Construction on Lebanon County’s new Emergency Services headquarters and 911 center is now one step closer to beginning.
Last Thursday, the five major contracts for the job were awarded by county commissioners, after the project team presented the five lowest bidders from the 19 bid packages submitted for the various jobs.
ECI Construction of Dillsburg received the largest contract of 15.44 million dollars for general construction of the building.
Ned Pelger, the county’s project manager, told commissioners that the owner of ECI kept him on his toes by asking the majority of the 270 questions he fielded about the bid:
He said ironing out issues up front will minimize unexpected and costly change orders down the road.
Architect Bob Hoffman agreed, praising all the bidders who submitted proposals:
The contracts were about 70-thousand dollars less than the estimated 29.5-million dollars projected for the work, which Chief County Administrator Jamie Wolgemuth put into perspective:
The construction is expected to take about 14 months to complete, once ground is broken.