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Poland’s to get library window project

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Forsyth Public Library Director Rachel Miller expressed to the Board of Trustees at its Dec. 16 meeting at Village Hall that she had confidence in the low bidder for the library’s window replacement project.

Recommendation to the board was that the bid be awarded to Poland’s Glass after the company submitted a bid of $82,900. The recommendation also noted that the company has done business with the village in the past, and one of its owners is a Forsyth resident.

The project is pretty extensive, calling for the removal and replacement of 32 window openings in the library. Bid documents specifically require that any necessary mold remediation be handled through a change order. If mold is found, the cost of the project will increase. Any work needed outside the scope of the bid will also be handled as a change order.

Advertisement for bids ran in the Herald and Review newspaper on Nov. 7, followed by bid documents going out to 12 companies. Three bids were received, all of which were opened on Dec. 5. The bids ranged from a high of $151,429 to the low bid by Poland’s of $82,900. The middle bid was for $137,200.

The bid does not include containment systems or air purifiers for dust, however company representatives said they plan to use draping plastic to contain dust during the work.

The drywall subcontractor for the project is Jones & Sullivan, which is represented by Forsyth resident Brandon Janvrin.

“They’ve (Poland’s) done business for the village before,” Miller told the board. “They visited the library twice, maybe three times. They have a grasp for the project.”

Miller pointed out that Poland’s is a local company and noted that the work the company had done with the village previously has been a success.

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