The Bullhead City Fire Department board is now seeking to work with the second bidder not the lowest bidder for its fire station, reports Mohave Valley Daily News.
The lowest bidder did not have the required credentials for the job. The BCFD’s requests for proposals attracted offers with considerable difference in cost. One quoted a price of $4.80 a square foot and another asked for $12 a square foot. A Phoenix-area company submitted the highest bid of $33 a square foot.
Architects must submit drawings that include a living area and inside storage space of about 5,400 square feet. The committee not only considered cost but also looked at each firm’s qualifications and experience.
The apparatus bay space of roughly 5,600 square feet would be 16 feet tall so it can accommodate the department’s firefighting vehicles.