The Texas-based company that won the first contentious contract to install artificial turf fields at five Wichita high schools is likely to win the contract again.

Hellas Construction appeared to have the lowest of four base bids at $3 million, according to district calculations released Friday.

District officials said they will also recommend that the board approve another $628,000 that Hellas proposed to add pea gravel to the turf systems.

The school board awarded, then rescinded, a $3.7 million contract to Hellas in April after a local company, ATG Sports, contested the project’s proposal process.

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