CTE Center Bids Come in $1.3M Less Than Expected
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SPEARFISH — Bids for the Spearfish High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center came in more than $1.3 million less than expected, Superintendent Kirk Easton said Monday.
The final bid of $15,855,000 came in from 34 different subcontractors, and includes room for contingency expenses. Easton said district officials opened bids.
“I appreciate everybody bidding on this,” Easton said. “It’s an extremely busy building climate right now across this region. Bids came in very favorable for the school district. We have some local contractors that really stepped up and gave us favorable bids.
Easton thanked Bob Conway, of RCS Construction who is acting as the school district’s construction manager at risk, working to ensure that prices do not exceed district bids or expectations. After doing some homework and visiting with prospective bidders for the job, Conway estimated a $17.2 million total project cost. So, members of the Spearfish School Board were pleasantly surprised with the lower bids.
The final bid of $15,855,000 came in from 34 different subcontractors, and includes room for contingency expenses. Easton said district Read officials opened bids.