MU Accepts Bids for Demolition of University Village Apartments

2 years 1 month 1 week ago June 19, 2014 Jun 19, 2014 Thursday, June 19 2014 Thursday, June 19, 2014 2:24:00 PM CDT in News
By: James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri received bids Thursday from 10 companies interested in demolishing the University Village apartments.

The lowest bid came from Marschel Wrecking out of Fenton at nearly $379,000. JC Industries out of Jefferson City placed the highest bid at just over $1.5 million. Bids include the cost of demolition and asbestos removal  in addition to the cost of recycling half of the demolished material.

Two of the 10 companies are from mid-Missouri, both in Jefferson City. Four other bidders are Missouri-based companies and four are out-of-state companies. 

The university opened bidding for the demolition several weeks ago and set an initial deadline of June 12 for bids to be submitted. That deadline was extended to allow companies to add potential removal costs of asbestos and hazardous materials to their bids.

The apartment complex will close June 30 in response to a deadly walkway collapse on February 22 that killed Columbia Firefighter Lt. Bruce Britt.

The companies that submitted bids to the university are:

Marschel Wrecking, out of Fenton, submitted a bid of $378,940.

Spirtas Wrecking Co., based in St. Louis, submitted a bid of $430,000.

Kaw Valley Companies, out of Kansas City, Kansas, submitted a bid of $521,026.

Gator Industrial, out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, submitted a bid of $540,000.

Ahrens Contracting, based in St. Louis, submitted a bid of $555,000.

Jeff Schnieders Construction Co., based in Jefferson City, submitted a bid of $599,490.

Midland Wrecking, out of Lenexa, Kansas, submitted a bid of $664,755.

Dore & Associates Contracting, out of Bay City, Michigan, submitted a bid of $717,600.

Earthworks Excavation & Associates, based in Higginsville, submitted a bid of $864,000.

JC Industries, out of Jefferson City, submitted a bid of $1,518,000.

MU does not have a timeline yet for when it will chose a company. The university said it hoped to have demolition start between mid-July and early August.

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