AAPS Briefed on Balas Server Renovation

The Ann Arbor Public Schools board of education heard a first briefing on a bid award recommendation for the Balas server room renovation at its May 8, 2013 meeting.

Recommended for contract awards are Diversified Construction Specialists, Inc for $79,150 for the architectural and electrical work; Fuller Heating Company for $88,650 for the mechanical work; and $252,633 to Sound Engineering Inc. for the network video to support the district-wide initiatives for the 2012 technology bond.

According to a district memo, after a review of the bid proposals received, the project team of Barton Malow and the AAPS ITD staff conducted post-bid interviews with multiple bidders. All three contracts are recommended to go the lowest qualified bidders.

The board will be asked to approve the contracts after a second briefing at its next regular meeting.

This brief was filed from the board room of the Ann Arbor District Library in downtown Ann Arbor at Fifth and William. A more detailed report of the meeting will follow.