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Bids are opened for Belle Plaine School project

By JUDY SCHLESSELMAN, Star Press Union reporter

Bids for the school construction project slated to begin this summer were opened during a special meeting of the Belle Plaine Board of Education June 4.

John Darveau of Struxture Architects presented seven general construction bids and two for kitchen equipment for the project that includes renovations and additions to Longfellow Elementary and the high school.

 Bids came in higher than the architect’s total project estimate of $8,689,580.

General construction bids include a base bid, unit price per cubic yard and additional bids for three alternates.

Alternate 1 is renovation of the existing high school science room. Alternate 2 is renovation and resurfacing of the existing track at the high school, including site work and fencing. Alternate 3 is an athletic storage room. Alternate bids would be in addition to the base bids.

Cardinal Construction, Waterloo, IA – basis bid $9,350,000; alternate 1: $105,000; alternate 2: $393,000; alternate 3: $42,200; unit price: $52 per cubic yard. Total bid: $9,890,200.

Garling Construction, Belle Plaine, IA – basis bid $8, 819,630; alternate 1: $102,000; alternate 2: $310,000; alternate 3: $48,000; unit price: $30 per cubic yard. Total bid: $9,279,630.

Kleiman Construction, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA – basis bid $9,099,909; alternate 1: $117,190; alternate 2: $363,360; alternate 3: $38,144; unit price: $50 per cubic yard. Total bid: $9,618,603.

Knutson Construction Services, Iowa City, IA  – basis bid $8,920,000; alternate 1: $110,000; alternate 2: $348,000; alternate 3: $35,500; unit price $50 per cubic yard. Total bid: $9,413,500.

Miron Construction Co., Neenah, WI – basis bid $9,080,900; alternate 1: $79,300; alternate 2: $375,900; alternate 3: $40,700; unit price: $53 per cubic yard. Total bid: $9,576,800.

Todd Hackett Construction Co., Muscatine, IA – basis bid $9,315,000; alternate 1: $68,000; alternate 2: $386,430; alternate 3: $49,000; unit price: $53 per cubic yard. Total bid: $9,818,430.

Unzeitig Construction, Cedar Rapids, IA – basis bid $9,419,000; alternate 1: $104,000; alternate 2: $399,600; alternate 3: $49,000; unit price: $52 per cubic yard. Total bid: $9,971,600.

Bids for kitchen equipment were received from:

Hockenbergers Equipment, Des Moines, IA  – $59,838.

Rapids Food Service, Cedar Rapids, IA  ¬– $62,723.

The Belle Plaine Board of Education will act on the bids at its meeting Thursday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the boardroom at Longfellow Elementary.

UPDATED June 10, 2009 9:44 AM

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