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Plano school officials OK work on 2 elementary schools

Bids for repair work on Plano’s Centennial Elementary School, at 800 S. West St., and Emily G. Johns Intermediate School, at 430 Mitchell Drive, were accepted Monday by Plano School Board members.

Bryan Appel, operations director, said Rock Valley Glass was the lowest of three firms to submit bids for replacing windows at Centennial School.

He said the Rock Valley bid was $237,000. The other two firms bid $316,178 and $394,170.

When asked about the large price difference between bids, Appel said Rock Valley had a slow season and submitted a low bid in hopes of getting the job. He said the firm had not had a school job in some time.

Appel said Rock Valley has done work for the district in the past and all their materials for this job met the district specifications.

The main window work bid was $237,000.

Rock Valley also submitted the low bids for three alternates.

They included $20,700 for installing window shades on all new windows, $8,000 for powered window shades in the cafeteria windows, and $16,680 for replacing the library window and door system.

Seyller Masonry was the low bidder for repairing and replacing cracked brick and refurbishing window lintels at Emily G. Johns with a bid of $121,010. Two other firms bid $126,948 and $128,992, Appel said.

Husar Abatement was the low bidder for asbestos abatement at Centennial School with $31,000. Four other firms submitted bids ranging from $35,000 to $61,000 for the work, Appel said.

All three projects will be done during the summer, he said.

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