Monday, September 12, 2011

Mayor Jones Announces School Construction Awards

~Broad Rock and Oak Grove Elementary to have 44% MBE participation~


Mayor Dwight C. Jones to advised Richmond City Council that Martin Brothers Contractors, Inc. of Roanoke, Virginia has won the reissued bid for the construction of Broad Rock Elementary and Oak Grove Elementary.

Earlier bids were canceled in May of this year when the administration decided to scale back on noncritical features to reduce costs. The current bids have come in $5 million less and have achieved 44% minority business enterprise participation.

"Saving more than $5 million on these schools is precisely the outcome we were looking for," said Mayor Jones. "We are serious about building schools, but we're also serious about getting the best deals for the City of Richmond. I congratulate Martin Brothers Contractors on their successful pursuit of this opportunity and congratulate all the minority businesses that will be involved in the construction of these much needed schools for our city."

For Broad Rock Elementary School, Martin Brothers was the low bidder on the project with a bid of $19.3 million. The MBE/ESB participation goal was 40%, and Martin Brothers will be achieving 44.19%. The MBE firm Prestige Construction group alone will be performing 35% of the work.

The sub-contractors that will be used are:

Prestige Construction Group ($6,770,750 – 35%)

Sanger Roofing ($724,950 – 3.74%)

Bullock Painting ($250,000 – 1.29%)

Native American Sprinkler ($174,679 – 0.9%)

Dwight Snead Construction Company ($412,665 – 2.13%)

Cephas Contracting, Inc. ($111,935 – 0.57%)

Shen-Valley Masonry ($437,620 – 2.26%)

In addition, the City has issued a Notice of Intent to Award to Martin Brothers Contractors, Inc. for the construction of Oak Grove Elementary School. Martin Brothers Contractors was the low bid at $19.8 million.

The MBE/ESB participation goal was 40%, and Martin Brothers has committed to 44.28% MBE participation.

The sub-contractors that will be used are:

Prestige Construction Group ($6,943,300 – 35%)

Sanger Roofing ($640,000– 3.22%)

Bullock Painting ($185,000 – 0.93%)

Native American Sprinkler ($219,922 – 1.1%)

Dwight Snead Construction Company ($581,000 – 2.92%)

Royal Exteriors Royal Homes, Inc. ($215,425 – 1.086%)