Whidbey General Hospital awards bid for EMS facility
September 26, 2008 · 10:16 AM
A Snohomish contracting firm won the job Thursday to build Whidbey General Hospital's new Emergency Medical Services building at Bayview.
The hospital board of directors, meeting in special session, accepted the $1,348,000 bid by Corstone Contractor, said Trish Rose, hospital spokeswoman.
The bid was one of six submitted. There was a lower bid, but it was later withdrawn when the firm discovered a calculation error, Rose said. The highest bid was $1,787,000, Rose said. Hospital officials had anticipated construction to cost about $1.7 million, she said.
"We're very pleased," Rose said. "Getting congruent bids is alway a good sign. How often does that happen?"
She said the project is working its way through the permit process, and is on track for completion next spring.
The 4,500-square-foot structure, funded by a levy approved in 2006 and to be built along Highway 525 near Bayview Road, is designed by Mahlum Architects of Seattle and is expected to cost about $2.2 million total.
The new building will have three vehicle bays and will accommodate six people. It will replace the current facility in Freeland, and will be a more efficient location to serve the hospital's coverage area in the South End, Rose said.