Bids approved for EagleMed project
During a special meeting of the Western Nebraska Regional Airport Authority Board Monday, a bid was awarded to construct a new 4,200 square foot hanger and 1,500 square foot area to maintain 24 hour staffing.
The board received four bids on the project, with Anderson Shaw Construction delivering the lowest bid at $560,589. That bid was accepted with a stipulation that the project not exceed $525,000. Since the monthly lease rate EagleMed will pay is going to be based on the total cost of the project, they had requested that the board attempt to get the total as close to the monthly payment they wanted to pay.
Contractor Steve Shaw expressed his concern to the board that while Anderson Shaw can certainly look for areas to cut costs, EagleMed still has to sign off on any value engineering changes that may be made. He said quite often, clients decide they can't do without some of the items they originally decide to cut. Board Chairman Don Overman assured him that while they want to get the bid as low as possible, EagleMed has already signed the contract and will pay whatever the monthly payment ends up being.
The Board also approved a $93,846 bid for construction of a dedicated 10,000 gallon fueling station for Jet A aviation fuel, which will be adjacent to the EagleMed hangar. The company is receiving a $70,000 L.B. 840 grant approved by the Scottsbluff City Council, and the airport received a $250,000 grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.
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