May 27, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff WriterMid-Valley Construction of Riverton was the lowest bidder on construction of the new concession stand and restroom facility under the bleachers at Wolverine Field when the contract was awarded Tuesday.
Mid-Valley was awarded the job for $294,000. The project is designed to be completed in time for the fall sports season at Riverton High School.
Superintendent Terry Snyder said all three bids came in higher than expected, with Mid-Valley 16 percent lower than the highest bid and 13 percent lower than the second high bidder.
He said the district administrators are in discussion with Mid-Valley to make adjustments to the design features, which will bring the cost to within the amount allotted for the construction.
The last major project on which District 25 contracted with Mid-Valley was Aspen Park Elementary School.
The concession/restroom project was one of several bids awarded at the Riverton School Board meeting.
Contract for the security entrance to Riverton High School was awarded to Yeates Construction of Riverton for $250,061.
Snyder said this was "significantly less than anticipated" for the work which will install a full-time locking system, identification complex and manned desk at the front door and also a new constant locking system at the back door.
The high school entryway is being upgraded as a proactive measure at the school.
A change order in the amount of $778 was approved with Dant-Clayton on the RHS bleacher project. This will allow installation of specific white seats positioned to form two "R" images in the red section.
No bids were received for the Smartboards for Rendezvous School and Riverton High School. The call for 13 to 20 of the Smartboards will be readvertised in time to have them in place for the beginning of the fall term 2012.
The district is declaring as surplus the old lockers from the boys and girls locker rooms from the middle school days at Rendezvous School and will sell them to the public, or otherwise dispose of them.
Snyder said the district is developing a plan to move the office of maintenance supervisor Larry Hartwell and the maintenance department from the temporary building on the Rendezvous parking lot into the third floor of the Teton Activities Center.
The building will then be removed to allow more parking spaces at the Rendezvous building, with the move of third-grade personnel in the fall.
"We want to be able to use all the space possible," Snyder said.
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