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MCISD board awards contracts for construction projects

Econ Construction was awarded the contract for the Mission High School renovations project at the April 27 special board meeting. The trusted voted to accept the best and final offer of $30,992,000. Construction will begin as soon as possible, once classes are let out. The last day for students is June 1.

At the April 20 meeting, the board approved NM contracting for the elementary track sidewalks project and Teni-Trak for the tennis court project at Veterans Memorial High School.

MCISDlogoNM contracting’s initial bid was $48,399, but they came down $13,400 to meet the budget amount of $35,000. During the negotiations there were concessions on the district’s part, which was the approval of an additional 15 days to the contract, making it a two-month project. Rick Rivera, the executive director for facilities and maintenance construction, said this change is not an issue because construction will take place during the summer.

In addition, the district lowered the liquidated damages to $400 per day for substantial completion, and for final $50 per day for final completion.

The base bid for Teni-Trak on the tennis court project was $221,050.95 with 90 completion days, but company president Jeff St. John lowered the proposal by $2,000. Teni-Trak has done four tennis projects for the district in previous years.

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