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6.1 Proposal Documents – The following contract documents should be placed at the beginning
of each Project Manual in the order shown. Modify Proposal Invitation, Instructions to Proposers
and Proposal Form to fit each project.

INDEX TO PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS



         INVITATION TO PROPOSAL

         INSTRUCTIONS TO PROPOSERS

         PROPOSAL FORM

         ATTACHMENT 1 – AIA CONTRACTOR’S QUALIFICATION STATEMENT

         ATTACHMENT 2 - PROPOSED CONTRACTORS & SUPPLIERS

         ATTACHMENT 3 - FELONY CONVICTION NOTIFICATION

         ATTACHMENT 5 - HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT

         GENERAL CONDITIONS

         SUPPLEMENTARY CONDITIONS

         APPENDIX A - MINIMUM PER DIEM WAGE RATE DETERMINATION

         APPENDIX B - CONTRACTOR’S ASBESTOS FREE AFFIDAVIT

         PRE-CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE MANUAL
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                                         PROPOSAL FORM

PROPOSAL OF:

________________________________________________________________
______
                          (Name of Proposer)

TO:              Purchasing Agent
                 Comal Independent School District

                 New Braunfels, Texas 78217

FOR:             [Project Name and Proposal Number]

Dear Owner:

       The Proposer named herein (“Proposer”), in compliance with the Invitation
to Proposers and Instructions to Proposers for the ________________________
(“Project”) for the Comal Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas
(“Owner”), having visited the Project site and carefully examined the Project
Drawings, Specifications, Addenda Nos. _______________, and all other
Contract Documents (as such term is defined in the Instructions to Proposers),
hereby, offers to enter into a contract to furnish all labor, materials, tools,
equipment, transportation, machinery, supplies, insurance, permits, taxes and
services necessary to complete the Work in accordance with the Contract
Documents, within the time set forth herein, and at the stated herein. The
Proposer fully understands the intent and purpose of the Contract Documents
and the conditions of proposalding as set forth herein and in the Invitation to
Proposers and the Instructions to Proposers. The Proposer hereby covenants
and agrees that claims for additional compensation or extensions of time
because of Proposer’s failure to familiarize itself with the Contract Documents or
any condition at the Project site which might affect the Work will not be allowed.

       1.     Base Proposal: The Proposer agrees to execute all of the Work
described prices in the Drawings, Specifications and other Contract Documents,
including allowances, for the sum of _________________________ and
______/100        DOLLARS          ($____________),        which       includes
___________________________ and /100 DOLLARS ($____________)
for the required Payment and Performance Bonds. In case of a difference in
written words and figures in this Proposal Form, the amount stated in written
words shall govern.
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       2.      [Additive or Deductive Alternates] [and] [Unit Prices]:      The
Proposer agrees that the Base Proposal shall be adjusted by the amounts
indicated below for each additive alternate which is accepted by the Owner, and
by the unit prices indicated below:

           Alternate                                                No.
1:______________________________________________
           and     ________/100     DOLLARS       ($____________), which
includes
           _________________________         and       /100   DOLLARS
($__________) for
           the required performance and payment bonds.



           Unit              Price             No.              1:
_________________________________________ and
           _________/100 DOLLARS ($____________________________).

3.     Time for Completion: If awarded the Contract, the agrees to commence
the Work [within _____ days after notice to Proposer proceed is given by the
Owner or on or before ______, 19____] and to achieve Substantial Completion
of the Work
[within ______ calendar days or on or before _______, 19______].

4.     Proposal Security: Proposal security in the form of a certified check or
proposal bond in the amount of five percent (5%) of the Base Proposal, plus all
additive alternates, if applicable, is attached hereto, as a guaranty that the
Proposer will unconditionally execute a satisfactory contract and furnish the
payment and performance bonds, insurance and satisfy all other requirements
for execution and delivery of the Contract Documents and
commencement of the Work.

5.     Contractor’s Personnel: The Proposer agrees to employ the following
individuals for the entire duration of the Work at the positions indicated, and
agrees not to remove them from the Work nor replace them with others except as
otherwise allowed in the Contract Documents or approved in writing by Owner:

              Project                                                Manager:
         __________________________________________

         __________________________________________

           Project                                             Superintendent:
________________________________________
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________________________________________

              Project Clerk:
         __________________________________________

         __________________________________________


6.    Representations: By execution and submission of this Proposal, the
Proposer hereby represents and warrants to Owner as follows:

      (a)    The Proposer has prior experience on construction projects of the
same or similar type, nature and class as the Work for the Project.

      (b)    The Proposer has read and understands the Proposal Documents
and the Contract
Documents, and this Proposal is made in accordance with the Proposal
Documents.

       (c)    The Proposer has inspected the Project site, is familiar with the
local conditions under which the Work is to be performed, and has correlated the
Proposer’s site
observations with the requirements of the Contract Documents.

       (d)    To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the Proposer
waives any claim it has or may have against the Owner, the Architect/Engineer,
and their respective
trustees, officers, shareholders, directors, partners, agents, contractors,
consultants and employees arising out of or in connection with the administration,
evaluation or recommendation of any proposals; waiver of any requirements
under the Proposal Documents or the
Contract Documents; acceptance or rejection of any proposals; and the award of
the Contract.

7.       Attachments: The following attachments are incorporated herein:

                 Attachment 1 - Contractor’s Qualification Statement (AIA Form
A305)
                 Attachment 2 - Proposed Subcontractors and Supplies
                 Attachment 3 - Felony Conviction Notification
                 Attachment 4 - Hold Harmless Agreement
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PROPOSER:


         _____________________________


         By:___________________________

         Name:__________________

         Title:___________________
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                           INSTRUCTIONS TO PROPOSERS

       1.     PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS:                The Proposal Documents shall
include the Invitation to Proposers, these Instructions to Proposers, the Proposal
Form (including all Schedules thereto), the Contract Documents (as defined
below), and any other sample proposal and contract forms referred to herein.
The Contract Documents shall consist of the Agreement between Owner and
Contractor (AIA Form A101, 1997 Edition), the General Conditions to the
Contractor (AIA Form A201, 1997 Edition), the Supplementary Conditions, the
Project Pre-Construction Conference Manual, the Project Drawings and
Specifications, and all Addenda issued with respect to any of the Contract
Documents prior to the execution of the Contract.

        2.    INTERPRETATIONS, CHANGES AND SUBSTITUTIONS: Each
proposer shall carefully study and compare the Proposal Documents with one
another and with any existing work or work under construction; examine the site
and local conditions; and promptly report to the Owner and the
Architect/Engineer any suspected errors, inconsistencies or ambiguities.
Proposers may only request clarification or interpretation of Proposal Documents
in writing, which request must be received by the Architect/Engineer at least ten
(10) days prior to the last date for submission of proposals.

    IN NO EVENT SHALL REQUESTS FOR SUBSTITUTIONS BE
ACCEPTED OR CONSIDERED BY OWNER PRIOR TO THE AWARD OF THE
CONTRACT. WITH RESPECT TO THIS PROJECT, REQUESTS FOR
SUBSTITUTIONS

                 [ ] WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.
Check One

         [ ] WILL BE CONSIDERED ONLY AFTER THE AWARD OF THE
         CONTRACT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCEDURES AND
         REQUIREMENTS      OF    SECTION    3.4.3 OF     THE
SUPPLEMENTARY
         CONDITIONS.

         THE OWNER AND THE ARCHITECT MAY ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY
         REQUEST FOR SUBSTITUTION IN THEIR SOLE DISCRETION.


       Interpretations, corrections, and/or changes of or to the Proposal
Documents will be made by written Addendum issued by the Owner, Architect
and/or Engineer. Any interpretations, corrections or changes of or to the Proposal
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Documents made in any other manner will not be binding upon the Owner, and
proposers may not rely thereon. Addenda will be mailed or faxed to all persons
known by the Architect/Engineer to have received a complete set of Proposal
Documents, and will be mailed to each proposer at the address furnished by
such proposer to the Architect/Engineer for such purposes. In addition, copies of
Addenda will be made available for inspection wherever the Proposal Documents
are on file as set forth in the Invitation to Proposers. No Addenda will be issued
later than three (3) days prior to the last date for submission of proposals, except
an Addendum withdrawing the request for proposals or which includes
postponement of the date for receipt of proposals. Each proposer shall
acknowledge the receipt of all Addenda issued in its proposal. Failure of a
proposer to receive any such Addenda shall not relieve the proposer from any
obligation under its proposal as submitted. Add Addenda so issued shall become
a part of the Contract Documents.

       3.     FORM OF PROPOSAL: Proposals shall be submitted on the
prescribed form included in the Proposal Documents. All blanks on the Proposal
Form shall be completed, in ink or typewritten, with sums expressed in both
words and figures. In case of discrepancy between the words and the figures, the
amount written in words shall govern. All requested alternates shall be proposal,
and if no change in the base proposal is required, the phrase “No Change” shall
be inserted in the appropriate location. Each copy of the Proposal Form shall
include the legal name of the proposer and shall indicate whether the proposer is
a sole proprietor, partnership, corporation or other legal entity. Each copy of the
Proposal Form shall be signed by the person or persons legally authorized to
bind the proposer. A proposal by a corporation or other entity shall include the
state of incorporation or organization of the proposer, evidence of registration to
do business in Texas and reasonable evidence of the authority of the person
signing the proposal to bind the corporation or other entity. Each proposer shall
complete, execute and deliver (as applicable) with its proposal, as part of the
Proposal Form included with the Proposal Documents, the following:

               (a)     CONTRACTOR’S QUALIFICATION STATEMENT (AIA
         FORM A305): Executed counterpart of the Contractor’s Qualification
         Statement, a copy of which is attached to the Proposal Form as
         Attachment 1.

                 (b)   SUBCONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS:                  A Schedule of
the
         subcontractors and material suppliers which the proposer proposes to use
         for the       Work, in the form attached to the Proposal Form as
         Attachment 2. All spaces on the attached Schedule shall be completed,
         and should any particular item or trade not apply, the proposer shall mark
         “not applicable” in the appropriate space. Each proposer is advised that all
         persons, firms, corporations or other parties to whom the proposer
         proposes to award a subcontract hereunder must be acceptable to the
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         Owner. The Schedule described herein is in addition to, and not limitation
         of, the requirements for submission and approval of subcontractors and
         suppliers contained in Article 5 of the General Conditions. The Owner may
         require evidence of a subcontractor’s bondability if the subcontractor’s
         contract exceeds $100,000.00 in the aggregate, and require any such
         subcontractor to obtain anddeliver such bonds prior to commencement of
         any Work by the subcontractor.

               (c)      FELONY CONVICTION NOTIFICATION:                Executed
         counterpart of the Felony Conviction Notification attached to the Proposal
         Form as Attachment 3.

               (d)   HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT: Executed counterpart of
         the Hold Harmless Agreement attached to the Proposal Form as
         Attachment 4.

                (e)     FINANCIAL STATEMENTS: Current financial statements of
         the proposer, as of the most recent calendar (or fiscal) year ended and
         current monthly income and expense statements for the fiscal year to
         date, certified by the proposer to be true and correct.

                (f)      PROPOSAL SECURITY:         A certified check or proposal
         bond issued by a surety authorized to issue surety bonds in the State of
         Texas in the amount equal to five percent (5%) of the Base Proposal, plus
         all additive alternates, if
         applicable.

         The above referenced items are required by the Owner to adequately
         evaluate the proposer’s qualifications. Failure of the proposer to deliver
         any of the above-referenced items with its proposal shall constitute a basis
         for rejection of the proposal by the Owner.

       4.      SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL: All proposals must be delivered in
person or by United States mail. Proposals received by oral, telephonic,
facsimile, telegraph or other electronic means are invalid and will not receive
consideration. All documents required to be submitted as set forth in the
Proposal Form and in the Instructions to Proposers shall be enclosed in a
sealed, opaque envelope, addressed to the Board of Trustees for Comal
Independent School District at the address specified below and identified as a
proposal for
__________________, Proposal No. ___________________. If the proposal is
delivered other than by personal delivery, the sealed envelope shall be enclosed
in a separate envelope, clearly notated “Sealed Proposal Enclosed” on the face
thereof. All proposals must be delivered to Owner at the following address:
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                 Comal ISD - Central Office


Proposals will be received by the Owner until _______ p.m., on ___________,
199____. At such time, all proposals timely received shall be publicly opened and
read aloud. Each proposer shall assume full responsibility for timely delivery of its
proposal to the location designated for receipt of proposals. Proposals received
after the date and time for receipt of proposals will not receive consideration and
will be returned unopened.

       By submitting a proposal, the proposer represents that (i) the proposer
has prior experience on construction projects of the same or similar type, nature
and class as the Work; (ii) the proposer has read and understands the Proposal
Documents and the Contract Documents; (iii) the proposal is made in
accordance with the Proposal Documents; and (iv) the proposer has inspected
the site, is familiar with the local conditions under which the Work is to be
performed, and has correlated the proposer’s site observations with the
requirements of the Contract Documents.

       By submitting a proposal, each proposer agrees to waive any claim it has
or my have against the Owner, the Architect/Engineer, and their respective
trustees, officers, shareholders, director, partners, agents, contractors,
consultants and employees, arising out of or in connection with the
administration, evaluation, or recommendation of any proposal; waiver of any
requirements under the Proposal Documents; or the Contract Documents;
acceptance or rejection of any proposals; and award of the Contract.

        5.     MODIFICATION AND WITHDRAWAL OF PROPOSALS:                              A
proposal may not be modified, withdrawn or canceled by a proposer for a period
of sixty (60) days after the last date specified for receipt of proposals. Prior to the
last date specified for submission of proposals, a proposal may be modified or
withdrawn by notice to Owner at the place designated for receipt of proposals.
Such notice shall be in writing and executed by the proposer, or by facsimile,
telegram, or other similar electronic means. If by facsimile, telegram or other
similar electronic means, written confirmation executed by the proposer shall be
mailed and postmarked on or before the stated time set for receipt of proposals.
Any modification shall be worded so as not to reveal the amount of the original
proposal. Any proposal withdrawn may be resubmitted within the time designated
for the submission of proposals.

       6.      ACCEPTANCE AND/OR REJECTION OF PROPOSALS: The
Owner may request from a proposer a written interpretation of any term or
statement in a proposal that is or appears unclear or subject to more than one
interpretation, and may act upon such written interpretation. The Owner shall
have the right to reject all proposals; to reject a proposal not accompanied by the
required proposal documents or security; to reject a proposal which is in any way
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incomplete, irregular or nonconforming; or to reject a proposal which may
otherwise be
legally rejected for any reason. The Owner may waive any formality in any
proposal to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. The Owner shall have
the right to accept alternates in any order or combination unless otherwise
specifically provided in the Proposal Documents, and may determine the lowest
(dollar) proposer on the basis of the sum of the base proposal and any alternates
accepted.

        Unless the Owner rejects all proposals, the Owner intends to award the
Contract by means of competitive sealed proposals to the lowest responsible and
responsive proposer, or in any other manner permitted by applicable law,
including, without limitation, any means permitted under Texas Education Code,
Section 44.031 et seq. The Owner may consider all relevant factors and
circumstances which the law allows to be considered, including without limitation,
the following:

                 (a)   the contract price;
                 (b)   the reputation of the contractor and of the contractor’s
services;
                 (c)   the quality of the contractor’s services;
                 (d)   the extent to which the services meet the Owner’s needs;
                 (e)   the contractor’s past relationship with the Owner;
                 (f)   the impact on the ability of the Owner to comply with laws
                       and rules relating to historically underutilized businesses;
                 (g)   the total long-term cost to the Owner to acquire the
contractor’s
                       services; and
                 (h)   any other relevant factor that a private business entity would
                       consider in selecting a contractor.

       Except to the extent that applicable law prohibits such, and without limiting
the generality of the foregoing, the Owner may also consider, among other
things; (i) the proposer’s reliability, capacity, ability, character, experience,
reputation, integrity, skill, efficiency, energy, stability and judgment; (ii) the
satisfactoriness of Owner’s previous dealings with the proposer including timely
completion of work, compliance with laws, and warranty service; (iii) the
proposer’s personnel and facilities for carrying out the Work; (iv) the proposers
financial strength; (v) the proposer’s safety record; (vi) the length of construction
time proposal, if applicable; (vii) the probability of satisfactory future
maintenance, repair, and service to be performed by the proposer; and (viii) the
number and scope of conditions, exceptions and exclusions included in the
proposal.

