Four construction companies from across the country have submitted bids to Beverly Hills for the completion of the city's $85-million civic center.
The bids were submitted upon the completion of a nationwide search for a contractor to complete the final phase of the civic center project, which includes police headquarters, library expansion, a community theater and arts center and the plaza. The project will be located on Rexford Drive on the same site as City Hall.
Hensel Phelps Construction Co. of Greeley, Colo., submitted the lowest bid at $55.9 million dollars. Gust K. Newberg Construction Co. of Chicago put in the next-lowest bid with an offer of $57.1 million. Continental-Heller Corp. of Long Beach bid $58 million and Blount Bros. Corp. of Alabama bid $59.3 million. Ten other companies expressed interest in the project but dropped out without submitting bids.
Public Service Director Mel Odom, who is in charge of the project, said that all four bids submitted to the city clerk last week would be evaluated and rated by the city's staff. The council will select the contractor.