COLUMBUS – The construction of the upcoming joint communications center in Columbus has been awarded to a local contractor.
The Columbus City Council awarded the project to Bierman Contracting of Columbus during their meeting on Monday night. Bierman’s bid for the project totaled $898,500, much lower than RVW Architect’s estimate of $1,105,000 for the project’s cost.
The project includes the renovation of 3,200 square feet of the existing 9,000 square feet that makes up the Airport Administration Building to create the joint Platte County-City of Columbus E 911 Communications and Dispatch Center. The project will also include an emergency generator, level four ballistic protection at the main door and window openings, and a 12 stall secure parking lot.
Matt Heavican of Bierman Contracting anticipates on-site construction to begin by late January/early February, and the bid says that the project will be completed in 135 calendar days. For comparison, B-D Construction submitted a bid of $1,017,365, and anticipated it would take 240 calendar days to complete the project in.