Culver Seeking Alternatives After Incorrect Bid

The Culver Town Council may have to go back to the drawing board for work to the Town Hall’s Roof.

The Town accepted bids to upgrade the roof at the Town Hall as well as a second building. Work to the Town Hall was stopped, however, because the bid did not include the price of labor.

Town Attorney Jim Clevenger says the second lowest bid is the next in line.

“Usually you go with the next lowest bid as long as its responsive and within your parameters of what you were anticipated to spend,” says Clevenger.

The initial lowest bid for the two projects was just over $20-thousand. If the initial contractor had conducted the work at that price, the company would have lost money.

The Culver Town Council said they will speak with the company which submitted the second lowest bid in the coming days to find out if the price will still hold several months after the initial bid.

Town Council President Ginny Bess Munroe says there is no guarantee it will.

“So now we go back to the second company and offer the job to them at the bid they had placed at $36,795,” says Munroe. “If they don’t want to do the job, then we re-bid the whole job.”

The Culver Town Council will consider the matter further at their next meeting.