Nashville’s Convention Center Authority is poised to enter into an agreement with Kansas City, Mo.-based Foley Co. to carry out plumbing and other mechanical work during construction of the $585 million Music City Center.
Paperwork to finalize the deal will formally be presented to authority members today, project director Gary Schalmo told The City Paper following this morning’s authority meeting.
Awarding the contract comes nearly two months after the authority backed out on a $50.2 million agreement with Orlando, Fla.-based Nash Inc./W.R. Nash after learning the joint venture wasn’t licensed to work in Tennessee.
Schalmo declined to reveal the financial sum that will be written into the new contract with Foley Co., but said it would be in the “same realm” as the previous $50.2 million.
Holly McCall, spokeswoman for the authority, said the mechanical/plumbing package is one of the five largest contracts that will be awarded for the convention center project.