There were six bids for the general contract, which ranged from $1,085,000 (lowest) to $1,278,000 (highest). There were seven bids for mechanicals and air conditioning, which ranged from $109,000 (lowest) to $214,134 (highest). There were eight bids for the electrical work, which ranged from $73,240 (lowest) to $109,000 (highest). Finally, there were four bids for plumbing and fire protection, which ranged from $46,000 (lowest) to $68,296 (highest).
Adding together all the lowest bids yields a total cost of $1,313,240--$533,240 more than the City has to spend on the project. Layman's logic indicates that the project, which was expected to start next week, cannot go forward because the money isn't there to pay for it, but who knows what will happen?