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County approves several bids
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Bids and contracts for the county and school system have been approved by the Financial Management Committee.
With several school construction projects approaching in the next two to three years, Director of Schools Bobby Cox presented three professional service agreements to retain engineers. Any construction costing over $25,000 requires an engineer stamp on plans. All three contracts were passed unanimously.
Allmon Engineering of Cookeville was given the contract for Civil, Structural, and Environmental Design and Consulting. Dave Allmon has assisted in several previous school construction plans.
Richard C. Rinks & Associates, also of Cookeville, received the contract for Roof Engineering and Consulting. Oliver, Little, Gipson Engineering of Tullahoma was contracted for Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC Engineering.
Cox said the agreements could be terminated at any time by either party with a seven-day notice. Road Superintendent Levie Glenn said, “I’m glad you’ve got that clause in there. If it doesn’t suit you, you can get out.”
The committee also approved a contract for annual fire alarm testing and emergency maintenance. Two bids were received with Security Equipment submitting the lowest bid of $10,380.
The portable building at Warren County Jail previously owned by Morrison Elementary School will be upgraded with underpinning, steps, and an ADA-approved ramp. From two bids, Stoner Construction was awarded the job with a quote of $5,900.
The county extended its contract with Ben Lomand Connect, at the same price, for the next three years.
Finally, the committee addressed surplus property from the property assessor, circuit court clerk, and school system. Most of the equipment was offered for sale Saturday in an auction at the old Morrison Elementary School, however a 2000 Ford Expedition from the property assessor’s office will be offered on Said Commissioner Tommy Savage, “They were really needing a new vehicle.”
Chairman of Financial Management is County Executive Herschel Wells, with the committee being made up of Cox, Glenn, and Commissioners Terry Bell, Wayne Copeland, Billy Earl Jones, and Savage.