      It is the intent of the Owner to have as much discretion in the manner of
awarding the contract and the determination of responsibility or nonresponsiblity
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of proposers as the law allows. Each proposer shall furnish to the Owner all such
information and data reasonably requested by the Owner to help it in determining
the proposer’s qualifications and responsibility.

        A decision regarding determination of the successful proposer will be
made by the Owner as soon as practical. In the event consideration is given to
awarding the Contract to a proposer who is not the lowest (dollar) proposer, and
if required by applicable law, the Owner will prior to such award, give notice to
each proposer of the proposed award and each lower proposer will be given the
opportunity to appear before the Owner or the Owner’s designated
representative and present evidence concerning the proposer’s responsibility and
qualifications.


         7. AWARD OF CONTRACT: Time is of the essence, and the award of
the Contract to the successful proposer is expressly conditioned upon (i) the
proposer’s execution and delivery of the Contract Documents, and delivery of all
required payment and performance bonds and evidence of insurance, within ten
(10) calendar days after the successful proposer is notified of the acceptance of
its proposal, and (ii) the proposer’s timely fulfillment of any and all other
conditions expressly set forth in the Contract Documents. Should the proposer
fail to timely execute and deliver the Contract Documents, the bonds and
evidence of insurance, or fail to timely fulfill any other conditions to the C ontract
Documents and the commencement of the Work, the Owner may, at its option
and discretion, without releasing, impairing or affecting its right to receive the
proposal security as liquidated damages for such failure, rescind the award and
thereafter award the Contract to another proposer, or may reject all proposals.
There will be no contractual obligation of the part of the Owner to any proposer,
nor will any proposer have any property interest or other right in the Contract of
Work being proposal, unless and until the Contract Documents are
unconditionally executed and delivered by all parties, and all conditions to be
fulfilled by the proposer have either been so fulfilled by the proposer or waived in
writing by the Owner.

        8. TRENCH EXCAVATION PROTECTION: Specific reference is hereby
made to requirements for trench excavation protection with respect to the Work
set forth in the Specifications. Each proposer is advised that certain requirements
with respect to trench excavation protection must be satisfied prior to award of
the Contract.

       9.    PREVAILING WAGE RATES:              As set forth in the Contract
Documents, each proposer is advised that, if awarded the Contract, the proposer
must comply with the requirements of V.T.C.A., Government Code 2258.001 et
seq., with respect to the Work, and in this regard shall pay to and cause all of its
subcontractors to pay not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages
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and the prevailing rate for legal holidays and overtime work, as ascertained by
the Owner.
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ATTACHMENT 1 – A|A CONTRACTOR’S QUALIFICATION STATEMENT
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                            ATTACHMENT 2
                 PROPOSED CONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS

Proposed Subcontractors: Subject to by the Owner and Architect, the
PROPOSER agrees to employ the following named Subcontractors for the
following trades(insert only one [1] name for each item of work, or if the item of
work is not to be subcontracted, the PROPOSER shall insert the PROPOSER’s
own name):

ITEM OF WORK        PROPOSED SUBCONTRACTOR                          ADDRESS

Drilled Piers      ______________________________
        __________________
                                              __________________
Sitework           ______________________________
        __________________
                                              __________________
Landscaping        ______________________________
        __________________
                                              __________________
Asphalt Paving          ______________________________
        _________________

Concrete          ______________________________
       __________________
                                             __________________
Masonry           ______________________________
       __________________
                                             __________________
Structural &
Miscellaneous
Steel Fabrication _____________________________
       __________________
                                             __________________
Structural
Miscellaneous
Steel Erection         _____________________________
       __________________
                                             __________________
Dampproofing &
Waterproofing          _____________________________
       __________________
                                             __________________
Insulation        _____________________________
       __________________
                                             __________________
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Metal Roofing          _____________________________
       __________________
Built-up Roofing
and Sheet Metal   ____________________________
       __________________
                                              __________________
Steel Doors &
Frames                 ____________________________
       __________________
                                              __________________
Wood Doors        ____________________________
       __________________
                                              __________________
Aluminum
Entrances         _____________________________
       __________________
                                              __________________
Aluminum
Windows           ____________________________
       __________________
                                              __________________
Finish
Hardware          ___________________________
       _________________
                                              __________________
Glass & Glazing   ___________________________
       __________________

     __________________
Gypsum Drywall  ___________________________
     __________________

      __________________
Terrazzo         ___________________________
      __________________

      __________________
Acoustical Ceilings ____________________________
      __________________

       __________________
Resilient Flooring ____________________________
       __________________

         __________________
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Wood Flooring        ____________________________
     __________________

      __________________
Carpeting        ____________________________
      __________________

       __________________
Painting          ____________________________
       __________________

      __________________
Chalkboards &
Tackboards       ___________________________
      __________________

      __________________
Food Service
Equipment        __________________________
      __________________

       __________________
Toilet Partitions      __________________________
       __________________

         __________________




Plastic Laminate
Millwork          __________________________
       __________________

     __________________
Mechanical      __________________________
     __________________

      __________________
Plumbing         __________________________
      __________________

         __________________
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Fire Protection        __________________________
       __________________

       __________________
Electrical        __________________________
       __________________

       __________________
Electronics       __________________________
       _________________

     _________________
AC Controls     __________________________
     _________________

         _________________
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                                        ATTACHMENT 4

                     FELONY CONVICTION NOTIFICATION

Texas Education Code, Section 44.034, Notification of Criminal History,
Subsection (a), states “a person or business entity that enters into a contract with
a school district must give advance notice to the district if the person or an owner
or operator of the business entity has been convicted of a felony. The notice
must include a general conviction description of the conduct resulting in the
conviction of a felony.”

Subsection (b) states “a school district may terminate a contract with a person or
business entity the district determines that the person or business entity failed to
give notice as required by Subsection (a) or misrepresented the conduct resulting
in the. The district must compensate the person or business entity for services
performed before the termination of the contract.”

 if THIS NOTICE IS NOT REQUIRED OF A PUBLICLY-HELD CORPORATION

      I, the undersigned agent for the firm named below, certify that the
information concerning notification of felony convictions has been reviewed by
me and the following information furnished is true to the best of my knowledge:

VENDOR’S
NAME:_____________________________________________________

AUTHORIZED COMPANY OFFICIAL’S NAME
(printed):____________________

A.      My firm is a publicly-held corporation, therefore, this reporting requirement
is not
        applicable.
        Signature of Company
Official:________________________________________

B.      My firm is not owned nor operated by anyone who has been convicted of a
        felony.
        Signature of Company
Official:________________________________________

C.    My firm is owned or operated by the following individual(s) who has/have
been
      convicted of a felony:
      Name of
Felon(s):___________________________________________________
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        Details of
Conviction(s):______________________________________________
        ___________________________________________________________
_______
        Signature of Company
Official:________________________________________

         Date:____________________, 19______
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ATTACHMENT 5

                        HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT

       The Contractor shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless, Comal
Independent School District and all of its trustees, officers, agents, and
employees from and against all suits, actions, or claims of any character brought
for or on account of any injuries or damages (including death) received or
sustained by any person or property on account of, arising out of, or in
connection with, any negligent act or omission of Contractor or any agent,
employee, subcontractor or supplier , of Contractor in the execution or
performance of the Contract for ________________ (“Project”) designated as
Project No. ___________________.

       The Contractor shall also defend, indemnify and hold harmless, Comal
Independent School District and all of its trustees, officers, agents and
employees, from and against claims by any subcontractorsupplier, laborer,
materialman or mechanic for payment for work or materials provided on behalf of
the Contractor in the performance of the Contract and all such claimants shall
look solely to Contractor and not Comal
Independent School District for satisfaction of such claims.

       This Hold Harmless Agreement shall be binding upon the undersigned,
and its successors, legal representatives, heirs and assigns.

         DATED this ________ day of __________________, 19______.

                                           CONTRACTOR:

         _________________________________


         By:______________________________

         Name:______________________
                                                  Title:_______________________

STATE OF TEXAS              
                            
COUNTY OF COMAL             

      This instrument was acknowledged before me on the _____ day of _____________,
19_____,   by    ____________,      ___________    of   ______________,        a Texas
_____________________, on behalf of said__________________.
                                            _________________________________
                                                  Notary Public, State of Texas
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                       COMAL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

                                   GENERAL CONDITIONS

1.       GENERAL

       A         American Institute of Architects, Document A-201, General
Conditions
              of the Contract for Construction, 1997 Edition (“General
Conditions”), is
              hereby incorporated by reference and made a part of this Contract.

         B.      In the event the General Conditions are not bound herewith, copies
are
                 on file and may be referred to at the office of the Architect or may
                 be purchased from the local AIA Documents Distributor at 1149
                 East Commerce, Suite #200,
                 San Antonio, Texas 78205.



                              END OF GENERAL CONDITIONS
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                        COMAL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

                          SUPPLEMENTARY CONDITIONS

        The following Supplementary Conditions modify, change, delete from or add to the
General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, American Institute of Architects AIA
Document A201, 1997 edition (“General Conditions”).           Where any article, paragraph,
subparagraph or clause of the General Conditions is modified or deleted by these Supplementary
Conditions, the unaltered provisions of that article, paragraph, subparagraph or clause shall
remain in effect.

GENERAL PROVISIONS (Article 1):

1.1.1 Add the following to the end of the Subparagraph:

         The Pre-Construction Conference Manual prepared and submitted by the
         Owner shall be a part of the Contract Documents. Any reference in the
         Specifications to codes, standard specifications, or manufacturer’s
         instructions shall mean the latest printed edition of each in effect on the
         date that Contractor last submitted its proposal for the Work, unless the
         date of the item is specifically noted.

1.1.2 Add the following to the end of the Subparagraph:

         The Contract Documents comprise the entire agreement between the
         Owner and the Contractor and there are no conversations,
         understandings, agreements, conditions or representations, express or
         implied, with reference to the subject matter hereof that are not merged
         herein or superseded hereby.

1.1.3 Add the following to the end of the first sentence:

         “ . . ., including the transportation of materials and supplies to or from the
         site, competent supervision of the Work and the provision of insurance
         and payment and performance bonds in accordance with the Contract
         Documents.”

1.1.5.1          Add the following new Subparagraph:

         Any discrepancy or conflict within or between the Drawings and
         Specifications shall be brought to the attention of the Architect.
         Notwithstanding Subparagraph 1.2.3, discrepancies or conflicts not
         brought to Architect’s attention and clarified during the proposalding of the
         Project will be deemed to have been proposal in the more costly or difficult
         manner, and the better quality or greater quantity of the Work shall be
         provided by the Contractors in accordance with Architect’s interpretation.
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1.1.8 Add the following new Subparagraph:

         The term “provide” shall mean “furnish, install and complete, in place and
         ready for operation and use.”

1.2.3.1          Add the following new Subparagraph:

         Subject to the terms of Subparagraph 1.1.5.1, in the event of conflicts or
         discrepancies among the Contract Documents, the following Contract
         Documents will be given the following priorities in resolving such conflicts
         or discrepancies:

                 (1)    The Agreement;

                 (2)    Addenda, with those of later date having precedence over
                 those of earlier date;

         (3)     Supplementary Conditions;

         (4)     Specifications;

         (5)     Drawings;

         (6)     General Conditions;

         (7)     Pre-Construction Conference Manual.

OWNER (Article 2):

2.2.5 Change the Subparagraph to read as follows:

         At the time of award of the Contract, the Contractor will be furnished, free
         of charge, up to ten (10) complete sets of Drawings and Project Manuals.
         Additional sets of the Drawings or Project Manuals will be furnished to the
         Contractor at the request and expense of the Contractor, to be paid by the
         Contractor at the time such Drawings or Project Manuals are provided to
         the Contractor.

CONTRACTOR (Article 3):

3.1.1 Add the following to the end of the Subparagraph:

         The Contractor shall at all times be an independent contractor, not an
         employee or agent of the Owner, and the relationship of the parties
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         hereunder shall in no event be construed as constituting any other
         relationship.


3.3.5 Add a new Subparagraph as follows:

         The Contractor shall perform all the Work in such a manner as to cause
         minimum interference with the operations of the Owner and other
         contractors and subcontractors on the site, and shall take, and cause the
         Contractor’s and its Subcontractor’s employees, agents, licensees and
         permittees to take all necessary precautions to protect the Work and the
         site and all persons and property thereon from damage or injury. The
         Contractor shall maintain good order among its employees and those of its
         Subcontractors, and shall confine its employees to such work areas, roads
         and gates as directed by the Owner.

3.4.3 Add a new Subparagraph as follows:

         Within forty-five (45) days after the contract has been executed, the
         Owner and the Architect will consider any formal request made by the
         Contractor for the substitution of products in place of those specified in the
         Contract Documents only if the Instructions to Proposers for the project
         specifically permits the submission by Contractor of requests for
         substitutions.

         If a request for substitution by Contractor is permitted, the Owner and the
         Architect may accept or reject any such request in their sole discretion.

         By making requests for substitutions pursuant to this Subparagraph 3.4.3,
         the Contractor:

                 .1     Represents that the Contractor has personally investigated
                 the proposed substitute product and determined that it is equal or
                 superior in all respects to the product specified;

                 .2     Represents that the Contractor will provide the same
                 warranty for the substitution product that the Contractor would have
                 provided for the product specified;

                 .3     Certifies that the cost breakdown presented with the request
                 is complete and includes all related costs, except for the Architect’s
                 redesign costs, if any, and waives all claims for additional costs
                 related to the substitution which subsequently become apparent;
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                 .4    Agrees to coordinate and supervise the installation of the
                 proposed substitute, making such changes as may be required for
                 the Work to be complete in all respects; and

                 .5     Agrees to reimburse Owner and Architect for review or
                 redesign services associated with any re-approval by applicable
                 governmental authorities related to the substitution.


Any request for substitution will include complete data substantiating compliance
of the proposed substitution with the Contract Documents, together with a
detailed breakdown of the cost of the project proposal and the cost of the
suggested substitution, which will include the cost of labor and materials and
Contractor’s overhead and profit allocable thereto. Each request for substitution
shall be submitted to the Architect with appropriate shop drawings, product data,
and certified test results substantiating the proposed product equivalence. Each
request for substitution shall be accompanied by a properly executed Request for
Substitution form. The Architect shall notify the Contractor in writing of its
decision to accept or reject any request for substitution submitted by Contractor
in accordance with this subparagraph 3.4.3.

3.5.1 Add the following at the end of the Subparagraph:

         Neither the Owner’s or Architect’s inspection nor failure to inspect shall
         relieve the Contractor of any obligation hereunder. If any Work fails to
         conform to the Contract Documents, the Contractor shall promptly replace
         and remedy the same at the Contractor’s expense. No acceptance or
         payment by the Owner shall constitute a waiver of the foregoing and
         nothing herein shall exclude or limit any warranties implied by law.

3.6.2 Add a new Subparagraph as follows:

         The Owner, as a tax-exempt organization, is not required to pay state
         sales tax. The materials to be used in the Work will be exempt from the
         limited sales, excise and use tax imposed by Chapter 151 of the Texas
         Tax Code.       The Contractor shall obtain an exemption certificate
         evidencing exemption from such taxes from the local office of the State
         Comptroller of Public Accounts.

3.7.2 Delete the Subparagraph and replace with the following:

         In performing its obligations hereunder, the Contractor shall comply fully
         with all applicable laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, lawful orders and
         decrees of all applicable authorities, and when requested shall furnish
         evidence satisfactory to the Owner of such compliance. The Contractor
         agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Owner, its trustees,
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         officers, representatives, agents and employees from and against all
         claims, fines, penalties, or liabilities from, arising out of, or based upon the
         actual or asserted violation of any laws, ordinances, rules, regulations,
         orders or decrees.

         Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Contractor shall comply
         with all requirements of V.T.C.A., Government Code §2258.001 et seq.,
         and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. The Contractor
         shall pay and cause all of its Subcontractors to pay not less than the
         general prevailing rate of per diem wages and the prevailing rate for legal
         holidays and overtime work in the locality of the Work for each type of
         workman needed to execute the Work. The Owner has ascertained such
         general prevailing rate of per diem wages and has set forth the same in an
         Addendum to the Contract Documents. The Contractor shall keep or
         cause to be kept, and shall cause each of its Subcontractors to keep or
         cause to be kept, an accurate record showing the names and occupations
         of all laborers, workmen and mechanics employed in connection with the
         Project, and showing also the actual per diem wages paid to each of such
         workers, which records shall be open at all reasonable hours to the
         inspection of the Owner, its officers or agents. The Contractor shall cause
         each of its Subcontractors to submit to the Contractor, with each request
         for payment, certified copies of such records., At the request of the
         Owner, the Contractor will provide the Owner with certified copies of its
         records of per diem wage paid to its employees, together with copies of its
         Subcontractor’s records. The Contractor shall forfeit as a penalty to the
         Owner the statutory penalty provided for each laborer, workman or
         mechanic employed, for each calendar day or portion thereof that such
         laborer, workman or mechanic is paid less than the stipulated prevailing
         rates for any Work performed by the Contractor or any Subcontractor.

3.13.1 Add the following at the end of the Subparagraph:

         The Contractor shall so conduct its operations as not to unreasonably
         interfere with traffic on public thoroughfares adjacent or near to the Project
         site.

3.18.1 Delete the Subparagraph and replace with the following:

         TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE CONTRACTOR
         SHALL INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS THE OWNER,
         ARCHITECT,   THEIR   RESPECTIVE   TRUSTEES,   OFFICERS,
         EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, FROM AND
         AGAINST ALL SUITS, DEMANDS, CLAIMS, CAUSES OF ACTION,
         DAMAGES, LOSSES, FINES, PENALTIES, COSTS AND EXPENSES
         (INCLUDING LEGAL FEES AND COURT COSTS) CAUSED BY,
         RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF, OR OCCURRING IN
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         CONNECTION WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF THE WORK OR
         COMPLIANCE (OR FAILURE TO COMPLY) WITH THE TERMS OF THIS
         AGREEMENT, EVEN THOUGH SUCH LOSS, COST, DAMAGE INJURY,
         CLAIM, DEMAND, SUIT OR EXPENSE MAY BE ATTRIBUTABLE TO
         THE JOINT, CONCURRENT, COMPARATIVE OR CONTRIBUTORY
         NEGLIGENCE OF ANY PARTY INDEMNIFIED HEREBY.            THE
         LIABILITY OF THE CONTRACTOR, ITS AGENTS, SERVANTS,
         EMPLOYEES, OR SUBCONTRACTORS HEREUNDER SHALL NOT BE
         LIMITED TO ANY MINIMUM INSURANCE LIMITS SET FORTH IN THE
         CONTRACT DOCUMENTS. THE OWNER MAY, AT ITS OPTION,
         PARTICIPATE IN THE DEFENSE OF ANY SUCH CLAIM OR SUIT
         WITHOUT RELIEVING THE CONTRACTOR OF ANY OBLIGATION
         HEREUNDER. SUCH OBLIGATION SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO
         NEGATE, ABRIDGE OR REDUCE ANY OTHER RIGHTS OR
         OBLIGATIONS OF INDEMNITY WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE EXIST
         AS TO ANY PARTY OR PERSON DESCRIBED IN THIS PARAGRAPH.
         INDEMNIFICATION HEREUNDER SHALL INCLUDE, WITHOUT
         LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, LIABILITY WHICH
         ARISES OR COULD ARISE PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE
         OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT OF 1970, AS AMENDED
         (29 U.S.C. SECTION 652 ET SEQ.), AND ALL OTHER LAWS, RULES
         AND REGULATIONS FOR THE PROTECTION, SAFETY AND HEALTH
         OF WORKMEN, IT BEING AGREED THAT, AS BETWEEN THE OWNER
         AND THE CONTRACTOR, THE CONTRACTOR IS PRIMARILY LIABLE
         FOR COMPLIANCE WITH SAID STATUTES.

         The Contractor represents that it possesses the skills required for the
         Work, assumes the responsibilities of an employer for performance of the
         Work, and acts as an employer of one or more employees by paying
         wages, directing activities, and performing other similar functions. The
         Contractor is an independent contractor, free to determine the manner in
         which the Work is performed. The employees of the Contractor are not
         employees of the Owner, and the Owner shall have no responsibility to
         maintain Workers’ Compensation Insurance for the employees of the
         Contractor, the Contractor having sole responsibility therefor.      The
         Contractor agrees, at the request of the Owner, to execute a written
         agreement in the form promulgated by the Texas Workers’ Compensation
         Commission stating that the Contractor is an independent contractor, not
         an employee of the Owner, and that neither the Contractor nor its
         employees are entitled to Workers’ Compensation coverage from the
         Owner.

ADMINISTRATION OF THE CONTRACT (Article 4):

4.2.6 Add the following at the end of the Subparagraph:
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         Certain portions of the Work will be tested and/or observed at various
         stages, sometimes off the Project site, between initial observation or
         review and final positioning of the completed Work. Nothing in any initial
         or prior approval or test result shall govern if at any subsequent time the
         Work or any portion thereof is found not to conform to the requirements of
         the Contract Documents.

4.2.7 Delete the Subparagraph and replace with the following:

         The Architect will review and comment or take other appropriate action
         upon the Contractor’s submittals such as Shop Drawings, Product Data
         and Samples, but only for the limited purpose of checking for conformance
         with the design concept expressed in the Contract Documents. The
         Architect’s action will be taken with reasonable promptness as to cause no
         delay in the Work or in the activities of the Owner or separate contractors,
         while allowing sufficient time in the Architect’s professional judgment to
         permit adequate review. Review of such submittals is not conducted for
         the purpose of determining the accuracy and completeness of other
         details such as dimensions and quantities, or for substantiating
         instructions for installation or performance of equipment or systems, or for
         coordination of the various trades, or for compliance with schedules, all of
         which remain the sole responsibility of the Contractor as required by the
         Contract Documents. The Architect’s review of the Contractor’s submittals
         shall not relieve the Contractor of the obligations under Paragraphs 3.3,
         3.5 and 3.12. The Architect’s review shall not constitute consideration or
         approval of safety precautions or, unless otherwise stated by the Architect,
         of any construction means, methods, techniques, sequences or
         procedures. The Architect’s approval of a specific item shall not indicate
         approval of an assembly of which the item is a component. If, on
         occasion, the Architect reviewed and/or commented upon items or
         subjects which are the responsibility of the Contractor, such action shall
         be interpreted as voluntary assistance by the Architect, and shall not
         create a duty or obligation upon the Architect to provide similar review and
         comment on other items or subjects.

4.3.8 Delete the Subparagraph (both Subparagraphs 4.3.8.1 and 4.3.8.2) in its
      entirety and substitute with the following:

         No increase in the Contract Time will be allowed except as otherwise
         expressly provided in Paragraph 8.3 below.

4.5      Paragraph 4.5 and any other terms of the General Conditions requiring
         arbitration are deleted in their entirety, and it is not required that any
         controversy or claim arising under any of the Contract Documents be
         settled by arbitration.
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CHANGES IN THE WORK (Article 7):

7.3.6 Delete the words “a reasonable allowance for overhead and profit” from
      the first sentence of this Paragraph and substitute the phrase “an
      allowance for overhead and profit in accordance with Subparagraph
      7.3.10.”

7.3.10 Add the following as a new Subparagraph 7.3.10:

         In Subparagraph 7.3.6, the allowance for the combined overhead and
         profit included in the total cost to the Owner shall be based upon the
         following schedule:

                 .1     For the Contractor, for Work performed by the Contractor’s
                 own forces, fifteen percent (15%) of the cost (0% for change orders
                 to be paid out of any contingency allowance).

                 .2     For the Contractor, for the Work performed by the
                 Contractor’s Subcontractors, five percent (5%) of the amount due
                 the Subcontractors (0% for the change orders to be paid out of any
                 contingency allowance).

                 .3     For each Subcontractor or Sub-subcontractor involved, for
                 Work performed by said Subcontractor or Sub-subcontractor’s own
                 forces, fifteen percent (15%) of the cost.

                 .4      The costs to which the above percentages shall be applied
                 will be determined in accordance with Subparagraph 7.3.6.


                 .5       In order to facilitate checking of quotations for extras or credits, all
                 proposals, except those so minor that their propriety can be seen by inspection,
                 shall be accompanied by a complete itemization of costs including quantities and
                 unit costs of labor and materials, extended and totaled.

         Notwithstanding the fact that the Contractor is entitled to no allowance for
         combined overhead and profit for Change Orders to be paid out of a
         contingency allowance, if and when the Owner has submitted to the
         Contractor fifteen (15) proposed Change Order requests for changes to be
         paid out of contingency allowance, the Contractor shall thereafter be
         entitled to payment of a $60.00 administrative processing charge for each
         Change Order request subsequently submitted by the Owner with respect
         to a change to be paid out of a contingency allowance.

7.3.11 Add the following as a new Subparagraph:
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         When Change Orders are indicated to be paid from a contingency
         allowance, if any, identified in the Contract Documents, the Contractor’s
         supervision and all other overhead items and profit shall be deemed to be
         included in the Contract Sum, and not in the contingency allowance.

TIME (Article 8):

8.3      Delete the Paragraph (Subparagraphs 8.3.1, 8.3.2 and 8.3.3) and replace
         with the following:

         If the Contractor is delayed at any time in progress of the Work because of
         changes ordered in the Work or because of strikes, lockouts, fire, unusual
         delay in transportation, unavoidable casualties, unusual inclement
         weather, or other causes asserted beyond the Contractor’s control which
         constitute a justifiable delay, the Contract Time may be extended, as the
         Contractor’s sole and exclusive remedy for such delay. The Owner will
         extend the Contract Time by Change Order subject to the following:

                 .1     Claims for extension of time must be made in writing on or
                 before the due date of Contractor’s Application for Payment
                 covering the period in which the delay began. In the case of a
                 continuing cause of delay, only one claim is necessary.

                 .2     Claims for extension of time shall be stated in whole or half
                 calendar days, as applicable. The actual date on which the
                 delay(s) occurred must be stated in the claim.

                 .3     In case of claims for extension of time because of unusual
                 inclement weather, such extension of time will be granted only if
                 such unusual inclement weather prevented the execution of Work
                 on normal working days. Unless the Contractor otherwise informs
                 the Owner in writing prior to commencement of the Work, “normal
                 working days” will be Mondays through Fridays, exclusive of legal
                 holidays. Unusual inclement weather as used herein means
                 unusually severe weather which is beyond the normal weather
                 recorded and expected for the locality of the Work and/or the
                 season or seasons of the year. Normal weather conditions shall be
                 determined based upon information compiled from the records of
                 the U.S. Weather Bureau Station at the location of the Work. If
                 unusually inclement weather conditions are the basis for a claim for
                 additional time, such claim shall be documented by data
                 substantiating such conditions, the fact that the same could not
                 have been reasonably anticipated, and the fact that they had an
                 adverse effect on the scheduled construction.
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                 .4      Any claim for extension of time for strikes or lockouts shall
                 be supported by a statement of facts concerning the strike,
                 including the dates, the craft concerned, the reason for the strike,
                 efforts to resolve the dispute, and the efforts of the Contractor to
                 minimize the impact of the strike upon progress of the Work.

                 .5     Any claim for extension of time for delays in transportation
                 shall be supported by a statement of facts demonstrating that the
                 delays are beyond the Contractor’s control, and reciting the
                 Contractor’s efforts to overcome such delays.

PAYMENTS AND COMPLETION (Article 9):

9.1.1 Add the following at the end of Subparagraph 9.1.1:

         All costs of overtime work required by the Contract Time and the nature of
         the Work, as set forth in or inferable from the Contract Documents, except
         costs of emergencies covered in Paragraph 10.3, shall be and are
         included in the Contract Sum.

9.3.1.3          Add the following as a new Clause to Subparagraph 9.3.1:

         Along with the Application for Payment, and as a condition to the payment
         of any amounts stated therein, the Contractor will submit the following:

                 .1    An Affidavit certifying that payment has been made to all
                 Subcontractors,    Sub-subcontractors,   suppliers, employees,
                 materials men and other persons relating to Work for which the
                 Contractor has been paid; and

                 .2     A revised and updated Construction Schedule reflecting
                 actual job progress to the date of the Application for Payment,
                 taking into account all factors known at the time of such Application
                 for Payment.

                 .3   Payment shall be made on the percentage of value of the
                 Work actually performed and included in the Application for
                 Payment, as specified in Article 5 of the Agreement.


9.5.1.6          Add the following to the end of the Subparagraph:

         The progress of construction must not lag behind the construction
         progress schedule approved by the Owner. If the construction or any
         portion or phase thereof falls behind the schedule approved by the Owner,
         further payment may be withheld until the pace of construction is
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         accelerated to the satisfaction of the Owner to meet the scheduled
         Contract Time.

9.10.2 Add the following to the end of the Subparagraph:

         The Owner shall be entitled to retain a reasonable sum in an amount up to
         $50,000.00 from final payment and payment of retainage until the
         Contractor delivers to the Owner all record drawings, record documents
         and maintenance manuals required by the Contract Documents.

9.10.5 Add the following as a new Subparagraph:

         The Contractor shall not permit any actual or purported lien, charge or
         claim to attach or attempt to attach to the Work, the site or any amounts
         due or to become due to the Contractor under the Contract Documents. If
         any such lien, charge or claim is so, the Contractor shall promptly procure
         its release and indemnify the Owner against all damage and expense
         incident thereto. Upon completion of the Work and before any final
         payment and settlement, the Contractor shall provide evidence
         satisfactory to the Owner of payment and release of all debts, taxes, liens,
         charges, obligations and claims for or relating to labor, materials,
         Subcontractors and Sub-subcontractors; provided, however, that if the
         Contractor has not paid for any of the aforesaid as a result of a bona fide
         dispute, and payment of such is guaranteed and covered by the payment
         bond provided by the Contractor, then the Contractor shall not be required
         to pay such claim as a condition to final payment and settlement, but
         instead shall be required to provide Owner with written consent to final
         payment executed by such surety, expressly acknowledging the existence
         of such unpaid claim, and agreeing that full and final payment to the
         Contractor shall not impair any of the Owner’s rights or the surety’s
         obligations under the bond.

PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY (Article 10):

10.1.4 Add the following to the end of the Subparagraph:

         Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Subparagraph
         10.1.4, the agreement of the Owner to indemnify, defend and hold
         harmless the parties described in this Subparagraph shall not extend or
         apply to claims, damages, losses, expenses or liabilities related to,
         created or caused in whole or in part by a party indemnified hereunder; it
         being agreed and understood that the Owner and any party so indemnified
         shall each bear liability for its own negligent acts or omissions, and that
         such indemnity shall extend only to liability for the negligent acts and
         omissions of the Owner.
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[Note to specifier, review insurance requirements with Owner and adjust as
required]

INSURANCE AND BONDS (Article 11):

Add the following Subparagraphs:

11.1.2.1         Minimum coverages and limits required of the Contractor are as
                 follows:

         .1      Workers’ Compensation: statutory limits

                 Employers’ Liability:

                 $500,000 each accident;

                 $500,000 disease - policy limit;

                 $500,000 disease - each employee.

         .2      Commercial General Liability Insurance:

                 $2,000,000 general aggregate;

                 $1,000,000 products/completed operations aggregate;

                 $1,000,000 personal and advertising injury;

                 $1,000,000 each occurrence;

                 $50,000 fire damage;

                 $5,000 medical expense.

                        Such policy shall include all of the coverages which may be
                 included in Standard Texas Form Commercial General Liability
                 Policy, without deletion, including, without limitation, the coverages
                 indicated above and broad form property damage liability,
                 contractual liability, and personal injury liability coverages. Such
                 policy must be issued upon an “occurrence” basis, as distinguished
                 from a “claims made” basis.

                 .3     Comprehensive Automobile Liability Insurance to cover all
                 vehicles owned by, hired by or used on behalf of the Contractor,
                 with minimum combined single limit of $1,000,000.00.
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                 .4    Owner’s and Contractor’s Protective Liability Insurance:

                 $500,000 bodily injury;

                 $500,000 property damage.

