Sound Off: Moving contract
I see that the moving company hired to move the library is not a local company. Who determined what company was hired? Were the Lawrence-based moving companies allowed to bid the move?
John Wilkins of Gould Evans, the architectural firm on the $18 million library project, provided this answer: The library, in conjunction with Gould Evans, solicited proposals from moving companies that had relevant experience moving libraries, including local moving companies. Interviews were held with the two companies that provided the lowest bids, including a local company. It was the consensus of the library, Gould Evans and the city that the best value for the library was to proceed with Beltmann out of Lenexa.