BARNEGAT, NJ - The Barnegat Board of Education has scheduled a special virtual meeting today at 5 pm. Board members will once again vote on approval of replacing the HVAC system at the Russell O. Brackman Middle School. On May 27th, the board unanimously awarded the $1.7M contract to Framan Mechanical, the lowest bidder on the project.

"Framan now claims they miscalculated their bid and has sent in a letter withdrawing it,” said Board of Education President Michael Hickey. “They cited their inability to successfully execute the contract for the amount proposed."

At today's meeting, board members will move on to the next lowest bid as proposed by EACM Corporation. Their bid for the HVAC Replacement Project is $1,877,000.

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Virtual meeting instructions for today's meeting are as follows:

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