CLEARFIELD – On Tuesday morning, the Clearfield County Commissioners opened base bids for renovation projects at the Gray building. They received 26 total bids that were shared among the seven construction projects.
“We thank everyone for coming. It is very exciting for us,” Commissioner Joan Robinson-McMillen said. Afterward, Jerry Bankovich, Jr., of KTH Architects, said he was pleased with the bids. He said they would all be given consideration and further review.
The commissioners received seven bids for the electrical and five for the general construction projects. They received four bids each for both the telecommunication and HVAC construction. They lastly received three bids for plumbing, two for fire protection and one for elevator construction.
For the electrical construction, the bids were as follows: Bronder Technical Services: 333,000; Bruce’s Electric: 291,000; DuFour, Inc.: 294,000; Hallstrom-Clark Electric, Inc: $298,540; Tech Services, Inc.: $374,000; Mashan, Inc: $332,000; and Bob Biter Electrical Enterprises, Inc.: $403,000.
For the general construction, the bids were as follows: BCS Construction, Inc.: $1,020,500: Leonard S. Flore, Inc: $968,000; Hallstrom Construction: $982,690; J C Orr and Son, Inc.: $844,661 and Harp Contractors, Inc.: $847,000.
For telecommunication construction, the bids were as follows: Mashan, Inc.: $51,205; Morocco Electric: $51,890; Hallstrom-Clark Electric, Inc: 57,000; and Bob Biter Electrical Enterprises, Inc: $62,300.
For the HVAC construction, the bids were as follows: Eber HVAC, Inc.: $272,600; Eshenaurs Fuels: $478,000; Marc-Service, Inc.: $335,168; and Overdorf Mechanicals, Inc.: $298,400.
For the plumbing construction, the bids were as follows: Baer Services, Inc.: 147,800, Eshenaurs Fuels: $248,184; and K & K Plumbing, Co.: $158,770. Fire protection bids read S.A. Comunale at $44,170 and Beth Stoneberger Fire Protection Inc. at $61,560, while the lone elevator construction bid was from Otis Elevator at $104,290.
According to a prior report, the county purchased the building for $183,000 with plans to relocate offices into the same from the Multi-Service Center. At a February meeting, Bankovich gave a presentation, stating a study had been done in 2000 on the Multi-Service Center building.
He said the study indicated the Multi-Service Center was among the worse county buildings. At the time of the study, he said they estimated it would cost $2 million over a 10-year period for maintenance and upkeep of the building. To build a comparable structure, he said it would cost the county $5 million.
“Ultimately, the Gray building was the best option,” said Bankovich at the February meeting. “The building itself is basically a shell.” He continued, stating that the building is structurally sound.
Bankovich said the building’s first floor would house the Clearfield County Commissioners’ offices, County Elections Office, Veteran’s Affairs office and Controller’s office and the Clearfield County Planning Department. He said the second floor would house Clearfield County Children, Youth and Family Services.