CCS Business Manager Tim Gorman opened the bids for the four board members in attendance Tuesday.
Five companies submitted bids for the project, including CDI, Inc. (Terre Haute), Earl C. Rodgers and Associates (West Terre Haute), Evan and Ryan Electrical Contractors (Terre Haute), Hannig Construction (Terre Haute), and MSI Construction (Clinton, Ind.).
Base bids included the following:
* CDI, Inc. -- $418,000,
* Earl C. Rodgers and Associates -- $470,000,
* Evan and Ryan Electrical Contractors -- $506,632,
* Hannig Construction -- $419,900, and
* MSI Construction -- $467,000.
In addition to the opening of the bids, Gorman also explained alternate costs for specific materials each company provided.
Following the opening of the bids, CCS Superintendent Kimberly Tucker offered three recommendations to the board, stating they could either let her look over the numbers and make a determination as to which company to select, call another special meeting regarding the matter, or wait until the board's scheduled April meeting.
Tucker suggested the board give her authority to review the bids with the corporation's architect, MMS Architect and Engineers, Terre Haute, along with CCS Director of Buildings and Grounds Tom Reberger, in order to make a recommendation.
Board member Tina Heffner asked that Tucker check over the numbers and attempt to hire as many local help as possible before making any decision.
Board member Amy Burke Adams then motioned to allow Tucker to have the authority to review the bids and make a determination before entering an agreement with a selected company. The board voted unanimously, 4-0.
Board members Forrest Buell, Ron Scherb and Jennifer Kaelber were not in attendance at Tuesday's meeting.
The corporation voted unanimously to purchase and renovate the old American Legion building, 1013 S. Forest Ave., Brazil, for $277,500, in August 2011.
The building is 8,280-square feet and sits on 1.34 acres. There are approximately 100 parking spaces in the parking lot.
The current administration building is located in Knightsville.
On Tuesday, Tucker added the corporation hoped to move administration into the new facility by July.
The board meets regularly on the second Thursday of each month. Its next meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12, at the North Clay Middle School Media Center.