Bids accepted on Burr Ridge Community Center project
Updated: July 15, 2012 6:16AM
The Burr Ridge Park District board accepted two bids Tuesday, starting the ball rolling toward an addition to the Community Center.
While moving forward with bids for the project’s concrete and electrical work, commissioners rejected bids for several other parts of the project.
Parks and Recreation Director Jim Pacanowski said bids were either too high or too few for carpentry, roofing, masonry, fire alarms and heating and air conditioning.
“The Park Board rejected all bids for those contracts,” Pacanowski said. The park district will rebid the jobs hoping for more bidders and more competitive prices.
“We weren’t bowled over with some of the numbers we rejected,” he said.
“Ultimately, when this project is done, we will probably have about 30 different contracts,” Pacanowski added.
The first two contracts will go to J. Andersen Construction of Riverside, which bid $63,623.50 for concrete work, and Brighter Electric of Willowbrook, which bid $33,900 for the electrical job.
If all goes as planned, Pacanowski said construction could begin later this month on the 3,000-square-foot addition to the park district’s main building at 15W400 Harvester Drive.
The addition will provide two new program rooms, restrooms, an expanded lobby and a new storage room. An existing storage room will be redesigned into an additional classroom.
The park district refinanced existing debt to cover the project cost, estimated at between $800,000 and $875,000.