Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Torrance County Bid Award To Stand.

Byline: Rory McClannahan Journal Staff Writer

Firm Protested Fire Station Bid

The Torrance County Commission reiterated its support of a bid award for work on the county's District 2 fire station despite a letter of protest from a contractor who bid on the project.

LTV Construction sent the commission a letter of protest over the awarding of a $135,000 contract to A-Plus Construction to build a 4,000-square-foot building next to the existing fire station in northwestern Torrance County. The letter was presented to the commission at its regular meeting Sept. 13.

LTV complained that A-Plus hadn't submitted a surety bond with the package or submitted a bid for several attachments to the bid package, which LTV said violates state procurement laws. …

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