Fort Wayne Community Schools - Facility Planning

FWCS FACILITIES DEPARTMENT

Maintaining the buildings in Fort Wayne Community Schools is an important component of meeting the district’s goals. Academics are supported by suitable buildings. FWCS buildings are strong anchors in neighborhoods and serve families throughout the community, and being fiscally responsible requires these assets be maintained. Our children deserve well-maintained facilities that meet today’s educational needs.

The Facilities Department is responsible for all maintenance, repair, renovations, improvements and energy management for 61 educational and support buildings on 59 sites, serving nearly 30,000 students. Facilities and Maintenance & Operations take care of well over 800 acres and 5 million square feet of educational and support space. We work to keep our facilities operating efficiently and effectively. The Facilities Department is also responsible for all Capital Projects improvements, including both our annual Physical Plant Improvements (PPI) projects and our referendum-funded improvements (REPAIR FWCS). 

Department Facts

  • The School District spans 145.7 square miles.
  • The average age of our schools is 60 years old.
  • Our newest school is Miami Middle School, built in 1976.
  • Our oldest building is Construction Trades, built in 1899.
  • The School District owns approximately 858 acres of land.
  • Our Energy Leadership Program has saved the District over $6.6 million in energy-related savings.
  • Map of School Locations
Contact Information 

Fort Wayne Community Schools Facilities Department

1519 Catalpa Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802

Phone 260.467.2075     Fax 260.467-2534

Director of Facilities, Darren Hess darren.hess@fwcs.k12.in.us

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2021/2022 Bid Information  

Industry Information / Bid Timelines

Notices to Bidders will be posted when advertised. All projects currently out to bid and plan holder information is available via Eastern Engineering’s Virtual Planroom at Eastern Engineering

Bid awards and tabulations will be posted upon approval by the FWCS Board of School Trustees.

RFP/BID # NAME OF PROJECT DESIGN ARCHITECT/ ENGINEER

BID DOCUMENTS ISSUED /

1ST LEGAL AD

BIDS DUE DATE BOARD APPROVAL DATE
RFP101598 Design Services for the Renovation of Arlington and Lincoln Elementary Schools (ESSER) TBD

May 5, 2021

Notice to Proposers

May 25, 2021

June 28, 2021

Contract Award

RFP101599 Construction Manager (CMc) Services for the Renovation of Arlington and Lincoln Elementary Schools (ESSER) TBD

May 10, 2021

Notice to Proposers

June 2, 2021

June 28, 2021

Contract Award

RFP101601 Design Services for HVAC Improvements at the Bill C. Anthis Career Center and Anthis Automotive Center (ESSER) TBD

May 13, 2021

Notice to Proposers

June 3, 2021

June 28, 2021

Contract Award

RFP101602 Guaranteed Energy Savings Projects for HVAC Improvements at Various Locations (ESSER) TBD

May 18, 2021

Notice to Proposers

July 7, 2021

August 9, 2021

Contract Award

RFP101607 Design Services for Accessibility and Security Improvements and Ceiling and Lighting Replacements at Adams Elementary School (REPAIR Program) TBD

June 3, 2021

Notice to Proposers

June 29, 2021

July 26, 2021

Contract Award

RFP101600 Design Services for Various Improvements at Lakeside and Northwood Middle Schools (REPAIR Program) TBD

June 3, 2021

Notice to Proposers

June 29, 2021

July 26, 2021

Contract Award

RFP101606 Design Services for Various Improvements at Kekionga and Portage Middle Schools (REPAIR Program) TBD

June 3, 2021

Notice to Proposers

June 29, 2021

July 26, 2021

Contract Award

RFP101597 Design Services for Site Improvements at Lane and Shawnee Middle Schools (REPAIR Program) TBD

June 8, 2021

Notice to Proposers

June 30, 2021

July 26, 2021

Contract Award

RFP101608 Design Services for Window Replacements at Various Locations (ESSER) TBD

June 9, 2021

Notice to Proposers

July 1, 2021

July 26, 2021

Contract Award

RFP101612 Design Services for Flooring Replacements at Various Locations (ESSER) TBD

July 26, 2021

Notice to Bidders

August 3, 2021

September 13, 2021

Contract Award

BD101605 2021 Ventilation Projects at Franke Park and Towles Intermediate School (ESSER) Primary Engineering

June 1, 2021

Notice to Bidders

June 17, 2021

July 26, 2021

Contract Award

BD101610 Northrop High School Auditorium Stage Lighting Replacement (REPAIR Program) Primary Engineering

June 28, 2021

Notice to Bidders

July 19, 2021

September 13, 2021

Contract Award

RFQ Request for Qualifications for Design-Build Services for the Nutrition Processing Center Warehouse Expansion Project TBD

July 12, 2021

July 28, 2021

September 13, 2021

Phase 1 Contract Award

 

 
 

Facility Use Policy

Groups or individuals may apply to use Fort Wayne Community Schools owned buildings and grounds. Guidelines for use of FWCS facilities, including rates, requirements and application form may be found here: