A bid for remodeling of the Boone County Jail and Law Enforcement building was accepted by the county commissioners during their meeting Monday, Sept. 18.
Commissioners accepted a base bid of $172,700, and an alternate bid of $15,500 for retrofitting of doors, from Ra-Dec Construction of Hartington, with possible alternative bids that could reduce the price.
Ra-Dec had submitted the low bid among three received by the commissioners on Aug. 28.
Various bid alternates on the project were described by William Huey of Prochaska and Associates, the project engineers and architects.
One bid alternate was to use various materials that conform to standards but are not specified as “detention” or “security” materials. This would save as much as $33,467.
Commissioners said they would wait for recommendations from Prochaska and Associates before selecting from the various options. Some of the equipment will take as long as 12 weeks to arrive.