Article, "Low Student Union Bid by Olson Firm"


Article, "Low Student Union Bid by Olson Firm"


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An article from the Lincoln Journal & Star from the 17th of April in 1937 discussing the finalization of the construction bid for the Student Union. It details the list of bids (and those who didn't win the final bid) from the local companies asked to construct the building.


Lincoln Journal & Star


Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries


1937, Apr. 17


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Lincoln Company Will Build University Structure for $191,928 Contract.

Olson Construction company of Lincoln, with a basic bid of $191,928, was low bidder for the general contract for the construction of the University of Nebraska student activities building, it was announced Friday afternoon by Davis and Wilson, architects for the University of Nebraska Dormitory corporation.

Other basic bids for the general contract were:
W.J. Assenmacher company, Lincoln, $200,864
Ernest Rokahr & Sons, Lincoln, $206,100
A. Borchman & Son, Omaha, $209,754
Manhattan Construction company, Muskogee, Okl., $214,417
Parsons Construction company, Omaha, $222,700

It is expected that the contract will be awarded at a meeting of the board of regents Saturday morning.

G.H. Wents of Lincoln submitted the low basic bid of $62,163 for the heating, plumbing and ventilating contract. Other proposals were: E.L. Rodwell, Omaha, $62,325, and Newberg & Bookstrom, Lincoln, $63,600.

The low bid for the electric wiring was $12,197, made by the A.B.C. Electric company of Lincoln. Figures also submitted were: Gregg Electric company, Lincoln, $13,935; Pioneer Electric company, Lincoln, $15,190; H.W. Miller Electric company, Omaha, $16,900, and Schon Electric company, Lincoln, $19,335.

Western Brick and Supply company of Lincoln offered to supply face brick for the structure at $22.95 per thousand for special texture, $23.95 for end cut and $37.50 for tan, against the prices of $23.75, $24.75 and $38.90, submitted by the Yankee Hill Brick company, also of Lincoln.

Low bidder for the finish hardware contract was the Lahr Hardware company, Lincoln, with a proposal of $3,125. The other bids were: Rudge & Guenzel company, Lincoln, $3,445.29; Johnson Hardware company, Omaha, $3,679; Nelson, Johnson & Doudna, Omaha, $3,979, and Vieth Hardware company, Lincoln, $4,194.65


Low Student Union Bid by OIson Firm


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