RACINE — The Southern Local Board of Education unanimously approved a contract for the building of the high school addition during Tuesday morning’s special meeting.
The project, which includes the new high school addition and other work included in the Classroom Facilities Assistance Program (CFAP), was awarded to Kinsale Corporation, of Pomeroy, by a unanimous vote.
The contract for the project was awarded in the total amount of $10,635,641. This includes the base bid and nine alternates to the project.
The base bid by Kinsale Corporation was $10,522,806, slightly over the revised estimated cost of $10,500,000.
In addition, nine of the possible 16 alternates were selected. Alternates for the project which will be completed, are the outdoor classroom ($23,577); decorative fence ($14,125); polished concrete in lieu of VCT in lobby ($15,600); convection oven ($10,400); convection steamer ($13,776); open front display coolers ($20,000); cashier stations ($9,077); water line to existing high school portion to remain ($3,100); and sound turret ($3,200).
Kinsale Corporation was one of only two bidders on the project during the re-bid. Bids were opened on May 31, following the first round of bidding in March. The bids in March were all more than 10 percent over budget.
The only other bid received was from R.W. Setterlin Building Company, of Columbus, in the amount of $10,735,000, for a total of $235,000 over budget.
Superintendent Tony Deem said on Tuesday that work on the building should begin soon, estimating that it could begin as early as Monday.
The project is estimated to be completed by August of 2013.
Early site work on the project has already begun, with the contract for the project awarded earlier in the spring to Eclipse Company, LLC. Eclipse Company submitted the low bid in the amount of $776,433.57, with the base bid of $723,120.88.
The early site work includes ground work, drainage and utilities.
The next board meeting is set for 8 p.m. on June 25 in the Southern High School Media Center.