Port of Ephrata

On February 27th, bids were accepted by the Port for the first of three phases re: the construction of the nine T-Hangars i.e. “Building 52” project.  The result was no qualified bids were received while just one unqualified bid came in.  The one unqualified bidder’s number was nearly double the amount projected by the engineering firm i.e. Ardurra, the project manager, which pushed the total cost significantly higher than had been budgeted.  As such, the Port has placed the project on HOLD pending further evaluation of the situation to see if there are more cost-effective paths to take.  Rising prevailing wages and raw materials are to blame for the cost increase.