Mitchell school board set to award MTI Trades Center construction contractTwo Sioux Falls companies bid on the main project, while a series of other bid packages also will be considered.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
The Mitchell Board of Education will get its first look at the 2012-2013 budget when it meets today in regular session at 5 p.m. in room 116 at the north campus of Mitchell Technical Institute, 821 N. Capital St.
Also, the board will consider approving or rejecting numerous bid packages for the MTI Trades Center building.
Bidders for general construction duties on the multimillion dollar job were Gil Haugan Construction and Sunkota Construction, both of Sioux Falls.
Sunkota’s general contracting bid was $5,517,000. Haugan’s bid, according to a company spokesman, was $5,268,400 but, due to a computer glitch, was accidentally transmitted as $268,400.
In his letter to the board, Superintendent Joe Graves has recommended that board accept Haugen’s bid and that, on the advice of counsel, waive the technical irregularities associated with the bid. Graves also recommends approval of numerous other bid packages associated with the project, which will cost an estimated $12.34 million.
In dealing with other items on the agenda, the board will consider:
* Approving supplemental budgets for MTI.
* Approving several personnel items.
* Approving a resolution declaring excess items as surplus so that they may be sold.
* Approving changes and updates to the Mitchell High School handbook for the 2012-2013 school year.
* Approving recommendations to Mitchell Middle School’s one-to-one computer initiative for the next three school years. The recommendations will focus on shifts to more Internet-based technology systems.
* Renaming Mitchell Gymnastics Invitational tournament to the “Jill McCormick Gymnastics Invitational.”