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Architects heading up the design for the new Ward County Office building met with contractors today to answer questions about the plan before the bidding process comes to a close.

Bids for the new buildings will be opened two weeks from today and designers are estimating the project to cost 15-point-3 million dollars.

Lead Architect Don Davison says lots of construction companies are interested in the project which should make for a good competitive bidding process.

Don Davison, Lead Architect) "We've got a base bid that we feel pretty comfortable that's going to be within that margin and we've got a number of alternates that the board has asked us to add into the project that we know are probably going to beyond the budget they've got special reasons for asking for those things."

Once the bids are opened a special Ward County Commission Board meeting will be scheduled to decide which company will be awarded the project, if the bids fall within the budget.

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