The Johnston County School Board has awarded bids for 8 new lawnmowers to replace mowers that were lost in the flooding at the Facility Services Building on US 70 at NC 210 in Smithfield last October during Hurricane Matthew.
The school system solicited bids from 3 companies. W. Landis Bullock and East Coast Equipment submitted bids. A third company did not bid on the mowers.
East Coast Equipment submitted a bid of $15,750 for each mower while W. Landis Bullock bid $11,290.95 per mower. W. Landis Bullock was selected as the low bidder.
Any expenditure over $90,000 requires school board approve. The board voted unanimously to accept the lowest bid.