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School Board of Clay County
August 1, 2019 - Regular School Board Meeting
C25 - County-Wide Architect Contract Award (2019/2020)

The selection was conducted in accordance with Florida Statute 287.055.  The project was advertised for three consecutive weeks with The Clay Today.  Selection Committee members were: Bryce Ellis, Project Manager; Jeffery Marks, Project Manager, Tod Sweatland, Director of Code Enforcement; and Janice Kerekes, School Board Member.  

As a result of interviews and after due consideration, the Selection Committee recommends the following firms as listed in priority order:

1.  Brian Boatright Architect, Inc.

2.  Bhide & Hall Architects, P.A.

3.  Fisher Koppenhafer, Architecture

Gap Analysis


Previous Outcomes

Awarding a continuing contract for professional architecture services authorizes a firm or individual to proceed with School Board projects not exceeding a specified monetary value specified in Board Policy for a period of one year.  The appointment may be extended for an additional period of not more than one year if agreeable to the School Board and the architecture firm.  The appointed architecture firm shall be available to design, manage, and inspect any School Board projects under the authorized limit without having to bid against other firms.

Expected Outcomes

This contract allows for more efficient project schedules, which subsequently allow for a faster project completion. The appointed architecture firm shall be available to design, manage, and inspect any projects under the authorized limit.

Strategic Plan Goal

Ensure effective management of the organization, operations, and facilities to maximize the use of resources and promote a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment for Clay County students.


Appoint the top ranked firm, Brian Boatright Architect, Inc., at a fee of 8.5% of the construction cost for County-Wide Architectural Services.

Dr. Michael Kemp, Assistant Superintendent for Operations, (904) 336-6824, Bryce Ellis, Project Manager, (904) 336-6853,
Financial Impact
All funding necessary for the Architectural fees resulting from this contract are budgeted within the Educational Facilities Plan. The exact amount of fees cannot be determined at this time.
Review Comments
CW Architect Contract 2019.2020 with Brian Boatright.pdf