The building renovation project continues with the 5-1 vote in favor of the construction bid packages two and three. Clay Community School board member Dottie King wasn't in attendance and board member Forrest Buell opposed.
Bid package two is the sewer project at Jackson Township Elementary and bid package three is for the construction work at East Side, Meridian and Staunton Elementary.
"We reviewed the bids and made the recommendations based on the lowest and most responsible bidders who have indicated they are still interested in the project," Clay Community School Corporation Supt. Dan Schroeder said.
"We completed a thorough process of bidder review," Skillman Project Manager Ryan Holtz added. "This is a complicated project with many complexities involved."
Bid package two costs $477,074 and the contractor for the project is McCullough and DiBenedetto, Bainbridge, Ind.
The board also approved the awarding of bids on package three to the following companies:
* Sitework/Concrete Carpentry -- CDI, Inc., Terre Haute -- $4,886,500,
* Masonry -- Bronger Masonry, Inc., Lebanon -- $2,357,650,
* Structural Steel -- Indiana Steel Fabricating, Inc., Indianapolis -- $521,500,
* Drywall -- Circle B Company, Inc., Indianapolis -- $271,915,
* Acoustical -- Performance Contracting, Inc., Carmel -- $155,350,
* Kitchen Equipment -- C&T Design & Equipment Co., Indianapolis -- $450,830,
* Plumbing & HVAC -- Sycamore Engineering, Inc., Terre Haute -- $1,995,100,
* Temperature Controls -- Open Control Systems, Indianapolis -- $472,742, and
* Electrical & Communications -- HEF Services, Inc., Terre Haute -- $1,611,272.
The total cost of the work to be done on bid package three, excluding roofing because all bids were rejected for that specific item, is $12,722,859.
While roofing is part of the bid package, the board chose to reject all received bids and will put this aspect of the project up for re-bid which will be opened and awarded at a later date, potentially as early as Sept. 10, along with bid package four.
Both East Side Elementary Principal Mary Ray and Meridian Elementary Principal Karen Phillips were happy with the progress made in the project.
"We are very excited to get started," Ray said.
Although the school board discussed the groundbreaking of each of the projects, dates have not been scheduled.
The Clay Community School Board of Trustees will conduct a special session Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m., in the media center at North Clay Middle School to discuss, among other things, the 2010 budget and the interim principal at Clay City Elementary.