Low bidder on Capitol project may not be after all

The good news for Wiseman Construction of Charleston....the company was the apparent low bidder on the contract to renovate 34 restrooms, 3 women's lounges, and 9 janitors' closets at the State Capitol. The bad news....the company under-estimated what it would actually cost to finish the renovations by about $3.3 million. The bid was for $6 million and the actual cost is closer to $9.3 million. The other bidders were in that $9 to $10 million ballpark. All of the bids are being evaluated more closely.