Tisbury selectmen approve ESF contract extension

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

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.