DMH opens bids for new surgery center, hospital expansion

Drew Memorial Hospital opened bids Tuesday afternoon.

After having 23 contractors at the pre-bid conference in June, five bids were turned in before 1 p.m. Tuesday. Five sealed bids were opened.

The bids are for the construction of the hospital’s new expansion, which includes a new surgery center, labor and delivery area, new physical plant and a new outpatient clinic for visiting doctors.

According to the plans, the surgery center will include two dedicated cesarean section surgical suites in addition to two other surgical suites for surgical cases. The plans also include a pre and post operative area.

Early in the project planning, the project was estimated to cost around $31 million including the furniture and equipment for the new facility.

During the pre-bid conference, contractors were asked to bid on the project as well as an alternate corridor to connect labor and delivery and the existing nursing unit.

The bids were reported as follows:

Flynco, Inc. bid $19,287,000.00 for the base project with an additional $270,000 for the alternate corridor. The total is $19,557,000.00.

McInnis Borthers bid $18,246,000.00 for base project with an additional $280,000.000 for the alternate corridor. The total bid is $18,526,000.00.

Baldwin & Shell bid $18,706,000.00 for the base project with an additional $220,000.00 for the alternate corridor. The total bid is $18,926,000.00.

Ideal Construction bid $18,267,000.00 for the base project with an additional $263,700.00 for the alternate corridor. The total bid is $18,530,700.00.

CEI Contractors bid $18,350,000.00 for the base project with an additional $236,526.00 for the alternate corridor. The total bid is $18,586,526.00.

Scott Barrilleaux said last month the building committee would study the bids before presenting them to the hospital board, which meets Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in conference room A in the Allied Health Building.

Barrilleaux said the ground breaking will be held at noon on July 29 at the hospital. (check on time).

 

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