Purcell Municipal Hospital (PMH)

The Purcell City Council in a special meeting October 14 approved a maximum guaranteed price for the new hospital.

The award to general contractor Waldrip Construction states the turn-key price will not exceed $13,982,398.

Two other bids were also awarded.

The first bid for the electrical sub-contractor was rejected September 15 on advice of the contractor.

The low bidder in that round was Metro Tech Electrical Contractors. The owner, Alan Hadley, addressed the council, stating his belief that his bid then was unfairly rejected.

The Metro base bid was $1,101,300 with an alternate bid at $34,500.

The council’s response was that they hired professionals to guide the city through the process.

They then voted to award the electrical subcontract to Osborn Electrical at a cost of $1,419,232.

That bid included two alternates.

The final contract awarded was for the nurse call system.

That award was postponed in September to allow time for a demonstration for hospital officials.

That contract went to York with a bid of $47,662.

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