Oak Creek to get new $508,000 county road shop
March 15, 2016
Steamboat Springs — The Routt County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to spend $508,000 to build a new 6,000-square-foot insulated metal road and bridge shop in Oak Creek. The work includes a partial remodel of the county's District 1 shop.
The bid was awarded to the low bidder, Northwest Consultants/Tyke Pierce Construction, which will also design the new building. Two other companies also bid on the project. PNCI submitted a bid of $520,722 and HLCC bid $632,746.
Eleven other building contractors either did not respond to a request for proposals or declined to bid on the project.
"We have worked with Tyke Pierce before, and he has done a good job on the projects he has been awarded," Purchasing Director Tim Winter said. "Pierce responded with a cost of $114,401 for the remodel and $393,599 for the expansion. We would like to combine both projects for efficiency and not do the remodel in another year."
The board also agreed to give Road and Bridge Director Janet Hruby, the project manager, 15 percent, or a $76,200 cushion, to accommodate change orders.
Pierce was the only bidder in 2015, among six contractors who attended a pre-bid meeting for a $94,000 remodel of the road and bridge shop in Steamboat Springs.
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The majority of that work involved finishing the second floor with wood-framed walls to create a new break room large enough to accommodate the entire staff. The building's windows were also replaced.
Requests for proposals were sent to 13 contractors for the Steamboat job.