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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Final Four

The college basketball season may have just begun, but the Huntsman School is already focused on a Final Four of its own. After seven construction companies submitted bids to build our new building, the selection committee narrowed the field down to four.

Ken Snyder
The process may not have involved three-pointers at the buzzer or Cinderella stories, but a great deal of thought and effort went into making the selections. Each of the bids were given a score in four criteria: past performance rating, strength of contractor’s team, project management approach and experience with working in a campus environment. The four contractors with the highest combined score were added to the short list.

For a detailed breakdown of the scoring, click on the pdf titled "Short Listing" on this link. The following four firms made the short list:

Layton Construction
Jacobsen Construction
Gramoll Construction
Spindler Construction

Fortunately, we didn’t have to look at strength-of-schedule or tinker with a complex formula like RPI. But these four firms achieved the highest combined scores, and they will present and interview this Wednesday.

No word yet on whether or not Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg will be there to announce the proceedings.

- Ken Snyder

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