Three bids for the Upperman High School addition project have all come in within budget.
Putnam Schools Deputy Director Tim Martin said the bids range from $4.6 million to $4.9 million.
“Of course, we always have concerns about the delivery of goods and things like that,” Martin said. “But this project is not nearly as large as building an entirely new school so we believe we’ll be able to get our product in in a timely manner.”
The work will add four classrooms, a multi-purpose room, and a chorus room. Martin said they have allotted 420 days for the project once the contract is finalized.
The Putnam County School Board will discuss the three bids and which to award at its September 1st meeting.
“I feel good about it,” Martin said. “We have three good solid bids from three local contractors. That’s another thing about this bid, with this being a smaller project it’s something that local contractors can work on. So we’ll have a local contractor working on this project no matter which one we choose.”