Bid opening held for demolition, removal of old city hall, fire station
by Elsie Hodnett
Mar 08, 2013 | 2950 views |  0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
LINCOLN — The city held a bid opening for demolition and removal of the old city hall and fire station Thursday.

Leonard Robinson, architect for Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood Inc., said there were three bids for the project.

Robinson said bid one was from Callahan Properties, with a base bid of $33,000 and alternate #1 bid of $5,500 for a total of $38,500. Bid two was from Waites Construction Company Inc. with a base bid of $26,495, however a note on the front to deduct $1,500 from the base bid, so an end base bid total of $24,995, and an alternate #1 bid of $5,000. Waites Contruction Company’s bid totaled $29,995. The third bidder was Willow Creek Construction, with a base bid of $15,400 and an alternate #1 bid of $5,500, for a total bid of $20,900.

“The base bid includes demolishing the old city hall and fire station, to include the slab and foundations,” Robinson said. “The alternate #1 bid is to be completed at a later date, after library construction is nearly complete, and encompasses removal of existing asphalt and curbs around the new library.”

Robinson said the bid would be awarded as a whole to one company, and the apparent low bidder is Willow Creek Construction with a total bid of $20,900.

“The company has 14 calendar days to accomplish the base bid work,” he said. “It could be awarded as soon as the Lincoln City Council makes a decision.”

City officials plan to build a larger state-of-the-art library facility at the old city hall and fire station location.

Contact Elsie Hodnett at ehodnett@dailyhome.com.