October 2, 2014, Rome, Georgia. – A pre-proposal meeting was held Tuesday afternoon to provide orientation for subcontractors and suppliers in the Floyd County area who hope to participate in the construction of the new Coosa High School. RA-LIN, the construction manager for the project, hosted the meeting at the Floyd County Board of Education Facilities Department in Rome with an outstanding turnout.
Over eighty subcontractors were represented to hear RA-LIN officials give an overview of the project, explain the bidding process and timetable, and answer any questions or concerns that the subcontractors might have. The meeting was a great start toward fulfilling a primary objective of the Board of Education to redirect as much of the EdSPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax earmarked for education) as possible to businesses in the Floyd County area. “From an attendance standpoint, the meeting was a huge success. I was very impressed with the turnout for this orientation meeting, said Heather Seckman, Director of Economic Development for the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce. I know that Dr. Jeff McDaniel, Superintendent Floyd County Schools, is a strong supporter of our area business community, and I applaud the efforts of everyone involved in creating such interest. The preliminary budget of $32,000,000 for this school can mean a lot of work for the greater Rome small business community.”
“We are very pleased with the response to our pre-proposal meeting, said Michael Heisey, Pre-Construction Manager at RA-LIN. When we are able to get high percentages of local participation on our jobs, we think projects go smoother and that we end up with better quality. Local subcontractors take pride in the work they do in their own community, particularly on public buildings like schools.”
RA-LIN is working with Southern A&E on this project, and interested constituents can follow the progress on a construction site web camera at http://oxblue.com/open/ralin/coosahs.