Dozens of construction contractors and trades people recently learned how to become eligible to bid on upcoming school building and renovation projects at the fourth annual Measure K outreach fair.
The event at McBride High School in Long Beach featured a brief introductory presentation and project specification details on a dozen projects scheduled to begin this summer.
Participants had an opportunity to talk with planning managers and learn about programs such as the Owner Controlled Insurance Program, which eliminates the need for contractors to purchase their own insurance for certain projects.
The goal is to make sure local people in construction trades are aware of the benefits of working on Measure K projects and what new projects are coming up in the next several months.
The Long Beach Unified School District has used bond funds to build and open two new schools: Nelson Academy in Signal Hill and McBride High School in Long Beach, and to rebuild two more: Newcomb Academy and Roosevelt Elementary School.
A new swimming pool at Cabrillo High was completed in 2013. Several other major projects, including the new Browning High School and major renovations at Jordan High School are in progress.
To be eligible to bid, firms must first download and complete a pre-qualification packet. For information, call the Measure K Office at (562) 997-7550.