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GSL awards first rounds of construction bids

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board accepted the bids for packages one and three for its upcoming construction project at a special meeting Thursday night, with both coming in under the expected cost.
“All in all, we are confident with the numbers we got,” Donlar Construction Senior Project Manager Josh Lester said.
Bid package one came in at a total of $2,268,370, under the expected cost of $3,064,374. This package includes the primary needs related to ground work and the new gymnasium.
This bid package included eight separate work scopes that were awarded to different companies, Lester said.
One of those scopes, the steel package, did not receive any bids. The board voted to rebid for that piece of the project. Another scope, structural steel erection work, had a low bid that was much lower than the others. J&H Erectors gave a bid of $42,300 compared to the $71,400 bid from Maxx Steel Erectors. Lester said Donlar would make calls to double-check everything was correct before awarding this bid.
Cast-in place concrete work for the gym was awarded to Evenson Concrete Systems, Inc., for a total bid of $48,790. Structural precast panel work was awarded to Wells Concrete for a total of $619,400. The earthwork scope was awarded to Veit and Company, Inc., for a total of $1,242,520. Asphalt paving work was awarded to Minnesota Roadways Co. for $114,790. Site concrete work was awarded to Ebert Construction for $193,200. Fencing and gates work was awarded to Stonebrook Fence, Inc., for $49,670.  
The bid from Stonebrook Fence did have a bid irregularity. The company submitted a single copy when a duplicate copy was specified by the bid call. Lester said this was a clerical error and recommended awarding the bid anyway.
The bids were accepted as recommended by Lester on 5-0 vote, with Board Member Donna VonBerge absent.

For more, see the April 6 print edition of The Chronicle.