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Date of Issue: May 25, 2006

Anna Maria roof bids in

The old maxim that "If at first you don't succeed, try again," certainly worked well for bids on a new roof for the Anna Maria City Hall.

The first round of bidding in April produced only one bid, which was promptly rejected by Mayor SueLynn and the city's engineering firm of Baskerville-Donovan Inc. because the amount was over the city's budget and the bid packet was incomplete.

So, try again.

The city received five bids May 15 for the project on the second go-around, with Roof USA Florida LLC of Weeki Wachee turning in the low bid at $55,720 for the base roof.

Other companies submitting bids were Manson Roofing of Bradenton for $66,122, General Works LLC of Tampa for $65,043, Charles A. Roy Roofing for $64,950 and Sutter Roofing for $69,740.

The companies also submitted bids on a Mansard roof and on three optional additives for the project.

BDI will take all five bids and examine each of them to determine which is the actual lowest bid for all phases of the project.

The city has $66,000 budgeted for a new roof.