By ROBERT PIERCE
• Leader & Times
The Seward County Health Department will soon have a new home, and work will likewise be taking place to remodel the building where that home will be.
The county issued a release Thursday saying the county commission will accept two sealed bids for the demolition and remodel of Women Infants and Children clinic and office spaces on the first floor and the health clinic on the second floor of the building formerly known as The Professional Building at 1411 W. 15th Street in Liberal.
Sealed bids will be received in the county clerk’s office at 515 N. Washington, Suite 100, in Liberal until 10 a.m. Thursday, June 21. At that time, the bids will be publicly opened and read.
“The envelopes should be plainly marked ‘WIC Renovation’ and ‘Health Clinic Renovations,’” the county’s release said. “Bids received after the scheduled time will be returned unopened.”
Bids will be presented to the county commission at a special meeting on June 25.
The work consists of the demolition of some of the existing walls, cabinets and flooring and rebuilding walls, countertops, cabinets, built in work stations and flooring and more in the building at the 1411 W. 15th location.
Project information and specifications may be obtained in the Seward County Clerk’s office, and all bidders were scheduled to attend a pre-bid conference onsite today at 1411 W. 15th.
“The successful bidder will be required to provide a performance bond following the award of the contract,” the release said. “All contractors and subcontractors that work on the project must be licensed with Seward County. Contractor is responsible for obtaining all/any required permits through Seward County Planning & Zoning Department.”
Solicitations from qualified minority and women-owned businesses, firms and individuals are encouraged by Seward County.
“This encouragement does not imply preference, and all solicitations will be evaluated equally,” the release said.
The release also said no bidder may withdraw their bid 30 days after the receipt of bids.
“The Board of County Commissioners of Seward County, Kansas, reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, the right to waive any or all irregularities therein and the right to accept the bid deemed to be in the best interest of the county,” the release concluded.
For questions or inquiries, contact Greg Rice with the Seward County Maintenance Department at 620-626-3336 or 620-482-1289.