                        Such policy must contain an endorsement to the effect that
                 the insurance company waives its right to use as a defense the
                 Owner’s governmental immunity.

                 .5     Umbrella Liability Insurance written on an occurrence basis,
                 with minimum limits in the amount of:

                      Contract Sum                      Minimum Limit Required
                                                       (Per occurrence/aggregate)

                 Up to $2,499,999                                  $1,000,000

                 $2,500,000 - 4,999,999                                   2,000,000

                 $5,000,000 - 7,499,999                                   3,000,000

                 $7,500,000 and over                                      4,000,000

                 .6     Should the Contractor fail to purchase, or fail to continue to
                 force until completion of the Work, insurance in the amounts
                 indicated above, the Owner may purchase such insurance and the
                 cost thereof shall be borne by the Contractor, and may be deducted
                 from any amounts owed by the Owner to the Contractor.

11.1.3 Change the first and second sentences of the Subparagraph to read as
follows:

         Certificates of Insurance acceptable to the Owner shall be filed with the
         Owner within ten (10) days after award of the Contract to Contractor and
         prior to commencement of the Work.             These Certificates and the
         insurance policies required by this Paragraph 11.1 shall contain a
         provision that coverages afforded under the policies will not be canceled,
         materially modified, or allowed to expire until at least thirty (30) days’ prior
         written notice has been given to the Owner.

         Add the following at the end of the Subparagraph:

         The provisions of this Subparagraph 11.1.3 shall apply to all policies of
         insurance required to be maintained by the Contractor pursuant to the
         Contract Documents.
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Add new Subparagraphs as follows:

11.1.4 The Contractor shall cause the Subcontractors employed by the
       Contractor to furnish and maintain the following types and amounts of
       insurance, with any specific coverages and endorsements reasonably
       requested by the Owner:


         .1      Workers’ Compensation: statutory limits

                 Employers’ Liability: $100,000

         .2      Commercial General Liability Insurance:

                 $500,000 general aggregate

         .3      Comprehensive Automobile Liability Insurance:

                 $250,000 per person/accident

11.1.5 All insurance policies shall be provided by a company or companies with a
       rating of not less than B+ in the last available Best’s Rating Guide. All
       such policies shall include clauses whereby each underwriter agrees to
       waive its rights of subrogation against the Owner. The Commercial
       General Liability, Automobile Liability and Umbrella Liability policies shall
       be endorsed to add the Owner as an additional insured. The limits of
       liability shown for each type of insurance coverage to be provided by the
       Contractor pursuant hereto shall not be deemed to constitute a limitation
       of the Contractor’s liability for claims hereunder or otherwise.
       Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Owner may to the
       fullest extent permitted by applicable law, accept alternate or different
       coverages for the insurance specified herein upon receipt from a licensed
       insurance agent or company acceptable to Owner of a written evaluation
       of the proposed alternate coverage in form acceptable to Owner
       confirming that such alternate coverage provides comparable or greater
       protection to the Owner as the coverage specified.

11.3.1 Change the Subparagraph to read as follows:

         The Contractor shall purchase and maintain an “All Risk” Builders Risk
         policy covering the entire Work at the site for the full insurable value of the
         Work, including transit thereto and including materials stored off-site and
         destined to become a part of the Work. Such policy shall be maintained
         until final payment is made to the Contractor pursuant to Article 9. Such
         policy shall include an endorsement allowing occupancy of the Project, in
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         part or whole, by the owner prior to final completion of construction. No
         deductibles shall exceed $5,000 without the prior written approval of the
         Owner. The policy shall insure the respective interests of the Owner and
         the Contractor in the Work.

11.3.1.2, 11.3.1.3 and 11.3.6: Delete Subsections 11.3.1.2, 11..1.3 and 11.3.6 in
their entirety.

11.3.8 and 11.3.9: Change the words “the Owner’s” and “the Owner” to read “the
Contractor’s” and “the Contractor.”

11.4.1 Change the Subparagraph to read as follows:


Prior to executing the Agreement and commencing any Work, the Contractor
shall furnish, at the Contractor’s expense, Performance 3 and Payment Bonds in
the amount of 100% of the Contract Sum, issued by such corporate sureties duly
authorized and admitted to do business in the State of Texas and licensed by the
State of Texas to issue surety bonds as are approved and acceptable to the
Owner. If the Contract Sum exceeds the underwriting limitation of the surety on
the most recent list of acceptable sureties, the Contractor shall provide the
Owner with evidence that the excess is protected by re-insurance or co-
insurance in a form and amount acceptable to the Owner. Such bonds shall
meet the requirements of V.T.C.A., Government Code §2253.001 et seq. The
Contractor shall require any attorney-in-fact who executes the required bonds on
behalf of the surety to affix thereto an original certified and current copy of a
Power of Attorney evidencing the authority of such attorney-in-fact to so execute
such bonds, indicating the monetary limit of such power and authority.

11.4.3 Add the following as a new Subparagraph 11.4.3:

         By inclusion of this Subparagraph 11.4.3 in the Contract Documents, the
         surety which issues the bonds is hereby notified that the Owner, the
         Architect, and their agents and employees do not represent and will not be
         responsible for the surety’s interests during the course of the Work. To
         protect its interests, the surety shall have the right to attend pay estimate
         meetings, review Applications for Payment when requested in writing by
         them, comment upon and make recommendations regarding payments,
         and inspect the Work in the presence of the Contractor and the Architect.
         By providing the bonds for the Work, the surety shall and hereby waives
         any cause of action against the Owner, the Architect, their agents and
         employees, for any loss suffered by the surety by reason of overpayment
         of any amounts to the Contractor, unless such is a direct result of a
         fraudulent or grossly negligent act committed by such party.

Add the following as a new Subparagraph:
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11.5     Workers’ Compensation

11.5.1 Definitions:

                 .1     Certificate of coverage (“certificate”) - a copy of a certificate
                 of insurance, a certificate of authority to self-insure issued by the
                 Commission, or a coverage agreement (TWCC-81, TWCC-82,
                 TWCC-84), showing statutory workers’ compensation insurance
                 coverage for the person’s or entity’s employees providing services
                 on the Project, for the duration of the Project.

                 .2     Duration of the Project - includes the time from the beginning
                 of the Work on the Project until the Contractor’s Work on the
                 Project has been completed and accepted by the Owner.


                 .3     Persons providing services on the Project (“subcontractor” in
                 Texas Labor Code, §406.096) - includes all persons or entities
                 performing all or part of the services the Contractor has undertaken
                 to perform on the Project, regardless of whether that person
                 contracted directly with the Contractor and regardless of whether
                 that person has employees. This includes, without limitation,
                 independent contractors, subcontractors, leasing companies, motor
                 carriers, owner-operators, employees of any such entity, or
                 employees of any entity which furnishes persons to provide
                 services on the Project.

                 .4      Services - includes, without limitation, providing, hauling, or
                 delivering equipment or materials, or providing labor, transportation,
                 or other services related to the Project. Services does not include
                 activities unrelated to the Project, such as food/beverage vendors,
                 office supply deliveries, and delivery of portable toilets.

11.5.2 The Contractor shall provide coverage, based on proper reporting of
       classification codes an payroll amounts and filing of any coverage
       agreements, which meets the statutory requirements of Texas Labor
       Code, Section 401.011(44) for all employees of the Contractor providing
       services on the Project, for the duration of the Project.

11.5.3 The Contractor must provide a certificate of coverage to the Owner prior to
       being awarded the Contract.

11.5.4 If the coverage period shown on the Contractor’s current certificate of
       coverage ends during the duration of the Project, the Contractor must,
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         prior to the end of the coverage period, file a new certificate of coverage
         with Owner showing that coverage has been extended.

11.5.6 The Contractor shall obtain from each person providing services on a
       Project, and provide to Owner:

                 .1     A certificate of coverage, prior to that person beginning work
                 on the Project, so the Owner will have on file certificates of
                 coverage showing coverage for all persons providing services on
                 the Project; and

                 .2     No later than seven (7) days after receipt by the Contractor,
                 a new certificate of coverage showing extension of coverage, if the
                 coverage period shown on the current certificate of coverage ends
                 during the duration of the Project.

11.5.7                 The Contractor shall retain all required certificates of
                 coverage of the duration of the Project and for one year thereafter.

11.5.8                  The Contractor shall notify the Owner in writing by certified
                 mail or personal delivery, within 10 days after the Contractor knew
                 or should have known, of any change that materially affects the
                 provision of coverage of any person providing services on the
                 Project.
11.5.9                  The Contractor shall post, on each Project site, notice, in the
                 text, form and manner prescribed by the Texas Workers’
                 Compensation Commission, informing all persons providing
                 services on the Project that they are required to be covered, and
                 stating how a person may verify coverage and report lack of
                 coverage.

11.5.10          The Contractor shall contractually require each person with whom it
                 contracts to provide services on a Project, to:

                 .1     Provide coverage, based on proper reporting of classification
                 codes and payroll amounts and filing of any coverage agreements,
                 which meets the statutory requirements of Texas Labor Code,
                 Section 401.011(44) for all of its employees providing services on
                 the Project, for the duration of the Project;

                 .2     Provide to the Contractor, prior to that person beginning
                 work on the Project, a certificate of coverage showing that
                 coverage is being provided for all employees of the person
                 providing services on the Project, for the duration of the Project;
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                 .3     Provide the Contractor, prior to the end of the coverage
                 period, a new certificate of coverage showing extension of
                 coverage, if the coverage period shown on the current certificate of
                 coverage ends during the duration of the Project;

                 .4    Obtain from each other person with whom it contracts, and
                 provide to the Contractor:

                              (a)   a certificate of coverage, prior to the other
                        person beginning work on the Project; and

                                (b)   a new certificate of coverage showing
                        extension of coverage, prior to the end of the coverage
                        period, if the coverage period shown on the current
                        certificate of coverage ends during the duration of the
                        Project;

                 .5     Retain all required certificates of coverage on file for the
                 duration of the Project and for one (1) year thereafter;

                 .5     Notify the Owner in writing by certified mail or personal
                 delivery, within 10 days after the person knew or should have
                 known, of any change that materially affects the provision of
                 coverage of any person providing services on the Project; and

                 .6     Contractually require each person with whom it contracts, to
                 perform as required by paragraphs (1) - (7), with the certificates of
                 coverage to be provided to the person for whom they are providing
                 services.

11.5.11          By signing this Contract or providing or causing to be provided a
                 certificate of coverage, the Contractor represents to the Owner that
                 all employees of Contractor who will provide services on the Project
                 will be covered by workers’ compensation coverage for the duration
                 of the Project, that the coverage will be based on proper reporting
                 of classification codes and payroll amounts, and that all coverage
                 agreements will be filed with the appropriate insurance carrier or, in
                 the case of a self-insured, with the Commission’s Division of Self-
                 Insurance Regulation. Contractor acknowledges that providing
                 false or misleading information may subject the Contractor to
                 administrative penalties, criminal penalties, civil penalties, or other
                 civil actions.

11.5.12          The Contractor’s failure to comply with any of these provisions is a
                 breach of contract by the Contractor which entitles the Owner to
                 declare the Contract void if the Contractor does not remedy the
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                 breach within ten (10) days after receipt of notice of breach from
                 the Owner.

TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION OF THE CONTRACT (Article 14):

14.2.1.5         Add a new Subparagraph as follows:

                 .5     or any Subcontractor becomes insolvent, enters bankruptcy,
                 receivership or other like proceeding (voluntarily or involuntarily), or
                 makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors, and the
                 Contractor, within fifteen (15) days after receipt of notice from the
                 Owner, fails to provide satisfactory evidence that the Contractor will
                 either (i) perform the Work of such Subcontractor with the
                 Contractor’s own forces, in a timely manner, or (ii) replace the
                 Subcontractor with another similarly qualified subcontractor who is
                 ready, willing and able to do such Subcontractor’s Work in a timely
                 manner.

14.2.2                  Add the following at the end of the Subparagraph:

         In any such event, title to the Work and any products thereof, whether
         completed or partially completed, as well as all materials prepared,
         procured or set aside by the Contractor for use in the Work, shall vest in
         the Owner at the Owner’s option, and the Owner may enter the
         Contractor’s premises and remove the same therefrom. No election
         hereunder shall be construed as a waiver of any rights or remedies of the
         Owner with regard to any breach of the Contract Documents.


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                           SUPPLEMENTARY CONDITIONS
                                    TO THE
                         STANDARD FORM OF AGREEMENT
                         BETWEEN OWNER AND ARCHITECT

ARTICLE 2 - Add the following paragraph

2.2.6 The Architect shall attend meetings and assist the Owner in analyzing existing
facilities and planning new school facilities. The result of this planning shall establish the
Bond Issue scope and shall include a report detailing the size (in square footage), quality
(in dollars per square foot) and total estimated project cost. This portion of Schematic
Design effort shall represent 2% of the total fee.

ARTICLE 2 - Paragraph 2.4.4

Delete the text of Paragraph 2.4.4 in its entirely and insert the following:

2.4.4 The Architect shall file documents required fur the approval of governmental
authorities known by the Architect to have jurisdiction over the project. Filing fees shall
be paid by the Owner. The Architect can not warranty approval by those authorities.

ARTICLE 2 - Paragraph 2.6.5

Delete the text of Paragraph 2.6.5 and insert the following

2.6.5 The Architect shall visit the site at intervals appropriate to the stage of
construction to generally become familiar with the progress and quality of the Work
completed and to determine in general if the Work is being performed in a manner
indicating that the Work when completed will be in accordance with the Contract
Documents

         The Architect will provide continuous on site inspection during all concrete pours that are contributor
         of all completed work. Furthermore, a minimum of one job site meeting per
         month will be initialed by the Architect. Attendees will include the Owner, the
         General Contractor's Project Manager, the General Contractor's Project
         Superintendent and the Architect.
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ARTICLE 2 - Add the following paragraph.

2.7       WARRANTY

2.7.1 The Architect shall be responsible for reporting all building deficiencies of
which he has knowledge to the Contractor for a period of one year from the date of
Substantial Completion. Additionally the Architect shall review the progress of the
reported corrections and furnish the Owner with written notification of completed
corrections. The one-year period shall be extended to portions of Work first
performed after Substantial Completion and the actual performance of the Work.

         This obligation under this Subparagraph 2.7.1 shall survive acceptance of
         the Work under the Construction Contract. Owner shall notify Architect of
         any deficiencies of which he is aware.

ARTICLE 7 - Replace Article 7 with the following:

7.1    Claims, disputes or other matters in question between the parties to this
Agreement shall be submitted to mediation or alternate dispute resolution at the
request of any party. Submission by any party shall not be unreasonably withheld.

ARTICLE 12

12.1 This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas, and all
sums payable hereunder shall be due and payable in Comal County, Texas.

12.2 The period of time during which the Architect's duty to provide basic
services shall include that time necessary to provide all services necessary to
correct any defective work caused by defects, errors or omissions of the Architect
occurring during any phase of construction. Such services shall be performed by
the Architect at no additional charge, either in fee or expenses.

12.3 The Architect shall assist the owner in submitting plans and specifications
to necessary federal, state and local authorities.

12.4 Any Additional Service performed without prior written authorization of
the Owner shall be considered a Basic Service.

12.5 The Architect and his consultants shall obtain and carry at all times during
which this Agreement is in effect, insurance coverage in the following types and
amounts:

          (a)    Professional liability coverage in an aggregate amount of $1,000,000, with a
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                 maximum deductible of $25,000 for all architectural or engineering firms
or
                 person which provide services on the Project.

12.6 Architect represents that the services to be provided hereunder shall be performed
by, or under the direct supervision of, an Architect duly licensed pursuant to Art 249(a),
et seq. Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas. Architect shall design the project and
prepare the Contract Documents, to the best of his knowledge, information and belief
(based on careful inquiry) to be in accordance with applicable laws, statues and codes,
including Owner's designated code, 1991 Standard Building Code. The Architect shall
not be held responsible for any changes or new interpretations in the requirements of
codes, regulations, or ordinances enacted subsequent to the most recent date of
publication of such codes, regulations, or ordinances prior to the date of the Contract
Documents. The Architect shall promptly communicate to Owner any knowledge the
Architect may have of pending or anticipated changes, in applicable law, whether that
knowledge is acquired prior to or after the date of the Contract Documents. Additionally,
Architect represents to the Owner that the Contract Documents he provides the Owner
and Contractor are prepared in accordance with the reasonable and customary practices of
architecture, sufficient to construct the Project in accordance with the program Owner has
provided the Architect, and are drawn in accordance with Article 249 of the Texas
Revised Civil Statutes.

