Agenda Item No. ____________

Washburn University Board of Regents

SUBJECT: Modification and replacement of fire alarm system

Project No. P-9809

BACKGROUND: Bids were received for Modification and Replacement of Fire Alarm System in seven campus buildings (Bennett, Carnegie, Garvey, Henderson, Mabee, Morgan, and Stoffer) and totaled $688,090. Capital Improvement funds of $203,000 were budgeted in FY98 to begin this project. At the December 2000 Board meeting, the Board approved awarding contracts to Davin Electric and Simplex Time Records totaling $128,445 for three buildings (Carnegie, Mabee and Bennett) to begin this project. Subsequent to that action, the Fire Marshal requested we expedite the fire alarm system modification and replacement project by including Stoffer and completing the installation of a fire alarm control panel in the Campus Police Department for the annunciation of alarms from the Living Learning Center, West Hall and Kuehne Hall.

DESCRIPTION: The costs associated with adding Stoffer to the project approved last month are $64,180. The costs associated with installation of the fire alarm control panel in the Campus Police Department are $44,346.22. The fire alarm control panel installation and fiber line will be a change order to the Living Learning Center project to Torgeson Electric Company. Total amount required is $108,526.22.


Expenditure of $74,555 from Capital Improvement Account 03-00302, the balance remaining from the $203,000 allocation less the $128,445 approved last month for Carnegie, Mabee and Bennett. Expenditure of $33,971.22 from the Living Learning Center contingency. Total commitments from LLC contingency including this request is $221,876, leaving a $300,919 contingency balance.


President Farley recommends the Board of Regents approve award of contracts to Davin Electric for $23,300 and Simplex Time Records for $36,880 to make Modification and Replacement of Fire Alarm System in Stoffer, and approval of a change order to Torgeson Electric Company for $44,346.22 to provide fiber line from Morgan Hall to the LLC for fire alarm networking and alarm control panel.

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Date Jerry B. Farley, President

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