In much this same way, the Land Committee will secure land for a new school, except that a backlog tracking system is not in place.
Once the property is secured, the Building Committee will establish the design standards and oversee the entire design, bidding/contracting and building process. The committee will first solicit bids for design and then, once completed and approved, will solicit bids (including bills of materials) for construction. (Note: Wherever possible, the design of the orphan homes are being standardized to reduce costs and shorten the design/build cycle.) The Building Committee will then review the bids and make a recommendation to King’s Kids Africa for final approval, funding and award. The final contract will be between the Presbytery and the contractor.
Throughout construction, the committee will visit the site; meet with the contractor to monitor progress, make decisions/selections as necessary; and approve payments to the contractor. Generally, the Building Committee will withhold 5 – 10% of the funds as retention until such time as the work and a final inspection have been completed.