Pettisville School Board accepted construction bids for the new Pettisville school that totaled $14,277,433 during a special meeting, Monday, May 17.
Chris Lee, district treasurer, said because the base bids were about 8% under the estimated cost, the district could go back and add options to the project.
Options totaled $875,735.
Included are long-wearing terrazzo floors in hallways; rubber tile flooring in classrooms and storage areas; telescoping theater seats, which fold like bleachers; a standing-seam metal roof; wood trim around doorways; lighting for the south parking lot; and solar-heated hot water.
The Daily Company, Lake Orion, Mich., was the winner of the general construction contract. They bid $9,534,099; with options, the bid was $9,904,600.
Fitzenrider, Inc, Defiance, was the winning bidder for the plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning contract. The company’s base bid of $2,002,800 was increased to $2,031,700 with the addition of solar water heating.
Woolace Electric, Stryker, bid the electrical work for $1,835,000. The addition of extra lighting and primary electric service for the portion of the original building that will be left after construction drove the contract to $1,924,900.
Breckenridge Kitchen Equipment, Huron, bid the cafeteria equipment for $247,863.
Accel Fire Systems, Sylvania, had a base bid of $165,880. One option was selected, raising the price to $168,370.
Lee said all bids for landscaping were rejected.
He said the bid specifications for the landscaping contract will be adjusted, and new bids accepted later.
The new bid specifications should save the district some money, Lee said.
Anything Grows, Wauseon, was the low bidder for the landscaping contract, at $91,155.
Even with the options the board selected, the $14,277,433 price tag, which does not include the landscaping bid, is about 2%, or $293,731, under the original estimated price of the school building.
Lee said with the bids approved, contractors can begin ordering materials. Work will begin before June 1.–David