DOWNEY - The City Council on Tuesday rejected two bids that sought to replace the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems at the Downey Theatre and public library.The lowest bid came from Liberty Climate Control at $886,325, but the bid was deemed incomplete because it did not include acknowledgement certificates for two addendums as required by the contact documents. Air Ex Air Conditioning submitted the second lowest bid at $1.3 million. Their bid was complete but rejected because the city plans to "[reach] out to a large pool of contractors" and "modify the scope of work," according to an agenda memo prepared by public works director John Oskoui. The project's most urgent and time sensitive items of work will be initially funded through federal grants. Remaining work will be completed when additional funds are secured, Oskoui said.
********** Published: May 26, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 6