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5/25/2012 Gaithersburg High School $4.47 per square foot
10/17/2012 Paint Branch High School $4.47 per square foot
Pennsylvania's Keystone Purchasing Network price: $4.89 per square foot
Now, here's the 10/23/2012 price a school system in Pennsylvania can pay for FIELDTURF artificial turf based on the COMPETITIVE BID they received from FIELDTURF:
Keep in mind that an artificial turf field is about 92,000 square feet. So a savings of 70 cents per square foot on the two MCPS fields would have yielded savings of almost $130,000 on this one component of the project alone. (There are other parts to an artificial turf field installation. None of the components are put out for bids by MCPS.)
The $3.77 price that the PA school system can pay for their FIELDTURF is a full $1.00 cheaper than the Keystone Pennsylvannia purchasing price that Mr. Song claims gives them such a "deal".
So is using the prices from the Keystone Purchasing Network really a good thing for Montgomery County taxpayers?
This installation would be at Churchill High School. In the video Mr. Song claims that using the Keystone pricing is good for MCPS and that FieldTurf is the only supplier that MCPS should use for artificial turf.