LIBERTY - The two bids received Thursday afternoon for construction of the new Jones Park Elementary School were more than $1 million more than the estimated cost.
Superintendent Linda Hatter said the school board had hoped the bids would be less than $7.5 million. However, both bids were more than $8 million.
DW Wilburn Inc. of Lexington, submitted the lowest bid with a base bid of $8,268,000, plus five alternative bids. The company's alternative bids were $51,000, alternative 1, exterior canopy; $89,000, alternative 2, exterior canopy; $91,000, alternative 3, exterior canopy; $16,000, alternative 4, landscaping; and $26,000, alternative 5, roof.
Alliance Corp. had a base bid of $8,766,600, plus five alternatives, listed in the same order as above: $45,000, $60,000; $64,000; $16,500; and $27,000.