Osage County commissioners voted 3-0 Monday to accept a $27,300 bid from an Edmond company to remedy a leaky tile roof and some other maintenance issues at the Osage County Treasurer’s Office.
Four companies submitted bid information, but one of them based its bid on the wrong information about the job. Terry Loftis, a general contractor who has acted as representative for the county in regard to the bidding, pointed out that Sooner Recon, LLC of Tulsa turned in a bid based on information made available the first of the two times that the county put the Treasurer’s Office roof job out for bids — when the county was only looking at having 25 percent of the tile removed, rather than all of it.
The winning bid came from Heritage Hills Construction and Roofing, represented by Andy Lacks. In addition to Heritage Hills and Sooner Recon, the county received bids from Builders Unlimited of Tulsa and Nosak Improvements, Inc. of Tulsa.
Builders Unlimited’s primary bid was in excess of $111,000, which made it the most expensive package. Sooner Recon’s bid wasn’t responsive. That left Heritage Hills as the clear low bidder, but Paul Nosak, of Nosak Improvements, argued Monday that his company — with a primary bid of just over $73,000 — would be prepared to do a better job on the Treasurer’s Office roof.
“We are a custom restoration company,” Nosak said, telling Osage County commissioners his company has done work on structures such as the Mayo and Harwelden mansions. Nosak said he included in his estimate the cost of work that the county’s bid information didn’t mention, but that would be important to a proper rehabilitation of the Treasurer’s Office roof.
Nosak Improvements estimated the job would take 70 days. Heritage Hills’ bid called for 10 days.
Paul Nosak said he didn’t see how the job could be done in 10 days.
“I feel confident with my number of days to do the project,” Lacks said, on behalf of Heritage Hills. He noted that he’ll be penalized if he’s not through on time.
District 3 Commissioner Darren McKinney, noting the distinct price difference, made a motion to go with Heritage Hills.
“Thank you, gentlemen, for showing interest and passion about our roof,” McKinney said.
Loftis told the Journal-Capital that he will supervise the reinstallation of the tile as the project is completed, and will ensure the work is done right and that the tile roof will be good for another 50-70 years.