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Gafcon to oversee bond programs at Southwestern College


April 2021 – The Daily Transcript: Gafcon to oversee bond programs at Southwestern College

Southwestern Community College District has selected the construction management firm Gafcon, Inc. to provide bond program management services for the next five years.

Gafcon will manage the implementation of Propositions R and Z, approved by voters in 2008 and 2016, to finance $789 million in capital improvements at the school district's campuses in Chula Vista, National City, San Ysidro and Otay Mesa.

At Southwestern Community College District's main campus in Chula Vista, new projects funded by bond measures have ranged from a physical education facility finished last year to a newly completed performing art center with an amphitheater.

Southwestern's board of trustees unanimously approved the agreement with Gafcon on April 13. The contract includes managing all aspects of planning and executing the comprehensive capital improvements, including development of a program management plan, and both preconstruction and construction phases.

Gafcon was selected from among five responsive firms after a rigorous review process involving proposals, interviews, and committee discussions. >>Read More in PDF

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