Low bid comes in at $18.8 million
Once the second number was read, they scattered, leaving the Town’s Assistant Engineer, a visibly annoyed Haislip Hayes, to answer a few scattered questions from representatives of the two bidding firms and one journalist.
“They” being the eight or so curious Town staffers, who had assembled in the hopes of witnessing a miracle that did not occur.
At the Wednesday, April 18 Mammoth Town Council meeting, Public Works Director Grady Dutton had said at one point, in an aside, that he was optimistic the proposed Multi-Use Facility project might draw up to five bidders.
At the actual bid opening on April 25, there were only two bidders: Spiess Construction of Santa Maria and AMG Construction of Santa Clarita.
Spiess’s base bid: $19.8 million.
AMG’s base bid: $18.8 million.