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Mechanical upgrades OK'd at Guilford


​​​​The Rockford School Board tonight approved mechanical upgrades for Guilford High School, including classroom temperature controls and air conditioning in the school library. The univent upgrades are also prepped for air conditioning, in case district leaders choose to provide air conditioning to classrooms in the future.

The work was initially budgeted at $1.9 million. The additional funding will come from the capital contingency budget. The work was awarded to Stenstrom General Contractor for $1,952,000.

Work includes but is not limited to: removal and replacement of univents and univent piping; ceiling removal and replacement; removal and replacement of HVAC and lighting in the school’s library; providing electric power for univents; providing and installing new covers, relief vents and control systems for univents; and demolition, power and roof patch.

Three companies attended a pre-bid meeting, and two contractors submitted bids:

Stenstrom General Contractor
Base Bid $1,952,000
Alternate 1 $1,365,000

Rockford Structures Construction Company.
Base Bid $2,048,000
Alternate 1 $1,300,000

The base bid includes uninvent upgrades, library HVAC work. Alternate No. 1 includes cooling – air conditioning – for the unit ventilators via air cooled condensing units. Those alternates will not be utilized in this agreement.