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Bobby Ray to get $326K HVAC upgrade
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Part of Bobby Ray Elementary School should be cool this summer and warm this winter. One of the school’s four buildings will receive a $326,000 upgrade to its HVAC unit.
The county Financial Management Committee met Thursday and approved Warren County Schools spending of funds to upgrade the school’s heating and cooling unit on Building B by awarding the project to Warren Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
The base bid was $319,800 with an associated alternate bid of $6,200 for removal of the existing condensing units from the roof.
“We had two bids,” said Director of Schools Bobby Cox. “One from Warren Mechanical and one from CHC Mechanical. Warren Mechanical was the low bid so I’m recommending them. Also, our engineers recommended Warren Mechanical.”
The bid from CHC Mechanical was for $374,500 for its base bid and associated alternate bid. No other bids were received.
Committee members County Executive Herschel Wells, chair, Commissioners Terry Bell, Linda Jones, David Rhea and Tommy Savage, Cox, and Road Superintendent Levie Glenn voted unanimously to award the contract to Warren Mechanical.
Committee members also unanimously approved the lowest, but best, bids for network components, wireless access point installation, and network cabling for Warren County Schools. The first two projects were awarded to Central Technologies, with the third going to MXN Corporation.
On the agenda, but pulled from consideration, was the supplemental student-athlete insurance for Warren County Schools. The school system, said Cox, is still reviewing the bids and is not ready to accept one at this time.