COCC Board Awards Three Bids


The Central Oregon Community College board of directors awarded bids for construction of the new culinary building, equipment for that facility and construction of a new classroom wing at a special board meeting on Tuesday.

The largest of the bids was for construction of the culinary building. The contract was awarded to HSW Builders for $4,989,000. The Culinary Building will provide a state-of-the-art facility with three kitchens, a demonstration theatre and a 60-seat dining lab, allowing the Cascade Culinary Institute to train more than 100 students per year. Funds for this project are provided through the COCC Foundation Capital Campaign, a state grant through the Oregon Lottery and the COCC Capital Project Fund.

This bid also includes site improvements related to the Campus Village Mixed-Use project. Expenses for the site improvements will eventually be recovered through project revenues.

For the equipment, the bid went to Bargreen Ellingson for $706,656. This includes the equipment for the three kitchens.

For the new classroom wing, HSW Builders was the successful bidder at $1,717,000. This addition will provide much-needed classrooms and offices and will provide an elevator in the two-story building.

Funds for this project are provided through the Go Oregon! Stimulus Funds, General Obligation Bonds and Oregon Lottery Funds.


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