FARMINGTON -- The construction of two new Davis County metal buildings has attracted plenty of interest.
On Tuesday, the Davis County Commission received 14 bids to build a 40-foot-by-80-foot free-span metal building on Legacy Events Center grounds, and 14 bids to build a 100-foot-by-120-foot metal building for the Davis County Sheriff's Office to bring some office equipment in from inclement weather.
The bids will be reviewed, with the winning bid or bids to be awarded at a future commission meeting.
The bids for the sheriff's building range from a high of $949,000 to a low of $342,500, while bids for the event center building range from $463,294 to $213,100.
All 14 contractors who provided bids to the county took the opportunity to bid on both projects, as well as provide a combined bid for both projects.
The lowest combined bid submitted for both buildings was $597,400 by Elk Valley Construction, of Layton.
Because of the wide array of bids submitted for the projects, the county will have to carefully review each bid to ensure it covers the specifics of the project, said Davis County Property Manager Tony Thompson.
"A lot of interest. To have 14 bids come in on a project this size is rewarding," he said.
The building at Legacy Events Center in Farmington, to be built south of the grandstands, will include restrooms, showers, a mezzanine storage area and an open maintenance-garage bay.
The sheriff's building will be south of Davis Work Center, 883 W. Clark Lane, in Farmington. The building will include restrooms, a storage area and an open-bay garage.
The county has budgeted $750,000 to complete both projects, Davis County Clerk/Auditor Steve Rawlings said.
Nearly half of the bids submitted would allow the county to stay within its budgeted amount for the projects.
Thompson said the hope is to have the buildings complete within six months.