With a design currently sitting at 65% completion, the Bethel pool project will soon come one step closer to realization. The City has accepted the final bids for contractors and a decision should come by Thursday or Friday of next week.
The city has received seven contractor bids for the Yukon Kuskokwim Regional Aquatic Health and Safety Center, or the Bethel Pool Project.
“From that group the evaluation team will select the winning company to award the bid,” Bethel City Manager Lee Foley said. The evaluation team is comprised of representatives from the city and Project Develompent Services—the project manager.
“The evaluation team will then sit down with council and inform council who they selected and more importantly what the winning points were and why they were selected.”
Foley said the city is looking for a contractor that can work well with the project maanger and the architect to move the design forward as well as “meet the requirements of the Request for Proposal as far as construction materials and putting everything together correctly and make sure it’s the very best possible facility that we can do.”
Foley says that a decision should be made by November 16th. Construction on the foundation is tentatively planned to start this January, once all the pilings are delivered.