D. Acceptance of Bids on Library and Service Building.
Tabular information concerning proposals for the construction
of the Library and Service Building vas distributed to members of the
Board. President Donovan stated that six bids were received from
contractors in Louisville and Lexington as follows:
Geo, H. Rommel Co., Inc.
958 Logan Street, Louisville, Ky. ......
Hargett Construction Co.
113 'Dalton Ave., Lexington, Ky . ..........
C . . Iluell er
619 Baxter Ave., Louisville, Ky.
Struck Construction Co.
147 N. Clay St., Louisville, Ky. ...........
The 17hittenberg Corporation
2214 S. Floyd St., Louisville, Ky.
Perkins Construction Co.
315 High St., Frankfort, Ky.
He recalled that bids were taken about three years ago for the
construction of this building, and the low bid at that time was
$848,000.00, with an escalator clause. He stated that it was the
recommendation of the architect, concurred in by the administration,
that the bid of George H. Rommel Co., Inc,, 958 Logan Street, Louis-
ville, Ky., in amount of V773,000.00, with alternate 10, be accepted.
He recommended that alternates 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12
be rejected, and stated that when alternate 10 was accepted, the ag-
gregate low bid would be $769,000.00.
After some discussion, and upon motion duly made, seconded and
carried, the Board approved the acceptance of the George H. Rommel
Company, Inc., bid, authorized the building erected, and recommended
approval to the State Building Commission.