Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Public Bid Process Begins

We are mid-way through the public bid process for the new library. All pre-qualified sub-contractors submitted their bids on February 8. We received 88 bids that day for trades such as plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling, etc. It took the team (project managers, architects and town officials) almost three hours to open, read and record the preliminary results. At this point, it appears that we have at least met figures developed by the project cost estimators for these trades. The general contractor bids are due on February 18 and the resulting numbers will allow us to take the project budget from an estimate to an actual working total. One last note, all firms who submitted bids were pre-qualified by the team listed above and no firm that did not successfully complete this process was allow to participate.

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