On Thursday, October 8th the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors voted four to zero to grant the $4.4 million construction contract for the Marshall Main Street Improvement Project to Shirley Contracting Company.

The County solicited invitations for bids on the Marshall Main Street Improvement Project on June 29, 2020 with bids received on August 4, 2020, this being a rebid of the project from canceled solicitation in January 2020. The County received three, responsive bids following a review by County contract CEI firm, WRA, Shirley Contracting Company, LLC was found to be the lowest, responsive bidder. The recommendation to award the contract was reviewed and approved by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), with acknowledgement and approval received on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. The total contract award including grant and non-grant components is $4,420,225.30 with change order #1 of $33,453.00 based on review of potential cost savings scope reductions.

The total budget for the project including all phases from engineering through construction is $6,889,049, less than the engineering cost estimate provided in May 2020 prior to the re-bid of the project.