Sheffield K-12 project bids under budget

Bids are in, and approved, for the Sheffield K-12 School additions and renovations.

The bid deadline for the project was April 24 and the Warren County School District’s board of directors approved the bids during a special meeting Monday night at the Warren County Career Center.

The general construction contract was awarded to Hermitage-based Hudson Construction, Inc., which bid $2,395,000. All other bids exceeded $3 million with one nearly reaching $3.5 million.

The HVAC/Mechanical contract was awarded to Sobell Company, Inc. of Erie at $1,153,760. The plumbing construction contract, for $5467,000, and the fire protection contract, $73,589, were both awarded to Wm. T. Spaeder Co., Inc., also of Erie. Blackhawk Neff, Inc., a New Castle-based contractor, was awarded the electrical construction contract in the amount of $543,000.

District Director of Buildings and Grounds Dr. Norbert Kennerknecht said on Thursday, “We anticipate starting the Sheffield project in June.”

According to a legal notice published in the Times Observer when the bid period was opened, “The project consists of a one story, nineteen classroom addition to the existing building, as well as improvements to systems within the existing building.”

In conjunction with approving the bids, the board also unanimously approved PlanCon F, Attachment C, as well as PlanCon G, which is concerned with the actual construction buds and the state of the PlanCon process where eligibility for state reimbursement is ultimately determined.

“Bids came in under (the) expected budget we anticipated so I think that’s good news,” Board Vice President Donna Zariczny said.