Contact: Tony Bianchini. 609-414-2219
S. Patricia Cabrera, 609-462-2089


July 3, 2019 – Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) has issued an advertisement for General Contractor services for the construction of an addition/renovation of the Port Monmouth Road School in Keansburg.

The scope of work includes: 1) the new construction of a 27,580 square foot addition consisting of Pre-K classrooms, Small Group Instruction rooms, a food service area, Child Study Team offices, Nurse’s area, Parent Community Room, and support spaces; and 2) the renovation of 18,930 square feet of the existing structure including reconfiguring the existing building to include: new Pre-K Classroom Gross Motor Area and Occupational/Physical Therapy Space; Main Office; Teacher Dining Room; and support spaces. The renovation will also address code related deficiencies and provide upgrades including a new mechanical system, electrical and plumbing system and new fire suppression system.

"The SDA is committed to improving the educational infrastructure throughout New Jersey's 31 SDA Districts, including Keansburg," said SDA Interim CEO Manuel Da Silva. "The Port Monmouth Road School project will give Pre-K students a dedicated and upgraded facility where they can thrive. We look forward to our continued partnership with the Keansburg School District as we advance this project."

This is a companion project to the Joseph C. Caruso School – a Kindergarten to 5th Grade school – that SDA opened in 2016. The renovation and addition to the Port Monmouth Road School will result in an approximately 46,500 square foot facility designed to educate 315 Pre-Kindergarten students. Currently, these Pre-K students are being educated in temporary trailers across from the Caruso School site.


The advertisement was posted to the SDA and State website on June 24, 2019 and is available at:

Firms interested in participating in this procurement must attend a mandatory pre-bid conference on July 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Keansburg High School located at 140 Port Monmouth Road in Keansburg AND a mandatory site visit.

The Technical Proposal and sealed Price Proposal must be received by the SDA on September 10, 2019 no later than 2:00 pm.

The construction cost estimate for the addition and renovation project is between $18 million and $22 million.

Since inception – including the Port Monmouth Road project – the SDA will have invested approximately $80 million in active and completed projects in the Keansburg School District.

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.