SIKESTON -- Due to a clerical error, Penzel Construction may not be the low bidder on a proposed new Sikeston Department of Public Safety building.
Bids from the seven general contractors who submitted them were opened Thursday and were "very, very competitive," said Brett Patrick Dille of the Dille and Traxel architectural firm in Poplar Bluff, during a special City Council meeting Tuesday. "We all were excited to see the bids we saw."
With a low base bid of $4,633,950, Penzel Construction Company of Jackson appeared to be the lower bidder followed by Olympus Construction, $4.736 million, and Brown Construction at $4.866 million, according to Dille.
In his letter of recommendation dated Friday, Dille also noted that: "If all alternates are accepted, Penzel Construction still has the low bid of $5,089,107."
The three additional options are a finished basement, a three-bay vehicle garage and fencing.
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