Lowest Bid for Higgins Middle School Lower Than Expected

Agostini-Bacon Construction Co. gave a bid of $68.2 million.

An artist's rendering of the new J. Henry Higgins Middle School. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
An artist's rendering of the new J. Henry Higgins Middle School. Photo credit: Patch file photo.

The lowest bidder for the J. Henry Higgins Middle School came in $2.7 million below what the city anticipated to pay for the new school, reported The Salem News. 

Agostini-Bacon Construction Co. gave the lowest bid at $68.2 million. The company also provided an estimate for an “alternate” piece of the project -- $600,000 for an “irrigation system and the terrazzo flooring” for the school, reported The Salem News.

Read the full Salem News article.

The Peabody City Council last year approved $92.6 million for the total construction project. Read more about the specifics of the planned school.

The construction of the new school should be done in June 2016. Field construction should be done between July 2016 and April 2017. 

Agostini-Bacon Construction Co. has worked on a number of local projects, including the new Danvers High School

Johnny D June 25, 2014 at 07:55 PM
I actually had to look up what "Rousselot" is...never heard of it before...guess that is because it always has, and always will be, Eastman Gelatine to me!
Faith Marie James June 26, 2014 at 11:35 AM
Why is that part of Peabody a "slum"? If you are so mad about it, secede and become your own"city" and figure out how you would survive that way without our money from our businesses , our electric company and water that support you. I am sick of West Peabody and their whining..you exist because of Peabody.. All the kids go to Higgins because Kennedy got shut down, so get over yourself.
Bjean June 26, 2014 at 02:18 PM
Hey, how about, IF YOU DONT LIKE PEABODY..... MOVE!!!!!!
mark June 27, 2014 at 08:25 AM
West Peabody should secede from Peabody!
mark June 27, 2014 at 08:28 AM
Rousselot is making that whole neighborhood smell like sh*t! That whole area should have been demolished and developed! I'm sure the people in that neighborhood would gladly give back the tax $$$ to not have that horrible odor coming from that facility!


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