Bid for school security work exceeds quote
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Aug 15, 2012 | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Keith Sharp (left) and Brian Wade (right) of JKS discussed the school's door security proposal when they met Thursday night.</i>
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Keith Sharp (left) and Brian Wade (right) of JKS discussed the school's door security proposal when they met Thursday night.

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Despite some misgivings about the contractor, and despite the bid price being more than $50,000 more than anticipated, the Trigg County Board of Education is moving ahead with its door security system.

At their Thursday night meeting, the board voted 5 – 0 to choose Murray-based W.D. Steele Construction Services, who supplied the sole bid of $182,850 – about 47 percent more than the $124,500 price the board was quoted when they approved the project in early February.

Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby said that $182,850 cost wouldn’t include the $15,000-plus contingency or the $15,521-plus architect/engineer fee, so the overall cost would be well over $200,000. With those, the original overall cost would have been $154,751.

“We are obviously concerned about the additional expense of the project,” Hamby said. “We did not plan for the project to cost this amount.”

Hamby said that while he couldn’t complain about the quality of the final product that W.D. Steele delivered with regard to the central office re-roofing project, working with them was “a frustrating experience,” as the office flooded several times during construction.

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