After several delays because of confusion with the School Facilities Commission over the 70/30 State Statute on contractors, School District 2 Board of Trustees were finally able to announce the bid award on the new Meadowlark Elementary School at their meeting last night.
But even then, the announcement had to wait until after Executive Session, because there were still some issues the Board had to go over with the District's attorney. Coming out of Executive Session, the motion was made.
Hininger says that the bids had to be reviewed by the Wyoming Attorney General's office before recommending Delta to the School Facilities Commission. Board Chair Scott Hininger says that it was always an issue with the SFC and not the District, as they have been hoping to award the bid for quite some time now.
In a related matter, prior to the Executive Session, Trustees approved a request to advertise to bid materials testing for the new school on soils, concrete and so forth. Facilities Director Julie Carroll sais the Wyoming SFC has a particular format they would like to see from the material testing contractor. She added that this is different from, and in addition to, the contract to actually build the new school.
With that in mind, Hininger discusses the timeline for the project, now that a contractor has been chosen.
Delta Construction is a design/build contractor headquartered in Laramie. They specialize in educational and medical facilities projects in Wyoming and Colorado. The bid was in the amount of $9.92 million.