Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. appears to be the likely builder of Clarke County’s new high school. Shockey’s $23.3M bid was just $69K less than the next lowest bidder. Shockey’s positive local reputation and years of experience makes the slated July 9th contract award a near certainty for the Winchester builder.
“Shockey is thrilled to have the opportunity to build another one of Virginia’s public high schools — especially right here in our own backyard. We will give our very best effort to the school board,” said Shockey Vice President, Jeff Boehm.
Bid amounts ranged between Shockey’s $23.3M low to a high of nearly $25.9M. Before making a formal award Clarke County staff will evaluate all of the bids for compliance with the request for proposal specifications and for vendor qualifications. The Clarke County School board will announce the apparent contract winner on June 25th at 2:00 pm.
Approximately $29M of funding has been earmarked for the new facility.
School Board member, Janet Alger said that she was very pleased with the bid amounts. “It’s exciting to have this come in within the budget for the new building,” Alger said. “This is a tremendous step forward.”
Board of Supervisor Chairman Michael Hobert was also present for the bid response opening. “The bid amounts are very competitive and look very good for our community,” Hobert said.
Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. is one of Virginia’s largest general contracting and construction management companies. The family-owned business provides construction services throughout the mid-Atlantic region and was founded in Winchester, Virginia in 1896. The firm is one of the oldest continuously operating building contractors in Virginia.
CCPS Superintendent, Dr. Michael Murphy said that he was elated with the procurement response. “This has been a long, long journey for the Clarke County community. Getting to the point where we are ready to award a contract is thanks to the collaborative effort of many individuals.”
Murphy said that school and finance staff will spend the next week checking and double checking the bid submissions. “We have a lot of work to do in the week ahead.”
The following bids details were announced during today’s meeting:
|Vendor||Base Bid ($)||Town Water Line Breakout Cost ($)||Temporary Entrance Breakout Cost ($)|
|Shockey & Sons, Winchester, VA||23.3M||18K||59K|
|Nielson Builders, Harrisonburg, VA||23.369M||16K||8K|
|Dustin Construction, Ijamsville, MD||23.438M||72.1K||57.8K|
|Caldwell & Santmeyer, Berryville, VA||23.7M||15K||45K|
|Hess Construction, Gaithersburg, MD||23.95M||15K||30K|
|Waynesboro Construction, Frederick, MD||24.148M||12K||52K|
|Lobar, Inc., Dillsburg, PA||24.283M||72K||60K|
|Henley Construction, Gaithersburg, MD||25.377M||40K||60K|
|Lantz construction, Winchester, VA||25.789M||12K||22K|
|Mid Eastern Builders, Chesapeake, VA||25.870M||14K||40K|
|VF Pavone Construction, Manassas, VA||26.363M||12K||54K|