EWC opens ATEC bids

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

On Tuesday afternoon, college officials, state officials, and EWC’s architect opened up the bids for the College’s Agricultural Technology Education Center (ATEC).

“The bids were over our anticipated costs and we need to evaluate that,” shared President Lesley Travers. “This building has been a long time coming and we want to get this project on budget.”

There were 4 bids received on the project with a low bid of $8.4 million up to a high bid of $ 9.2 million. The budget for this project is $7.9 million.

“We have received a tremendous amount of support from the Goshen County community for this project and we want to keep the community well-informed about this process,” added Dr. Travers.

The architect will now begin the process of reviewing and validating each bid. The College will also be working with the Economic Development Agency (EDA) as they will also be reviewing the bids to comply with the grant the college received for the facility.

It is anticipated that the review process by the various agencies and individuals could potentially take up to 3 weeks. EWC will then have a better idea of options.

Dr. Travers added, “Once we do know all of our options, we will proceed with getting the project back on budget and back on an appropriate timeline.”

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