The bids for the adaptive reuse of 701 Union Street as the Hudson Police & Court Center were opened this morning before an audience of bidders, elected officials past and present, and the media.
Unlike the last time, when only a single bid was submitted, for $1.5 million more than the City had to spend, this time there were five bids for general construction, eight bids for plumbing, eleven bids for HVAC, and eight bids for electrical work. The lowest bids total $2,824,100--$228,400 under the amount approved by resolution of the Common Council after the value engineering was completed.
The sad information revealed today--sad for those of us who care about such things--is that paving and landscaping was not included in the primary bids for general construction but were submitted as "alternate costs." These bids ranged from $247,000 to $428,000, with the lowest bidder for general construction submitting a bid of $360,000 for these "alternate costs."
The next step is for the mayor, the city treasurer, the city attorney, and the project manager to review the documents, which will happen on Monday morning.
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