Crossland wins arts center contract

Jay Benedict | Editor-in-Chief After cutting $371,000 in optional extras from the plans for the Fine and Performing Arts Center, PSU awarded the contract to Crossland Construction for $30.3 million. Seven companies bid on the proje cheap viagra ct, but all of the bids cost more than the university had expected. Fortunately, the Facilities Planning Office included 21 alternates, which were options that could be added or taken away from the base bid. Paul Stewart, director of facilities planning, says they utilized five alternates to bring the cost more in line with the projected budget and available funds. “The final cost is the base bid of just under $30.7 million and five accepted alternatives that…

Arts center bids come over budget

Artist rendering of the Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Jay Benedict | Editor-in-Chief Sometimes $30 million isn’t quite enough. Bids for the PSU Performing Arts Center were due Oct. 30, but the university hasn’t awarded the project to a contractor because the lowest bid was over the budget. Pitt State has 30 days from the due date to examine its options and award it to one of the contractors. “We had a base bid that included everything that we wanted in the facility,” said Paul Stewart, director of facilities planning. “But we also included 21 alternate options in case what we received didn’t line up with what we had planned.” Seven contractors placed bids that were close in price, and Stewart says the lowest…