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Medical Center bid comes in near $4.6 million, beats project's $5.2 million cap

Wednesday, March 13, 2002

The lowest bid came in under $5 million for a major renovation and construction project at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. The bids were opened yesterday.

While Woodruff Construction submitted the lowest bid at slightly over $4.6 million, the BVRMC Board of Trustees will hold off selecting a contractor for the project until it meets next Monday.

Jim Ruble, lead architect on the project, said they will spend the next week reviewing the bids before making a recommendation to the board at its March 18 meeting.

Six bids were received for the construction and remodeling project at BVRMC.

Base bids ranged from approximately $4.6 million to $5.25 million.

There were three alternative bids to the main project, which included an auditorium, face brick and a chiller for the air conditioning system. Bids including the base bid and all three alternatives ranged from approximately $4.9 million to $5.6 million.

Even with all three alternative bids, the Woodruff Construction of Fort Dodge bid was still the lowest at $4,935,700. The next lowest bid was $5.1 million from Sande Construction and Supply Company.

The BVRMC building project includes renovations to the existing emergency room, lab and admitting areas, as well as moving the coffee shop and gift shop to the main entrance. New construction includes a women's health center and a connecting wing to the clinic.

Ruble earlier estimated the project at $4.8 million without the three alternative bids. The board of trustees had set a cap of $5.2 million for the project.

BVRMC hopes to break ground this spring. A successful community campaign continues toward a goal of $2 million.

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