Williams EMS Building Bids Come In Way Over Estimates

Well, this isn’t good… It seems that the bids for the ren­o­va­tion project at the Williams County Emer­gency Med­ical Ser­vices build­ing came in over the orig­i­nal esti­mate. Way, way over in fact! The orig­i­nal esti­mate was for right around $250,00o. A bid from one con­trac­tor came in at $353,610. Another was even higher, com­ing in at $468,500. One bid, for the elec­tri­cal work only, came in at just under $30,000. All the bids are obvi­ously way over the 10 per­cent mark above the orig­i­nal esti­mate, mean­ing that the entire project, which calls for inte­rior ren­o­va­tions, foyer upgrades, relo­cat­ing the garage, and adding two ADA approved restrooms, must now be rebid. Orig­i­nally, it was planned to get the work going in August, and com­plet­ing it by the end of the year. Now, that sched­ule will be delayed because the whole thing must once again go out to bid. Accord­ing to the Bryan Times, Williams County might con­sider part­ner­ing on the project by loan­ing EMS the addi­tional amount nec­es­sary over the orig­i­nal bid, though no deci­sion on that offer was final­ized Monday.

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