2016-08-10 / Academics

BOCES House Project Accepting Bids

DCMO BOCES announced July 26 that a modular home building opportunity is open for competitive bids. For a small donation per square footage and the cost of building materials, the carpentry and building construction program will build a home to the winning bidder’s plans and specifications. The effort supports the DCMO BOCES Carpentry and Building Construction Program at both Chenango and Harrold campuses.

Interested individuals are invited to bid on a two-year building project on their own design. Students will gain real-world work experience as they build from the ground up while interacting with the homeowner. Experienced instructors will oversee each stage of the construction process. Code enforcement representatives will clear and approve critical electrical, plumbing and structural elements. Through this process, homeowners are assured of a home built with solid craftsmanship and structural integrity at a fraction of the commercial cost. Upon completion, the homeowner will coordinate the transfer, installation, and site compliance.

To participate in this building opportunity, the house must be ranch style with exterior dimensions no larger than 1,500 square feet. Bids must be submitted on time, with a valid line of credit at a bank or local lumber company/store and a simple diagram of the house layout. The bidder offering the highest donation per square footage will be awarded the contract after the bid documents are verified by BOCES to ensure all bid requirements have been met.

DCMO BOCES has been building houses since 1990 with great success.

The bidding process ends Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. Documents and more information are listed at

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