1. The project was bid out by Alliance in two (2) phases:

a. Group A – Bid Package was issued on October 7, 2013; Sealed bids were due by 2:00 p.m. on October 16, 2013. Group A bid package BP 005:

b. Group B – Bid Packages were issued October 16, 2013; Sealed Bids were due by 2:00 p.m. on November 12, 2013 but was extended to 2:00 p.m. on November 21, 2013. Group B bid packages:

  1. Solicitation of local contractor bidding was sought, as requested by  Judge Berry and ICON Engineering.


  1. All bidding contractors were provided with a Login/Password to download the bid documents from ICON’s webpage. ICON was able to track the web activity which showed over 1,679 downloads of the various bid documents. Documents were downloaded to fifty-five (55) cities, including Elizabethtown, Louisville and many neighboring cities. There was tremendous interest in the project which translated to a very competitively bid project.  See the log of ICON’s Website activity related to the Group B bidding by clicking on this link (Activity Log.)  

  1. Ten (10) contractors were initially notified by Alliance Corporation of the Group A bid package in addition to the project being posted on the Dodge and DataFax subscription sites. Three (3) contractors provided bids for the Group A bid package; two (2)were local contractors:  

a. McNutt Construction

b. Philips Bros Construction

c. Scott & Ritter

  1. Sixty-five (65) contractors provided bids for the Group B bid packages; seven (7) were local contractors; Two (2) were awarded to local contractors:

a. Jenkins-Essex

b. Bailey’s Masonry

Click on this link (Bid Tabulation) to see the bid tabulation for Group B.

  1. The low bidder was interviewed and ultimately selected on all bid packages.

$749,627.00     (Local Contractor)

$583,101.70     (Local Contractor)

$479,300.00     (Bowling Green) AWARDED

$1,071,000.00     (BP 035 General Trades)

$675,000.00        (BP 040 Masonry)