Lone bid too high on Childhood Development Center

Posted July 2, 2015 at 11:16 am

El Dorado Springs R-II Superintendent Mark Koca and representatives from Dake Wells Architecture met at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, to accept and open bids for construction on the Early Childhood Development Center the school will build on Park Street at the southeast corner of the Elementary School.

When the sole bid received from Westport Construction was opened, it was termed “way over budget.” The school board said at the special meeting last Thursday, June 25, it would probably rebid the project.

The bid was $1,323,000. The grant Gov. Jay Nixon announced when he visited the El Dorado Springs School District Tuesday, Aug. 12, to announce a new investment through Missouri Start Smart to expand access to quality early childhood education was $988,275 through a complicated financing arrangement that involves the City of El Dorado Springs, El Do

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