Welcome to You Ask... Patch Answers where we answer readers questions. We recently received questions about the North Reading school building project. Patch readers want to know how Gilbane Building was chosen for the project. Here's your answer.
According to Secondary Schools Building Committee (SSBC) member Janene Imbriano, Gilbane was chosen over five other companies that submitted a proposal for the school building project.
An advertisement was placed for qualified companies in early March. Six companies submitted proposals that were evaluated by a subcommittee, and Gilbane was chosen.
“All 6 CM that submitted were approved and had a mandatory walk through of the two schools on March 15th. The RFP was issued to all 6 CM and requested back by March 29th,” Imbriano said. “The CM packages were received and reviewed by a sub committee consisting of experts in the field of construction, engineering and such. They met, reviewed and discussed each CM’s package, they assigned points to various question assessment (I believe the MSBA gives them a guideline to use). The points awarded, coupled with the price proposal given by each CM was how Gilbane was chosen.”