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Spokane firm hired for upgrade at SHS

T.W. Clark Construction last night was awarded a $5.27 million contract that calls for adding on 13 classrooms to Sunnyside High School’s two-story building.

Also included in the project will be the addition of a multi-purpose room to the southeast side of the current SHS gymnasium.

Superintendent of Sunnyside Schools Dr. Rick Cole told the school board the bidding process was opened on Aug. 20. The project was estimated to cost more than $6.1 million.

T.W. Clark Construction of Spokane submitted the low bid. Other bids were submitted by Blews Construction, Chervenell Construction, Concord Construction, Fowler Construction, G.H. Moen Construction and Scott Hendrick Construction.

The school district’s architect, Gary Wetch of Loofburrow Wetch Architects, submitted a letter that states less than 3 percent separated the top three bidders.

T.W. Clark Construction’s base bid for the project was just less than $4.7 million. There were seven alternate bids added to the contract, bringing the total cost of the project to $5,273,342.

Included in the alternate bids were a HVAC upgrade to the main building at SHS, installation of a commercial washer for laundry in the main building, new floor and wall finishes to locker rooms, the addition of privacy slats to a chain link fence at the boiler building and adding electrically operating sliding gates.

Revenues for the high school addition, said Cole, will be provided by the state of Washington.

The Sunnyside School Board accepted the bid by a vote of 4-0.

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