St. Edward

Community Center bid accepted at reduced cost

At a special meeting Tuesday night, Aug. 18, the St. Edward City Council approved cost reductions and accepted a total bid of $1,413,600 for construction of the new St. Edward Community Center.
Reductions totaling $78,400 in the base bid of B-D Construction, Columbus were approved to reduce the bid from the original amount of $1,492,000 down to the lower amount.
B-D Construction was the low bidder among four general contractors submitting bids on July 28, but all were over budget.
At their Aug. 3 regular meeting, the council decided to enter a “value engineering process” to determine possible items to remove or replace with lower cost options at the suggestion of JEO Consulting Group.
Contracts were finalized and signed Tuesday, Aug. 25.
See complete story in the Aug. 26 St. Edward Advance, print and e-editions.