Awards Bid For New High School
The Monomoy Regional
School Committee Wednesday night unanimously awarded the bid to build
the new Monomoy High School to Fontaine Bros. of Springfield. The $49.3
million bid is more than $5 million lower than construction estimates.
Fontaine was one of
three firms to submit bids for the project, all of which were
significantly lower than estimates. The $49.3 million bid accepted by
the school committee includes several alternatives for a new track,
artificial turf and ballfield lights.
When architects and
owners' project manager fees are added to the construction cost, the
total project cost comes to just under $60 million, said building
committee co-chairman Ed McManus. Last Auguest, Chatham and Harwich
voters appropriated a total of $64 million for the new school, more than
half of which will eventually be paid by the state.
Fontaine is the same
firm that constructed Ashland High School, the model school upon which
the design of Monomoy High School is based, Superintendent of Schools
Carolyn Cragin said.
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details on this story in next Thursday's Chronicle.
Jan. 25, 12:30 p.m.
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