ACS pre-bid meeting is Feb. 7

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Local contractors interested in bidding on the new wings at Andalusia High School and Andalusia Elementary School must attend at pre-bid meeting Feb. 7, officials said Monday.

The additional wings are part of the Andalusia Board of Education’s plan to close Andalusia Middle School in the Fall of 2014, and move sixth graders to AES and seventh and eighth graders to AHS.

Superintendent Ted Watson said Monday that bids will be let on Feb. 14.

In August, the board selected Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood as the architect for the projects.

Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood architects estimated the two projects would cost $5.39 million. They first proposed a two-story structure reminiscent of AHS be built on the campus for AMS, an idea that so resonated with board members that they had other firms submit new proposals with two-story facilities.

The new Andalusia Junior High School building will face Fourth Avenue, Watson said.

The project is being paid for by a $5.5 million bond issue, in which the City of Andalusia of Andalusia has pledged 2.5 mills per year of property taxes for the duration.

For more information, contact Watson at 222-3186.

-Kendra Bolling