The city awarded Progressive Mechanical Services Inc. in Dover a three-contract for HVAC maintenance and repair.

Dover City Council voted to award the city's HVAC maintenance and repair contract to Progressive Mechanical Services Inc. after the Dover-based company submitted the lowest bid at $43,950 to beat out four other companies.

The Dover Department of Public Works had worked for months to create a three-year, maintenance and repair contract for heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment in various facilities across the city, City Manager Scott Koenig said Monday night in City Hall.

The facilities included in the HVAC contract were the Electric Administration Building, the McKee Power Plant, 17 substations, Weyandt Hall, City Hall, 710 William Street, Dover Park, the John W. Pitts Center, the water treatment plant and Puncheon Run Pump Station, Koenig said.

The new Dover Public Library was excluded from the contract at this time, he said.

Dover City Council voted 6-1, with Councilman Sean Lynn voting no, to award the HVAC contract to Progressive Mechanical Services.

The bid package was advertised to the public, per code, Koenig said. Bids were opened on Oct. 3. The following five contractors submitted bids:

Core Mechanical, $59,858AA Ducket Inc., $205,623Progressive Mechanical Services Inc., $43,950Worth & Company Inc., $66,689Multi-Temp Mechanical Inc., $75,410City staff, led by Public Works Director Sharon Duca, found the bid packages free of math errors or discrepancies and recommended awarding the HVAC contract to Progressive Mechanical Services.

Progressive is a family owned business that serves all of Kent County and the state of Delaware.