Support Services


Support Services is comprised of three departments, Support Services is home to the Capital Projects office, Purchasing, and Maintenance & Operations for Franklin Pierce Schools. 

As an integrated department, Support Services strives to maintain a safe and secure learning environment for students, staff, and the community.


Maintenance and Operations

The Maintenance & Operations Department provides year-round support to Franklin Pierce Schools by providing services such as: building maintenance, grounds maintenance, custodial services, safety inspections, warehouse management, district mail delivery, and water quality testing.


The Purchasing office provides contracts for supplies and services within the State of Washington and Franklin Pierce Schools guidelines. Purchasing prepares Invitation to Bids (BIDS), Request for Proposals (RFP) and Requests for Quotes (RFQ) for supplies, services and equipment throughout Franklin Pierce Schools.

Individual departments and schools purchase supplies, services and equipment at cost-effective prices from a wide range of established contracts and suppliers.

Capital Projects

The Capital Projects Department manages the planning, design and construction of new and remodeled facilities. The department oversees all architect and engineering consultants, and construction contractors on large and small projects.

Small Works Roster

Public Works and Small Works RosterAll construction work done on District property is considered "public works" and is subject to Washington State laws regulating public work. This includes paying prevailing wages. Current prevailing wage rates are available on the Labor and Industries website. Intents to Pay and Affidavits of Wages Paid forms are required of all contractors, sub-contractors and sub-tier contractors. These forms are also available from Labor and Industries. The Intent must be applied for before any work begins, and the Intent must be approved before payments can be made.

Small Works RosterContractors and vendors who wish to participate in bidding and quoting must complete the District’s Small Works Roster Application (click here). Please complete and return the signed application via mail, fax, or email to Bruce Merritt.

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 11807 24th Ave ETacoma, WA 98445

 (253) 298-4600

(253) 298-4624