The Pulaski County Commissioners last night approved a bid to perform an electrical upgrade to the courthouse. According to Maintenance Director Morry DeMarco, one contractor backed out of the bidding process because the scope of work was too extensive for their company.
Complete Electric presented a bid of $74,910 for the upgrade, and Rogers Electric came in at $49,750. A third bidder, Kennedy Electric, quoted $18,870 for the work.
The commissioners approved Rogers Electric to perform the work after a discussion was held regarding the low price of Kennedy Electric’s bid. DeMarco explained that the company had left a large amount of work in the county’s hands, regardless of the project specs that were given to each bidder. The commissioners and County Attorney Kevin Tankerslee agreed that the county needs to re-work their bidding process across the board because it appears to cause an amount of confusion between bidders as they do not appear to always understand the scope of work.
The commissioners approved the bid at $49,750, along with the cost of a new transfer switch at $7900 to upgrade the electrical wiring at the county courthouse.