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Local Education

December 18, 2013

Ivy Tech opens construction bids

ANDERSON -- More than 50 people packed themselves into a community college classroom as bids for the construction of a multi-million Ivy Tech campus were opened Wednesday afternoon.

“We had an excellent turnout with very competent prime contractors,” said Jon Myers, construction site manager for the project.

Andy Bowne, chancellor for Ivy Tech Community College, said the state approved $20 million for the construction of an 85,000-square-foot facility on 38 acres of land along Interstate 69.

“We are in the early stages of fundraising for the remaining $4 million,” Bowne said. “We are excited about the team we are putting together.”

Approximately 77 bids were opened that addressed 13 different categories of the construction including masonry, metals, roofing, drywall, plumbing and floor coverings.

A review of the bids, which will determine if bidding criteria has been met, will take place before a final bid is accepted said James Willey, vice chancellor and dean of Ivy Tech’s Anderson campus.

“It is too early to tell, at this point, who is the low bidder,” Willey said. “You saw by the turnout this is a large project and people are anxious to find out who had the winning bid.”

Eight companies bid on the general trades portion of the contract with bids ranging between $4,949,000 and $5,855,000. Also, there were six companies seeking the contract to provide metal work bidding between $1,330,000 and $1,594,600. A total of seven companies bid to complete the metal framing, drywall and ceilings category with bids ranging between $1,191,000 and $1,289,000.

Also, plumbing, heating and cooling bids were submitted by eight different companies with bids starting at $2,050,000 and topping out at $2,500,00. Ten bids were submitted for the electrical portion of the building contract with bids between $2,380,000 and $2,995,000.

Willey said the college hopes to break ground in March – weather permitting - and complete the project by August 2015.

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