The Hermiston School District Board of Education accepted the bid of Nelson Construction Corp for the construction on the new Hermiston High School softball facility.
Last Thursday, the district hosted a public bid opening in the district office boardroom for the softball facility. The project includes all site work associated with two new softball fields, a new parking area, underground utility work, new pathways, a combined precast concession and restroom building, four dugouts, and a precast storage building. The district had estimated the construction cost range to be $2,000,000 to $2,500,000.
Five bids were submitted, ranging from $2,404,511 to $2,980,000. Nelson Construction Corp of Walla Walla, Wash., was identified as the low bidder and was recommended to the board for approval.
“The district is pleased to have the first of its 2019 bond projects moving into the construction phase,” said Superintendent Tricia Mooney.
A groundbreaking ceremony is tentatively set for Tuesday, Sept. 29, with the time yet to be determined.
Remaining bond projects include replacement of Rocky Heights Elementary School and construction of a Loma Vista Elementary School, for which bidding will begin in early in 2021.