City Council Rejects Renaissance Square Renovation Contract

By Scott Sarvay

October 13, 2010 Updated Oct 13, 2010 at 5:26 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - A number of Fort Wayne City Council members want more say over which contractor gets to renovate the old Renaissance Square building.

It's a dispute that could delay city and county government co-location downtown.

City Council on Tuesday rejected a $4.6 million contract to renovate 200 east Berry, the future home of several city and county offices.

CCI Commercial Construction submitted the low base bid, which city administrators say made it the winning contractor.

But five members on council say a second contractor actually undercut CCI, when the total bid was analyzed.

Fort Wayne Councilman Tom Smith " I've got a meeting with the administration later this afternoon to talk about this, to see what we can get worked out. There's a lot of confusion out there. I've heard from a number of other contractors and businessmen, they just don't know always what it's going to be from contract to contract."

The issue could come up for another vote October 26th.

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