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Centre County Commissioners Open Bids on 2012 Capital Project

by on October 16, 2012 1:46 PM

Previously sealed bids from companies hoping to be awarded the Centre County Commissioner's 2012 Capital Project – an upgrade to the emergency management and communication system – were opened at the meeting on Tuesday morning. 

Commissioners only heard the bids today, which came from companies from within Pennsylvania, including companies in Bellefonte and State College. The highest bid covered all areas of the project and came in at a base bid of $1,174,707 and came in from Strauss Electric in Howard, Pa. 

There are four different divisions of the project – HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and mechanical/construction. 

Per the Commissioner's report, keeping the facility where it is is advantageous because it will be less disruptive and costly by moving only a few feet rather than uprooting everything, including phone lines and other wires. 

Now that the committee has seen the bids, it will revisit them for further discussion at coming meetings. 

The committee moved through the agenda in its entirety quickly on Tuesday, swiftly voting through its routine approvals. Items include proclaiming Oct. 24 as "United Nations Day" and appointing Judy Loy to the Centre County Hospital Authority to fill the unexpired term of Michael Meacham. That term will expire on July 31.

Michael Pipe said voter registration was up from his previous report and reminded voters casting an absentee ballot must mail their forms by Oct. 31.

Coming up next for the Commissioners is two public hearings to solicit input for the Centre County Human Services Block Grant Plan, at 6 p.m. on Oct. 24 and at 9 a.m. Oct. 25. 

Centre County Commissioner meetings are 

Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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