School board approves bids for roof, heating and cooling systems

March 20, 2011|By JULIE E. GREENE |

WASHINGTON COUNTY — Bids for replacing Smithsburg Elementary’s roof, and heating and cooling systems at Boonsboro Middle and Emma K. Doub Elementary School for Integrated Arts & Technology were approved by the school board Tuesday night.

The school board voted 7-0 to approve the consent agenda, which included those projects and the sale of timber from the grounds of the Claud E. Kitchens Outdoor School at Fairview.

The Smithsburg Elementary roof project was awarded to SGK Contracting of Bowie, Md., which was the lowest bidder at $546,000, according to presentation documents.

Work on the roof replacement is to begin by June 9 and be done by Aug. 12. The job includes replacing soffit, some of which has lead paint; replacing deteriorated deck and coping; installing roof ladders; and fixing the chimney.

Eleven contractors submitted bids for the roofing project. They, and their total bids, are: Autumn Contracting of Alexandria, Va. ($685,000); Heidler Roofing Services of Hagerstown ($882,434); Colby Bachtell of Hagerstown ($1.1 million); Interstate Corp. of Gaithersburg, Md., ($855,000); Kline Associated Roofing of Hagerstown ($751,000); Simpson Unlimited of Manassas, Va. ($790,250); CHU Contracting of Chantilly, Va. ($756,000); Beltsville Industries Group of Beltsville, Md. ($642,200); Hite Associates of Cumberland, Md. ($844,000); and J&K Contracting of Capitol Heights, Md. ($659,000).

Low bidder Adrian L. Merton Inc. of Capitol Heights was awarded the job of replacing the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system at Boonsboro Middle. Its bid was $2,356,200. The contract includes a unit price for acoustical ceiling replacement if additional work is needed.

The other bidder on the project was Callas Contractors of Hagerstown, with a bid of $2,382,000.

Low bidder Eagle Construction Co. of Greencastle, Pa., was awarded the job to replace the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system at Emma K. Doub in Hagerstown’s South End. The bid was for $1,089,900.

The job includes minor asbestos abatement and installing an expanded mezzanine for better access to the equipment.

The other three bidders were: Callas Contractors ($1,139,000); Denver-Elek Inc. of Essex, Md. ($1,193,000); and Rockwell Construction Co. of Mercersburg, Pa., ($1,156,000).

Work on both HVAC projects will begin in May and be done by Aug. 12.

Two companies submitted bids to harvest about 205.88 usable cords of wood from standing dead and dying mixed-oak timber on about 26 acres along the west side of Draper Road at the Outdoor School, which is northwest of Clear Spring.

The board approved selling the standing timber to Roy Hornbaker Firewood and Logging of Mercersburg, Pa., for $18,000.

The other bidder was Mohn’s Lumber Mill of Waynesboro, Pa., which offered $13,500 for the timber.

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