This week we made final selections for some of our key subcontractors for the construction of our Spring Garden campus. Each of these firms will function as design/build contractors for their specific trades and specialties under subcontract to our General Contractor, Arthur Funk & Sons Construction (Funk).
Funk initially proposed soliciting bids from 7 to 10 companies for each trade using firms they have previously worked with together with others recommended by our Building Committee. The Building Committee then worked closely with Funk to narrow the bidders list for each trade, and in effect prequalified each bidder based upon our collective positive experiences with them on other projects.
In the end, proposals were received from 3 to 5 bidders for each trade, and the low bidder was selected for each specialty as follows:
Sprinkler / Fire Protection – Precision Fire Protection, Inc., Reinholds, PA
Plumbing – Garden Spot Mechanical, Inc., Manheim, PA
HVAC – Tuckey Mechanical, Inc., Carlisle, PA
Electrical – CV Services, Inc., Mechanicsburg, PA
Each of these companies will do the detailed design and installation of their building systems using the design criteria provided by our engineering consultants for each of these specialty areas. Along the way they will work with Funk and the Building Committee to “value engineer” the project by suggesting ways to cut cost and improve efficiency based upon their past experience. The Building Committee is pleased to welcome each of these firms to our overall design/construction team for the project!