(Richmond, IN)--A bid was awarded Thursday for the teardown and cleanup of the old Reid Hospital property. A central Indiana firm was awarded a bid of slightly under $3.5 million for the project. That money will not cover other facets of the project that include insurance and inspections. That could add close to another million dollars, but it’s still well below the initial estimate of $8.1 million for the project. The contract is expected to be signed by the end of the month and work could begin as early as January 2.