The Horry County Schools Board of Education will hold a special meeting Monday night to vote on the awarding of contracts to build five new schools.
Board members voted October 12, 2015 to direct staff to enter into negotiations with First Floor Energy Positive, the top rated of three finalist teams considered for the projects, to finalize contracts for the five school buildings.
The vote approving the contracts was expected to come at the board’s regularly scheduled October 26, 2015 meeting.
However, according to sources familiar with the process, the negotiations hit a bureaucratic bump with staff and attorneys for Horry County Schools insisting the second and third place rated teams, Thompson Turner Construction and M.B. Kahn Construction respectively, had to be included in the final negotiation process.
The results of those negotiations, including recommendations for award of the contracts, are scheduled to be reported to the board at the specially called meeting.