12.7 The Architect shall assist the Owner in pre qualifying all general contractors
during the bidding phase of the Project.

12.8 The Architect shall be responsible for employing consultants to execute the
Project and such consultants for mechanical electrical and structural disciplines shall be
professional engineers, licensed by the State of Texas to practice the building discipline
for which they are employed on this Project. Architect shall require such consultants to
make site visits at intervals appropriate to the stage of construction and as required to
ascertain that the Work is being performed in a manner indicating that the Work when
completed will be in accordance with the Contract Documents. Consultants required by
the Architect shall at a minimum be required to make the following on-site visits and
inspections.

          (a)    Structural Engineer - inspection and punch list preparation after
                 completion of steel erection.

         (b)     Mechanical/Electrical Engineer - Three progress visits with corresponding
                 written reports. Thereafter, final visit and punch list.

12.9 The Architect shall be responsible for a re inspection of the project approximately
eleven (11) months after the date of Substantial Completion. Furthermore, the Architect
shall report warranty deficiencies uncovered during said inspection and shall be
responsible for reviewing the correction of said deficiencies in accordance with Article 2,
subparagraph 2.7.1 of this Agreement.
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12.10 Whenever this Agreement requires that notice be given, such notice shall be in
writing
         and served either personally or sent by United States mail, postage prepaid,
addressed
        at the addresses set forth below each party’s name.

12.11 The invalidity of any provision of this Agreement, as determined by a court of
competent jurisdiction, shall in no way affect the validity of any other provision hereof,
and shall not invalidate this Agreement as a whole.

12.12 If either party is required to bring an action to enforce the terms hereof or declare
rights hereunder, the prevailing party in such action shall be entitled to recover its
reasonable attorney's fees from the non-prevailing party.

12.13 In the event of a dispute concerning the enforcement of the terms hereof or the
rights of the parties under this Agreement, either party may request that such dispute be
submitted to non-binding mediation. Unless otherwise agreed to, each party shall share
the cost of such non-binding mediation. No party shall unreasonably refuse to participate
in such non-binding mediation

12.14 Owner will provide the services, information, surveys, and reports required by the
following items and the architect shall be entitled to rely upon the accuracy and
"completeness thereof:

        A.      The owner shall provide full information regarding his requirements for
the project including complete program of space needs.

        B.       The owner shall furnish a certified land survey of the site giving, as applicable,
                 grades and lines of streets,       alleys, pavements, and adjoining property;
                 right-of-ways, restrictions; easements, encroachments, zoning, deed restrictions,
                 boundaries, and contours of the site; locations, dimensions and complete data
                 pertaining to existing buildings, other improvements and trees, and full
                 information concerning available service and utility lines, both public and private,
                 above and below grade, including inverts and depths.

         C.      The owner shall furnish subsoil data investigation and report. The owner shall
                 pay for all testing required during planning and construction.
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12.14.1 Architects work will proceed from a base of owner’s information including
        existing                                as-built site plans and floor plans. The site
        plan shall include all of the typical site survey information including location of
        building related to property lines, streets parking, drives, etc. The floor plans
        are to be a composite drawing of each level. If a composite drawing is not
        available, or if architect has to field measure and draw up a portion of the
        existing facilities then that work will be handled as an additional service on an
        hourly basis of time required.
12.14.2 If asbestos in encountered, the school district will retain a separate asbestos consultant
       to work with the district for managing plan, abatement, etc. Architect will work with
       the school district to coordinate asbestos consultant activities.
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                                    APPENDIX A
                 MINIMUM PER DIEM WAGE RATE DETERMINATION
FOR   COMAL    INDEPENDENT          SCHOOL       DISTRICT    SCHOOL      FACILITIES
CONSTRUCTION BY CONTRACT

       Pursuant to the requirements of law and in compliance with V.T.C.A.,
Govt.
Code, 2258.001 et seq., the following wage determination is issued as required
by law applicable to the work described. This wage determination shall be made
a part of the contract for the work for which it is issued. The wage rates contained
in the determination, including modifications, if any, shall be the minimum to be
paid by contractors and subcontractors to each worker employed by it in the
execution of the work.

      The contractor shall comply with all the requirements of V.T.C.A.,
Government Code 2258.001 et seq.

       When the contractor or subcontractor proposes to utilize a particular class
of laborers or workmen not listed in the wage determination, such workman or
laborer shall be classified or reclassified conformable to the wage determination
and a report made in writing of such action to the Owner. When the interested
parties are unable to agree on the classification or reclassification of workmen,
the question with recommendations of the parties shall be submitted to the
Owner for determination. The decision of the authorized representative of the
Owner shall be furnished the parties and shall be binding and final.

        The contractor and each subcontractor shall keep, or cause to be kept, an
accurate record showing the names and occupations of all laborers, workmen
and mechanics employed by him, in connection with the said public work, and
showing also the actual per diem wages paid to each of such workers, which
record shall be open at all reasonable hours to the inspection of the Owner, its
officers and agents.

LOCATION OF PROJECT:                    Comal Independent School District
                                   New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas

EFFECTIVE DATE:                    March 13, 1996

EXPIRATION DATE:                   March 13, 1998

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION includes construction of sheltered enclosures with
walk-in access for the purpose of housing persons, machinery, equipment or
supplies, the installation of utilities, machinery and equipment, both above and
below grade level, as
well as incidental grading and paving.
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WORK CLASSIFICATION                    PREVAILING WAGE RATE

Air Conditioning Mechanic                            18.76
Air Conditioning Serviceman                                  10.85
Asphalt Raker                                                 7.00
Bricklayer/Stone Mason                                       14.21
Bricklayer/Stone Mason Helper                                10.52
Carpenter                                            11.03
Carpenter Helper                                      7.88
Concrete Finisher                                    10.91
Concrete Finisher Helper                              5.77
Drywall Installer                                     7.00
Drywall Taper                                                 7.00
Electrician                                          14.64
Electrician Helper                                    7.16
Floor Layer, Resilient                                        8.90
Glazier                                                      11.47
Glazier Helper                                                5.65
Instrument Person                                    11.00
Ironworker, Reinforcing Steel                        10.72
Ironworker, Reinforcing Steel Helper                          7.26
Ironworker, Structural                                       11.31
Ironworker, Structural Helper                                 7.70
Laborer, Unskilled                                    6.91
Laborer, Skilled                                      7.90
Metal Building Assembler                             10.01
Metal Building Assembler Helper                       6.00
Operator, Air Tool                                    5.00
Operator, Backhoe                                    11.52
Operator, Concrete Paving                             5.00
Operator, Concrete Saw                                5.00
Operator, Crane                                      12.72
Operator, Curb Machine                                8.00
Operator, Forklift                                    8.50
Operator, Front End Loader                                    8.81
Operator, Motor Grader                                9.10
Operator, Roller                                      5.00
Operator, Truck Driver                                8.06
Painter                                                       7.98
Pipefitter                                           18.76
Plumber                                              18.76
Rod or Chain Person                                           8.50
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Roofer                                                            10.28
Roofer Helper                                                      6.98
Sheet Metal Worker, Ductwork                              17.59
Sheet Metal Worker, Roofing                                       12.70
Sheet Metal Worker, Roofing Helper                                 9.43
Sprinkler System Installer                                18.70
Sprinkler System Installer Helper                          8.00
Tile Installer, Ceramic                                    8.67
Welder, Certified Pipe                                    18.76

HIGH CONSTRUCTION includes the construction, alteration or repair of roads,
streets, highways, runways, taxiways, alleys, trails, paths, parking areas and
other similar projects not incidental to building construction.
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WORK CLASSIFICATION                PREVAILING WAGE RATE

Concrete Finisher (Paving)                        7.83
Form Setter/Builder (Structures)                  8.35
Form Setter Helper (Structures)                   5.50
Instrument Person                                14.38
Laborer, Common                                   6.01
Lowboy - Float                                    8.50
Operator, Backhoe                                 8.49
Operator, Asphalt Paving Machine                          8.00
Operator, Bulldozer                               8.50
Operator, Crane                                   8.05
Operator, Front End Loader                                7.22
Operator, Motor Grader                           10.15
Operator, Roller                                  6.29
Operator, Trenching Machine                               7.50
Operator, Truck Driver                            6.82
Pipelayer                                         7.86
Pipelayer Helper                                  6.10
Servicer                                          8.50
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                                  APPENDIX B
                    CONTRACTOR’S ASBESTOS FREE AFFIDAVIT

SCHOOL:          ________________________________________________

PROJECT NUMBER AND DESCRIPTION:________________________
         ________________________________________________
         ________________________________________________

CONTRACTOR: (Name) ______________________________________
         ________________________________________________
                 ________________________________________________

      The undersigned acknowledges and agrees that the Comal Independent
School District, in order to protect the students, staff and public in general from
any unnecessary exposure to asbestos fibers, and to comply with the Asbestos
Hazard Emergency Response Act, prohibits the use of asbestos containing
materials in all forms in the construction and operation of their facilities.

      The undersigned certifies that he/she is familiar with the materials used in
the construction of and incorporated into, the Project referenced above.
undersigned further certifies that, to the best of his/her knowledge and belief, no
asbestos containing materials, either friable or otherwise, were used in the
process of constructing or incorporated into the construction of the Project.

Dated:_____________________________, 19____.

                                          CONTRACTOR:

         _________________________________


         By:______________________________
                                          Name:_____________________
                                          Title:______________________

STATE OF TEXAS               
                             
COUNTY OF COMAL              

      This instrument was acknowledged before me on the _____ day of ___________,
19________, by_______________, ________________ of _____________________, a Texas
________________________, on behalf of said___________________________.

                                          ____________________________________
                                          Notary Public, State of Texas
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                                    INDEX


CHAPTER                                               PAGE
________________________________________________________________
_______

                 INTRODUCTION                         i

                 PRE-CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE AGENDA          ii

         1.      PROJECT RESPONSIBILITIES                   1-1

         2.      PROJECT RESTRICTIONS                       2-1

         3.      PERMITS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATES & FEES     3-1

         4.      SUBMITTALS                                 4-1

         5.      PROJECT MEETINGS                           5-1

         6.      CONSTRUCTION PHASING                       6-1

         7.      INSPECTIONS/OBSERVATIONS                   7-1

         8.      SCHEDULE OF VALUES AND APPLICATIONS
                 AND CERTIFICATE FOR PAYMENT                8-1

         9.      SCHEDULES                                  9-1

         10.     CONSTRUCTION CHANGES                       10-1

         11.     RECORD DOCUMENTS                    11-1

         12.     MAINTENANCE MANUALS                        12-1

         13.     PROJECT CLEAN-UP                           13-1

         14.     WARRANTY PROCEDURES                        14-1

                 EXHIBITS                            E-1
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INTRODUCTION

This Pre-Construction Conference manual has been developed by COMAL
Independent School District (sometimes referred to herein as CISD and/or
Owner) to set forth procedures to be used during the construction and close-out
of this project. Depending upon the specific type of project (addition, renovation,
new school, etc.) certain sections or paragraphs may not be applicable. This will
be determined by CISD. In general, this Manual attempts to define an agenda
and format for the Pre-Construction Conference and supplement many of the
contractual requirements of the project specifications. Since CISD and each
individual CISD team member is involved in several projects, adherence to the
procedures described in the specifications and this Manual will help with the
prompt and timely response to construction questions and problems.

The concept of a “team” relationship for the construction of a project is not new, it
has been proven over time. CISD understands that working as a “team” (Owner,
Architect/Engineer, and Contractor) results in a better product: a project
completed ahead of schedule, within budget and above average quality. This
must be the goal of all CISD team members.

Regardless of the reputation or past credentials of CISD, the Architect, the
Contractor, or others, the degree of success of this particular project is solely
dependent upon the attitude, aggressiveness, responsiveness and expertise of
the specific team members on this project. CISD must maintain its reputation for
“excellence in education”. This goal must also be translated to the quality of its
construction services and a quality physical plant. CISD will continually push for
speed, insist on quality and expect a dollar’s worth for every dollar spent.

Throughout the span of the project, CISD solicits suggestions from any team
member for ways to decrease time, improve quality or reduce costs. All
suggestions may not be accepted for reasons unknown to the person generating
the idea. But, the fact that an idea was brought forward indicates an interest and
commitment to the project and the other team members.

A thorough review of this Manual will provide important information on topics
essential to the orderly management of the construction project. An
understanding of the relationships of all team members and adherence to the
procedures outlined will improve the flow of information, thereby minimizing
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delays and frustration. It is CISD’s intent to cooperate and work with all team
members in reaching a common goal: a successful project completed ahead of
schedule, within budget, and with exceptional quality.




PRE-CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE

                                         Suggested Agenda

A.       Introduction of all attendees

         * Distribute general information attachments

B.       Discussion of Project Responsibilities

         * Team Concept - CISD, Architect/ Engineer, Contractor

         * Owner’s Responsibility

                 Maintenance and Operations Department

         * Architect/Engineer Responsibility
               Construction Administration

         * Contractor Responsibility
               Protects Owner’s interest
               Coordinate all construction
               Manage all construction

         * School Personnel
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                 Principal
                 Staff

C.       Project Restrictions

         *   Access to site
         *   Office and Trailer Location
         *   Construction Parking
         *   Material Storage Area
         *   Temporary Fencing
         *   Top Soil Stockpile Area
         *   Disposal of Soil
         *   Not allowed to use school restrooms or cafeteria
         *   Restrict workmen in existing school
         *   Temporary utilities
                 Power
               Water
         *   Security and Protection
              OFCI Storage Area
         *   Harassment
         *   Dress Code
         *   Smoking
         *   Illegal, Drugs and Alcohol
         *   Existing Conditions




D. Permits, Licenses, Certificates, and Fees

         *   General Contractor Bonds
         *   Builder’s Risk Insurance
         *   Liability and Worker’s Compensation Insurance
         *   Licenses
         *   Building Permits
         *   Fees

E. Submittals

         * Review Procedure
           Number and Type of Copies
           Routing
           Owner’s Copies
           Submittal Log
         * Color Schedule
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         * Substitutions
         * Samples

F. Project Meetings

         * Regular Bi-Monthly Meetings
         * Agenda
         * Minutes

G. Construction Phasing

         * New Schools
           Early Completion
         * Temporary Partitions
         * Construction Phasing
             Existing Equipment Storage and Relocation
             Agency Inspections
             School Occupancy
         * Utility Shutdown/Changeover

H. Inspections/Observations

         * A/E Observations
         * Contractor’s Quality Control
         * Agency Inspections
         * Concealed Space Observation
         * Substantial Completion Inspection
             Contractor
             A/E
         * Future Maintenance
         * System Verification




I.   Application and Certificate for Payment

         * Schedule of Values (with Labor and Material Breakdown)
         * Application for Payment
           Match Schedule of Values
            Review Procedure
         * Final Pay Application
           Pre-Requisites
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J.   Schedules

         * Construction Schedule
           Monthly Revisions
         * Construction Delays
         * School Staff Support During Workdays

K. Construction Changes

         *   Control of Construction Changes
         *   Authority to Issue Changes
         *   Proposed Change Order Procedure
         *   Change Order

L. Record Documents

         * Contractor Responsible to Maintain
               Enforce with subcontractors
         * Prerequisite for final payment

M. Maintenance Manuals

         * Contents of Manual
         * Arrangement of Information
         * Distribution

N. Project Clean-Up

         * Periodic and Final Clean-up

O. Warranty Procedures

         *   Expectations
         *   Initiation of Request
         *   Acknowledgment of Repairs
         *   Follow-up Letters




CHAPTER 1: PROJECT RESPONSIBILITIES
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1.1      Team Concept

       Many construction projects have proven that the best results are achieved
through the Team approach (Owners, Architect, Engineer, and Contractor)
rather than as adversaries. Working together as a team has many benefits, such
as:

                 *   Improving flow of information
                 *   Less frustration
                 *   Better response to questions
                 *   Quicker decision
                 *   Better understanding of reasons behind decisions
                 *   Higher quality
                 *   Less cost to all team members
                 *   Timely completion of tasks
                 *   Eliminating confusion and mistakes

CISD solicits the cooperation of the Architect, Engineer and Contractor as vital
team members working together toward a common goal: a successful project.

