Washington DC government officials today opened bids for construction of the $100 million effort to rebuild H.D. Woodson High School. HESS began demolition almost of the post-apocalyptic structure, circa 1973, one year ago. The new High School will be the only one in the District's 7th Ward.
DC Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization (OPEFM) and HESS Construction + Engineering Services will hold a pre-bid conference on Wednesday, September 9th from 10 AM until 12 PM for Division Two Trade Contractors (Site Work, Utility, Excavation), and have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). The conference will be held at The Riverside Center at 5500 Foote Street, NE.
In a press release, OPEFM said they, along with HESS, are "aggressively seeking" "Certified Business Enterprises," especially those in Ward 7, as construction on the new H.D. Woodson High School gets underway, for at least 50 percent of the project’s costs.
In a June press release DC Mayor Adrian Fenty's office said the new Woodson, located at 5500 Eads Street, N.E., will also be among the D.C. Public School system’s most environmentally sensitive facility as it seeks the highest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for “green” building development. The new school is designed by Cox Grae and Spack Architects and SHW Group.