Quandel Construction Group Inc. emerged as the apparent low bidder for general construction contract for the County of Lackawanna Transit System's long-awaited intermodal transportation center in downtown Scranton.
In all, officials from COLTS and construction manager Michael Baker International on Tuesday opened 13 bids for the five contracts that will be awarded for the center on Lackawanna Avenue.
Quandel, of Scranton, submitted a base bid of $5,770,543 for the general construction contract. The other bidders were Lobar Inc., Dillsburg, at $6,220,000 and Wilmer R. Schultz Inc., Emmaus, at $7,446,608.
COLTS executive director Robert Fiume said the construction manager will review the bids and make recommendations to the agency, possibly by the end of the week.
The COLTS board is expected to award the construction contracts at its meeting next Tuesday, he said. Work on the center could start in August, with a completion date in late 2015.
The $12.4 million intermodal center, which will be built on the current site of the State Office Building parking lot, will be a hub for COLTS buses, commercial buses and taxis. It will also be used by train riders if passenger rail service to metropolitan New York is eventually restored.
COLTS received two bids each for the plumbing and fire protection contracts and three bids each for the electrical and HVAC contracts.
The other apparent low bidders were: plumbing, O&M Multi-Trade Inc., Jessup, $164,900; HVAC, Robert P. Harrington Inc., Scranton, $247,000; electrical, Urban Electrical Contractors Inc., Dunmore, $851,000, and fire protection, S.A. Comunale Co. Inc, West Lawn, $48,868.
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