Bids were opened during the regular weekly meeting of the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon for the installation of a new culvert on C.R. 600W between C.R. 100N and C.R. 200N. County Engineer Tim Barkey open the nine submitted bids for the project, and the wide range of disparity reflected in those bids baffled even the most veteran of county officials.
After all bids had been opened, the difference between the high and low bid for the construction project totaled in excess of $67,000, a fact which led long-time Commissioner Ed Coil to dryly quip, “Are they all bidding on the same thing?”
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