Tony Bianchini

New Jersey Schools Development Authority Advances New Perth Amboy High School with Advertisement for Design-build contract

April 4, 2019 – TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) has announced the issuance of the design-build advertisement for the new Perth Amboy High School in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

The advertisement was posted to the SDA and State website on March 26th and is available here:

Firms interested in participating in this procurement must attend a mandatory pre-bid conference on April 9, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Perth Amboy Board of Education Office located at 178 Barracks Street.

Price & Technical Proposals are due to the SDA on July 2, 2019 and price proposal opening date is August 6, 2019.

"The SDA is committed to improving the educational infrastructure throughout New Jersey's 31 SDA Districts, including Perth Amboy," said SDA CEO Lizette Delgado Polanco. "The new Perth Amboy High School project will help to address the significant overcrowding that exists in the Perth Amboy School District and will provide students with access to a modern facility that will help them to reach for success. We look forward to our continued partnership with the Perth Amboy School District and engaging with the community and local businesses as we advance this important project."

The construction cost estimate for the new Perth Amboy High School design-build contract is $210-230 Million, marking the largest procurement undertaken by the SDA to date. The construction of this highly anticipated school will result in a 576,000 square-foot, three-story educational facility for approximately 2,800 students.

To date, the SDA has invested more than $92 million in completed projects in Perth Amboy alone. The SDA is also currently constructing the new $56 million, Rose M. Lopez Elementary School in Perth Amboy.

About the New Jersey Schools Development Authority

The SDA is the State agency responsible for fully funding and managing the new construction, modernization and renovation of school facilities projects in 31 SDA Districts. Its current portfolio of active projects is valued at approximately $2 billion – including the Capital Project portfolio, emergent projects and Regular Operating District grants. Since the program's inception, the SDA has provided funding for and management oversight of more than 850 completed school facilities projects in SDA Districts and has executed more than 5,400 grants for Regular Operating Districts throughout the State of New Jersey. For more information about the SDA, please visit our website at: or follow us on social media at: Facebook; Instagram; LinkedIn; or Twitter.