By VIRGINIA GIORGIS
MOUNTAIN VIEW Ė The Mountain View school board approved a total of $584,400.57 in bids at their meeting Tuesday night in preparing the new K-8 building for occupancy.
According to Superintendent Jeff Newton, four companies submitted bids for 19 different bid groups. Some of the groups didnít receive any bids. The approved bids went to two companies. Top Office Products was awarded a total of $380,765.23 for four groups of furniture: chairs and stools at $151,313.09, classroom tables for $42,253.31, desks at $152,731.77 and miscellaneous chairs at $34,467.06.
In addition, Source Office & Technology was awarded bids for a total of $203,635.34 for six groups of furniture, etc.: guest chairs at $4,538.70, folding chairs at $43,137.35, task/executive chairs at $25,792.81, upholstered furniture at $47,624.41, wood tables at $8,788.40 and storage cabinets at $73,753.67.
Newton said Sandstrom Associates, the districtís architectural firm, was to solicit bids for the remaining groups, which are to be presented at the April board meeting. Newton said the district still has almost $100,000 left to furnish the building.
In conjunction, Newton reported the sewer and water for the new building had been installed. The metal framework is starting to go up. The State Facilities Department is to hire a district representative for schools to use to oversee the construction process. This is a new SFD concept and should ensure the quality of construction.
In other action, the board extended contracts to the districtís administrators for the 2013-14 school year. The renewed contracts went to Dr. Kim Dolezal, Al Fisher, Ben Carr, Lane Stratton and Randon Lawrence.
Newton expressed thanks and confidence in the districtís slate of administrators and said they walk the extra mile for the districtís students.
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