The Rutherford County Board of Education have called a special meeting for 5:00 o'clock Monday night (8/1/11) to determine what is needed to get the the Stewart's Creek High School plans going again. State law requires that old bids for the proposed Smyrna school be thrown-out.
The Tennessee Board of Licensing Contractors ruled that all bids must be resubmitted because of discrepencies. As you recall, there were six firms who bid on the project and Nashville's Hardaway Construction Company was the low bidder. However, that had to be chalked when it was discovered that the masonary firm that Hardaway included had an expired license. Despite the fact that Stewart's Creek High is slated to open in August, 2013, state officials ruled that problems with JTK Masonary will cause bids to be thrown out.
The problem surfaced when Hardaway complained to the state when their $41.26-million bid was reportedly replaced by a firm with more than a half-million dollar higher cost. Robert S. Biscan of Brentwood proposes to build the school for $41.923-million.
The special meeting will take place at the school's central office at 2240 Southpark Boulevard. WGNS News will keep you informed.