Agenda Item No. ____________

Washburn University Board of Regents

SUBJECT: Award of Contract for Living Learning Center, Stauffer Commons, and

Memorial Student Union Signage and Wayfinding Package


On March 27, 2001, a bid document was issued for the Living Learning Center, Stauffer Commons and Memorial Student Union Signage and Wayfinding Package. Among the items included in this bid package are: building directories, dedication plaque, 62 donation plaques, directional signs, individual room signs, bulletin boards, exterior building signage, signs for all union market concepts, and menu signs. Bid proposals were publicly opened and tabulated at 2:00 p.m. on April 4, 2001.


The bids submitted are as follows:

Base Bid Alternate No. 1 Total

All Signs $208,780 $ 5,938 $214,718

Dimensial Innovation 224,243 No submittal 224,243

Star Signs and Graphics 131,865 10,200 142,065

University staff and the project architects analyzed the bids. Packages were considered and selected based on cost and value added to the project.


Budgeted funds available for signage are as follows:

LLC $ 41,000

Union Remodel and Stauffer Commons 90,000

Total Available $131,000

A separate budget was identified in miscellaneous costs for the bulletin boards (pin up boards) to be mounted outside each residence hall room in LLC. These bulletin boards were included in the signage bid package. Therefore, the total budget available is:

Total Available for Signage $131,000

Bulletin Board Estimate 11,550

Grand Total Available $142,550

The lowest and best bidder, Star Signs and Graphics, Inc., is within budgeted funds.


President Farley recommends the Board of Regents approve awarding the contract for the packages selected to Star Signs and Graphics, Inc. in the amount of $142,065.

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Date Jerry Farley, President

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