Tisbury selectmen approve ESF contract extension

Work proceeds on the new Tisbury Emergency Services Facility.
File photo by Ralph Stewart

Work proceeds on the new Tisbury Emergency Services Facility.

The Tisbury selectmen approved a contract extension Tuesday for NETCO, the project management company that provides the project manager to oversee the town’s emergency services facility (ESF) construction. The six-month extension, which runs from May 26 through November 26, will cost $60,304.

Seaver Construction, the general contractor for the project, is several months behind schedule, due to a botched concrete floor and remedial and weatherproofing work. The contract completion date for the project was June 4, 2011. A $1,000 a day penalty clause in Seaver’s contract for non-completion of the project kicked in earlier this month.

Money from such a penalty usually covers extending contracts for the architect and project manager, as well as other expenses associated with a project’s delayed completion.

“The town will protect its rights and enforce the contract accordingly, especially for costs for additional services, which are not without recourse,” town administrator John Bugbee said.