Published September 26, 2012
Roof repairs for Lacey City Hall buildings will go to bid for second timeCHELSEA KROTZER
A roof-repair project for buildings at Lacey City Hall’s campus off College Street will go to bid for a second time, pending a City Council vote. The project went to bid in August and was awarded to Tatley/Grund of Seattle for $199,912, excluding tax. “We discovered we didn’t give adequate notice and solicitation,” said Wade Duffy, city building official and fire marshal. “It was a crossing the T’s and dotting the I’s issue that could turn out to be a big thing if we don’t step back two steps.” The project involves roof repair and some painting on city buildings, including the police station that’s part of the campus. “There were a few minor leaks into the building due to water intrusion,” Duffy said. Some of the roofing is part of the original 1979 structure. Poor weather during the January storms increased the need for repairs. “It started with the storm, and water was dripping into the building,” Duffy said. The first bidding process attracted two bidders. If the council approves Thursday night, the project will go to bid again Monday. Construction will start shortly after the project is awarded, Duffy said. Repairs are expected to cost between $200,000 and $225,000 and take several weeks. Representatives from 10 firms had a pre-bid walkthrough this week, Duffy said.