2016-07-14 / Front Page

Unbridgeable gap?



Two companies that bid on the Stackpole Bridge project in Saco last year have have informed they may sue the city over the way it conducted the bidding process and awarded a contract. The contract was awarded to CMP Constructors after the city council allocated $370,000 last year, in addition to the $990,000 bond approved by voters in 2014, in order to rehabilitate the bridge for historical preservation instead of replacing it with a new bridge. The city announced last month that the original rehabilitation plan had been modified and the only part of the bridge that would remain is the center archway. Two other companies - Chesterfield Associates and Maritime Construction - say the city should have initiated a new bid if CPM Constructors wasn’t able to to follow their original proposal to rehabilitate the bridge. (Ben Meiklejohn photo) Two companies that bid on the Stackpole Bridge project in Saco last year have have informed they may sue the city over the way it conducted the bidding process and awarded a contract. The contract was awarded to CMP Constructors after the city council allocated $370,000 last year, in addition to the $990,000 bond approved by voters in 2014, in order to rehabilitate the bridge for historical preservation instead of replacing it with a new bridge. The city announced last month that the original rehabilitation plan had been modified and the only part of the bridge that would remain is the center archway. Two other companies - Chesterfield Associates and Maritime Construction - say the city should have initiated a new bid if CPM Constructors wasn’t able to to follow their original proposal to rehabilitate the bridge. (Ben Meiklejohn photo)

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