As in any endeavor involving multiple team members, the role, responsibility and
authority of each member be defined. A clear understanding of each person’s
duties is essential.

1.2       Owner’s Responsibility

       Generally, the Owner is responsible for rendering decisions when project
conditions require; furnishing equipment in a timely manner when called for in the
contract documents, and making timely payments as the work progresses. In
attempting to meet this responsibility, the owner has delegated much of the
required authority to its project team member as follows:

MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT

         * District’s Single Point of Contact
         * Observes construction
         * Liaison with existing school personnel
         * Liaison with other CISD team members
         * Reviews and approves all payments
         * Reviews all Change Orders (CO’s)
         * Works with Architect on any documents interpretations or
            clarifications
         * Liaison with Agency representatives
         * Submits warranty requests through the Architect to the
             Contractor
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1.3       Architect’s Responsibility

       In most instances, the Architect is the second team member involved in
the project and has more historical background of the project than the Contractor.
His general responsibilities include:

                 * Authorized to act as Owner’s representative
                 * Interpretation and clarification of Contact Documents
                 * Observation of construction to insure compliance with
                    the Contract Documents
                 * Review of shop drawings and submittals
                 * Review of Contractor’s Pay Requests
                 * Process Change Orders
                 * Final Project Review
                 * Administer Warranty Period

       In practically all CISD design contracts, the Architect is responsible for
employing consulting engineers for appropriate phases of the work such as
mechanical, electrical, etc. As the single source design professional, the
Architect is therefore responsible for his consultants providing the services
outlined above for their particular phases of the work.

1.4      Contractor’s Responsibility

       In general, the Contractor is responsible for the timely construction of the
project in accordance with the Contract Documents. This includes coordinating,
scheduling and expediting the work for completion within the agreed upon
schedule. More specifically this includes:

                 * Management and coordination of all subcontractors
                 * Responsibility for all construction workmen
                 * Efficient use of manpower and materials
                 * Protecting the Owner’s interests
                 * Make a video of existing conditions
                 * Protection of people and property
                 * Orderly, clean, and safe construction site
                 * Coordination of trades to avoid conflicts
                 * Selection of methods or techniques of construction
                 * Notification upon discovery of any questionable
                   conditions, designs, materials, details, or procedures
                 * Coordination with school principal to insure student
                     and staff safety and comfort
                 * Keeping the Architect informed through reports,
                   meetings, etc.
                 * Quality Control of all construction
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                 * Compliance with all applicable codes and regulations
                 * Scheduling concealed space observations by Architect
                 * Correction of all warranty items

      In most projects, the Contractor delegates a part of the above to
subcontractors experienced in a specific phase of the work. Although this is
acceptable, the Contractor must understand that he remains solely responsible to
the Owner for techniques, materials, and quality of the work performed by his
subcontractors.

1.5      School Personnel

      Many of the Owner’s projects involve additions or renovations to existing
schools. This       necessitates involvement and coordination with school
personnel such as the principal. A
      clear understanding of their responsibility and authority is also needed.

       Although experienced in school management and operation, they typically
have little
       expertise in construction. Their duties of managing the operations of a
school require
       most of their time and they should not be involved in the daily construction
problems
       and questions that may arise. They must, however, be kept informed as to
the impact
       construction will have on the school’s operations and this is the
responsibility of the
       Contractor’s Superintendent or Project Manager. The contractor should
not discuss
       information regarding the cost of any proposed change orders with anyone
but the
       Architect.

      During addition or renovation projects, it is frequently necessary to
shutdown utilities or
      services for connections or change-over. This must be coordinated
      through the architect 72 hours prior to the shutdown to allow the school
      district to make alternative preparations. The safety of the students and
      staff is first priority of all concerned with the project.

       As construction of a particular area nears completion, other school
personnel such as assistant principals and teachers get a more realistic ideal of
what their space will be like. At this point many informal and unauthorized
requests for minor changes may be generated directly from school personnel to
the Contractor or subcontractor. Any such request should be referred to the
principal. If they are approved by the principal they must then be referred to the
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Maintenance and Operations Department. This is the only system that effectively
controls the number and costs of such requests. The Contractor is not
authorized to make any changes unless directed by the Architect, or unless it is
an emergency effecting the safety of students, school personnel, other persons
or property.

Project visitation or tours must be coordinated by the principal of his designee.
Random tours by school personnel cannot be allowed due to safety precautions
and insurance restrictions. Tours must be arranged in advance with the General
Contractor and approved by the General contractor and all visitors must check-in
at the field office. All visitors must abide by all safety and insurance regulations at
all times. Tours should be restricted.


CHAPTER 2: PROJECT RESTRICTIONS

2.1      Access to Site

       Routes for access to the site shall be restricted to those shown on the
Contract Documents. If none are indicated, access routes shall be agreed upon
during the Pre-Construction Conference. No change to this access route shall
be allowed unless approved in writing by the Maintenance and Operations
Department. Any damage to existing paving, curbs, walks, landscaping,        etc.
shall be repaired or replaced at no additional cost to CISD. The Contractor shall
be required to maintain the access roads in a clean condition at all times and
remove any temporary access provisions.

       In projects involving additions and renovations to existing facilities, access
shall be limited to only (1) location as agreed upon by CISD, the school principal,
the Architect, and the Contractor. The Contractor is required to enforce this
access restriction with his subcontractors and materials suppliers. Should traffic
during the school opening and closing present a problem, the Contractor will be
required to schedule deliveries of equipment and materials at appropriate hours
to avoid traffic congestion.

2.2      Office and Trailer Locations

The location of the Contractor’s office and storage trailer shall be as indicated on
the Contract Documents. If no location is indicated, they shall agreed upon at the
Pre-Construction Conference. The location of the trailer and other temporary
buildings such as tool sheds, toilets, etc. shall be coordinated with future work so
as not to interfere with utility work, paving, etc.

On projects involving additions and renovations to existing schools, the school
principal shall be consulted in regard to the final location of the trailers to avoid
interference with existing school operations. The Contractor shall not locate
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these trailers in any existing parking area unless specifically approved by the
Maintenance and Operations Department.

2.3      Construction Parking

The contractor shall allow parking by construction workmen only in those areas
designated in the Contract Documents. If no areas are designated, the
Maintenance and Operations Department, the Architect, the Contractor, and the
School Principal shall review the needs of the existing school         and assign a
designated area for construction parking if space is available. If space is not
available, the Contractor shall require his workmen to park off-site in other areas.
The Contractor is required to enforce any parking restrictions agreed upon for
the project.

2.4      Material Storage Areas

        The Contractor is required to restrict storage of materials such as
structural steel,
        forms, piping, etc. to those areas designated on the Contract Documents.
If no area
        is designated, it shall be agreed upon during the Pre-Construction
Conference.

         In those projects involving additions or renovations to existing schools, the
school
       principal shall participate in the site location for material storage areas.
These areas
       shall be selected in view of maintaining existing school operations and
safety for
       staff and students.

2.5      Temporary Fencing

      The Contractor shall provide a temporary construction fence if required by
the Contract
      Documents.

       On projects involving additions and renovations to existing facilities, a
temporary
       construction fence around the project area shall always be required. The
location
       of this fence and the necessary gates shall be reviewed at the Pre-
       Construction Conference.The school principal shall be consulted with
       regard to any suggestions or comments regarding school operations and
       staff and student safety.
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2.6      Top Soil Stockpile Areas

       If the Contract Documents indicated that top soil is to be stripped,
stockpiled and
       respread at the conclusion of the project, a specific area shall be agreed
upon for
       the storage of this top soil during the construction phases of the project.
The Contractor
       shall be required to utilize this assigned area. The top soil shall be graded
and located
       so as not to interfere with existing drainage patterns. At the completion of
the project,
       the Contractor shall be required to remove any unused top soil and restore
the area to
       its original condition.

2.7      Soil Disposal Area

        Unless an area on the site is available for soil disposal, the selection of a
soil disposal
        area is usually the responsibility of the Contractor. Should a soil disposal
area be
        available on the site, any restrictions regarding the placement,
compaction, grading,
        etc. shall be reviewed at the Pre-Construction Conference.


2.8      Restrooms

         The Contract Documents require the Contractor to provide adequate
temporary
         sanitary facilities for the construction workmen. These should be located
to avoid
         odors and visibility by the students, staff and visitors. Under no
circumstances will
         any of the workmen be allowed to use restrooms within the existing school
facilities.

2.9      Use of School Cafeteria

       On projects involving additions and renovations to existing facilities, the
       construction workmen will not be allowed to use the existing school
cafeteria.

2.10     Traffic in Existing School
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         The Contractor should be cautioned that unnecessary personnel traffic in
an
         existing facility cannot be allowed.

2.11     Use of Existing Utilities

     On new school projects, the Contractor is required by the Contract
Documents to
     provide temporary utilities for the construction of the project.

         On projects involving additions or renovations to existing facilities, the use
of
       existing utilities shall be specified in the Contract Documents. Any
questions
       regarding metering, payment, etc., shall be resolved at the Pre-
Construction
       Conference. The Contractor shall enforce energy and utility conservation
whenever he is          connected to existing school utilities. If usage is determined
to be excessive,
       the Contractor will be required to pay for utilities.

2.12     Security

       The Contractor is required to provide adequate security for the project, the
staging
       area and surrounding areas including necessary fencing, signage,
barricades, barriers,
       lighting and doors. The contractor is not precluded from providing full-time
security
       services, however, the cost of such added security will not be an
additional cost to CISD.

         In accordance with the Contract Documents, the Contractor is required to
         provide a secure    storage area for Owner-Furnished, Contractor-
         Installed equipment. This area is required to be weatherproofed,
         waterproofed and secure from vandalism or theft. General Contractors will
         be responsible for any loss from this area.

2.13     Harassment

       Under no circumstances will CISD tolerate any form of verbal or non-
verbal abuse,
       jeering, whistling, etc. directed toward school staff or students. The
Contractor will be
       informed of any complaints and will be expected to permanently remove
the problem
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         employee from the job.

2.14     Dress Code

       Workmen are to be fully clothed at all times. Workmen wearing shorts or
without
       shirts will not be allowed on a project. Clothing shall not the any indecent
or
       suggestive logos or words and will not have tobacco or alcohol products
advertised.

2.15     Smoking

All tobacco products, including smokeless are prohibited on all school properties at all times and
                must be fully enforced by the Contractor.

2.16     Illegal Drugs and Alcohol

         No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs shall be brought on CISD property
at any
       time. Any workmen under the influence of either illegal drugs or alcohol or
smelling
       of alcohol shall be permanently removed from the project.

2.17     Existing Conditions

         The Contractor shall video record (VHS) all existing conditions, prior to the
         ccommencement of construction. A copy of the record shall be made for
         the Owner. In the event of damages to the Owner’s property (sidewalks,
         curbs, paving, railings, building, roofs, doors, etc.), the video record shall
         be used to determine the conditions prior to the beginning of construction.
                If the area in question cannot be found on the video record, it will
         be assumed that the          damages were caused by construction and
         shall be repaired/replaced to pre-construction condition.
         Repairs/replacement must be acceptable to the Owner.
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CHAPTER 3: PERMITS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, AND FEES

3.1       General Contractor Bonds

          As a part of the PROPOSAL procedure, the Contractor is required to
furnish
          performance and payment bonds.

3.2       Insurance

        The contractor must provide CISD appropriate insurance certificates
outlining
        coverage’s as required by the Supplemental Conditions to the General
Conditions
        of the Contract.

3.3       Contractor Licenses

       The Contractor and all subcontractors involved in the project shall be
required to
       obtain and pay for all necessary business and contractor licenses as
required by any
       law or agencies having jurisdiction over the project.

3.4       Building Permits

      The Contractor is required to obtain and pay for all building permits and
inspections
      required by any Agency having jurisdiction over the project.

3.5       Grading and Foundation Permits

       On projects that are developed on a fast-track basis, the Contractor is
required to
       obtain and pay for the necessary grading and foundation permit.

3.6       State Highway Permits

          In certain instances, the connection of the school entry drive to a highway
          requires a State Highway Permit. The Contractor is required to obtain and
          pay for all permits required.

3.7       Miscellaneous Permits and Certificates

          Numerous other permits and Certificates are required throughout a typical
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         construction project. These are discussed in the Contract Documents and
         other parts of the Pre-Construction Conference Manual.

3.8      Utility Fees

         The Contractor shall pay the necessary fees to connect to existing utilities
         at the property line or in adjacent streets and right of way.




CHAPTER 4: SUBMITTALS

4.1      Shop Drawings

       The requirements for the submittal of shop drawings and material
brochures
       are outlined in the project specifications. All subcontractor submittals shall
be
       submitted to the Architect through the Contractor. The Contractor is
responsible
       for review and coordination of these documents with other phases of the
work. The
       Architect will not begin review of these shop drawings until the Contractor
has
       reviewed and approved them.

        All copies of submittals shall be reviewed and approved by the Contractor
prior to
        submitting to the Architect. Following review, the Architect will retain three
(3)
        copies of the submittal. The Contractor shall also retain two (2) copies for
all
        approved submittals for CISD user records. The complete set of all
approved
        submittals (including an index) shall be transmitted through the Architect
to CISD
        at the completion of the project.

         The Architect shall review and take the appropriate action on submittals
within
         thirty (30) days after receipt of them.
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       The Contractor and the Architect are required to maintain a log of
submittals so
       that the status of all shop drawings, etc. can be monitored through the
construction
       phase of the project. The log shall contain adequate information regarding
the
       submittal, review dates, submittal descriptions, and action taken.

         A date when all shop drawings have to be submitted to the Architect will
be
         established in the specifications or, if not so established, will be agreed
upon
         during the Pre-Construction Conference. The assignment of this date will
insure
       that subcontracts are assigned and equipment is ordered in a timely
manner. Unless
       otherwise stated in the specifications it is contemplated that this date shall
be within
        forty five calendar (45) days of award of contract.

4.2      Color Schedule

       Color and material selections must be approved by the Maintenance and
Operations Department and may take four (4) weeks for approval. All items
involving color or
       Material selections shall be assembled and submitted to the Architect at
one time. It is
       not feasible to make individual selections. If the colors are specified, any
substitute
       proposed by the Contractor must be submitted early for approval and must
closely match
       the specified material.

4.3      Substitutions

        The process for substituting materials or manufacturers for those items
specified
        is outlined in the project specifications. The Contractor shall review this
information
        and submit any request accordingly. In substituting alternate materials, the
General
        Contractor shall be responsible for all direct or indirect increased costs
resulting
        from the accepted substitution.
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4.4      Brick and CMU Samples

        No later than thirty (30) days after award of the contract, the Contractor
        shall obtain samples of brick available in the
        project area and submit them to the Architect for his review. The Architect
will select
        two or three of these samples and advise the Contractor to proceed with
building
        sample panels, at least 4’ x 4’ of each of the brick samples selected.
When the Architect
        and Contractor have determined that the sample panels are ready for the
        Owner’s review,      the Architect shall notify the Owner. Allow the Owner
        two (2) weeks time to select the brick sample. After review of the brick
        samples by CISD, the Architect will be advised to inform the Contractor as
        to the selected brick manufacturer and color. The sample panel shall
        remain in good condition at the project site until substantial completion of
        the project.
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CHAPTER 5: PROJECT MEETINGS


5.1      Projects Meetings

       Regular project meetings shall be scheduled by the contractor on a bi-
monthly or as
       needed basis depending upon the size and complexity of the project. The
meeting
       should be on the same time of day and day of week. The exact day, time
and location
       of project meetings shall be agreed upon during the Pre-Construction
Conference.

      Representatives of these organizations should be in attendance at each
meetings

                    General Contractor
                    Mechanical/Plumbing Contractor
                    Electrical Contractor
                    Masonry Contractor (as required)
                    Site Contractor
                    Architect/Engineer
                    Owner

         In addition to the above meetings, special meetings with the architect and
owner
         may be required from time to time.

      The Contractor is in charge of the project meetings and responsible for
scheduling,
      preparing the necessary agenda and minutes, and ensuring that the
necessary topics
      are discussed.

