Request for Proposal (Legal Services)

Wadsworth City School District
Request for Proposal
Legal Services for a School Construction Project


The Wadsworth City School District Board of Education is soliciting proposals for legal services in connection with the potential building of a new intermediate school.  The selected legal counsel will provide guidance, as needed, through all phases of the potential construction project, a tentative timeline of which is detailed below. 

The qualifications for the legal services should include the following information:

  • Competence to perform the required services as indicated by the technical training, education and experience of the personnel who will be assigned to perform the services;
  • Ability in terms of workload and the availability of the personnel who will be assigned to perform the services;
  • Experience with school construction projects;
  • Cost of services: Provide proposed fee structures.  Include estimated applicable hourly rates, blended rates or flat fee structures, as applicable. Also include manner and timing of billing (hourly, upon completion, etc.). Also describe available manners to negotiate fees to align with the District’s project budget;
  • List of at least three (3) references from school construction projects; and
  • Other pertinent information.

Responding firms will be evaluated and ranked in the order of their qualifications.  Following the evaluation process, the Wadsworth City School District Board of Education will select legal counsel to work with.

Proposals should be sent to the following by Friday, February 14, 2020:

Wadsworth City School District
524 Broad St. 
Wadsworth, OH 44281
Attn: Andrew J. Hill, Ed.D., Superintendent

Tentative Timeline:



Board Announces Intent to Build New CIS/Bond Issue


Begin Community Engagement Process


Select Construction Legal Counsel and A&E Firm


Select Build Process (Design Build, Traditional, CM @ risk)


Selection of Property


Preliminary Plans for Bond Levy (Contract w/A&E)


Levy Campaign


Ballot Date


Design Phase Begins


Financing Plan (Bond Issue(s))


Selection of Construction Manager


Design Phase Completed


Bid Openings


Ground Breaking


Open New Building






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