Regents approve contractor for new Health Sciences building

by Darin Allred | Apr 28, 2015 <p> </p>

Regents of the North Central Texas Community College District unanimously approved Plyler Construction as the contractor to construct the new Leo and Mabel Scott Health Science Center on the Gainesville campus.

Plyler was approved for their alternate bid of $7,993,000 with a completion date of July 5, 2016. Regents were happy that the bid came in more than $1.7 million below cost estimates. Plyler is also currently working on the new Industrial Technology Center, located next to the current Career Technology Center.

Regents also approved the renewal of the food service contract with Great Western Dining, who has been the sole provider of food service on the Gainesville campus since 1994. The contract includes a 3 percent increase for the 2015-16 contract term. Admission Department meal rate for prospective students will increase by 25 cents, catering prices will increase by 2.5 percent, and snack bar prices will increase by 3 percent.

The board then approved the renewal of Administrative and Professional contracts. They also approved the employment of Rebecca Fonte as Controller, Jacob McBee as Instructional Designer for the RITA Grant, and Belinda Perez-Hernandez as Education and Employment Coach with the RITA Grant.

Monday's meeting marked the final one for outgoing regent David Flusche. Mr. Flusche has served on the board since 2004, but decided not to seek re-election. NCTC President Dr. Brent Wallace and Board Chairman Bill Ledbetter presented Flusche with a framed 1924 dollar coin to commemorate the opening of the college in 1924.

All members were present for Monday's meeting.

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