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School District 2’s Business Committee voted Monday night to recommend a re-roofing bid to the Board of Trustees, but left room to change that recommendation if needed.

Rich Whitney, acting facilities services director, explained that the low bidder to re-roof Poly Drive Elementary was General Contractors, which submitted a bid of $374,381. Fisher Construction submitted a bid of $404,323.

After the bidding process was completed, General Contractors discovered the materials included in the bid by its roofing subcontractor did not meet the project specifications, Whitney said. Legally, trustees could hold General Contractors to that bid, he added.

“My recommendation is to ask General Contractors if they want to work for the price specified,” Whitney said. “If they ask not to be held to that, then the board can award the project to Fisher Construction.”

The committee, after some discussion, voted to recommend General Contractors to the board for the amount the company bid, if the company is willing to meet project specifications. Otherwise, the committee recommended the board award the contract to Fisher Construction.

A decision on whether or not to recommend approving placement a wireless communication tower at Daylis Stadium was pulled from the agenda because a representative of Tristar Communications could not attend the meeting.

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