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Response rate high for school furniture bid


The Grand Coulee Dam School District received 17 responses to its advertisement to bid on furniture for the new school, but only two of the companies gave a full response to the specifications, Superintendent Dennis Carlson told the board Monday night.

Carlson said that the district is going over the bids now and will make a recommendation to the board sometime in April.

He said the bid material furnished to prospective companies included 103 line items.

Carlson told the board that bids could come in some $200,000 below initial estimates.

One furniture manufacturer, here several weeks ago to tour the facility and take final room measurements, stated that if his firm was selected the furniture would be trucked to the site and it would take workers about 10 days to set up.

That would make delivery sometime around Labor Day.

Carlson said that some chairs might have the school’s logo on them and then be used to reward students and let them sit in the special logo-noted chairs. He said this is still being considered.

One thing is certain, the school will have all new furniture.

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