Intermediate District 287


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Pilot Projects

# Project Type Date Added Budget Status
District Service Center Remodel DBB 06/12/2013 $0.46M Awarded
North Education Center Technology Systems DBB 05/26/2011 $1.8M Completed
North Education Center General Construction DBB 12/01/2010 $27.1M Completed
North Education Center Demountable Wall DBB 12/01/2010 $1.3M Completed


North Education Center Best Value Project Wins 2013 MCA Choice Award

Facilities Director Tom Shultz was awarded the 2013 Minnesota Construction Association (MCA) Choice Award for the North Education Center (NEC) in New Hope, MN. During their annual awards gala, the MCA presented the award to Tom, District 287 school board members and administrators, and NEC construction partners. The MCA Choice Award honors one project, each year, that was completed as a result of resourceful blending of construction techniques and professionals. The project must be located in the upper Midwest and is judged by the MCA Awards Committee based on a combination of the following: Community service; Professional team; Strong leadership; Aesthetics; Blending of progressive business and financial methods; Creative use of materials; Public and private involvement/cooperation; and Onsite safety.
» Read the local news article on District 287's win

Best Value Leads to 2011 Facility Practitioner of the Year Award

IFMA-MSP-Practitioner-AwardIn January 2012, The Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter of IFMA presented its 2011 Facility Practitioner of the Year award to Tom Shultz, Director of Facilities for Intermediate District 287, for his use of the Best Value Model. Using Best Value, he was able to transform the way his organization selected and managed the construction of their new facility in New Hope. Rather than using the traditional price‐based procurement processes, his team used best‐value processes to select the highest performing contractors who had an affinity to identify and minimize risk.
» View detailed information about this award.

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