5.2      Meeting Agenda

         The Contractor is responsible for preparing a brief agenda for the meeting
and
         distributing copies of the agenda to all attendees at least one (1) day prior
to the
      meeting. Copies should be forwarded to the architect and owner for
information.
      Topics for the agenda should include:
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                    Unfinished business from past project meetings
                    Summary report on the status of the construction schedule
                    Revised construction schedule
                    Review of potential problems
                    Review of information required by subcontractors
                    Review of Request for Proposals and Architects Supplemental
                     Instructions

       The project meeting should become a forum for the identification of
potential
       problems and discussion of possible approaches to resolve those
problems. Every
       effort must be made to identify potential problems in advance so all team
members
       have adequate time to review available options.

        The project meeting should also be used as a forum to identify any
discrepancies that
        may have become evident in the Contract Documents. Any need for
clarification of the
        documents should also be identified during the meeting.




5.3      Meeting Minutes

         It is the Contractor’s responsibility to take notes during the meeting and
         prepare formal minutes to be distributed within two (2) days after the
         meeting to all parties concerned with the project. Any question or problem
         that is discovered and discussed during the project meeting should be
         assigned to a single individual to follow-up and insure that the problem is
         resolved. The person responsible for attending to each item should be so
         noted in the minutes.
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CHAPTER 6: CONSTRUCTION PHASING


6.1      New School Development

        During the development of new schools or replacement facilities, it is
necessary that
        certain areas within the facility be completed in advance of the scheduled
Substantial
        Completion date for the entire facility. This requirement is often necessary
so CISD
        vendors and/or staff can install complex equipment and systems and the
entire facility
        will be complete on the scheduled contract completion date. Access that
        normally requires early completion include the kitchen and telephone
        equipment room.

        Early completion of the administrative and special purpose classrooms is
also normally
        required. The administrative area is needed so the school principal and
staff can set up
        offices and begin the interview, employment and training of school
personnel special
        purpose classrooms are needed so the school can begin receiving,
        inventorying and stocking the numerous supplies required for the
        operation of the school. Some projects require early completion of the
        cafeteria and certain classroom areas for meetings.

6.2      Temporary Partitions

         Frequently, on projects involving additions and renovations to existing
         facilities, temporary partitions are required to isolate the areas under
         construction from the operating portions of the school. These will be
         identified on the plans. Care must be taken in the construction of these
         temporary enclosures to ensure safety and a neat and clean visual
         appearance.

         Temporary partitions shall be constructed of studs and gypsum board or
         A/C grade plywood and painted to provide a neat and clean appearance
         to visitors and students. These partitions should be caulked or sealed to
         prevent dust on the construction side from passing through the school
         operation side. These temporary partitions must also be insulated as
         tightly as possible in an effort to contain the noise of the construction.

         In some cases, temporary entrances are required. These must be
         constructed in a location and manner so that a safe entry is provided for
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         staff, students, or visitors. Temporary canopies should be provided if
         indicated on the Contract Documents. If the entry provided will serve as a
         temporary fire exit, all details of the temporary entrance must comply with
         applicable codes.

         Special attention should be given to the operation of doors, adequate
         steps or ramps, non-slip surfaces, and temporary signage. As required in
         any project, fire extinguishers should be located throughout the
         construction area. When working in an existing facility, special care
         should be taken to minimize the risk of fire. Whenever the existing fire
         protection system such as the fire alarm system or sprinkler system
         requires modifications, adequate provisions should be made in advance to
         ensure that the remaining part of the facility is adequately protected.

       In most renovation projects, it typically becomes necessary to connect to
the existing
       HVAC system. The connections should be closely coordinated with the
Architect and
       should be scheduled to provide the least possible disruption to staff and
students. The
       Contractor should ensure that all material and equipment necessary for
the connection
       is available before the existing system is shutdown. After-hours
connections, if required,
       will be at no additional cost to the District.

         As the construction phasing and erection of temporary partitions
         continues, the Contractor should be fully aware of and comply with code
         requirements involving exiting from the existing operating facility. The
         location of temporary partitions and temporary exits should be reviewed
         with the Architect and a representative of the agency having jurisdiction
         over the project prior to construction.   As mentioned earlier, it is
         important that the appearance of temporary construction and construction
         areas be kept as pleasing as possible. The school must continue to
         operate       and the entire construction area should provide a neat and
         orderly appearance to visitors,staff and students.

6.3      Construction Phasing

         Typically, on addition or renovation projects, it is necessary to divide the
         construction into phases so the school can continue to operate in all
         possible areas. The general phasing of the project should have been
         defined in the Contract Documents. Detailed discussions regarding
         phasing, room relocation, utility changeover, utility shut-off, etc. should
         take place during the Pre-Construction Conference and be coordinated
         with the school principal.
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6.4      Existing Equipment Relocation & Protection

         In many instances, on additions, renovations or replacement facility
         projects, it is necessary to relocate existing equipment from the present
         facility. The Contractor is responsible for investigating the existing
         equipment, determining the procedure, means, and method of removal
         and determining the exact appropriate rough-ins so the equipment can be
         relocated with as little downtime as possible. The exact time schedule for
         relocating the equipment must be coordinated with the Architect.

6.5      Agency Inspection

         During a phased construction project, the City Agency having jurisdiction
         normally requires a final inspection prior to occupancy of completed areas.
         The Contractor must accurately schedule these inspections to allow
         prompt occupancy of the completed areas. He should work with the
         Architect in scheduling these inspections. Temporary Certificates of
         Occupancy may be required and is the responsibility of the Contractor to
         obtain before the area is turned over to the school.

6.6      School Occupancy

         Adequate time should be allowed in the construction schedule for the
         school to relocate staff, furnishings and equipment to the completed
         phases or areas of the project. It is best to turn over an area on a Friday
         afternoon for school staff final clean-up of the area.

6.7      Utility Shutdown/Change Over

         Throughout the various phases of an addition and renovation project, it
         frequently becomes necessary to shutdown existing utilities or services.
         This shutdown must be coordinated 72               hours in advance with
         the Architect to ensure safety of staff and students and continued
                 operation of the school facility. Adequate advance notice must be
         given to the school so preparations can be made for the change-over. The
         Contractor should ensue that the necessary materials and equipment are
         available on-site before beginning the shutdown or change-over. Any
         after-hours connections, if required, will be at no additional cost to the
         District. The Contractor should be aware of school holiday schedules and
         attempt to schedule shutdowns/changes over these days when practical.

CHAPTER 7 :            INSPECTIONS/OBSERVATIONS

7.1      Architect/Engineer Responsibility
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       All of CISD’s architectural contracts include construction administration
services from the
Architect and consulting engineers. It is a significant part of the
Architect/Engineer’s responsibility to endeavor to ensure that the project is
being constructed in accordance with the Contract Documents. Following
each visit, the Architect and his Consulting Engineers are required to report in
writing their observations to the Contractor and CISD’s Maintenance &
Operations Department. The Architect’s report shall also note the number of the
craftsman by trade on site at each visit.

7.2      Contractor’s Responsibility

       It is the responsibility of the General Contractor to oversee construction of
the project,
       continually inspecting the work and materials provided by all of his
       tradesmen, subcontractors,           and suppliers. Excellence in quality of
       construction can only be achieved if the Contractor enforces high
       standards of acceptability. The Contractor cannot delegate his
       responsibility to subcontractors, but must continually monitor the work of
       each trade on the project.

7.3      Agency Inspection and Phasing

         It is the Contractor’s responsibility to arrange and schedule the agency
         inspections necessary to obtain the Certificate of Occupancy. Prior to the
         date of the agency inspection, the General         Contractor should inspect
         the project to insure that construction complies with the agency
         requirements. Scheduling final inspections with agency representatives
         when the project is not complete must be avoided. This only causes
         frustration and bad public relations with the agency inspectors. The
         Architect must be provided copies of final inspections as they
         areapproved/completed. On projects that involve multi-phased renovation
         and construction, the Contractor has to be
         especially aware of the agency inspector’s requirements regarding
         inspection scheduling so that the inspections can be scheduled in a
         manner that will not delay the construction program. The Contractor must
         understand the agency requirements and take all measures necessary to
                  insure that these requirements are met.

         The Contractor must give sufficient notice to all parties so that inspections
         can be arranged in advance and the proper personnel be present.
         Notification to the Architects office is required so that they can attend if
         they desire.

7.4      Concealed Space Observation
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       Prior to the installation of any wall or ceiling material, such as gypsum,
plaster or
       acoustical board, the contractor shall notify the architect so that
arrangements can be
       made for a review of the area about to be “sealed” off. The contractor shall
give as much
       advance notice as possible, but no less than 72 hours.

7.5      CISD Video Recording & Photography

         The CISD will conduct video & photographic records of the progress of all
         construction projects. Video recording will occur on the exterior and
         interior as determined by the CISD representative and by the construction
         in progress. The Contractor is encouraged to undertake his own
         photographic record, particularly of conditions prior to beginning of work.


7.6      Substantial Completion Inspection

        Prior to requesting the substantial completion inspection by the
Architect/Engineer, it is
        the Contractor’s responsibility to conduct his own inspection of the
construction and
        provide the Architect with a list of deficiencies (punch list). He should
identify areas of
        unacceptable quality and construction that may be incomplete to the
        various subcontractors       associated with the project. He should then
        work with each subcontractor to insure that these areas are corrected and
        construction is completed prior to notifying the Architect/Engineer that the
        project is ready for a substantial completion inspection.

      The following people should be in attendance for the substantial
completion inspection:

                 *   General Contractor
                 *   Mechanical Contractor
                 *   Electrical Contractor
                 *   Architect
                 *   Consulting Engineers
                 *   Owner including end user

       The review team should proceed in an organized manner throughout the
building
       inspecting each space or room. Every effort should be made to identify
items that
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        require correction during the tour. The continuous addition of items to the
final punch
        list at later dates is frustrating to the Owner, Architect, Contractor and
Subcontractors
        and should be avoided when possible.

        The punch list generated by the substantial completion inspection tour is
to be prepared
        by the Architect. Along with the punch list, the Architect shall prepare the
“Certificate
        of Substantial Completion.”

         Immediately after receipt of the punch list, the Contractor and
         Subcontractors are expected to begin correction of the outstanding items.
         Continual procrastination with regard to the correction of deficiencies
         cannot be tolerated, and will be cause for withholding payment. It is
         essential that the deficiencies be corrected within fourteen (14) calendar
         days so CISD can occupy the inspected areas.

       It is the General Contractor’s responsibility to verify that each
subcontractor corrects
       his deficiencies. After correction is complete, the Contractor should notify
the Architect
       who will perform a follow-up review and sign off and date each item on the
punch list to
       assure completion of each item on the punch list.

7.7      Future Maintenance

        Since CISD will own and operate the building in the future and be
responsible for
        maintenance of the facility and any equipment which is not covered by
warranty, it is
        essential that all contractors on the project keep this fact in mind as the
installation
        of the piping, conduit, valves and equipment proceeds.

      Adequate service access must be provided to all items that require
adjustment, removal,
      or future maintenance. Adequate clearance around equipment, valves,
      VAV boxes, controls,etc. must be taken into consideration as each item is
      installed. It is the Contractor’s responsibility to coordinate other trades
      that may be involved with installation of equipment in the same area as an
      item that has been previously installed. The restriction of adequate access
      to previously installed equipment cannot be allowed. Any equipment
      installed without the proper access or which restricts access to other
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         equipment will be required to be removed or relocated and reinstalled to
         provide ample maintenance accessibility at not cost to CISD.

7.8      Systems Verification

         Near the completion of the project, CISD will conduct a systems
         verification for the purpose of confirming that the mechanical and
         electrical systems are operating adequately. System verification cannot
         begin until the test and balance program has been completed, and the
         appropriate personnel are scheduled to tour the project. In the interest of
         time, the verification can be scheduled as soon as the balance team’s field
         work is complete and the rough draft of the report is available. A copy of
         the draft must be forwarded to the Architect as soon as it is available. It is
         not necessary to wait on the final typed report. The systems verification
         also benefits the Contractor in that it identifies equipment that may need
         adjustment or modification and should allow the Contractor to complete
         this work prior to occupancy by school personnel.
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CHAPTER 8: SCHEDULE OF VALUES AND APPLICATIONS AND
CERTIFICATE FOR                PAYMENT

8.1      Schedule of Values

        The Schedule of Values, AIA Document G703 (see exhibit B), is a
breakdown of the
        various costs included in the construction contract. The Contractor is
required to submit
        this schedule to the Architect prior to the Contractor’s first Application and
Certificate for
        Payment. Included in this submission must be a construction schedule for
        the entire project. Multiple site projects shall have a separate AIA
        Document G703 prepared for each site.

8.2      Application for Payment

      The Contractor’s monthly Application and Certificate for Payment shall be
submitted
      on AIA Document G702 (see exhibit C). No other form shall be
acceptable.

         The various categories for the cost included in the Application and
         Certificate for Payment shall parallel the Schedule of Values previously
         submitted to the Architect and approved by COMAL Independent School
         District. An updated copy of the Schedule of Values, AIA Document
         G703 must be re-submitted with each application for payment.

         The Contractor shall submit three (3) copies of his Application and
         Certificate for Payment,Schedule of Values and supporting documents to
         the Architects for review. The Contractor          shall submit his application
         for payment to the Architect. The Architect is allowed five (5)
                 calendar days for the review of the application for payment prior to
         submission to CISD. It is the Contractor’s responsibility to follow-up with
         the Architect to insure that the application for payment is reviewed and
         forwarded to the Owner in a timely manner. The application for payment
         is due to CISD, in two (2) copies. The Owner shall review and approve all
         applications for payment. All applications submitted to Accounts Payable
         on Fridays will be mailed the following Friday.


      CISD will allow payment for stored major items, such as kitchen
equipment or chillers
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         provided they can be designated for use on this project only and are in a
         bonded warehousein CISD’s name within Comal County. Materials stored
         off-site must be insured and tagged as belonging to CISD prior to
         payment being issued. These materials must be available for inspection
         by the Architect or CISD. These materials may be indicated on the
         Contractor’s Application and Certificate for Payment as stored materials
         and the value noted accordingly.

         A letter from the Contractor’s insurance agent must accompany the
         Contractor’s Application and Certificate for Payment. The letter shall be
         addressed to Mr. Roy Linnartz, and must include the following
         information:

                 * The specific materials being stored (Vendor’s invoice is
acceptable)
                 * The exact value of the materials being stored (Vendor’s invoice is
acceptable)
                 * The address where the materials are stored
                 * The acknowledgment that the materials are covered by the
Contractor’s
                   insurance, without any stipulations or disclaimers.

8.3      Final Application for Payment

The final application for payment may not be submitted until the project has been
approved
 by the Architect, CISD, governing agencies and an inspection of the completed
project is made by the Board of Trustees. Additionally, the final application for
payment will not be reviewed until all prerequisites for project close-out have
been satisfactorily completed     and delivered to Owner including record
drawings, lien releases, maintenance manuals,            warranties, equipment
instructions, etc.
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CHAPTER 9: SCHEDULES

         9.1     Construction Schedules

                 The Project Specifications require the Contractor to provide a
detailed
                 construction schedule for the project. A Gantt (Bar) Chart schedule
is
                 required on all projects.

                 The information provided on the Gantt Chart must be in a detailed
format
                 (see exhibit D). General designation of major tasks is not
acceptable.
                 Each task must be divided into defined units of work that can be
measured
                 against the schedule.

                 The overall project must be separated into portions or phases that
can be easily
                 monitored, e.g. second floor - north wing, math classrooms.

             The Contractor is responsible for monitoring the construction
schedule on a
             daily basis. In fulfilling this responsibility, he should continually
communicate
             with the subcontractors so an accurate schedule can be maintained
throughout
             the project.

                 At the end of each month, the Contractor is required to revise and
update the
                 master construction schedule adjusting the tasks and dates as
necessary to
                 reflect the actual condition of the project. The Contractor is required
to submit
                 a revised copy of the construction schedule with his application for
payment at
                 the end of each month. These revised schedules are absolutely
                 necessary so that CISD can monitor the progress of the project.
                 The Contractor’s application for payment will not be reviewed and
                 forwarded for approval until this revised schedule is received.

9.2              Construction Delays
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                 The Contractor must notify the Architect and CISD of any claim for
extension of
                 time in writing on or before the due date of the contractor’s
                 application for payment concerning the period in which the delay
                 began. In the case of a continuing cause ofdelay, only one (1)
                 claim is necessary. Extensions of time will only be approved if the
                 activity delayed is on the Gantt Chart as a critical task and/or the
                 project completion is actually affected. Additional compensation for
                 delays that are not the fault of CISD will not be approved.
                 Construction falling behind the original Gantt Chart, adjusted for
                 approved extensions of time, in the amount that in the Architect’s
                 opinion may result in failure to meet the construction completion
                 date, will result in withholding of payment until the Architect’s
                 opinion construction has been accelerated sufficiently to meet the
                 completion date.

9.3              School Staff Support During Workdays

                 Any work involving existing buildings that are occupied requires that
a
              district staff member be present during construction activities.
Generally, the
              school custodial staff will open and close occupied facilities where
construction
              is under progress. Facilities will be available during normal work
days.

                 Extra work days, such as weekends and holidays, will require
special
                 arrangements with the school staff. Two weeks notice is required
in order
                 to make adjustments in custodial hours to avoid overtime hours.
Short notice
               requests which results in overtime costs will be paid by the
contractor, if shift              adjustments cannot be arranged.
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CHAPTER 10:           CONSTRUCTION CHANGES


10.1     Control of Construction Changes

       The following procedures have been formulated to establish proper control
of onstruction
       changes and related administrative actions for all CISD projects. Strict
       adherence to these procedures by all concerned is imperative to achieve
       efficient contract administration.

         The recording and documentation functions are considered the
         responsibility of the Architect. A “Request for Proposal” (RFP) number will
         be established by the Architect for each proposed construction change
         that is suggested. The numbers should be in sequential order and must be
         listed on the RFP.

         CISD will maintain a log of Proposal Requests indicating the status, at any
time
      of a particular RFP. Only after a RFP has been approved by CISD can the
change be
      included in a formal Change Order, AIA Documents G701 (see exhibit E).
The Architect
      is responsible for assigning Change Order numbers, issuing Change
      Orders and keeping current logs of approved Change Orders (AIA
      Document G701). All Change Orders must include the RFP’s which were
      approved and supporting documentation.

10.2     Authority to Issue Changes

      When a change is proposed during construction, from whatever source,
determination
      must be made as to necessity, conformance with established criteria,
      feasibility, economics and compatibility with planned and existing
      construction. Although the Architect is required to furnish comments and
      make recommendations, these determinations are joint responsibilities of
      the Architect and CISD representatives, and will be performed through the
      coordinated efforts of these people. The authority to order a change to a
      project under construction, however, rests solely with CISD.

10.3     Request for Proposal (RFP) Procedure

         Upon discovery of circumstances or conditions leading to the conclusion
         that a construction change should be made, the person requesting the
         change will complete a “Request for Proposal” Form (see exhibit E). Any
         request for changes from a subcontractor shall be transmitted to the
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     General Contractor who shall review the request before transmitting to the
     Architect. The RFP will include information regarding the description of the
     proposed change, reasons for the change and an estimate of the
     increase of decrease in the cost and time required. All requests for
     changes will be documented to the Architect for his information or to have
     him prepare and submit the required drawings or documents. Requests for
     changes from school or district personnel must be carefully screened
     through CISD procedures and the “RFP” form will be forwarded to the
     Maintenance and Operations Department for processing. All change
     requests from school personnel must be reviewed by the principal prior to
     forwarding to the Maintenance and Operations Department. At no time
     does the principal or any other school personnel have the authority to
     order changes to the project. Any work completed by the Contractor or
     subcontractors which is not authorized by CISD as set
     forth herein will not be paid for by CISD and may be subject to being
removed at the
     Contractor’s expense. Following a preliminary review by the Owner and
     Architect and determination that a Request for Proposal appears feasible,
     the Architect will prepare any necessary drawings, specification or
     descriptions that are required for the Contractor’s pricing. Unless the
     change requires major revisions, the Architect’s documents should be
     prepared within five (5) work days. Immediately following completion of the
     drawings or documents, the Architect shall forward the documents
     to the Contractor for review and pricing.

         Following receipt of the drawings or documents, the Contractor shall
         proceed immediately with pricing the Proposed Change Order. Typically,
         ten (10) work days will be allowed for     pricing; however, additional time
         will be allowed on more extensive changes. It is imperative that the
         Contractor prepare estimates on RFP’s in a timely manner so they can be
         reviewed and approved and not delay construction. The Contractor shall
         submit his price proposal along with all required supporting information to
         the Architect. This submittal must include separate breakdowns for
         general contract and subcontract work. The breakdowns must show
         materials by quantities and unit prices, labor by crafts, hours and hourly
         rates shown separately. Equipment shall be shown by type, hours and
         rates. The general contractors overhead and profit shall be shown
         separately, and shall be considered only if the proposed change WILL
         NOT come from the contingency allowance.

         The Contractor’s Proposal Request quotation shall be expeditiously
         reviewed by the Architect. Conformance with the contract documents and
         the Proposed Change Order documents as well as material, labor and
         equipment quantities and cost and allowed mark-up percentages shall be
         verified. Requests for additional time shall also be evaluated.
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        In cases of differences, discrepancies, errors, etc., the Architect shall
immediately take
        action to obtain revisions or corrections to the quotation. When a price
quotation is
        considered acceptable, the Architect shall forward his recommendations
and all
        supporting information to include the “RFP” to CISD. The Architect is
expected to
         review the Proposed Change Order quotation within five (5) work days of
        receipt of the information from the Contractor regarding the price. The
        Architect shall forward a comprehensive description of the problem areas
        and the efforts made to resolve the questions.

        CISD will notify the Architect whether the change will be implemented,
after review
        and approval by the Board of Trustees, if required.

10.4     Change Order Procedure

         Following receipt of the approval Proposal Request from CISD, the
Architect
         is authorized to prepare the necessary formal Change Order, AIA
Document G701.
         Frequently, the Architect will wait until several RFP’s are approved before
initiating a
         Change Order. The approved Change Order is the formal change to the
         contract and must be executed by the Contractor, the Architect, and CISD.
         Backup documentation which must be submitted with a Change Order,
         AIA Document G701 are copies of the Request for Proposal Change
         Order (s) listed on the AIA Document G701.




CHAPTER 11:           RECORD DOCUMENTS


11.1     Contractor’s Responsibility
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       The project specifications require the contractor and subcontractors to
maintain an
       accurate, current set of record documents as construction progresses.
These record
       documents must be maintained on-site in the Contractor’s or
subcontractors’ office
       area. Since CISD will own and operate the facility in the future, it is
imperative that
       all parties maintain accurate information regarding the actual construction
of the project,
       All deviations from the contract set of drawings must be noted in red for
       clear Identification. The Architect and Engineers will periodically review
       the record documents for accuracy and completeness. All pertinent
       information relating to the project must be maintained on the record
       documents. It is the Contractor’s responsibility to enforce the record
       document requirements with his subcontractors.

11.2     Final Close-Out of Project

       Within 30 days after Substantial Completion of the total project, the
Contractor shall
       compile all the record documents and submit them to the Architect. It is
the Architect’s
       responsibility to transfer the information to the original drawings and
forward copies of
       the reproducible record documents to CISD. During construction, if it is
found that the
       Contractor of subcontractors are not maintaining accurate record
       documents, the Contractor’s application for payment will not be approved
       until the documents are brought up-to-date.The Architect should use the
       form at exhibit G to insure all required documents are submitted.

11.3     Closing Documents

        In order to insure that the Contractor forwards to the Architect all required
documentation
        necessary for close-out of a project, the Contractor will use the formats at
exhibit H and I
        to assist him. The General Contractor will list each subcontractor
        alphabetically on exhibit H and will check to insure a “Release of Lien”,
        AIA Documents G706A is included for each subcontractor. Additionally, he
        will check that a “Payment ofDebts”, AIA Document G706 is also included
        for each subcontractor. Each subcontractor willfill out the form at exhibit I
                indicating any supplies used and their Release of Lien AIA
        Document G706A. Warranties should be included for any equipment
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         furnished. All these items should be combined in the same tab for the
         subcontractor.
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CHAPTER 12:           MAINTENANCE MANUALS


12.1     Contents of Maintenance Manuals

       The project specifications require that the Contractor and his
subcontractors prepare
       maintenance and operating manuals for certain pieces of equipment and
systems.
       The Maintenance Manuals shall contain information relative to the
operation and
       maintenance of the equipment, wiring diagrams and replacement parts
lists.

12.2     Arrangement of Information

       Maintenance Manuals shall be bound in sturdy three-ring binders with an
index on
       the outside explaining the contents. Each separate piece of equipment
       shall be separated by tabs identifying that piece of equipment.
       Immediately behind each tab shall be a typed list of equipment including
       manufacture, model number, serial number, quantity and location (plan
       room number of each).

       Where shop drawings have been submitted and reviewed for that
particular piece of
       equipment, a copy of the shop drawing shall be bound with the other
information at
       that particular tab.

12.3     Distribution of Maintenance Manuals

        The Contractor shall prepare two (2) copies of maintenance information on
the specified
        equipment. One (1) copy of this information shall be delivered to CISD
within seven (7)
        days following completion of installation of that particular piece of
equipment, if CISD is
        to operate that equipment prior to final completion of the project. This is
required so that
        CISD Maintenance personnel can become familiar with the equipment and
institute
        preventive maintenance programs for that equipment. The remaining
        copy of the maintenance manuals shall be delivered to the Architect within
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         thirty (30) days following substantial completion of the project along with
         the other close-out documents.
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CHAPTER 13:              PROJECT CLEAN-UP


13.1     Contractor’s Responsibility

      Continual clean-up of the project and the site is the responsibility of the
Contractor.
      He must monitor and enforce clean-up responsibilities on the appropriate
      subcontractors.       On addition or renovation projects, it is extremely
      important that the construction area be kept as clean as possible. It is
      important that the best appearance possible be presented to staff and the
      public as the project progresses. Safety of students and staff is the first
      priority.

       A complete site and building clean-up shall be accomplished each Friday
leaving the site
       and building clean and orderly over the weekend.

13.2     Final Clean-Up

      The project specifications outline the Contractor’s clean-up responsibility.
In general, he
      is required to:

                 *   Mop all tile floors (no waxing is required)
                 *   Vacuum and clean all carpet
                 *   Clean all windows and exterior finishes
                 *   Clean all light fixtures, plumbing fixtures and interior equipment
                 *   Remove all labels except fire labeled doors and equipment
                 *   Clean all interior finishes
                 *   Wash down and clean all paved and sidewalk areas
                 *   Clean all landscaped areas

         The contractor is NOT required to wax resilient tile floors.

      It is the Contractor’s responsibility to protect finish surfaces. Carpet that
has been
      installed should be covered with a protective paper or plastic. The
Contractor’s workers
      should not be allowed in areas where carpet has been installed except for
      specific easons.       Other protection for finished walls and floors should
      be provided as required. On addition or renovation projects, the
      Contractor should caution all tradesmen not to enter into areas of school
      that are not required for the construction of the project. This will avoid
      damage to existing finishes and prevent the need for replacement of
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         finishes not originally anticipated by the Contractor or subcontractors. Any
         damages to these areas will be the responsibility of the Contractor.
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CHAPTER 14:             WARRANTY PROCEDURES

14.1     Expectations

       The construction project does not end when the Owner has accepted the
building and
       moved in. Normally the most controversial and frustrating phase is the
warranty
       period which begins when the Owner occupies the space for its intended
       use. This generally coincides with the issuance of the Certificate of
       Substantial Completion. The expectations of the Owner is for prompt
       corrective attention to any warranty item submitted. The expectations of
       the Contractor should be the same, but in some cases is not. In order for
       the warranty phase to work properly, team work must continue as it did
       during construction.

14.2     Initiation of Requests

       The school principal or his staff will normally initiate a request for
corrective work at
       the school. This is accomplished by their submission of a Maintenance
Request to CISD
       Maintenance Department. The CISD maintenance personal will review the
       request on site and determine if it is a maintenance item or a warranty
       item. If determined to be a warranty item, they will initiate a Warranty
       Item Letter and forward the transmittal to the Facilities Project
       Coordinator. The Facilities Project Coordinator will address the Warranty
       Item Letter through the Architect to the Contractor for action and will retain
       a copy in a suspense file.

14.3     Response to Request

         The Architect upon receipt of a Warranty Item Letter should line through
         his name, and date it        before forwarding to the Contractor. The
         Architect will retain a copy in a suspense file.
         Upon receipt of the Warranty Item Letter, the Contractor should either
         initiate the repair with his work force or forward a copy to the
         subcontractor for action. If the Contractor forwards the action to the
         subcontractor, he will retain a copy in a suspense file. Prior to
         commencing any repairs the Contractor or subcontractor must contact the
         person who submitted the form prior to visiting the school.


14.4     Repairs and Acknowledgment of Repairs
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      Coordination should be made with CISD maintenance personnel prior to
commencing
      repairs in case they wish to be present during repairs. In any event, CISD
maintenance
      personnel must be present to acknowledge completion of the repair and
must sign off on
      a copy and date it. A copy must be sent back through the
      Contractor/Architect and then to the Facilities Project Coordinator. The
      return of the signed copy constitutes completion of the request and all file
      copies can be so annotated.

14.5     Follow-up Letters

         The Maintenance and Operations Department will maintain a log of all
         Warranty Items mailed        through the Architect to the Contractor. After
         30 days from initiation of the request, if the copy has not been returned,
         follow-up letters will be sent to the Architect for their action. Warranty
         Items which take longer than 60 days to complete will be considered
         severely deficient and meetings may be required to ascertain the failure of
         the Contractor to respond. It is expected that Architects will establish their
         own logs and follow-up procedures to avoid meetings of this nature.
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Section 6.2 – Evaluating General Contractor Proposals

6.2.1 Once proposals have been received the following process should be
followed to evaluate contractor proposals.

6.2.2 After the sealed proposal terms have been read aloud, the Owner’s staff
and the Architect will rank the proposals according to the following grading
criteria:

1. Construction Cost (70 points – lowest cost = highest score) Divide the total number of points
               by the number of proposers and award points from 70 to the lowest cost to 0 for
               the highest cost.

2. Proposed schedule (10 points – shortest time = highest score) Divide the total number of
              points by the number of proposers and award points from 10 to the shortest time
              to 0 for the longest time.

3. Favorable Experience with Comal ISD (5 points – most projects = highest score) Divide the
              total number of points by the number of proposers and award points from 5 to
              the most experienced to 0 for the least or no experience.

4. Favorable Experience with other school district’s (5 points – most projects = highest score)
              Divide the total number of points by the number of proposers and award points
              from 5 to the most experienced to 0 for the least or no experience.

5. Favorable References from other Owners and Architects (5 points – longest = highest score)
              Divide the total number of points by the number of proposers and award points
              from 5 to the longest time in business to 0 for the shortest time in business.

         6. Other Factors (5 points)

              (a)       the reputation of the contractor and of the contractor’s
services; 1 point
              (b)       the quality of the contractor’s services; 1 point
              (c)       experience with similar size projects; 1 point
              (d)       Number of years in business under current name; 1 point
              (e)       Bonding capacity and financial strength; 1 point

6.2.3 Deduct up to eight points for problems discovered for the following:

         (i)     the proposer’s reliability, capacity, ability, character, experience,
                 reputation, integrity, skill, efficiency, energy, stability and judgment;
         (ii)    the satisfactoriness of Owner’s previous dealings with the proposer
                 including timely completion of work, compliance with laws, and
                 warranty service;
         (iii)   the proposer’s personnel and facilities for carrying out the Work;
         (iv)    the proposers financial strength;
         (v)     the proposer’s safety record;
         (vi)    the length of construction time proposal, if applicable;
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         (vii)    the probability of satisfactory future maintenance, repair, and
                  service to be performed by the proposer;
         (viii)   the number and scope of conditions, exceptions and exclusions
                  included in the proposal.

Present the total point to the Director of Maintenance and Operations and
prepare a letter of recommendation for award to the Board of Trustees.

				
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