County OKs low bid for work at emergency services training center

County commissioners approved a contract bid Tuesday for Pittsburgh-based Caliber Construction Services for the construction of a drafting pit to be added to the county emergency services training center.

The drafting pit, a 30,000-gallon water tank, will enable local and regional fire companies to test their equipment without having to leave the region, Bob Hoffman, of Hoffman Leakey Architects, told commissioners. Firefighters also will be able to train on the equipment.

Caliber’s $158,000 bid was the lowest, he said, and $15,000 will be added to build a concrete apron around the facility at the recommendation of local fire companies, for a contract total of $173,000.

Caliber is also the contractor on the Temple Court annex project.