIR Program)

June 8, 2021

Notice to Proposers

June 30, 2021

July 26, 2021

Contract Award

RFP101608 Design Services for Window Replacements at Various Locations (ESSER)

June 9, 2021

Notice to Proposers

July 1, 2021

July 26, 2021

Contract Award

RFP101612 Design Services for Flooring Replacements at Various Locations (ESSER)

July 26, 2021

Notice to Bidders

August 3, 2021

September 13, 2021

Contract Award

RFP101614 Design Services for Levan R. Scott Academy Expansion and Renovation

August 23, 2021

September 9, 2021

October 25, 2021

Contract Award

RFP101616 Design Services for an Addition at Abbett Elementary

August 23, 2021

September 9, 2021

October 25, 2021

Contract Award

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (CMC), DESIGN-BUILD, AND GUARANTEED ENERGY SAVINGS CONTRACTS

RFP# NAME OF PROJECT

RFP ISSUED /

1ST LEGAL AD

PROPOSALS DUE DATE BOARD APPROVAL DATE
RFP101599 Construction Manager (CMc) Services for the Renovation of Arlington and Lincoln Elementary Schools (ESSER)

May 10, 2021

Notice to Proposers

June 2, 2021

June 28, 2021

Contract Award

RFP101602 Guaranteed Energy Savings Projects for HVAC Improvements at Various Locations (ESSER)

May 18, 2021

Notice to Proposers

July 7, 2021

August 9, 2021

Contract Award

RFQ Request for Qualifications for Design-Build Services for the Nutrition Processing Center Warehouse Expansion Project

July 12, 2021

July 28, 2021

September 13, 2021

Phase 1 Contract Award

RFP101615 Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) Services for Levan R. Scott Academy Expansion and Renovation

September 2, 2021

September 23, 2021

October 25, 2021

Contract Award

RFP101618 Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) Services for an Addition at Abbett Elementary

September 2, 2021

September 23, 2021

October 25, 2021

Contract Award

CONSTRUCTION BIDS

BID# NAME OF PROJECT DESIGN ARCHITECT/ENGINEER

RFP ISSUED /

1ST LEGAL AD

PROPOSALS DUE DATE BOARD APPROVAL DATE
BD101605 2021 Ventilation Projects at Franke Park and Towles Intermediate School (ESSER) Primary Engineering

June 1, 2021

Notice to Bidders

June 17, 2021

July 26, 2021

Contract Award

BD101610 Northrop High School Auditorium Stage Lighting Replacement (REPAIR Program) Primary Engineering

June 28, 2021

Notice to Bidders

July 19, 2021

October 25, 2021

Contract Award

BD101617 ESSER 2022 HVAC Projects at Snider and South Side High Schools Primary Engineering

August 31, 2021

Notice to Bidders

September 22, 2021

October 25, 2021

Contract Award

BD101613 2022 Mechanical PPI Project Primary Engineering

September 20, 2021

Notice to Bidders

October 12, 2021

October 25, 2021

Contract Award

BD101619 ESSER 2022 Ventilation Projects at Adams, Forest Park and Study Elementary Schools Primary Engineering

September 20, 2021

Notice to Bidders

October 13, 2021

October 25, 2021

Contract Award

BD101620 ESSER 2022 Ventilation Project at Kekionga Middle School Primary Engineering

September 20, 2021

Notice to Bidders

October 14, 2021

October 25, 2021

Contract Award

BD101621 ESSER 2022 Ventilation Project at South Side High School Primary Engineering

September 20, 2021

Notice to Bidders

October 15, 2021

October 25, 2021

Contract Award

BD101622 South Side High School Stadium Waterproofing Martin Riley

October 18, 2021

Notice to Bidders

November 10, 2021

November 22, 2021

Contract Award

BD101623 ESSER HVAC Improvements at Anthis Automotive Primary Engineering

October 11, 2021

Notice to Bidders

November 2, 2021

November 22, 2021

Contract Award

BD101624 ESSER HVAC Improvements at Anthis Career Center Primary Engineering

October 25, 2021

Notice to Bidders

November 16, 2021

December 13, 2021

Contract Award

BD101625 Northrop High School East Site Improvements Engineering Resources

November 1, 2021

Notice to Bidders

November 23, 2021

December 13, 2021

Contract Award

 
 

Facility Use Policy

Groups or individuals may apply to use Fort Wayne Community Schools owned buildings and grounds. Guidelines for use of FWCS facilities, including rates, requirements and application form may be found here:

 
Thank You Fort Wayne

REPAIR FWCS Overview

Maintaining the buildings in Fort Wayne Community Schools is an important component of meeting the district’s goals. Academics are supported by suitable buildings; FWCS buildings are strong anchors in neighborhoods and serve families throughout the community; and being fiscally responsible requires these assets be maintained. Our children deserve well-maintained facilities that meet today’s educational needs, including electrical systems that can handle 21st Century technology, climate-controlled buildings that are more energy efficient and modern classroom space with better lighting and adequate storage. This page will serve as a resource to learn more about FWCS’ buildings and the plan to take care of them for future generations. Check back often, and let us know if you have questions or comments.

As always, we continue to say THANK YOU FORT WAYNE for the opportunity to improve our buildings to a level of modern standards and provide better learning environments for our students and staff!