Sports Park Renovation Contract Awaits Bid Numbers

Sports Park Renovation Contract Awaits Bid Numbers

POSTED: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 4:23pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 4:52pm

El Paso County Commissioners are putting the brakes on awarding a contract to renovate the county's sports park.

The county originally agreed to award the contract to lowest bidder F.T. James.
However County Judge Veronica Escobar said the presentation by the public works and purchasing departments earlier this month didn't include nine wish list items in their "base bid" including canopies, bleachers and fences.

Those items sent the company's cost from $6.5 million to more than $7 million.
Commissioners rescinded the contract. Another company, Sunlight, stepped in and said they had the lowest bid. The procurement review panel again recommended F.T. James.

Now, Commissioners want the public works department to break down the costs, wish list items included between the two companies.

Numbers should be made public at next week's meeting.  

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