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GFW Board approves majority of building project bids

by Doug Hanson
Soon the public will see progress on the construction of the new GFW PreK-12 school in Gibbon. On Monday evening, the GFW School Board approved many of the major bids to get the actual construction project started.
Bidding packages were sent out on January 29 with the bids opened on February 29. A total of 856 companies received the packages and from there 151 bids were received on 48 different work scopes.
Of the 48 bids, the School Board was asked to accept 24 of the critical path contracts. This included HVAC, plumbing, electrical, earthwork, concrete, roofing, carpentry package, doors, drywall, bleachers, stadium turf, etc. The total of these 24 bids was $53,810,877.
A representative of Kraus-Anderson stated that the bids were coming in on budget. He also stated that the remaining 24 bids could wait until next month for Board approval. Some of the remaining items include asphalt, interior painting, ceilings, an elevator, etc.
The building project was budgeted at $62,386,459. The total project cost was $79,927.214. The K/A representative stated that earth work should start in early April.
Superintendent Jeff Horton stated that the official Ground Breaking for the project will take place on Friday, April 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Details of the event are still being finalized.
More on the March school board meeting will be in next week’s News.

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