On Dec. 11, 2011, the New Kent Board of Supervisors approved Marengo Management's historic high school renovation project bid, which will advertise bids for 45 days.

NEW KENT – New Kent County is taking PPEA bids for the historic high school renovation project.

The board voted unanimously Wednesday to accept an unsolicited PPEA (Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002) bid submitted by Marengo Management on Nov. 25. to renovate the 20,000-square foot 1930 school building (11825 New Kent Highway) for use as an upper level elementary school. By doing so, the county is now open for other bids for 45 days.

The high school renovation project scope includes gutting the existing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing system, as well as stabilizing the entire building, for an upper elementary school (serving grades 3-5).

Marengo has been working on the historic high school project's first phases - site work and the 1950s south building -since November 2012, when the county entered into a $2.65 million contract with the company.

Although Marengo's bid has not been disclosed, Supervisors have approved a total of $8.5 million for the project, meaning that Marengo's bid cannot exceed $5.9 million.

Supervisors also discussed and agreed that the historic renovation project will be overseen by a part-time "Contractor Supervisor," approved by the county.

Martin can be reached by phone at 804-885-0040.