By Gary Lloyd
Bids for the new Hewitt-Trussville Stadium and Husky Parkway extension project were opened today at the Trussville City Schools Central Office.
Three general contractor companies attended the meeting.
Trussville-based Blalock Building Company had an adjusted base bid — after a $240,000 deduct — of $13,353,900. Auburn-based Rabren General Contractors came in with a base bid of $13,658,000 and Birmingham-based Doster Construction had an adjusted base bid — after a $125,000 deduct — of $14,175,000.
Each company listed six alternate bids for aspects of the project — precast concrete visitor seating, multipurpose field lighting package and overflow parking, kitchen equipment upgrade for the visitor concession, precast concrete for a home side and visitor side expansion and soccer concessions/restroom building — that add to their base bids.
Including the base bid and six alternates, Blalock Building Company’s total bid was $14,626,550. Rabren General Contractors’ total bid was $15 million and Doster Construction’s total bid was $15,787,600.
Trussville City Schools had announced a budget of $14.35 million for the project, said Trussville City Schools Interim Director of Facilities Barry Davis.
The Trussville City Board of Education and Trussville City Council will likely review the bids and discuss funding options before the school board votes on the construction of the project. The board and council meet June 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Central Office to likely discuss funding for the two new elementary schools.
The next board of education meeting is July 8 at 8 a.m. at the Central Office.
The bids for the construction of a bridge over the Cahaba River that will reach the stadium from Husky Parkway will be opened Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Trussville City Hall.
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