The Ferndale City Council approved another set of bids for construction of “The dot” in the amount of more than $4.1 million, including $714,250 that will go to a Ferndale company, Madison Heights Glass.

The Ferndale City Council approved another set of bids for construction of “The dot” in the amount of more than $4.1 million, including $714,250 that will go to a Ferndale company, Madison Heights Glass.

File rendering


Ferndale business among many bids approved for ‘dot’ construction

By: Mike Koury | Woodward Talk | Published March 12, 2019

Advertisement

FERNDALE — The Ferndale City Council approved its third set of bids for construction related to the development on Troy, a mixed-use parking structure project known as “The dot.”

Approved at the Feb. 25 meeting, the third package included nine bids for a total of $4,158,353 that will be paid from the city’s auto parking fund.

The bids are for masonry; fire suppression; a parking space management system; precast concrete work; sheet metal; glazing; structural steel and miscellaneous metals; waterproofing and coatings; and heating, ventilating and air conditioning. The highest bid value was for $1,180,000 to Nelson Ironworks for the structural steel and miscellaneous metals.

Interim City Manager Joseph Gacioch said there still are more bids to come to approve, such as painting, but they are smaller in nature compared to the bigger-ticket items recently approved.

“We’re taking a little bit more time with some of the smaller trade work like that, but we expect those contracts (soon) and (will) bring those to council (this) month,” he said.

Gacioch made reference to how Community and Economic Development Director Jordan Twardy and his team wanted to get as many Ferndale businesses to bid for construction work as they could. One Ferndale company was selected, Madison Heights Glass, to provide the glazing work on the project. Madison Heights Glass is located near East Nine Mile and Hilton roads.

The company’s bid was valued at $714,250.

“Jordan’s team really lobbied hard to include as many Ferndale businesses as possible with the bid process,” Gacioch said.

Councilman Dan Martin said he was grateful that the city was able to give at least one of the contracts to a Ferndale company.

“We wanted to emphasize that in the bid process and I’m glad we were able to do that,” he said. “They’re a great company — a great local company — and it’s nice to be able to keep some of this at home.”

Advertisement