P&C Construction is expected to get the bid for construction of the Track and Field Complex at Howard High School.
Justin Witt, who oversees county school buildings and grounds, said, "Bids were received by the Hamilton County Purchasing Department on November 13, 2018 at 2:30 P.M. for the construction of a Track and Field Complex located at Howard High School. K&F was thought to be the apparent low bidder, but after examination of their bid it was found that the company omitted $650,000.
"The Hamilton County Procurement office asked them to honor their original bid or withdraw it. K&F chose to withdraw their bid.
"The next low base bid including alternate # 1 was received by P&C Construction in the amount of $6,508,000.
"Due to budget constraints P&C and Barge design have prepared a list of cost reduction items in the amount of ($538,964.00).
"I recommend School Board approval of the revised bid including alternate #1 in the amount of $5,969,036.00. Funding provided from County Bond Funds."
These are the recommended cost reductions:
Howard School Track & Field Complex 12/3/2018 General Contractor Proposed Cost Reductions
$104,200.00 Delete anticipated cost for the removal of Foundry Sand in areas determined to be outside the project limits.
$12,175.00 Replace one ramp on home grandstand (one will remain) with a set of stairs.
$14,700.00 Revise grass field sub-drainage system.
$7,340.00 Revise topsoil depth for the athletic field from 6” to 5”.
$7,520.00 Revise wiring and controller for the athletic field irrigation system. Revision also includes reduction of quick coupler valves and modification to master valves.
$24,485.00 Revise track surfacing specification to an alternative manufacturer. Alternative manufacturer’s product is in place at both Central and Brainerd High Schools.
$7,500.00 Revise Long Jump/Triple Jump pits from precast to build in place.
$5,500.00 Revise parking lot and plaza lighting fixtures. Fixtures shall remain LED.
$33,000.00 Delete heavy duty asphalt surfacing on the CSO access drive from beyond the last entry into the proposed parking lot.
$6,095.00 Delete brick columns at the complex entry.
$8,500.00 Revise chain link fence fabric size from 9 gauge to 6 gauge. BUILDING
$30,978.00 Revise ceiling insulation from closed cell insulation to open cell insulation.
$5,000.00 Revise domestic water lines form copper to PEX.
$14,312.00 Revise building brick manufacturer from Liberty to Acme$2,839.00 Revise building brick mortar to standard Type S.
$4,820.00 Revise vertical insulation from spray foam to rigid board. GENERAL $250,000.00 Reduce Owner Allowance from
$650,000.00 to $400,000.00.
$163,000.00 Acceptance of Add Alternate #1 for the full parking lot west of the complex.
TOTAL SAVINGS $375,964.00