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Va. Beach says low bid for project has $20M error

Wednesday - 1/8/2014, 9:20am  ET

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Beach officials say the low bid submitted for a bridge project has a $20 million mistake.

The Virginian Pilot (http://bit.ly/K36SZf ) reports that the low bidder, Tampa, Fla.-based PCL Civil Constructors, has asked the city to release it from the project.

Deputy city manager Dave Hansen tells the newspaper that city officials knew there was a problem they opened the bids last month.

City records show that PCL's bid of just under $59 million was about $20 million lower than the second-lowest bid.

A PCL spokeswoman wouldn't comment.

The city sought bids to build a new bridge spanning Lynnhaven Inlet.

Hansen says he's told the second-lowest bidder to be ready to take over the project.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com


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