Pierre City Commission Approves Bid For HVAC Replacement at Pierre Aquatic Center

(KCCR) — The Pierre City Commission has approved a bid to replace aging H-VAC equipment at the Pierre Aquatic Center. Parks Director Tom Farnsworth says two companies brought forward very competitive bids…

“They were from Allied Plumbing in Pierre for a bid of $342, 200 and a bid from Tessier’s of Mitchell, with a bid of $340,000. We’ve reviewed all the data with the engineers and we would like to recommend that the city consider accepting the low bid of Tessier’s of Mitchell in the amount of 340,000 dollars.”
The project to replace one of HVAC units on the roof of the Aquatic Center is a budgeted project for 2019. The city budgeted 380-thousand dollars for the replacement which means will come in under budget by around 40-thousand dollars. Commissioner Jamie Huizenga says the city is getting a good deal on the system…

“Anytime we see these bids that tight you have to make the assumption that we’re getting competitive bids. Sometimes you have some anomalies, but I mean, on a project that big to be within $2,000 of each other’s is quite…quite remarkable and so I guess we it’s…it’s under what we estimated and two bids and reputable contractors that we we’ve all heard of them and they’ve done work so I guess I’m comfortable with it.”
Mayor Steve Harding noted that Allied has done previous work in the building including replacement of the boiler system. The unit being replaced on the roof of the Pierre Aquatic Center is one of the building’s original H-VAC units.