Low bid accepted for EMS building
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
The Chase County Commissioners voted Tuesday to accept a bid of $318,283 to construct a new Emergency Medical Services building. The low bid was made by C&S Construction of Grant.
Other bids were for $375,000 from JL Construction of McCook and $411,600 from Dowhower Construction of North Platte.
The commissioners had budgeted $300,000 for the project, but had hoped to spend about $275,000.
The bid from C&S Construction came with some “deducts,” or areas in which to deduct some of the cost.
These include a change in the exterior walk doors, a change in trench drains and grading, and having the county do the compacting of the soil at the site.
No decisions have been made yet on the deducts. More may be available.
The building will be constructed on county property at 13th and Grant Streets. It will be a 60x100 foot metal building that will house ambulances, Emergency Management vehicles, offices, a meeting room, kitchenette and more.
Ambulances are currently housed in the city of Imperial’s fire department building.
C&S Construction and engineer Jeff Tidyman of Engineering International of McCook will decide when construction will begin, according to County Clerk Debbie Clark. She added that they would like to have the ground thawed before proceeding.
Completion is expected within 150 days from the time of beginning construction.